Manfred Krikke is a partner of HPE and has over 20 years of investment banking, operating and private equity investment experience in the technology sector. He spent 16 years working in the US technology industry and has a strong Silicon Valley network. Manfred’s experience covers sourcing, evaluating and diligence of growth equity investments, hands-on operating experience as well as extensive experience with exits including IPOs and M&A with a focus on the technology sector. Manfred started his career in 1994 as a technology investment banker at Montgomery Securities in San Francisco, where he executed 28 transactions, including private equity placements, IPOs and other public offerings, raising over $2 billion for growth companies, particularly in the Software, Internet and Semiconductor sectors. Selected transactions include the IPOs of Siebel Systems (Sold to Oracle: ORCL), Pegasus Systems, Real Networks (RNWK), Open Text Corporation (OTEX), VLSI Technology (VLSI), LSI Corporation (LSI) and Integrated Device Technology (IDTI). As the VP of international business development at Intraware, he was part of a team that took that company from an idea through a period of substantial growth and took it public in a successful IPO in 1998. Intraware was backed by top-tier VCs, including Kleiner Perkins and Technology Crossover Ventures. In 2000 Manfred joined TPG Capital (Texas Pacific Group), where he honed his private equity investment skills as a partner of TPG Ventures, the predecessor to TPG Growth. After TPG, Manfred co-founded a new private equity firm raising a $125 million fund focused on private equity investments in middle-market public companies. Manfred earned a master’s degree in Business Economics from the Vrije University in Amsterdam. He is currently a guest lecturer on the topic of private equity at the post-doctorate Investment Management program at the VU School of Finance. He speaks English, Dutch, Italian, German and (some) French. Manfred resides in the Netherlands with his wife, Erin, and his 3 children.