As a partner at HPE Growth, Manfred is jointly responsible for building the firm and its investment strategy. He oversees the firm’s investment activities and chairs the investment committee. He serves on the boards of and works closely with HPE portfolio companies eGym, Uberall, WeTransfer and NGData.
Manfred has over 25 years of technology experience as an entrepreneur, investment banker and investor, primarily in Silicon Valley, where he managed over 30 transactions in the technology sector, with an aggregate value of over $2 Billion, including 16 Nasdaq IPOs.
As an entrepreneur and part of the senior management team, Manfred took a silicon valley start-up backed by Kleiner Perkins and TCV from an idea through significant growth and eventually a highly successful Nasdaq IPO. After spending time in the entrepreneurial trenches he first started investing in technology and growth companies at TPG Capital, where he was one of the founding partners of TPG Ventures (which later became TPG Growth).
Manfred earned a master’s degree in Business Economics from the Vrije University in Amsterdam. He is a guest lecturer on the topic of private equity at the post-doctorate Investment Management program at the VU School of Finance.
Manfred speaks English, Dutch, Italian, German and (some) French. He enjoys various endurance sports and resides in the Netherlands with his wife, Erin, and his 3 children.