Dominik is part of the investment team in Stockholm and works across a wide range of industries within the Nordics and DACH. He focuses on early-stage startups.
Prior to Northzone, Dominik was a strategy consultant at Bain & Company. He also worked at Cherry Ventures, and spent several years at global insurer Allianz, focusing on their digital practice. In his early days, he spent time in the skies as a paratrooper in the German Special Forces.
Dominik grew up in Berlin and Istanbul, and holds a Masters in Management from the Stockholm School of Economics
Interacting with inspiring entrepreneurs and learning about new industries motivates me. I’ve also done a lot of backpacking in Asia, South America, Africa, and Turkey. I love exploring new places and trying out new things; a new restaurant or having a go at Bachata – with varying degrees of success!
I recently learned Swedish by reading all the Harry Potter books and looking up any word I didn’t know. I’m half Turkish and went to a bilingual school in Berlin so I can also speak English, German, and Turkish.
The by far best podcast for anyone interested in startups, investing or just businesses in general. Every company has a history, and Ben and David do an amazing job at mapping out their playbooks, be it TikTok, EA or Andreessen Horowitz.
Probably already known to all my fellow Germans, listening to Felix and Tommi talk about everyday life is the best way for me to wind down (and catch up on what’s going on in back home)
I’m with friends and family or doing something outside – the best case, both.
I worked hard to get where I am today, it maybe wouldn’t have been if not for those I met along the way who shared knowledge and opened doors. I now mentor several young people who have amazing drive but come from non-academic and foreign backgrounds who lack the contacts and knowledge others have inherited – it’s great to see them succeed.