BurdaPrincipal Investments
18/05/2018

Get-together in a shoe paradise

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BurdaPrincipal Investments took the DLD conference in New York as an opportunity to invite all Burda investments from the US East Coast to a get-together. On the eve of the conference, around 30 guests gathered in the showroom of the Italian luxury accessory label and Burda investment M.Gemi in the middle of Soho for an "Aperitivo & Dinner". Networking in the midst of shoes –  some guests could not resist the offer of handmade leather goods from Italy.

"The US East Coast is an important part of BurdaPrincipal Investments' investment strategy," says Christian Teichmann, Managing Director BurdaPrincipal Investments. "With four investments here and a growing network of close partners, we have built a platform that also offers interesting exchange opportunities and points of contact. DLD New York was the perfect occasion to bring our investments together with speakers at the conference and to host our first BPI event in New York in M.Gemi's showroom".

Guests included Anneke Jong (COO) and founder Rachel Blumenthal of Rockets of Awesome, Baublebar founder Daniella Yacobovsky and DLD speakers, business partners and colleagues from BPI's London office. Burda CEO Paul-Bernhard Kallen and Board Member Martin Weiss were also among the guests. The hosts Christian Teichmann, Managing Director BurdaPrincipal Investments, and M.Gemi founder Ben Fishman greeted the guests and opened the buffet afterwards – in true Italian fashion, Mediterranean specialties from Dean & Deluca were served.

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The hosts Christian Teichmann, Managing Director BurdaPrincipal Investments and M.Gemi founder Ben Fishman welcomed the guests

Rockets of Awesome-COO Anneke Jong

Teralytics founder Georg Polzer (l.) in conversation with risk investor Fabian Heilemann (Earlybird)

Bestselling author and psychotherapist Esther Perel with her husband Jack Saul (l.) and Alexandra Schiel (r., DLD)

Camilla Dolan heads the London office of BurdaPrincipal Investments

Meeting international colleagues: Franziska Scherenberg (l., DLD) talked to London BPI colleague Amelia Townsend

Alessia Sinzger (2nd from r.) with Deepak Krishnamurthy (l.), Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President at SAP

Entrepreneur and DLD speaker June Cohen (WaitWhat) also attended the BPI dinner

A jazz band provided musical accompaniment for the evening

Klöckner CEO Gisbert Rühl and Steffi Czerny (l.) with Dorothee Stommel and Daniela Lechner from Burda Corporate Communications

Nikki Waller (Wall Street Journal) had a lively conversation with Tanit Koch (r.), former editor-in-chief of “Bild”

The direct-to-consumer platform M.Gemi sells online luxury leather accessories handcrafted in Italy

The event took place in the showroom of the Burda investment M.Gemi - in the heart of the New York district of Soho

Italian luxury shoes were followed by aperitivo and Mediterranean specialities from Dean & Deluca

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