Mathias J. Klenk

Entrepreneur Angel Investor Builder

a. Hello!

I love building digital products & scaling teams.

I’m Mathias, Co-Founder of Passbase. I'm working on building the identity layer of the internet.

b. Work

Founding Partner

Investing in fast growing technology startups in B2B SaaS, Digital Health, Fintech & Crypto.

Co-Founder & CTO

Built up a team of over 80 employees worldwide. Raised over $7.7m in venture capital and hired senior leadership team.

Software Engineer

Worked on the mobile SDKs to passively authenticate users via walk cycle analysis & machine learning.

Researcher

Conducted research on engineers and their innovation experiences at their worplaces.

c. Investments

I write small angel checks in promising startups.

«Mathias helped me during my fundraising with valuable introductions to other angel investors and VC funds.»

Jakob Bodenmueller

CEO & Founder Parkdepot

d. Principles

I.

Continuous Learning.

You will only continue to grow if you do something beyond what you have already mastered.

II.

Design excellence.

Only if you strive for excellence, you can create remarkable digital experiences.

III.

Radical open-mindedness.

You need to be radical open-minded to expand your horizon. If you aren't, you will never grow.

e. Stack

Tools I love building with.

Node
React
JavaScript
TypeScript
Python
Swift
Zapier
MongoDB
PostgreSQL
Firebase
AWS
Visual Studio Code
Google Cloud Platform
GitHub
GitLab
Atlassian
Docker

F. Articles

Passbase Founders on Forbes 30 under 30 List

March 2020

Felix Gerlach, Dave McGibbon and Mathias Klenk founded Passbase in 2018 and currently employ more than 20 people. The firm has so far raised $4.2 million from Cowboy Ventures, Eniac Ventures, and Lakestar.

Online ID verification is seeing a spike in demand driven by COVID-19

March 16, 2020

With many businesses switching staff to remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic there’s been a clearly chronicled surge in demand for videoconferencing and others comms tools like Zoom...

Passbase grabs $3.6M to power privacy-preserving online ID checks

September 25, 2019

Digital identity startup Passbase has closed a $3.6 million seed round, led by Cowboy Ventures and Eniac Ventures, with participation from Seedcamp and other European investors...

H. Contact Me