Dr. Ulrich Schmitt, Partner High-Tech Gründerfonds
Zurich, June 22, 2023 - Romy Schnelle, a former Partner and since May 2023 Managing Director at High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), is stepping down from the Investment Committee (IC) of TX Ventures effective June 2023. In her role as IC president, Romy Schnelle has been instrumental in transforming the corporate venture capital unit into an independent venture capital fund with >100 MCHF in committed capital, focused on early stage fintech investments. The IC is now led by Dr. Ulrich Schmitt, a partner at HTGF and a proven expert in B2B fintech and cyber security.
Romy Schnelle: «We collectively succeeded in positioning TX Ventures as a leading independent Fintech VC in Europe. I look back on this with pride - not only because of the numerous investments we conducted. I would like to thank the TX Ventures team and my IC colleagues for the achievements and their extremely professional cooperation.»
Daniel Mönch, Chief Strategy Officer and member of the IC: «Over the last two and a half years, Romy has been an extremely valuable and driving force behind our vision to build a leading Fintech VC in Europe. We thank Romy for the excellent collaboration - we were able to benefit enormously from her wealth of experience and her investment expertise. At the same time, we are happy to welcome Uli, taking over from Romy by June. With his B2B fintech expertise and his proven investment track record, he is the ideal successor.»
Dr. Ulrich Schmitt: «I am very much looking forward to the new role and to working together with the TX Ventures team and all IC members. TX Ventures has become a strong brand in the European FinTech ecosystem in a very short period of time and has built an impressive portfolio. I am hence excited to chair the IC and to further expand the fintech footprint of TX Ventures in the future.»