Rouven Dresselhaus is co-founder and managing partner of Cavalry Ventures. He has a deep understanding of the digital economy, but also strong ties to the old economy. He grew up closely connected to his family’s business, Dresselhaus GmbH & Co KG, one of the largest providers of screws and fastening parts in Europe. Other than taking the Founders Pledge, he is an avid supporter of and donor for YUNUS Social Business, which aims to generate sustainable social impact.
Rouven is a regular speaker at several important events and conferences including Heureka, Wolves Summit, NGIN Mobility, IdeaLab!, EBSpreneurship Forum and the Familienunternehmer-Kongress. He is a mentor at a number of different accelerator programs including Techstars, Techstars SAP.io, next logistics accelerator and the Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator.
Rouven invested privately in more than 35 startups worldwide prior to founding Cavalry.
Rouven started his career at KPMG as a consultant in the financial risk management practice. He then supported Morten Sondergaard in his investment activities and joined the early/mid stage VC fund Capnamic Ventures as investment manager.
Rouven holds a M.Sc. in business administration from EBS Business School, Oestrich-Winkel (with distinction) and a Master of Finance from EAE Business School, Barcelona (honors). He is married and has one son.