Anna Ott

Vice President People

Anna joined HV Holtzbrinck Ventures in 2020. Anna Ott is an HR expert with a track record of 20 years in digital and startup companies. She joined HV after working as an independent HR consultant. Anna advised startups and corpororates on innovative Talent Acquisition approaches, People Development, culture and organizational design. Moreover, she helped various European HR Tech startups with product strategy and growth and invested in some as an Angel.

Prior, Anna was the HR Expert at Deutsche Telekom’s tech incubator, hub:raum. She supported founders of Early Stage companies in HR and organizational topics. She was also Managing Director at the Executive Search firm i-potentials. Joining them in their beginnings, she helped setting up the consultancy and was responsible for client-facing operations. This entailed staffing key positions and C-Level roles for companies such as Delivery Hero. Earlier, she had been a senior consultant with a portfolio of digital clients ranging from Early Stage Startups to established players.

Anna started her career at Lycos Europe shortly after their IPO in 2000 and has been following the evolution of startups in Europe since.

Anna has shared her thoughts as a speaker across Europe and is also Advisory Board Member at Kienbaum Consultants International.
She studied at a private university for applied sciences and graduated in international management.