Philip Mertes

Selbstständig, Geschäftsführer, Freshbird Ventures

Göttingen/ Hamburg, Deutschland


Venture Development
Digitale Transformation
Neue Technologien
Business Development
community-driven Events
Strategic Growth
Corporate Startups


Professional experience for Philip Mertes

  • Current 7 years and 6 months, since Feb 2014


    Freshbird Ventures

    Freshbird Ventures - The Venture Development Firm We believe in the power of entrepreneurship. That’s why we help corporations, research facilities, venture funds and private equity investors around the world to build and invest in new ventures, design vital innovation & startup ecosystems and grow traditional businesses to the next (digital) level.

  • 1 year and 5 months, Dec 2016 - Apr 2018

    Founding Partner

    hackvention event series (für Deutsche Messe AG)

    The only constant in life is CHANGE. The hackvention is a leading european event series in the fields of AR, VR & immersive technologies. Our mission is to help using immersive technologies to solve real business issues: rethink, disrupt, innovate is the slogan of the hackvention event series. Driven by this vision, we connect innovators, inventors, technology experts, soft- and hardware providers with industry professionals of partnering companies to innovate alongside each other.

  • 1 year and 1 month, Feb 2016 - Feb 2017


    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

    part-time, besides doctoral thesis

  • 1 year and 9 months, Feb 2014 - Oct 2015


    UNTOLD (publishing engine)

    UNTOLD - A collaborative web editor for immersive storytelling. It connects authors, editors and translators with developers and designers to push the boundaries of interactive storytelling and enable comprehensive testing of revenue streams (now Vatterland AG).

  • 1 year and 9 months, Feb 2014 - Oct 2015

    Gründer & Geschäftsführer

    deepr journalism (media crowdfunding platform)

    Crowdfunding Platform godeepr - Stories are told every day. They are ingrained in our culture. They are what makes us human. Brave stories. Stunning stories. Untold stories. deepr journalism's mission was to create a platform for crowdfunded journalism for topics that matter, designed for the 21st century: independent, ad-free & multimedia (product merged in 2015)

  • 1 year and 2 months, Mar 2014 - Apr 2015

    Dozent (Real Estate Law)

    HAWK Hildesheim

  • 4 years and 5 months, Oct 2009 - Feb 2014

    Gründer & Geschäftsführer

    PM Sports Nutrition & Training

    Sports is a metaphor for life - it's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that formes the outstanding athlete. Supporting athletes with high quality sports nutrition & coaching.

  • Initiator, Gründer & Vorstandsmitglied

    Startup Göttingen

    Startup Göttingen - The Network for Founders, Startups & Onliner: Seeding a thriving Startup Community for networking, knowledge exchange & emerging projects in the Göttingen area.

  • Innovation Community Builder

    SNIC Innovation Campus / HAWK

    The "SNIC Innovation Campus" connects growing startups and founders, scientific spin-offs, research institutions and regional corporates to foster multi-disciplinary Innovation.

  • Gründer & Geschäftsführer


    The European brand for high quality virtual and augmented reality equipment, supporting private, professional and industrial users of immersive technology with smart hardware.

Educational background for Philip Mertes

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jan 2016 - Jan 2017

    Council of Europe (ILEC)

    University of Cambridge

  • Wirtschaftswissenschaft

    Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

  • Rechtswissenschaften

    Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

    Wirtschaftsrecht I Medien- und E-Commercerecht I Wettbewerbsrecht


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • French


  • Czech



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