Sunstone Capital has now added Max Niederhofer as a partner in its Copenhagen office, after leaving his position as Vice President in Accel Partners’ London office.
Niederhofer has been working the last 11 years in growth companies in Europe and the United States as both an entrepreneur and investor. He started and sold Qwerly, a data marketing business, and as a Principal at Atlas Venture, he has been involved with companies like DailyMotion, Seatwave, and Moo. His personal investements include Last.fm, among others.
The ability to make personal investments is likely one reason he’s moved to Sunstone – an opportunity unavailable at his former position at Accel.
“I am thrilled to be joining a partnership that allows me to be an investor as well as an entrepreneur,” said Niederhofer. “At Sunstone, we are building Europe’s premier, early-stage, West Coast-style venture capital firm. We want to be faster, more accessible and better to deal with than anyone else in the market.”
Sunstone invests in early-stage technology and life sciences companies. Today they manage around €700 million in committed capital, and raised their last €85 million fund in December of 2011. Sunstone’s investments include Amen, Gidsy, Issuu, Layar, Neo Technology, Paymill, Podio (sold to Citrix Systems) and Prezi.