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growth marketing team

We have a team of marketing experts at Speedinvest Pirates with a diverse skillset and network. From strategists, performance marketing experts, digital media enthusiasts, content marketers and corporate comms gurus, we have a broad range of experience that allows us tackle any go-to-market problems your startup might have.


Dieter Rappold

Founder, CEO

Dieter founded one of the most successful Digital Agencies in Austria with knallgrau (later Virtual Identity) in 2001 and scaled it to +50 employees as part of an independent Agency with +180 employees and +21m in annual revenue. Thus he has over 17 years of experience working with large Brands like as Coca-Cola, Heineken, BMW, Opel, Telefonica, HVB and others on international Web Projects and digital strategies . He is an accomplished speaker with +100 Keynotes, lectures and interviews on Digital Marketing, making him an expert on the field.


Thomas Rosenmayr


Before he became a pirate, Thomas founded nexxar, a european leader in digital corporate reporting (40+ employees). He is a leading digital corporate communications expert in Europe with more than 16 years of experience in large scale digital publishing projects with big Corporates Clients (eg. BASF, Barclays, Novartis, Shell, VW). He successfully built an international client base of +50 clients across Europe, North America and even Japan; a network he regularly taps into for the startups he works with.


Bernhard Grabner

Head of Strategy

Starting his career in London with OMD International, Bernhard managed to accrue more than 9 years of agency experience by now. Having worked with major network agencies such as Dentsu Aegis Network he gathered experience as Digital Media Consultant of major national & international brands such as Verbund, IKEA, Microsoft. From pan-european campaigns to B2B Content Marketing he managed to develop a broad portfolio of skills in the Digital Media space, always with a focus on strategic edge and creative vision.


Julia Weinmayr

Digital Project Manager

After stints at Microsoft Austria and CON.ECT, Julia joined Speedinvest Pirates in March 2019. With her MSc from WU Vienna she has an analytical mind and can jump into any topic quickly, researching thoroughly until the last insight is unearthed. Julia is organized and handles any project with discipline.


Janine Tricoire

Growth Analyst

After having gained profound marketing experience at Geberit and a MSc marketing degree from WU Vienna, Janine joined Speedinvest Pirates in October 2019. Her open-minded personality and analytical skillset enables her to conquer new challenges with a high level of determination, commitment and curiosity.


David Katic

Growth Specialist

A wearer of many hats, David is a critical thinker with an eye for details and a passion for all things growth and design. With expertise in user experience and product-led growth, he has what it takes to develop a concept from idea to success. Prior to joining Pirates in November 2020, David worked in Slovenia-based startups such as 1tap by Receipt Bank, Verity, and Visionect.


Natasa Vukobratovic

Growth Specialist

Before joining the Pirates team, Natasa graduated from Bocconi University and gained experience in entrepreneurship herself. Her proactive thinking and passion for creativity enable her to conquer any type of growth challenge. From content marketing to networking skills, she helps startups grow.

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