Patrick Flesner is a growth capital investor and a partner at the investment firm LeadX Capital Partners.

Each year, he looks at hundreds of tech companies that want to raise capital in order to accelerate growth. He sees patterns in companies that fail and companies that succeed. 

His respective growth expertise and his knowledge deriving from more than 15 years in Private Equity and Venture Capital have gone into his latest book FastScaling.

Prior to joining LeadX Capital Partners where he built one of the largest European portfolios of B2B tech companies active in consumer industries, Patrick was a lawyer and partner at reputable German business law firms.

His articles on Venture Capital, Corporate Venture Capital and M&A have been published by renowned magazines like the MIT Sloan Management Review and the Global Corporate Venture Capital Magazine.

Patrick received a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Cologne and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from INSEAD Business School.

Patrick lives with his wife and children in Cologne, Germany.