Managing and Founding Partner @ Nova Founders Capital
Founder and Shareholder @ Zalora Southeast Asia
Founder and Shareholder @ Lazada Group
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Economics @
Copenhagen Business School
Managing and Founding Partner @ Nova Founders Capital is a global investment company that identifies opportunities for creating or investing in innovative internet businesses. We’ve launched multiple successful businesses in Asia-Pacific, LatAm and Europe, while following our goal of creating the next billion dollar financial tech giants. Our team are some of the most experienced entrepreneurs in
Managing and Founding Partner @ Nova Founders Capital is a global investment company that identifies opportunities for creating or investing in innovative internet businesses. We’ve launched multiple successful businesses in Asia-Pacific, LatAm and Europe, while following our goal of creating the next billion dollar financial tech giants. Our team are some of the most experienced entrepreneurs in the world, and have successfully grown 30 technology businesses in Asia-Pacific and Europe.
www.novafounders.com From 2012 to Present (3 years) Founder and Shareholder @ www.zalora.com - leading online fashion company in southeast asia From 2011 to Present (4 years) Founder and Shareholder @ www.lazada.com - leading online department store in south east asia From 2011 to Present (4 years) Founder and Shareholder @ www.theiconic.com - leading online fashion company in Australia From 2011 to Present (4 years) AustraliaFounder and Shareholder @ www.hellofresh.com.au From 2011 to Present (4 years) Founder and Shareholder @ www.foodpanda.com - leading food delivery company across the world From 2011 to Present (4 years) Global Managing Director and Partner @ One of three Global Partners in globally the largest internet venture builder. Managed ~3000-4000 people, 30 ventures, and the expansion of Rocket from German based towards the East.
Largest Venture Builder in the world, companies include, Groupon (former CityDeal), eDarling, Zalando (2nd largest e-commerce company in the world outside of china), Dafiti, Lazada, Zalora, Home24, and hundreds more. From 2010 to 2012 (2 years) Managing Director Asia-Pacific and International Vice President @ Fastest growing company ever in the world. Headed up Asia-Pacific with 3500 employees. From 2010 to 2011 (1 year) Consultant to the CEO and Board @ One of Europe's Largest Broadcasters owned by KKR and Permira From 2009 to 2010 (1 year) GermanyAssociate @ Worked in various industries, incl: Banking, Basic Materials, Chemicals, Media, Pharma, Private Banking, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Retail...
With various projects, incl: Corporate and BU Strategy, Frontline Improvement, HR and Talent Management, Innovation and Service Strategy, M&A and PMM, Revenue Enhancement, Restructuring and Cost Reduction... From 2007 to 2009 (2 years) SwitzerlandAnalyst @ Private Equity fund targeting small- to mid-sized companies, one of the largest PE fonds in Denmark
Work incl., developing strategic plans/business models of portfolio companies and valuation models (e.g., DCF, EVA and multiple) and performing valuations, market diagnostics, market-scans and industry analysis, of industries incl. FMCG, High-Tech, Industrial goods, IT services, Media...
Worked directly with partners and MD From 2005 to 2006 (1 year) DenmarkSales Manager and Coach @ Media Company responsible for nationwide television broadcasts and channel lineup
The job involves Coaching, Training, Hiering and Managing a 50 person sales team with an annual turnover of more that $ 20.000.000
- Led, recruited, and coached 50-person B2C sales department; first time in division history $40 mm sales target met
- Managed day-to-day effort to improve just integrated customer service department; resulting in the company becoming # 3 best customer sales/service department in Denmark, and being voted #1 in the media industry
- Designed education program and trained 150+ sales people, and reported directly to the Chief of Sales From September 2003 to June 2005 (1 year 10 months)
MBA, Business Administration @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management From 2006 to 2008 Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Economics @ Copenhagen Business School From 2003 to 2005 Mads Faurholt is skilled in: Business Strategy, Start-ups, Mergers, Marketing Strategy, Business Development, Corporate Development, New Business Development, Corporate Finance, Due Diligence, E-commerce, Online Advertising, Product Development, Financial Analysis, Venture Capital, Angel Investing, Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, SEO, Digital Strategy, Online Marketing, International Business, Fashion, Product Management, Sales, Valuation, Outsourcing, Business Modeling, Digital Marketing, Retail, SEM, Management Consulting, Strategic Partnerships, Competitive Analysis, Market Analysis, Strategic Planning, Social Media Marketing, Restructuring, Market Research, Analytics, Integrated Marketing, CRM, Web Analytics, Finance, Mobile Devices, Strategic Consulting, Mobile Applications, Google Adwords, Product Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Google Analytics