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The people of Valesco Ventures are all seasoned hands on go to market business leaders that take operational responsibility for the Go To Market success of their portfolio companies

Thorsten Freitag
Chairman & Founder

Thorsten founded Valesco Ventures in 2016 and focuses on building high performance sales teams and expanding portfolio companies internationally.


Prior to starting Valesco Ventures he served as executive officer and executive vice president, worldwide field operations at Infoblox (NASDQ: BLOX). 

Jan Stip

Jan Stip is a seasoned networking and telecom industry executive with a proven track record of building and growing businesses in Networking,

Security and Cloud market solutions. Recently working with companies on new market entries and business

development, Mist Systems (VP EMEA), RtBrick (Advisor) and Zingbox (Advisor).

Carlo Wolf
Operating Partner

Carlo is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of senior sales management experience in the IT infrastructure sector in Europe spanning start-ups, hyper growth, big corporate as well as turnaround environments.


Most recently Carlo served as VP EMEA at Violin Memory (NASDQ: VMEM).

Marcelo Durand
Operating Partner

Marcelo joined Valesco Ventures as Operating Partner in 2016 and focuses on scaling high performance Presales and Professional Services organizations.


Prior to joining Valesco Marcelo was VP at Infoblox, leading the Global Systems Engineering team and the Professional Services organization.

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