Thorsten joined [Next World Capital](http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/next-world-capital) in February 2013. His focus in enterprise software and infrastructure. Having worked for over 15 years in the mobile telecommunications industry in various roles, this experience is central to his role at Next World Capital.
Until December 2013 Thorsten was Senior Investment Manager at [T-Venture of America Inc.](http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/t-venture) / T-Mobile in San Francisco. T-Venture is the Corporate Venture Capital arm of Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany. Thorsten focuses on mobile and fixed telecommunications, IT infrastructure, and enablers with a B2B and B2B2x business model. Thorsten managed T-Venture's investments in [Affirmed Networks](http://www.crunchbase.com/company/affirmed-networks), [Bluejeans Networks](http://www.crunchbase.com/company/blue-jeans-network), [CipherCloud](http://www.crunchbase.com/company/ciphercloud), [Lookout](http://www.crunchbase.com/company/lookout), [Pie Digital](http://www.crunchbase.com/company/pie-digital), [NeuAer](http://www.crunchbase.com/company/neuaer), [Skorpios Technologies](http://www.crunchbase.com/company/skorpios-technologies)
Thorsten helps startups to engage with T-Mobile US; to access European and Asian markets; to establish an US footprint as an European startup; to engineer and to harden telecom-centric solutions; and to nurture and shape business strategies for a flat and free world.
Before joining T-Venture in 2010, Thorsten was Managing Consultant at DETECON in San Francisco since 2003, advising clients such as Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and DT on next-generation infrastructure and IT solutions. As a senior network architect at T-Systems Nova North America from 2002-2003 Thorsten created and implemented next-generation fixed and wireless transport networks, and had his own Valley startup from 2001-2002 which he successfully sold to a large international corporate imaging company.
Thorsten holds a MSc. from TU Darmstadt, Germany, with a major in Business.
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