René Savelsberg is a Managing Partner and co-founded SET Ventures in 2007. He has 25+ years of experience in technology investing in both deeptech and in energy transition with a background in corporate venturing and venture capital. He is an open and honest leader within the SET Ventures team and on portfolio company boards focusing on strategic issues and leveraging a deep expert network. He represents the venture capital sector in the board of the Nederlandse Vereniging van Participatiemaatschappijen (NVP).
René started his career in sales and marketing in multiple smaller and larger companies. After moving to California in 1990 he got immersed in the start-up and venture capital community as head of Philip Electronics’ external innovation activities in Silicon Valley and beyond. He holds an MSc degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from the Technical University Eindhoven. René has successfully led exits of multiple companies and served on the board of sonnen (acquired), General Fusion, Epyon (acquired), ETPA and several other portfolio companies.