Madrid, Spain – January 11, 2017 – HENKÔ, the new innovative program that is focus on the development of the Soft Skills making leaders, managers and executives better leaders, team members and people, this week already announced a new member of the Board, and today we are glad to announce the new appointment of Sebastian Johnston, General Partner of La Famiglia Venture Capital Fund, and Serial Entrepreneur.
Sebastian is Founding Partner at La Famiglia Venture Capital Fund where he is responsible for deal flow sourcing, due diligence, transaction management, venture building and scaling as well as human resources.
Sebastian has been Founder and Managing Partner of JODA MEDIA Consulting since 2008, a Berlin, Hamburg and Munich base consultancy firm specialising on E-Commerce, Digital Technology, Innovation Management, Business Incubation, Growth-Strategies, Venture Capital, VC-Fund Consultancy and Investment Advisory. He consulted over the years multiple start-ups as well as large industrial groups and media houses in these segments. He has also been advisor to many German Venture Capital and Private Equity funds in the areas deal flow sourcing and due diligence.
Since 2008, Sebastian Johnston has been an active serial entrepreneur and business angel with numerous start-ups in the segments E-Commerce, online Marketplaces, Big Data, Financial Services, Consumer Goods and Med-tech. On board level he focussed on the areas Business Development, distribution and sales, marketing and scaling. Previously he was responsible for the building up of Condé Nast’s digital division.
Sebastian studied Business Administration (M.B.A.) with focus in innovation management, entrepreneurship, finance and marketing at the Wissenschaftlichen Hochschule für Unternehmensführung (WHU), Harvard University, ITAM and Thammasat University. He is a passionate Yogi and enjoys his free time with friends in and around Hamburg. His expertise is mainly for Digital Sales, E-Commerce, Online, Marketplaces, Venture Capital, mobile and SaaS.
Viviana Lopes, co-founder of HENKÔ Experience said “I couldn’t be more grateful to have Sebastian on board! After the amazing time with us in Portugal and his contribution to HENKÔ business development, I was sure that he could bring his experience to add more value in this project. He is the most positive and happy person I have met in the last times, such a good energy”.
Sebastian Johnston said “After the HENKÔ Experience it make sense to reflect about yourself almost one a year”.