Sven joined Knightsbridge from SharesPost where he was Managing Director of SharesPost’s Investment Advisor and President of the public SharesPost 100 Fund (PRIVX), a primary and secondary late stage direct investment fund. In his tenure, he invested in over 60 of some of the most prominent venture capital-backed companies, including Lyft, Uber, DocuSign and Spotify.
Prior to this role, Sven was President of SVB Capital at Silicon Valley Bank (SIVB) managing $1.5 billion in venture capital fund of fund and direct investment assets which included commitments to key venture capital funds and its leading portfolio companies. Earlier in his career he worked for the secondary firm Cipio Partners and for the early stage investment arm of Siemens. Sven started his career in the 1990’s launching an Internet Service Provider for O2 Germany.
Sven holds a Masters in Physics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He moved to the United States in 2002 and is a dual US and German citizen.