Boris Hardi has more than 20 years of experience managing private equity real estate as well as banking and capital markets. During his career, he was, among other roles, Managing Director and Deputy Chief Real Estate Officer at FMS Wertmanagement AöR, Head of Real Estate Germany at SABAL Financial (Oaktree Capital Management Servicer) and IPO Board Member of Consus Real Estate AG.
Today, he advises hedge funds, venture capital funds and private equity firms in regards to investing into the German real estate and venture capital/startup market as well as its players (sellers, developers, banks, buyers, family offices, asset managers, agents). Being a serial founder himself, serial angel investor and Manager, including a successful IPO, he understands and „feels“ both sides of the venture capital scene and actively provides his funding, founding, and his investment experience to his portfolio companies and clients.
When raising funds for a startup, you need to figure out how to get introduced to investors who fund startups in your vertical. Why are introductions so important? Any business or product or service that is been recommended by a trustworthy source is always valued higher than a plain and simple offer or a pro active approach by the seller (startup seeking for money). Click here to download my PDF summarizing some thoughts of how to get intros to investors.