Zohair Dehnadi

Meet Zohair or 'Z' as we call him. Nominated twice as German Entrepreneur of the year, Z founded his first company in high school and is ever since passionate about startups and tries to hone his skills as an entrepreneur:

Z co-founded navabi - a global leader in fashion ecommerce - and successfully sold and exited it. As Co-Founder and CEO, he was responsible for over 150 workers, over 50 million Euro’s capital, Gross Revenues towards 100 million and supported over half a million customers around the globe. Following this, Z co-founded a Med-Tech company, which became one of the fastest growing and most profitable startups in Europe.

Additionally, Z established Eazy Venture - an Impact Investing Fund from Germany supporting various businesses in Blockchain, Tech, Real Estate, E-Commerce, Healthcare and Education. The latter holds a special place in Zohair's heart. Believing in lifelong learning and the impact of education, Z founded a non-profit company X- School of the Future with a mission to revolutionize the education system and empower the next generation by opening 100 such schools throughout Europe.

As recipient of the distinguished Alumni award from the Erasmus University, Zohair holds an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management /University of Chicago and a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Maastricht /University Bocconi. In 2009 Z won one of Europe's largest scholarships funded by the German business magazine Handelsblatt.

Babak Ghassim

Meet Babak or as we call him ‘Gonde’.

His first start up was run out of a one room appartment turned office and was all about high flying business ideas.

It failed miserably.

Failing to accept his failure though, Babak gave it another go. This time out out of a smoky café, where he worked as a waiter during the day, running Stand Up Comedy Shows at night (Yes we were in the audience). Tens year later RebellComedy was the biggest german speaking ensemble comedy tour ever, playing in arenas in front of ten thousand live guests, reaching over 100 people million online and getting a Special on Netflix.

Babak worked as Co-Founder, CEO and Artist, writing and performing several poetry slams that went viral. His poem Hinter uns mein Land has been translated in over ten languages and is read in schools around the world.

After co-founding Keschmesch, a cultural platform where young and upcoming writers publish articles, poems and short stories, Babak reunited with his childhood friends (The same ones that operated the high flying enterprise from his one room apartment back in the day. Yes, that ́s us!) to form X Ventures.

With our nonprofit project X - School of the future Babak is on a mission to shake up the education system and make school cool again.  

Babak finished his Master in Literature and Philosphy at the University of Köln and Heidelberg.

Dr. Matthias Reiser

Meet Matthias or as we call him 'DR. REIZERRRR'

Matthias‘ professional life is like a colorful bouquet of flowers. He worked 10+ years as a management consultant for Bain & Company on over 20 international projects formulating strategy and performance improvement programs across various industries. Following his passion for sports, Matthias then founded a sports marketing agency, managing sponsorship portfolios for professional soccer players including former German national player Lukas Podolski.

Afterwards, DR. REIZZERRR joined a global leader in ecommerce as Chief Financial Officer, closing several financing rounds and leading the company to a successful exit. In his last stop before X Ventures, Matthias was the CEO of a fast growing and successful German medical company.

Matthias graduated from the University of Maastricht with a Masters in Business Economics and from holds a PHD PhD in Economics from University of Cologne.

Iaad Kweider

Meet Iaad or as we call him “Mikado”.

Mikado started his career in Business Development and learned quickly that his strength lies in helping Start-Up’s to grow fast and to become successful. Besides many accomplishments early in his career, Mikado helped a German, VC backed Startup, as Chief Business Developer to a successful exit. Thereafter Iaad bootstrapped a Startup as Co-Founder and CEO. Within two years, Iaad managed to grow the company into one of Europe’s exemplary companies with revenues into the double-digit millions while being highly profitable. A feat rarely startups achieve in such a short time.

Iaad loves to face the challenges of our world by helping visionary and disruptive business model become a reality.

He is also a loving father and husband. Iaad finished his Bachelor and Master in international business with focus on Strategy and Innovation at the Maastricht School of Business and Economics.

Investments that matter.
Life is short. Let’s build something fun and remarkable.
#A unique destination
for igniting
the future of Education & Web3
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At Xventures, we are on a mission to ignite the future of education and web3.

Education & Web3 - Why such a unique combination of industries? As a German venture studio and fund, we have chosen to focus on this unique set of industries because they align with our mission to pave the way towards a more equitable society. We are dedicated to fostering a society that embraces diversity, excellence, compassion, and mindfulness, while also leveraging the latest technologies to drive progress and evolution. Through our focus on innovative education and web3 solutions, we strive to ignite the future of a more evolved world.

We are a team of experienced entrepreneurs who have walked the entrepreneurial path and understand the challenges and opportunities facing founders. We have had our fair share of failures and successes, and we are using that experience to build Xventures for other founders.

We believe that entrepreneurship is the driving force behind positive, transformative change, and our mission is to support and empower entrepreneurs on their own journeys. Join us on our mission to ignite the future of education and web3.
What we
invest in
We are focused on innovative education and web3 solutions. Everyone we work with tells us that we are different from other venture capital firms and venture studios. As entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand the struggles and challenges faced by founders, and we are not just in it for the quick buck or to maximize ROI. Our success has allowed us to shift our focus towards more purpose-driven ventures, and we are committed to building and supporting projects based on a simple framework.
1 - Fun
Life is short. Let's enjoy the ride. Let's be kind to each other. When in doubt, love and communicate first. Does the project involve people we love to share a part of our life’s path with? Does this look like a project that can be fun?
2 - Purpose
Consciously we will only live one life. Supporting projects which do not only maximize returns but have a deeper sense of success and what it means to be human and alive, is our ambition. We love to build and support projects which will make the world a tiny bit better. On this path we too can learn to become better and reach our full potential. We back companies that optimize for both financial and social returns.
3 - Success Potential
Is this a project in which we can utilize our network and experience to add significant value? As entrepreneurs we know that all investors promise “smart money” but hardly anyone can live up to it. On the other hand we know how it feels to have destructive advisors breath up your neck. Finding the right balance between adding value and getting out of the way is what we aim for to pave the path towards success. We use our hard-won experience to help visionary founders become global category leaders.
We Stand
on 2 Pillars
1 - Venture Studio
Our founders are all successful entrepreneurs with a track record of raising more than 500m in equity, starting companies and leading them to IPOs/Exits.

Our venture studio model allows us to not only invest in and support innovative projects, but also to realize our own exciting ventures. To give you one example, check out our flagship project:
X-Schools - The School of the - Through our flagship initiative, X-Schools, we are on a mission to revolutionize the way we learn and build a better future for all. By constructing 100 "Schools of the Future" around the world in the next 15 years, we aim to harness the power of cutting-edge technologies and innovative approaches to unlock limitless potential and drive progress. We have worked with hundreds of scientists and education experts to develop our unique approach to learning, and we are committed to providing learners with the content, competencies, and support they need to succeed in an interconnected world.
2 - Early Stage Venture Fund
Teams we like to work with are mission-driven, intellectually honest and infinite learners. They want to help build a better world and are not in it solely for the capital.

We understand the entrepreneur’s journey; most of us have been down that road. We love to dig in early to help entrepreneurs build important, valuable companies. It’s why we love what we do, and why we are always looking for the next team with rare potential.
Besides capital we like
to support early stage teams with
Independent Business Model Analysis & Workshops
Tokenomics Design
Marketig & Community building strategies

Recruiting - Let us help you build the greatest team
Fundraising - We have helped many teams with their fundraising needs.
Network - you need a new CTO/CMO, want to talk to an industry expert? We can pave the way
Our Mission
Let's ingnite the Future of Education and Web3 and pave the path towards are more equitable future.

We believe that education has the power to unlock limitless potential and drive progress, and we are passionate about supporting Web3 movement towards a more decentralized version of power of our  reality.

All of our founding partners have walked the entrepreneurial path. A path filled with both success as well as failures. A path filled with passion and the drive to bend reality. A relentless pursuit, in which a group of like-minded have come together, trying to enjoy the path, trying to change “their” world and on this path maybe also “the” world.

We believe that business success and impact are not mutually exclusive, but rather mutually enhancing. Our mission is to act as change agents and leave this place a bit better than the way we found it.
Our Team
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