B M C - P A R T N E R S

What We Do

bmc-partners is a network of business angels, consultants, digital experts and futurists in Europe, the USA and Australia. Our international team shows our customers the latest trends and uses them to develop profitable business opportunities.

We think in innovation and know from our own experience as founders, investors, managers and consultants the key factors for success.

We bring the right people and skills together to drive new ideas, promote growth and internationalize business models.

We support start-ups in the entire funding process with angel investments, VCs, EU funding and invest ourselves with our international network.

About Us

bmc-partners was founded in the mid-90s by Barbara Meyer in London. In cooperation with the Business School IMD, we supported large corporations and medium-sized companies in Europe and the USA in strategic and operational questions. Our team has been investing in early-stage start-ups for 20 years and supports companies on their way into the future.


When choosing our investments, we focus on online / offline, digitization and sustainability. We support our customers with start-up screening and match making.

Match Making

We select suitable teams of founders and bring them together with the right strategic investors.


With our business angel network we evaluate over 20+ start-up ideas monthly and invest ourselves if appropriate.


With robust trend analyzes, future research and a large pool of business ideas, we support our customers in growth & innovation.

Business Development

Together we identify opportunities and risks at an early stage and use them to develop successful business models.


As an operational partner, we accelerate
search & selection of suitable startup

Our Milestones


Investments supported


Current Investments


reviewed Start-Ups


Trusted Clients

Our Partner-Network

  • Berlin / Munich
  • London
  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • Sydney
  • Copenhagen
  • Johannesburg

Our Team

The international bmc-partners Network

Barbara Meyer


Barbara is active as founder, Business Angel and investor in 25 + startups. Starting bmc partners in the mid 90s as a consulting and investment boutique she supported VC and private equity firms as Business Angel, cooperating with VC networks, identifying and evaluating start-up companies, supporting as mentor and Advisory Board. In addition she consulted corporates together with an international network of professionals on strategic, organizational und operative issues as well as innovation working in 10+ countries.


Tanja Kufner


Tanja has been a VC for 25+ years. She selects startups for EU funding and has been running accelerators in the areas of energy, logistics and mobility reviewing thousands of startups worldwide, investing in 150+ startups, raised €50+ Mio. She helped startups with business development, team building and funding. In 2017, EU-Startups named her one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in the Startup and VC space. She is a frequent speaker at large startup conferences and events.

Guido Merz


Guido Merz is an experienced consultant and entrepreneur. He has many years of experience in the financial services sector as a partner, among others at Roland Berger, A.T.Kearney and Oliver Wyman. Through his network, Guido has excellent access to retail and private banks, leasing/financing companies and the insurance sector. As the founder of his FinTech startup, he has extensive expertise in digital business including SaaS models. In addition to his board activities, Guido has contributed to several books.

Joost Bergen


Joost is a broadly oriented entrepreneur, senior finance professional, and engaged with several technology firms and FinTech start-ups. He is a Managing Director & co founder of the Fintech & Cybersecurity acceleration and financial service collaboration program of Startupbootcamp in Amsterdam. His boutique Advisory firm is active in the Corporate to Bank ecosystem and works on how technology enables the delivery of value and provides operational efficiency.

Sabine van der Linden


Sabine is an ecosystem builder, advisor, investor in the InsurTech field. She ran two leading InsurTech initiatives in London and Hartford USA for Startupbootcamp, sourced 15,000 startups, raised $75m+ achieving over $300m+ valuation. AS CEO of alchemy crew she helps insurers and investors in the FinTech, InsurTech and HealthTech to optimise their portfolio, identify partnership, investment or acquisition opportunities. Sabine won several awards and is a lecturer at CAAS Business School.

Helene Panzarino


Helene acts as bridge and influencer between Financial Services incumbents, FinTech startups/scaleups, investors and policy makers. She successfully launched the first Colab FinTech scale programs in London and New York for Rainmaking/ Startupbootcamp. Today she develops Innovation Programs, acts as FinTech Lecturer and Board Member. She is a frequent keynote speaker, panel member, judge and mentor in tech SME, finance and FinTech & Author specializing in digital banking & alternative finance.

Nils Elmark


Nils is a futurist and founder of incepcion. He is a keynote speaker and has inspired international business leaders to create new visions and strategies for the last 25 years. His focus is modern ‘haute couture’ strategies based on global trend research helping leaders develop future businesses. He won the European Business Ethics Essay Prize at London Business School and has written books about future studies, strategy, new technology and creative strategic communications.

Marion Skulley


Marion is an experienced strategist, marketeer and business transformer with deep industry expertise in the healthcare sector and management consulting. Her business activity ranges from Europe and the USA to Asia Pac. In recent years she has helped her clients to grow their businesses across APAC, develop new businesses, identify startups and investment opportunities. As Advisor she has helped successfully to integrate and run startups acquisition. Marion sits on the Board of a number healthcare related non-profit organizations.

Karen Basian


Karen is a proven, decisive and internationally experienced senior executive, board member and advisor, with over 20 years’ experience in the consumer and financial services sectors. She has worked with large corporate as well as startups and sits on a number of Boards. She brings strategic and innovative thinking with deep financial acumen, with the ability to provide critical counsel and build alignment behind major change and restructuring events.

Norbert Linn


Norbert is a Business Angel and private investor since over 10 years currently holding 10+ startup investments. He supports young entrepreneurs with their growth strategies and internationalization. He is mentor the High Tech Gründer Fonds and runs regular Business Angels meetings in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden. Since 2020, Norbert has a lectureship for „Entrepreneurial Finance“ at the Department of Entrepreneurship at the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.

Kornelia Kneissl


Kornelia has more than 20 years experience in business management in the areas of communication, project management and coaching. She founded K2K in 2004 as a network of experts helping clients to develop and implement new business solutions with the focus on people centricity, value creation, sustainable management and changing perspective on ecosystems. As convinced European she founded the Think tank Build Europe in 2015.



Biedersteinerstr. 11
80802 München

Contact Info

Telefon: +49 (0) 172 6730326

Email: bmeyer@bmc-partners.com

    Email: bmeyer@bmc-partners.com
    Phone: +49 (0) 172 6730326