Next Level Tech Funding & Advisory
  • Established in 2016 in Switzerland. We are located in Zurich, Berlin, and Munich.
  • +50 years industry experience, notably in Travel, Mobility and Media.
  • Venture Capital, Fundraising, M&A, Advisory.
  • We support businesses in Europe and Asia.

How We Tick.

Ennea is Greek for “9” - the symbol of good leadership.

Detail-oriented.

We seek to fully understand all pillars of a business and leverage our strong industry background to support where we can add the most value to our partners.

Responsible.

With our employees, partners and society at large. We are critical, whilst always being likeable and reliable.

Hands-on.

We like to be in the machine room and support our partners in a hands-on way. We don’t like long processes. Success equals good answers to the right questions, in decent circumstances.

Tech & Product Minded.

We love deep tech. We believe that blockchain, along with AI and IoT, as the next big thing to change society.

Rigorous.

We are picky about partnering with the right people and projects, as we have learnt that success will only come with focus and attitude.

Numbers driven.

We believe that fanatical measurement maximises transparency and success probability.

Detail-oriented.

We seek to fully understand all pillars of a business and leverage our strong industry background to support where we can add the most value to our partners.

Hands-on.

We like to be in the machine room and support our partners in a hands-on way. We don’t like long processes. Success equals good answers to the right questions, in decent circumstances.

Rigorous.

We are picky about partnering with the right people and projects, as we have learnt that success will only come with focus and attitude.

Responsible.

With our employees, partners and society at large. We are critical, whilst always being likeable and reliable.

Tech & Product Minded.

We love deep tech. We believe that blockchain, along with AI and IoT, as the next big thing to change society.

Numbers driven.

We believe that fanatical measurement maximises transparency and success probability.

TR

Travel

MO

Mobility

ME

Media

M&A Advisory.

Experienced deal guidance.

  • Ennea advises travel and mobility companies on market opportunities that can help them to solve their challenges in strategy, operations, technology and overall profitability.
  • While we do buy-side mandates, we predominantly focus on sell-side activities. We partner with companies with highly scalable business models in our core industries.

Sell-side Mandates 2019.

Our (undisclosable) mandates include major players from different industries:

  • Air Industry: + €100m Revenues
  • Hotel Industry: + €10m Revenues
  • Media Industry: + €5m Revenues
  • Travel Package Industry: + €10m Revenues
  • Furniture Industry: + €5m Revenues
  • and many more.
Fleet Management. World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2018.
Radically Simple Business Travel Solutions for Medium Sized Companies.
Food Delivery. Malaysia E-Commerce Company of the Year, by Frost & Sullivan.
The Online Platform for Travel Visa Applications.
A Social Travel Platform for People to Visualize, Find and Plan Travel Experiences.
Personalised Customer Experience via Combination of AI and Experience Management.
The Online Marketing Expert Network.
The Leading Online Job Search Aggregator in Europe.
Digital Agency in Germany. UX/UI, Website Development, Branding, Video Productions.
The TV Guide for Live Streaming.
The ever versatile Digital Asset Management Fund.
Exited to Holidaycheck AG - The World's Largest Beach Information and Rating Platform.
Fleet Management. World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2018.
Radically Simple Business Travel Solutions for Medium Sized Companies.
Food Delivery. Malaysia E-Commerce Company of the Year, by Frost & Sullivan.
The Online Platform for Travel Visa Applications.
A Social Travel Platform for People to Visualize, Find and Plan Travel Experiences.
Personalised Customer Experience via Combination of AI and Experience Management.
The Online Marketing Expert Network.
The Leading Online Job Search Aggregator in Europe.
Digital Agency in Germany. UX/UI, Website Development, Branding, Video Productions.
The TV Guide for Live Streaming.
The ever versatile Digital Asset Management Fund.
Exited to Holidaycheck AG - The World's Largest Beach Information and Rating Platform.

Jan Valentin

Founder & General Manager

Born in Germany, Jan has travelled the world first as a journalist, then as a marketeer, CEO and entrepreneur. Before founding Ennea, Jan has been the Corporate Strategist of Kayak, the leading travel metasearch. As a product enthusiast, Jan believes that technology is not only about developing the best customer experience, but also helping to resolve global problems.

Anton Werner

General Partner

As a seasoned finance professional and entrepreneur. Anton has worked at large private equity funds and served as CFO at leading e-commerce startups. He has founded Beach-Inspector, the world's largest beach platform with more than 1 million monthly users, which was sold to Holidaycheck in 2018.

Friedrich von Scanzoni

General Partner

With 20 years of TMT experience, Friedrich has served as CEO Hubert Burda Media Asia and MD Holidaycheck Int. He is a recognized M&A expert and has done major transactions in Europe and Asia. Having managed international teams for many years, Friedrich has a broad experience in travel, e-commerce, media and advertising.

Cassian Silins

Partner

With his previously roles of running KAYAK’s hotel business and advising in the travel tech industry, Cassian combines a decade-long experience and expertise in e-commerce, digital marketing, and business development with a strong PE and VC network in London.

Renata Nazarczuk

Partner

Renata is a versatile travel industry expert, strategist and company builder. Before joining Ennea, she served as the Head of Global Partnerships at American Express Global Business Travel, with more than 15 years of prior experience in multiple travel companies (Booking, Trainline, Eurostar) and management consulting.

Alessandro Tenconi

CMO, Partner

Alessandro has +3 years of experience in blockchain, digital asset management & consulting. He has supported many tech startups, with a focus on product. Before joining Ennea, Alessandro helped scaling the marketing efforts of KAYAK.

Aliona Schastlivtseva

Co-Founder

As a lawyer and sales & marketing expert, Aliona takes care of the legal, marketing and business development of Ennea. In recent years, Aliona has specialized in hospitality businesses in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Born in Russia, Aliona also speaks English, Spanish and German.

Bianca Winkler

CDO, Principal

Bianca is a tech believer with +10 years of experience. She has an extensive knowledge of the digital marketing landscape, linking digital and traditional media programs to broader brand building opportunities.

George Ko

Senior Associate

George has a wide range of experiences in entrepreneurship and recruiting. Born in Hong Kong, George has lived in the UK for six years and has worked across Europe and Asia. Having launched a start-up in Hong Kong, George has developed his passion for new technologies. As a marathon runner, George believes that grit is the key to being a successful entrepreneur.

Jan Valentin

Founder & General Manager

Born in Germany, Jan has travelled the world first as a journalist, then as a marketeer, CEO and entrepreneur. Before founding Ennea, Jan has been the Corporate Strategist of Kayak, the leading travel metasearch. As a product enthusiast, Jan believes that technology is not only about developing the best customer experience, but also helping to resolve global problems.

Anton Werner

General Partner

As a seasoned finance professional and entrepreneur. Anton has worked at large private equity funds and served as CFO at leading e-commerce startups. He has founded Beach-Inspector, the world's largest beach platform with more than 1 million monthly users, which was sold to Holidaycheck in 2018.

Friedrich von Scanzoni

General Partner

With 20 years of TMT experience, Friedrich has served as CEO Hubert Burda Media Asia and MD Holidaycheck Int. He is a recognized M&A expert and has done major transactions in Europe and Asia. Having managed international teams for many years, Friedrich has a broad experience in travel, e-commerce, media and advertising.

Cassian Silins

Partner

With his previously roles of running KAYAK’s hotel business and advising in the travel tech industry, Cassian combines a decade-long experience and expertise in e-commerce, digital marketing, and business development with a strong PE and VC network in London.

Renata Nazarczuk

Partner

Renata is a versatile travel industry expert, strategist and company builder. Before joining Ennea, she served as the Head of Global Partnerships at American Express Global Business Travel, with more than 15 years of prior experience in multiple travel companies (Booking, Trainline, Eurostar) and management consulting.

Alessandro Tenconi

CMO, Partner

Alessandro has +3 years of experience in blockchain, digital asset management & consulting. He has supported many tech startups, with a focus on product. Before joining Ennea, Alessandro helped scaling the marketing efforts of KAYAK.

Aliona Schastlivtseva

Co-Founder

As a lawyer and sales & marketing expert, Aliona takes care of the legal, marketing and business development of Ennea. In recent years, Aliona has specialized in hospitality businesses in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Born in Russia, Aliona also speaks English, Spanish and German.

Bianca Winkler

CDO, Principal

Bianca is a tech believer with +10 years of experience. She has an extensive knowledge of the digital marketing landscape, linking digital and traditional media programs to broader brand building opportunities.

George Ko

Senior Associate

George has a wide range of experiences in entrepreneurship and recruiting. Born in Hong Kong, George has lived in the UK for six years and has worked across Europe and Asia. Having launched a start-up in Hong Kong, George has developed his passion for new technologies. As a marathon runner, George believes that grit is the key to being a successful entrepreneur.