Markus Bihler was selected on July 2016 at the 65th International Selection Panel in Bali, Indonesia – Read more
HappyFresh is Southeast Asia’s leading online grocery marketplace. Partnering with the world’s top retailers, the company brings the largest assortment of products onto your mobile device and – with in-house trained personal shoppers and drivers – to your doorstep within one hour.
Born in 1984, Markus is a silver fox of the millennial generation. He is the co-founderand CEO of Builders Union, a technology-enabled global asset manager based in London & Singapore. The company’s Global Equities Fund invests behind the rising income and changing consumer behavior of the millennial generation, based on proprietary research about how this generation actually ticks.
In addition, Markus serves as Venture Partner of Vertex Ventures, the early stage investment arm of Temasek Holdings, the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore. Prior, he was CEO and board member of HappyFresh Group, Southeast Asia’s leading online grocery company operation in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Since foundation in 2104, the company has been backed – among others – by Vertex, Samena Capital, Sinar Mas, 500 Startups & Endeavor Catalyst. Prior to re-locating to Asia, Markus ran online retailer Tirendo in Europe (sold to Frankfurt-listed Delticom AG in 2013) and lead the integration of the two organisations.
Markus started his career as a private equity investor with The Blackstone Group in London and EQT Partners in Munich and Warsaw, and as a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Berlin.
A graduate of Balliol College, University of Oxford, he holds a first-class degree in Economics & Management and is a member of the German Academic Merit Foundation. He is a certified Reiss coach and has worked with senior management teams globally on performance improvement and team composition. Markus is a German national, travelling from his home base in London. He is a passionate amateur athlete with a weak spot for mountains & forests.