Marcus Lebesmühlbacher

Marcus works as Senior Associate in the Corporate Development / M&A team of i5invest. He combines a startup background, with VC experience, matchmaking and solid financial hard skills.

His experience in operations of different marketplaces with two Singapore-based startups and Rocket Internet’s Berlin-based Helpling blend in with i5invest’s business development expertise. At aws Gründerfonds, one of Austria’s largest VC, he evaluated countless pitch decks, business plans and financial forecasts. This VC’s buy-side perspective provided him with a profound understanding when pitching i5invest’s clients to investors and buyers. In addition, Marcus connected startups with established businesses. With his understanding of both the needs of large corporates and innovative startups, Marcus initiated numerous successful co-operations, including large telcos and industrial companies.

Marcus holds a double MSc degree (CEMS MiM) in International Management from the Vienna University of Business and Economics (WU Wien), a BSc degree in International Business Administration from WU Wien and an MSc equivalent diploma (Mag.) in International Development from the University of Vienna. In addition he completed the Oxford Fintech Programme and passed CFA Level III.

Marcus speaks English, German, French and some Russian. He is a keen active sportsman who welcomes challenges. Highlights include cycling trips across Europe – from the Atlantic across the Alps down to the Bosporus.