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Karim Suhm

Management Consultant & Interim Manager

Moves to Berlin

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Location and geographical scope

Location
Berlin, Deutschland
Can work in your office at
  • Berlin and 50km around

Preferences

Project length
Would prefer:
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Would prefer avoiding:
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
Business sector
  • Banking & Insurance
  • Consulting & Auditing
  • Education & E-learning
  • Digital Agency and IT company
  • E-commerce
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Karim in a few words

Management Consultant & Interim Manager (New Business &
Growth Practice Area, Freelance) at Suhm Ventures. Suhm Ventures is a boutique advisory firm for digital strategy and venture building. We advise private equity/venture capital funds and their portfolio companies, digital ventures, and digitally minded teams at large corporates on their growth projects. We help them ideate, evaluate, start, and scale longterm oriented and sustainable business models.

Venture Partner (Part-time) at Nucleus Capital. Nucleus Capital is a new venture capital firm supporting purpose-driven founders solving systemic challenges to planetary health.

Experience

Suhm Ventures GmbH

Digital Agency and IT company

Management Consultant & Interim Manager, New Business & Growth Practice Area

Berlin, Deutschland

January 2016 - Today (5 years and 8 months)

Suhm Ventures is a boutique advisory firm for digital strategy
and venture building. We advise private equity/venture capital
funds and their portfolio companies, digital ventures, and
digitally minded teams at large corporates on their growth
projects. We help them ideate, evaluate, start, and scale longterm
oriented and sustainable business models.

Our service portfolio includes:

1. Growth & Innovation Strategy Consulting (Growth
Management, Sales & Customer Development, People &
Organization, Digital Marketing, Business Model & Investment
Due Diligence)
2. Interim & Project Management
3. Venture Building (e.g. www.ppebrokerage.com) & Investment
Syndication (www.k16.vc)

Consulting clients include SBI Group (formerly SoftBank's
Investments division, $4+bn in AUM), Klarna [Financial Industry;
Total Funding $2.1bn at $10.6bn valuation '20], DocMorris -
part of Zur Rose Group [Healthcare Industry; Public Company,
SWX:ROSE], Enpal [Renewable Energy Industry; €300m
valuation '20], Yext [Marketing Tech; Public Company, FRA:
0YE], Invers [Mobility Industry], Capmo [Construction Industry;
Total Funding €6.8m], Cara Care [Healthcare Industry; Total
Funding €9m].

Website: www.suhm-ventures.com

Nucleus Capital

Banking & Insurance

Venture Partner

Berlin, Deutschland

January 2020 - Today (1 year and 8 months)

Nucleus Capital is a new venture capital firm supporting purpose-driven founders solving systemic challenges to planetary health. We deeply believe that entrepreneurial innovation is necessary to tackle the global climate crisis and see our role as a catalyst.

We invest in synthetic biology, climate- and food-technology as early as possible and are relentlessly focussed on helping founders find product/market fit and raise their first institutional round of funding in order to bring their breakthrough solutions to the masses and increase their impact.

We have screened over 80 venture deals during the last 6
months, engaged in due diligence with 23 of them and co-invested
€1m raised from a community of experienced founders
and functional experts in 8 deals so far.

Co-investments include among others:

• Hoxton Farms (animal fat replacement biotech, co-investors
include Founders Fund (Peter Thiel), Backed VC, CPT Capital,
Presight Capital (Christian Angermayer))

• Cirplus (B2B trading marketplace for recycled plastics, coinvestors
include Pale Blue Dot, Baerlocher Family Office,
Value Chain Partners)

• Hier Foods (digital procurement platform for locally produced
food, co-investors include Pale Blue Dot, Speedinvest, Angels)

• CarbonMarkets (global financial marketplace for investment
grade carbon offset trading and investments, co-investers
undisclosed)

• Airfarm (mobile-first social network for farmers, co-investors
include Atlantic Food Labs, FJ Labs, Angels)

• Rubarb (Saving and investment platform for mainstream, coinvestors include super angels)

Currently supporting in raising a €6m micro-fund.
Venture Capital Due Diligence

Zur Rose AG/DocMorris N.V.,

Retail

Module 1: People & Organization Strategy Consultant & Module 2: Partner Acquisition Interim Manager

Berlin, Deutschland

April 2020 - March 2021 (11 months)

Module 1: People & Organization Strategy

- Objective 1: Development of a target macro-organizational
structure for the corporate venture to be embedded in the
international matrix organization, including a derived hiring
plan as well as a resource plan for the people & org function
for the location in Berlin

- Result 1: Successful integration of the corporate venture
into the organizational structure including clarification of
the reporting lines, taking into account the different
integration depths with regard to the cross-subsidiary
individual functions due to the existing talent structures

- Objective 2: Development of a comprehensive tech recruiting
concept for the internal positioning of the Berlin site as a
new tech hub across all subsidiaries

- Result 2: Successful pitch to the Group Management Board
and the Supervisory Board on the strategic organizational
development, including the development of a project plan
for the realization of the development of the Tech Hub by
the end of 2021

- Objective 3: Support in the development of a People, Org and
Culture concept for the Zur Rose Group (including all 13
subsidiaries) in the context of its HR 4.0 Transformation
Program (strategy and positioning harmonization driven by
post-merger integrations and increased centralization in its
HR function)

- Result 3: Successful pitch to the Group HR Leadership who
ultimately convinced the Group Management Board
and the Supervisory Board on this strategic HR & People
roadmap with mid-7-digit budget commitments

Module 2: Partner Acquisition Setup & Interim Management

- Objective: Development and implementation of a full cycle
outbound sales process including lead generation and
lead prioritization according to the go-to-market strategy
driven by hyperlocal network effects, standardized
conversion process and team setup and management

- Result: Built initial team of 3 sales executives, ramped up
sales operations to 160 converted partner outlets within 4
months and created scalable and robust standardized
processes to prepare sales organization for further growth to
be able to reach end of year targets

Enpal GmbH

Energy & Utilities

Interim Chief People Officer

Berlin, Deutschland

July 2019 - March 2020 (8 months)

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