Johann Oberhofer started AM Ventures together with Arno Held when they realized an increase in entrepreneurial activities in additive manufacturing. He acts as Managing Partner of the fund and specializes in the in-depth technological evaluation of new investments. Johann completed his first seed investments with the Vienna-based (Austria) companies Lithoz and Cubicure (2014 and 2015 respectively). Both firms revolutionize their sectors with the commercialization of high-performance ceramics and polymer solutions.
Before joining AM Ventures, Johann Oberhofer had worked for EOS in various roles before assuming the position of Chief Operating Officer and holding that position for nearly 14 years with stops in the USA, Japan, and other Asian countries. He has more than 30 years of experience in selling, marketing, and the development of laser-based systems and solutions. Johann Oberhofer studied both mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich and completed the courses with a diploma degree each.
In the past years, Johann has led several investments to successful exits. The most important ones are MicroBeads (15,6x Exit Multiple, IRR 17,5%) and AC- Tec GmbH (39,2x Exit Multiple, IRR 35,8%),
With his great experience, Johann supports the investment team and portfolio companies to solve any challenge that might occur from patent negotiations and contracting to technology development.
Johann Oberhofer is married. In his spare time, he enjoys being in the alps while mountain biking and skiing.
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