Patrick Flesner is a growth capital investor and a general partner at the investment firm LeadX Capital
He has an excellent academic record with a focus on business administration, corporate finance, accounting, and law. He received a Ph.D. in Law, a Master in International Business Law (LLM. oec.), and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from INSEAD Business School.
Patrick Flesner has an extensive, varied professional experience. He worked as a corporate and M&A lawyer advising financial investors, family businesses, and corporations in connection with corporate law and PE/VC/M&A transactions. He was a senior innovation executive and managing director at METRO Group and has been working as an investment professional and partner at LeadX Capital Partners.
As a member of several board of directors of tech scale-ups, Patrick Flesner has been working closely with top management teams on driving growth successfully. In particular, he has always been an important sounding board for the founders, the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, and the Chief Revenue Officer.
His experience deriving from more than 17 years in PE/VC and his expertise in terms of scaling tech businesses have gone into his bestselling growth handbook ‘Fast Scaling: The Smart Path to Building Massively Valuable Businesses’. His leadership expertise is reflected in his leadership handbook ‘Leading Effectively: Leadership Tale and Guide to Leading with Ease’.
Patrick Flesner is a thought leader in terms of leadership & growth and an active keynote speaker. His articles about leadership, growth, and venture capital have been published by renowned magazines like the MIT Sloan Management Review. As an Inc. Magazine contributor, he shares his knowledge and experience as regards leading and scaling tech businesses. He writes about 'leadership & growth' topics relevant to startups, scale-ups, and founders who want to lead their companies through the 'growth valley of death' and build massively valuable businesses.