I built a 10-year track record investing in early stage ventures and securing exclusive deal flow.
“I have a deep need to win. But I would much rather win as part of a great team. I’m drawn to entrepreneurs who know their industry like the back of their hand. I also look for people who have integrity and both high IQ and EQ.”
Christian O. Edler is an Investor and Serial Entrepreneur with proven track record in sectors ahead of mainstream adoption – he invests opportunity-driven, sector- and business model agnostic. Christian built a 10-year track record investing in early stage ventures and securing exclusive deal flow. He is already co-investing with the best investors and VCs in the world – like Peter Thiel, Christian Angermayer, Bitkraft, Bessemer Ventures, Coatue, Sony, Fertitta, Bitkraft, DN Capital and Hive. Due to his track record, he has access to exclusive opportunities in the EU/US.
Christian’s >50 angel startup investments returned over 16x including two unicorns and five startups valued today at more than $100m. As an entrepreneur, Christian recruited, educated and led over 1,500 sales people with $500 million in annual sales. His primary focus is world-class entrepreneurs with new categories of ideas with the possibility of massive scale. He also focuses on companies in domains where his product and innovation experience applies strongly: consumer internet, leadgen, enterprise 2.0, mobile, social gaming, eSports and gambling (iGaming), mental health and psychedelics, fintech, online marketplaces, communities, payments, and impact investments. Christian is an Alumni of Harvard Business School, former semi-pro alpine skier and based in Berlin & Los Angeles.
I invest opportunity-driven, sector- and business model agnostic.
Investments range from e.g. buying startups to debt financing. I am already co-investing with the best investors and VCs in the world. Due to the track record, I have access to exclusive opportunities in the EU/US.
In general, I invest in all phases and stages of a company’s life cycle, but with focus on non-listed Seed/Start-up investments. I invest in early stage rounds primarily in the US. In order to complement and diversify my portfolio, which has a bias towards Europe, I invest in Hedge Funds and Venture Capital Funds globally – with a focus on funds investing in the US and China/Asia.
– iGaming & eSports
– Financial Services (especially Fintech and Crypto Assets)
– Medical and Recreational Cannabis / Psychedelics / Mental Health
– Impact Investing
– Digital Health
– Media & Entertainment
– Real Estate
My angel startup investments returned over 16x including two unicorns and five startups valued today at more than $100m.
Highlights of my portfolio are listed below.
My recent advances and learnings.
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