Mr. Fries founded Ecosystem Ventures in January of 2006 to address the pending need for investment and support in European technologies and pre-seed-stage companies. Mr. Fries began his career as a telecommunications analyst for Credit Suisse, and went on to build and prepare MCI WorldCom in Switzerland for the European telecommunications liberalization.




General Partner (2016 – present)

Ecosystem Ventures

European – American Venture Capital fund. Based out of Switzerland with offices in San Francisco. Seed, Early Stage investments. Strong network in FinTech, e-healthcare, Retail technologies, mobile and marketplaces.


Investments (2017 – present)

Stanley Ventures

Hunting for the best start ups in Europe and introducing Stanley Black & Decker to the ecosystem.


President (2005 – present)

Ecosystem Ventures

Seed and early stage investments in European start-ups and entrepreneurs. Investmenst in India


Board Member (2017 – present)


Intelligent Software for Automotive Dealerships.


Chief Marketing Officer (2014 – 2014)

Mixed Dimensions Inc – MXD3D

Innovative 3D software company. Visit


CEO (2006 – 2012)


Bottled natural Mineralized Water from the Swiss Alps. Clean and healthy. No nitrates and with natural minerals. pH level of 8. No other water can match this perfection.


Co-founder & VP Strategic Partnerships (2009 – 2011)

Playspan Inc.

First Online gaming Marketplace to exchange, sell or buy digital Assets. Acquired by VISA in 2011


Sr. Business and Corporate Development Manager (2006 – 2008)

Gate Capital (Private Equity)

Supported Golden Gate Capital with turnaround and sale of Vistec. Acquired by KLA Tenco in 2010


VP Marketing and Business Development (2004 – 2005)

Mobile Mantra Inc.

CEO of entire group. Offices in Switzerland, India and California.


Co-Founder & Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer (2000 – 2003)


Speech Software for the Automotive and Mobile Devices industries. I was co-founder of the company. Acquired by Nuance in 2011


Senior Market Manager (1998 – 2000)

Alcatel – Lucent

Responsible for the entire Latin American and Southern European Markets. Part of a new product house selling Wireless Software and Hardware products.

Business Development (1997 – 1998)


Responsible for all International partnerships and national Application Service Providers in various industries. We were called “The Hunters” !





University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business (2006)

Executive Program

Venture Capital Executive Program


University of San Francisco (1992 – 1994)

MBA in Telecommunications, Marketing



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