Managing Director & Partner
Florian Schmieg is a core member of the Technology, Media, & Telecom, Private Equity, and Corporate Finance & Strategy practices at Boston Consulting Group.
He has more than a decade of experience helping software and technology clients with value creation and growth strategy programs. He also leads BCG’s due diligence efforts for software/SaaS, working with private equity clients on their tech investments. He is an expert in digital in automotive, advising leading OEMs and Tier 1s, as well as tech companies, in Europe and Asia on topics such as connected car, autonomous driving, and mobility services.
Florian also leads BCG’s work in corporate venture capital for Germany and Austria. He has set up multiple venturing units across the globe, and is the co-author of several publications in the corporate venturing space.
Prior to joining the firm, Florian worked for five years at Siemens/Siemens Venture Capital in Germany and the US, where he built up a new software startup in the industrial space.
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Continued innovation during times of crisis can yield huge dividends, but first companies must critically assess their venturing activities.
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