Philipp is one of the founding partners of Active Venture Partners since its inception in 2002. He discovered his passion for technology companies when working for a software company specialised in the technology transfer industry. Prior to Active Venture Partners, Philipp ran his own venture capital service company – VCMORE – in Germany since 1999.

There he gathered extensive experience in the venture capital industry through carrying out several larger investments in early stage companies on behalf of a private investor network and as an official advisor of one of Germany's biggest public subsidies initiatives for technology companies (Kfw-Mittelstandbank). Before his venture capital endeavours, Philipp worked in investment banking, software and logistics sector in New York, London and Hamburg.

Philipp currently serves on the boards of Userzoom, Oferton, Yieldr and adjust, prior boards seats and observer roles include BuyVIP, Telemedicine Clinic, Smartimpression and Storevision. Philipp was born in Germany and has lived and worked in Germany, England, United States and Spain. He is fluent in German, English and Spanish. Philipp graduated from the City University Business School London in 1999.