Marcus Polke is an Investment Director at Acton Capital Partners. He contributes in-depth operational expertise in the online and particularly e-commerce business to the Acton team. In 2007, Marcus joined Burda Digital Ventures (BDV) - the corporate venture team at global media company Hubert Burda Media, who were to found Acton Capital Partners soon after. Prior to that. he was a Managing Director of BDV's portfolio company AbeBooks Europe (2005-2007), which was in 2008 sold to Amazon. Between 2001 and 2005 he led all e-commerce activities at AOL Germany. From 1998-2001, Marcus was one of Amazon.de's first employees, building up product management and leading two product lines. He started his career at German media company Axel Springer after obtaining a degree in Economics and Management at the Technical University of Berlin and completing a banking apprenticeship at Berliner Bank AG.
Acton Capital Partners is a Munich based investment firm investing in consumer-oriented businesses within internet and wireless. Currently Acton Capital is managing two funds: The first fund comprises the former Burda Digital Ventures portfolio. The second fund targets later stage companies with an established track record. In this fund Acton is looking for internet and mobile companies which want to take their growth opportunities to the next level, primarily in Europe but as well abroad.
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