Nikolaus Thomale

Serial Entrepreneur and VC Investor in Berlin, Deutschland

I am an entrepreneur by heart with a passion for fast growing tech companies and a specialisation in SaaS and platform businesses. Four of the companies I've founded or worked for have later been acquired and I have been fortunate enough to also invest in other early stage startups.

I have no outstanding talents - but can do pretty much everything at least a bit. The rest is good camouflage ;)

Since 2017 I am a Venture Partner at ECONA,an entrepreneurial holding company based in Berlin, Germany. We buy, build or invest in promising companies, usually with a long-term perspective. ECONA provides for sufficient funding throughout the life cycle of our businesses, allowing their management to focus on their market and customers. Based on our own entrepreneurial experience and network, we support our businesses in any way we can.

In 2013 I founded Patience.io - a learning technology company based in Berlin, Germany, as well as Jura-Online.de, the leading online learning environment for law students and legal professionals in Germany.

Before that I was an investor and COO at Luxodo.com - a German marketplace for shops and boutiques offering luxury goods in the area of fashion, interior and cosmetics.

Previously I have been checking out companies like the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the private bank Berenberg, the luxury brand Montblanc and DailyDeal, one of Europe’s fastest growing startups, later sold to Google.

Despite studying law in the first place, I am an entrepreneur at heart. Since schooltime I founded 4 businesses. Among them brick and mortar businesses as well as two internet startups.

I am a good boy, always optimistic, courteous, polite and adrett. I am also trying to be clever and have some linguistic skills. Any criticism about such findings are booked as a clear sign of envy.

  • Work
    • Venture Partner @ECONA
  • Education
    • Bucerius Law School, Hamburg
    • University of Tel Aviv, Israel