Volker Hirsch

Basic

Partner, Partner, Amadeus Capital

Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Skills

Mobile content
mobile games
PC games
Distribution
publishing
development Regular speaker and panelist at top events
Mobile World Congress
CTIA Wireless
MEM
Games Convention
corporate
commercial
transactions
M&A
clients
mobile content
entertainment
gaming
media
mobile telecoms
Joint Ventures
Strategic partnerships
Rechtsanwalt
Arbitration
UK
Malta
law
toy
Angel investor
VC
EdTech
AI
Autonomous systems
Cyber Security

Timeline

Professional experience for Volker Hirsch

  • Current 3 years and 10 months, since Sep 2018

    Partner

    Amadeus Capital

  • Current 7 years and 6 months, since Jan 2015

    Chairman & Investor

    Bibblio Learning

  • Current 8 years and 10 months, since Sep 2013

    Venture Partner

    Emerge Education

    Emerge is an accelerator born out of Oxford University's Said Business School focussing on education technology. As a Venture Partner, I work with start-ups in the cohort to make their companies better, faster, stronger. Emerge's partners include world-leading institutions, including the University of Oxford and Eton College.

  • Current 9 years and 1 month, since Jun 2013

    Angel Investor

    Various

  • Current 11 years and 8 months, since Nov 2010

    Governor

    The Fallibroome Academy

  • Current 12 years and 11 months, since Aug 2009

    Co-Founder & Director

    Blue Beck Limited

    Blue Beck is a developer and publisher of games and apps across smart phone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone) and digital online and handheld platforms.

  • 3 years and 5 months, Aug 2015 - Dec 2018

    Board Member & Investor

    Recurrence, Inc.

  • 3 years and 4 months, Sep 2013 - Dec 2016

    Chairman

    Cognisess

    Cognisess provides solutions helping talent recognition and nurturing, allowing schools as well as companies to identify, nurture and develop talent in the best way possible, using cognitive sciences and emotional intelligence.

  • 1 year and 8 months, Feb 2012 - Sep 2013

    EMEA Board Member

    MEF - Mobile Ecosystem Forum

  • 2 years and 4 months, Jun 2011 - Sep 2013

    Director, Global Head of Business Development - Games

    BlackBerry / Research In Motion

    Headed the business development efforts for BlackBerry's games vertical globally. Helped deliver 20,000+ games at launch of BlackBerry 10 with many AAA-publishers present and on board (e.g. EA, Rovio, Disney, SEGA, Zeptolab, Halfbrick, etc.). Helped craft the ecosystem and development environment (e.g. through providing Unity support) to make it easy for developers to onboard and unleash the platform's power in games.

  • 1 year and 8 months, Nov 2009 - Jun 2011

    Chief Strategy Officer

    Scoreloop (sold to Research In Motion)

    Volker was retained as a Strategy Advisor and then brought fully on board as CSO. He is responsible for the company's corporate strategy and oversees worldwide business development. He also acts as the company's General Counsel.

  • 11 months, Aug 2008 - Jun 2009

    Co-Founder, Board Member, EVP Corporate Development & General Counsel

    Connect 2 Media

    Connect 2 Media is a global publisher of games for mobile, iPhone and PC with offices in Manchester, Madrid, Krakow, Tel Aviv, Paris and Bangkok. Volker was key to the team that raised $9m from Acuity Capital as well as to the buy-out of the business of Hands-On Mobile EMEA, SE Asia & Latin America and the acquisitions of Connect 2 Play and Rayfusion (www.rayfusion.com). Volker was also responsible to bolster the licensing portfolio, signing 40+ titles and brands inside 6 months.

  • 3 years and 9 months, Dec 2004 - Aug 2008

    Vice-President, Corporate & Legal Affairs

    Mforma / Hands-On Mobile

  • 2 years, Aug 2003 - Jul 2005

    Board Member

    German-Maltese Chamber of Commerce

  • 2 years and 4 months, Apr 2003 - Jul 2005

    Owner & MD

    Cervus Consulting Ltd

  • 2 years and 5 months, Nov 2000 - Mar 2003

    General Counsel & Head of iSmartMoney

    iWorld Group

  • 5 years and 9 months, Feb 1995 - Oct 2000

    Rechtsanwalt

    Luther & Partner, Hamburg

    Retained as an under-grad associate ("freier Mitarbeiter"), then hired as attorney ("Rechtsanwalt") following my graduation.

  • 11 months, Feb 1994 - Dec 1994

    Undergraduate Associate

    Deringer Tessin Hermann & Sedemund (now: Freshfields)

Educational background for Volker Hirsch

  • 1 month, May 2003 - May 2003

    International Commercial Arbitration

    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

  • 1 year and 5 months, Mar 1997 - Jul 1998

    European Integration & International Economic Relations

    Europa Kolleg Hamburg

    European law, audiovisual media, telecommunications

  • 2 years, Oct 1994 - Sep 1996

    Law

    Universitaet Hamburg

    Corporate, European, Media

  • 3 years and 7 months, Apr 1991 - Oct 1994

    Law

    Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet Tuebingen

    Corporate, European, Competition, Arbitration

Languages

  • German

    First language

  • English

    Fluent

  • French

    Basic

Wants

Ideas
Projects
Opportunities
Licensing
Entertainment
Brands
Mobile content
Games
Video
Applications
Start-ups
Investment opportunities

Interests

My family
golf
basketball
skiing
literature
music

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