Lucian Schönefelder

Lucian Schönefelder

Member, Private Equity & TMT Growth

Lucian Schönefelder (London) is a Member at KKR and part of the European Technology, Media, & Telecommunications team. Mr. Schönefelder focuses on growth equity and technology private equity investments in Europe and Israel. Since jo...

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NOV 15, 2018

Translating Germany’s Innovation Strength for the Digital Age

Translating Germany’s Innovation Strength for the Digital Age

The combustion engine and car, the printing press and the periodic system all share one rather hidden commonality: they all originated from one country – Germany. The list of scientific discoveries and innovations made and advanced in Germany is impressively long and goes far beyond these products. Innovation has al...

JUL 06, 2017

Digital Switzerland: Transforming the World’s Richest Country into the World’s Most Innovative Country

Digital Switzerland: Transforming the World’s Richest Country into the World’s Most Innovative Country

As I continue my editorial tour of the world's most innovative technology hubs, I would like to draw your attention to a country that I believe is a true unsung hero of innovation: Switzerland. Switzerland has a long history in scientific inventions and technological innovation. In fact, Switzerland is the ...

MAY 09, 2017

Truly World-Class - Views on France's Thriving Tech-Ecosystem

Truly World-Class - Views on France's Thriving Tech-Ecosystem

Over the last few years, media headlines on France have mainly been concerned with structural economic problems. It has almost gone unnoticed to the wider public that France has developed into one of the most dynamic tech ecosystems. According to the tech.eu European Tech Funding Report 2016, France took first place i...

MAR 10, 2017

Israel: A Tradition of Innovation

Israel: A Tradition of Innovation

The name of the city Tel Aviv (literally "Spring Mound") was chosen in 1910 based on the Hebrew title of Theodor Herzl’s book "Old New Land". The name represented the idea of a fresh start in an ancient land with thousands of years of history. From today’s vantage point, the founding fathers of Tel Aviv were i...