„We have learned how to mitigate many of the risks of new technology ventures, how to grow them and to transfer exciting technologies to promising emerging markets. We have been able to extract best practices from our hard-learned experiences, which we now apply to each of our portfolio companies.
Today we have a proven track record in building successful businesses and globalizing their technology. I believe we are only at the beginning of the next technology revolution and that many disruptive new technologies will be developed and spread across the globe at an accelerated speed.
My passion and vision is to make Mountain Partners a key player in this revolution. With our scalable system and global network we are well positioned to make great technologies available to people all around the world and are ready to further grow, professionalize and internationalize Mountain Partners to do so.” Dr. Cornelius Boersch outlines Mountain Partners path to the future.
At the age of 20 Cornelius Boersch started his first company and has been a passionate entrepreneur ever since. By far, his most successful venture to date was ACG, which he started in 1995 and IPO’ed in 1999.
„This experience taught me two things: First, a great idea or a good product is no guarantee for success. Building a successful company requires a strong management skill set and the implementation of professionally structured processes – second, only game-changing technology businesses offer the kind of return potential I enjoyed with ACG.“
Following the sale of ACG, Conny Boersch successfully started building new RFID technology based firms such as Smartrac, which he IPO’ed in 2006, the since 2010 NASDAQ-listed Identiv, and recently Sandpiper Digital Payments, nourishing his passion for supporting entrepreneurship, investing in start-up companies and building exciting technology businesses.
This has taken him around the world, connecting him to leading entrepreneurs and investors, influential families and pulled him into politics and advising sovereign nations.
„My partners and I have invested in over 200 start-ups, educated and supported over 500 entrepreneurs and helped create more than 11,000 jobs in over 20 countries around the world.
I have witnessed how the combination of globalization and technology advancement has changed the entrepreneurial landscape and success criteria. Where an entrepreneur with a good idea and determination used to be able to build his business over many years, today it demands speed, expertise, experience and access to capital.“
In 2005 this led Conny to initiate Mountain Partners, one of the first Venture Capital firms for professionally building promising technology companies like Exasol, the world’s fastest data base solution and Secusmart, the world’s most secure mobile phone system. Over the years Mountain Partners has developed into a system that ‘engineers’ start-ups in a way Mountain Partners calls ‘Industrial Farming’.