Hansi Hansmann
European Super Angel


Dr. Johann ‘Hansi’ Hansmann was born in Austria and studied economics in Vienna. He spent the major part of his professional life working as an executive in the pharmaceutical industry in Austria, Germany, UK and Spain. He gathered several years of entrepreneurial experience running successfully his own pharmaceutical company in Spain after conducting a management buy-out of a big pharmaceutical plant, making an exit in 2003. Since this time he is active as investor and business angel. He currently holds investments with a geographical focus on Austria, Germany, UK and Spain both internet and in the health industry. His investments (in total more than 40) include busuu, renesim, diagnosia, durchblicker, whatchado, tractive, linemetrics, anyline, playbrush, waytation, journi, swell, cashpresso, myclubs and pioneers (see www.hansmengroup.com). He led runtastic, shpock and mysugr to extraordinary exits between 2015 and 2017. He is president of the ‘Austrian Angels Investors Association’, was awarded in 2016 ‘Best European Early Stage Investor’ by eban.org and is now based in Vienna and tries to find spare time to ride his mountain bike.