Stefan Glaenzer

Stefan Glaenzer is founder of White Bear Yard, the Startup hub in London’s East End.

He was named the best angel investor in Europe 2010/2011 by readers and editors of TechCrunch Europe, and was the first investor and executive chairman of, seeing that company through to its sale to CBS in 2007. Prior to that Stefan was co-founder of, one of the first European online auction sites, which he took public in 1999 before merging with QXL in 2000.

Stefan has recently launched Passion Capital and is invested in appr 40 Startups, amongst them Flattr, Mendeley and RebateNetworks. He holds a PhD in Foreign Exchange Risk Management and was a DJ for 15 years in his hometown, Hamburg.