Mr. Fries founded Ecosystem Ventures in January of 2006 to address the pending need for investment and support in European technologies and pre-seed-stage companies. Mr. Fries began his career as a telecommunications analyst for Credit Suisse, and went on to build and prepare MCI WorldCom in Switzerland for the European telecommunications liberalization.
General Partner (2016 – present)
European – American Venture Capital fund. Based out of Switzerland with offices in San Francisco. Seed, Early Stage investments. Strong network in FinTech, e-healthcare, Retail technologies, mobile and marketplaces.
Investments (2017 – present)
Hunting for the best start ups in Europe and introducing Stanley Black & Decker to the ecosystem.
President (2005 – present)
Seed and early stage investments in European start-ups and entrepreneurs. Investmenst in India
Board Member (2017 – present)
Intelligent Software for Automotive Dealerships.
Chief Marketing Officer (2014 – 2014)
Mixed Dimensions Inc – MXD3D
Innovative 3D software company. Visit www.mxd3d.com
CEO (2006 – 2012)
PURE SWISS Water Inc
Bottled natural Mineralized Water from the Swiss Alps. Clean and healthy. No nitrates and with natural minerals. pH level of 8. No other water can match this perfection.
Co-founder & VP Strategic Partnerships (2009 – 2011)
First Online gaming Marketplace to exchange, sell or buy digital Assets. Acquired by VISA in 2011
Sr. Business and Corporate Development Manager (2006 – 2008)
Gate Capital (Private Equity)
Supported Golden Gate Capital with turnaround and sale of Vistec. Acquired by KLA Tenco in 2010
VP Marketing and Business Development (2004 – 2005)
Mobile Mantra Inc.
CEO of entire group. Offices in Switzerland, India and California.
Co-Founder & Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer (2000 – 2003)
Speech Software for the Automotive and Mobile Devices industries. I was co-founder of the company. Acquired by Nuance in 2011
Senior Market Manager (1998 – 2000)
Alcatel – Lucent
Responsible for the entire Latin American and Southern European Markets. Part of a new product house selling Wireless Software and Hardware products.
Business Development (1997 – 1998)
Responsible for all International partnerships and national Application Service Providers in various industries. We were called “The Hunters” !
University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business (2006)
Venture Capital Executive Program
University of San Francisco (1992 – 1994)
MBA in Telecommunications, Marketing