Startup Grind: Finn Age Hänsel | Managing Director (MOVINGA)
About this event
Finn is a serial entrepreneur and business angel with a strong passion for product, brand and technology aiming to find the perfect balance between visionary ideas, creativity and best-in-class execution.
We will discuss his first preliminary encounter with entrepreneurship, when he founded THE ICONIC, to the turnaround story of Movinga, the European platform for house removals that was seemingly written off back in 2016, but closed a €22 million funding round in October last year.
We will also share key insights from his parallel activity as Business Angel for multiple Berlin start-ups including CrossEngage, SMACC and Einhorn. And we will not leave without tasting his latest venture – Berliner Berg, a local Berlin-based Craft Beer brewery!
Finn Age Hänsel
Finn Age Hänsel is Managing Director of Movinga – an end-to-end online moving company.
Finn graduated in Business Administration from TU Freiberg in Germany in 2007. After holding positions at Kraft Foods and BCG, he completed his MBA at CEU Business School and the University of Auckland, New Zealand. After graduating, he worked at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Dusseldorf and Sydney before founding the largest Australian online fashion retailer THE ICONIC in 2010. In parallel from 2011 to 2013, he was also Managing Director of Rocket Internet in Australia, where Rocket entertained the companies Wimdu, Glossybox, Zanui and Hello Fresh.
After his time in Australia, Finn went on to become the Managing Director of the ProSiebenSat1-Incubator, EPIC Companies, which resulted in ventures such as Gymondo, Valmano, Discavo and Amorelie. Prior to joining Movinga, he founded Berliner Berg, a local Berlin-based Craft Beer brewery, and the Mauerkatze Ventures to help companies with his founding experience and seed investments: he became a Business Angel for multiple Berlin start-ups including CrossEngage, SMACC and Einhorn.
In November 2015, he joined Movinga as Managing Director and today leads both, the Product and Technology Team as well as the marketing team. In addition to that, he is the main contact person for all external partners and investors. Most recently, the Berlin-headquartered start-up closed a new funding round of up to €22 million led by Santo Venture Capital, the venture arm of the Strüngmann family office, with participation from existing backers Earlybird Venture Capital and Rocket Internet.