Michael Hock joined Motive Partners in 2023 as Head of Portfolio Management for the Ventures team, based out of the Berlin office. Michael’s responsibility includes tracking of performance across portfolio companies, as well as value creation and exit strategies for the active portfolio.

Prior to joining Motive, Michael co-founded embedded/capital, a Berlin based early-stage financial technology investment firm, which was acquired by Motive Partners in February 2023, to form the early-stage arm of the Motive Partners platform. Post-acquisition, Michael will continue to serve as an Investment Partner of Motive Ventures GmbH.

Since 2017, Michael was Managing Director at finleap and in charge of steering portfolio growth and professionalizing group operations. In 2022, Michael led the exits of two notable finleap portfolio companies: the majority acquisition of PAIR Finance by PollenStreet Capital and the sale of Penta to French competitor Qonto.

Prior to this, Michael was Managing Director at Holtzbrinck Digital and Digital Science. He started his career at Siemens in 2000 gaining investment and M&A expertise on a global scale incl. Siemens Venture Capital, Siemens Mobile and Corporate Finance.

Michael holds an Executive MBA from the Technical University of Munich as well as a Diploma in Business Administration from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Stuttgart.


Head of Portfolio Management



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