Philipp is an entrepreneur, investor, futurist and Co-Founder and Managing Partner at FYRFLY Venture Partners, an early stage venture firm based in San Francisco with focused investments in data and intelligence.
Philipp brings a proven track record of building and accelerating businesses in cloud computing, AI / machine learning, analytics, and other convergent technologies. An early crypto advocate with expertise in decentralization trends, Philipp is also involved in driving distributed ledger technology initiatives in pockets of innovation that include his home country Switzerland.
Over the course of a 20+ year career, Philipp has served as a strategic advisor and investor to early-stage start-ups, Fortune 500 companies and technology leaders such as Google, Facebook, VMWare, Splunk and Accenture. He previously served as Principal and Co-Founder at Dropimpact, an innovation catalyst and investment firm, and Co-Founder and CEO of Onor, a digital impact marketing initiative with early ideas on blockchain. Prior, he served as strategic executive at Adchemy, a search technology venture (acquired by Walmart). Philipp was a founding managing partner at Accenture Interactive and he was a driving force in Accenture’s early cloud initiatives including the billion dollar partnership between Salesforce and Accenture. He was also involved with Accenture Technology Ventures (ATV), building and executing on a technology portfolio of over 130 start-ups and growth companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Philipp started his career with Vontobel Asset Management in public fund management as part of a leading Swiss private bank, and subsequently advised global brands such as Ikea, Nestle, Novartis, P&G, Lindt, L’Oreal and others as part of Interpublic (IPG).
Philipp is on the Board of Directors of several portfolio companies. He is on the Board of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce (SACC) and an Honorary Ambassador to Switzerland for Swiss/U.S. Economic Development (GZA). Philipp holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in Micro Economics, University of Applied Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland. Philipp is based in Silicon Valley, California.