Best European Early Stage Investor 2015
Dr. Johann ‘Hansi’ Hansmann was born in Austria and studied economics in Vienna. He spent the major part of his professional life working as an executive in the pharmaceutical industry in Austria, Germany, UK and Spain. He gathered several years of entrepreneurial experience running successfully his own pharmaceutical company in Spain after conducting a management buy-out of a big pharmaceutical plant, making an exit in 2003. Since this time he is active as investor and business angel. He currently holds investments with a geographical focus on Austria, Germany, UK and Spain both internet and in the health industry. His investments (in total more than 35) include busuu (London), renesim (Munich), diagnosia, durchblicker, mysugr, whatchado, tractive, shpock, linemetrics, anyline, kiweno, playbrush and pioneers (see www.hansmengroup.com). He led runtastic and shpock to extraordinary exits in 2015. He is president of the ‘Austrian Angels Investors Association’ and was just recently awarded ‘Best European Early Stage Investor’ by eban. He is now based in Vienna and tries to find spare time to ride his mountain bike.