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Victor Henning

  • Ph.D.
  • Technology entrepreneur, investor, author
  • Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar
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Technology entrepreneur, investor, author.

Founded & built Mendeley, the world's largest platform for scientific research. Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, former advisor to the UK and Dutch government on technology policy, voted “Best European Startup Founder 2013” at the Techcrunch Europas Awards. Angel investor, advisor, or board member at several hardware and education startups.

Victor holds a Ph.D. from Bauhaus-University of Weimar, is an Adjunct Professor at VU Amsterdam, and has published research on emotion, decision-making, statistical modeling, and film industry economics in leading peer-reviewed journals.

Also, despite no sign of acting talent, he has an entry in the Internet Movie Database for the memorable role of "Young Man #2".

Recent publications

  • 研究者コミュニケーションを根本から変え る文書管理の変革: Mendeley CEOが語る学術情報流通の将来 (Revolution of the reference management tool and its huge potential power to scholarly communications: The future of scholarly communications described by CEO of Mendeley Ltd.)

    • Henning V
  • "Sony Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH: Writing The New Song", Case Study & Teaching Note

    • Henning V
    • Schepker A
    • Kemper J
    • et al.

Professional experience

Technology entrepreneur, investor, author

Bauhaus Universität Weimar

January 2016 - Present

Co-Founder/CEO, Mendeley & VP Strategy


April 2013 - June 2016(3 years)

Co-Founder & CEO

Mendeley Ltd.

November 2007 - June 2016(9 years)

Lecturer / Doctoral Student

Bauhaus-University of Weimar

October 2004 - December 2010(6 years)

Summer Internships

Film Production, Music, Strategy Consulting

May 2001 - August 2003(2 years)

Junior A&R, Talent Scout

Sony Music Entertainment/Columbia Records

January 2000 - October 2000(9 months)



Bauhaus Universität Weimar

October 2004 - December 2010(6 years)

Dipl.-Kfm. (MBA)

Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Unternehmensführung - Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management

October 2000 - August 2004(4 years)

Handelshøyskolen BI - Norwegian School of Management BI

August 2002 - December 2002(4 months)

Université Libre de Bruxelles - Free University of Brussel

January 2002 - June 2002(5 months)

Other profiles

Co-authors (8)