Berlin, October 17, 2023 – Continuing its growth strategy, Philipps & Byrne, the Berlin-based tech advisory firm, appoints Simon Brendel and David Asabina to its management team as Associate Partners.
About the New Additions
David Asabina, a startup entrepreneur with many years of deep tech experience, will be in charge of innovation. He has been supporting Philipps & Byrne with his expertise in AI, robotics and quantum computing, among others, in numerous tech due diligence projects for many years.
“I am delighted to now become a permanent part of Philipps & Byrne as an Associate Partner,” says David Asabina. “Together, we want to help startups solve difficult problems more efficiently and help investors make smart decisions.”
Simon Brendel, who previously was strongly involved in scaling the scale-up klarx, will be responsible for Finance and Growth. He brings his valuable experience at the intersection of business and technology and will lead Philipps & Byrne into the next phase of growth as Associate Partner.
“At Philipps & Byrne, I found the opportunity I was looking for. Here, I can combine my interest in the venture ecosystem with my desire to deeply understand technologies and companies. I look forward to continuing to help the best founders and investors build outstanding products,” said Simon Brendel.
A Shared Vision For The Future
“This leadership team is laying a strong foundation for innovation and growth,” says Chris Philipps, Founder and Managing Director. “David and Simon combine visionary entrepreneurial spirit with strong market and technology acumen. Together, we will further prove and expand our claim of being a top European advisory for investors and founders,” says Chris Philipps.
Since its founding in 2019, Philipps & Byrne has provided due diligence and tech advisory services to leading investors and tech companies, including Lakestar, HV Capital, Capnamic, and HomeToGo. With their strong deep tech expertise, Philipps & Byrne has supported venture fundings such as Aleph Alpha, Neko Health, EcoG, QMWare (a joint venture between Terra Quantum and Novarion), and many more.
Philipps & Byrne stands for innovative Tech Advisory. Services range from due diligence and post-merger integration for investors to health checks and growth advisory for founders and tech executives. With more than EUR 15 billion in guided funding and more than 600 transactions in over 25 countries, Philipps & Byrne helps the global tech ecosystem build the world of tomorrow.