Niklas Bretschneider

MBA Candidate at Berkeley Haas
Growt, Product and Venture Capital
Co-President at Haas Technology Club
Ex-McKinsey

About

Hi there, my name is Nik!

During the last years, I worked with globally leading companies on accelerating top-line growth and developing digital strategies at McKinsey.

Currently, I am pursuing my MBA at Berkeley Haas with a focus on strategy, entrepreneurship, and technology. Going forward, I want to work in venture capital or strategy for a consumer tech company.

Outside of work, you can find me watching soccer, eating tacos, listening to podcasts, or going for a run.

Feel free to connect with me for job opportunities, side projects, or a chat about anything else!

Projects

  • Founded startup SalesVision (pre-seed startup providing smart meeting briefings for account executives)

  • Published thesis on Revenue Sharing in European Football in scientific journal JUMS

  • Created set of instagram filters using SparkAR software for students at UC Berkeley (filters here)

  • Developed growth strategies covering pricing and product innovation using advanced analytics on shopper behavior to generate >$500M in revenue for global beverage producer in Austria, Japan and the UK

  • Wrote code for an deep learning-based image classifier built with PyTorch, then converted it into a command line application.

  • Featured in Poets & Quants MBA candidates to watch list for the class of 2022

Background

  • Technology investing experience from MBA internships as Early-Stage Investor at Picus Capital and Growth Investor at Global Founders Capital

  • 3+ years of management consulting experience at McKinsey & Company across Europe and Asia

  • Further experience in investment banking (J.P. Morgan) and digital business building (Rocket Internet)

  • MBA from Berkeley Haas, B.Sc. in international business from WHU and nanodegrees in product management and python programming