A tech team for tech teams.

We are rocket scientists, CS geeks, electrical engineers, AI researchers, mechanical engineers, materials scientists, and economists. We value entrepreneurial spirit, the drive for innovation, and the pursuit of quality. Since 2011, we have built one of Europe’s leading B2B venture capital funds investing throughout Europe from our offices in Berlin and Munich. As a team, we have made over one hundred B2B investments with over thirty exits, including some of our own companies.

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Noel Schwarz

Business Intelligence

Noel is currently finishing his bachelor’s degree in management and technology at the TU Munich with a focus on informatics. In his studies, he is currently engaging himself in the correlation between corporate performance and the creation of corporate accelerators. As a new member of UVC’s data team, he now looks forward to supporting the development of data-driven venture capital of UVC Partners. 

When I'm not working I'm

...playing volleyball at the lake or am wakeboarding or am at the golf course.

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Sabine Mattern

Senior Manager Investor Relations

After several years of market entry strategy consulting in New York and San Francisco, Sabine joined the Munich startup ecosystem. As a business developer by heart and born networker, she thrives on initiating and growing sustainable partnerships to drive economic growth. Her international experience, enthusiasm and resilience are her forte. Sabine has a soft spot for social entrepreneurship and tech solutions that address the UN’s sustainable development goals. She is also an event speaker and moderator.

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Maria Poursaiadi

Understand, shape and inspire. These are the guiding principles to which Maria is wholeheartedly committed. Maria has Iranian and Assyrian roots and has studied law and economics. In her final thesis, she dealt with the question of how to convince with rhetorical methods and decisive content. Since then, she has been working in the field of marketing and communication. For more than 15 years, she has supported companies in various roles - as an editor, as an opinion researcher, as a PR consultant, as a marketing manager, and as a company spokesperson. She has developed brands, made stories and achievements visible, and positioned brands in a wide variety of industries, especially in tech.

When I'm not working I'm

... I’m painting with acrylic and watercolors. And I’m into much more stuff like cooking, sports, psychology and philosophy.

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Sebastian Dannehl

Junior Investment Analyst

Sebastian has a background in Data Science and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Management at the Technical University Munich. He has previously worked on his own startup and has gained first-hand insights into the day-to-day operations of startups, working as a product manager and in business development. Having been fascinated with VC for a long time, he has joined UVC Partners to support the team in identifying the next generation of unicorns.

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Alexander Kiltz

Principal

As a Principal at UVC Partners, Alex loves partnering with early-stage B2B startups in Europe. His main focus is on enterprise software/SaaS, mobility, and logistics. His portfolio includes Blickfeld, FAZUA, FINN, HQS Quantum Simulations, Innoactive, shyftplan, Tacto Technology, Tanso Technologies, TWAICE Technologies, and Wire. Alex leads our sourcing activities in the Nordics and opened and leads our Berlin office. Previously, he co-founded one and worked at two other startups, as well as in private equity and IT consulting. Alex graduated with a master’s degree in Finance and Electrical Engineering & Information Technology from the Technical University of Munich.

When I'm not working I'm

taking my racing bike for a spin, enjoying long runs & high-intensity workouts, or travelling.

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Julian Bejer

Junior Investment Analyst

Before joining UVC Partners, Julian just finished his master’s degree in Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control at WU Vienna with minors in business analytics and venture development. He loves learning about innovations and new technologies that transform the world into the better. Above that, he deepened his strong interest in venture capital through his master’s thesis on decision biases in venture capital decision-making. In the past, he has gained diverse professional experience in venture capital, at a pre-seed startup, in the project management of a large corporation, and in management consulting.

When I'm not working I'm

...traveling, hiking, running, or working out at the gym.

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Johannes von Borries

Managing Partner

Johannes loves to see new technologies and products entering the market. One of his most memorable moments was the day when he received the first order for an inspection system his former company, Nanda Technologies, had developed. Now, as an investor, he enjoys supporting teams to achieve this same moment and to grow their company beyond it. With many years’ experience in the VC industry and being a successful founder himself, he is well-acquainted with the ups and downs of a startup.

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Marc Alexander Kühn

Investment Analyst

Marc Alexander enjoys discussing and learning about new technology developments and how to scale them into impactful applications. At UVC Partners, he looks forward to working with ambitious founders on their journey to create unicorns. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering and Informatics from the Technical University of Munich with a research stay at the University of Oxford and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Management. Moreover, he published multiple peer-reviewed academic papers in the machine learning field. His previous experience includes deep-tech venture capital, computer science research at Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, technology strategy at a global corporation, and freelance business consulting.

When I'm not working I'm

probably doing sports like running, fitness or playing tennis or I’m enjoying food and drinks with my friends.

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Amanda-Stella Birkenholz

Investment Manager

Amanda has a deep passion for tech startups that solve important problems and is excited to help them grow through her role as an investor. She focuses on IoT, PropTech and Industry 4.0. Prior to UVC, Amanda co-founded VISN, an award-winning B2B IoT startup and also led the PropTech venture Raumgold. She worked as a Venture Architect Director in a company builder, where she created scalable B2B startups and also coached and mentored several startups through accelerator programs. Amanda has a multicultural background and has worked and lived across the globe (Germany, Australia, UK, Spain, Thailand). She holds a degree in Industrial Engineering with a major in Mechanical Engineering from RWTH Aachen university.

When I'm not working I'm

writing my first children’s book: CHAMP – Jagd auf das Trojanische Pferd.

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Renate Fuhrich

Team Assistant

Renate is the heart of our company and supports the whole team in organizational and administrative matters around the topics back office, events, and appointments. In addition she is our feel-good manager and makes sure that everyone on the team is happy. During the last years, Renate already gained profound experience as an office manager and team assistant in medium- and larger-sized companies related to healthcare and sports and entertainment marketing.

When I'm not working I'm

cooking for my family & friends and try to go to music concerts as often as possible.

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Dr. Oliver Schoppe

Investment Manager

Oliver is truly passionate about deep tech and natural sciences from biology to physics. At UVC Partners, Oliver focuses on startups in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Data Processing, and Digital Health. Prior to joining UVC Partners, Oliver worked several years for McKinsey & Company up to junior project manager in Germany, Switzerland, UK, USA, and China. He advised clients primarily in the technology and automotive industries, with a focus on strategic M&A and sales. At McKinsey, Oliver also headed a recruiting team and pro bono consulting projects for social justice in the German education system. With research stays at Harvard University, MIT, and Oxford University, he holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the Technical University of Munich and published more than 10 peer reviewed articles in journals such as Cell or Nature Communications.

When I'm not working I'm

in the Alps, winter or summer - or reading up on the latest political developments. Last book I really enjoyed: How Democracies Die (Daniel Ziblatt & Steven Levitsky)

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Johannes Brunner

Finance Manager

Johannes is fascinated by innovative start-ups that tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow. With his background in Finance, Johannes pays particular attention to a start-up's facts and figures. Before joining UVC Partners, he worked in accounting advisory and valuation, modeling, and analytics at PWC and accompanied major IPOs, spin-offs, and takeovers. Johannes graduated with a master’s degree in Finance and Accounting from Munich University of Applied Sciences.

When I'm not working I'm

... I'm often outside, biking, hiking or running, enjoying a good pizza or a good book.

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Dr. Alexander Huber

Chief Financial Officer

Alexander is passionate about tech startups and has a special affinity for 3D printing. He also likes to understand and challenge business models from a financial perspective. He holds a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurial Finance from TU Darmstadt as well as a Master’s degree in Management & Technology majoring in Finance and Mechanical Engineering from TU München. He has worked in several finance-related positions internationally. In addition, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

When I'm not working I'm

either with my daughter exploring new playgrounds, sitting on my bike, or preparing juicy meats on my BBQ-smoker.

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Dr. Daniel Reese

Investment Manager

Having lived, studied, and worked in 6 different countries, Daniel has always been driven by the desire to learn about and embrace new ideas. On a professional level, Daniel’s curiosity led him to work as a project leader in the LEAP business-building practice of McKinsey & Company, building innovative corporate B2B tech ventures. Hence, a broad range of entrepreneurial experiences has shaped Daniel’s understanding of technology and new business models. He applies those at UVC Partners, where he channels his curiosity toward supporting founders who build scalable companies that make a long-lasting impact. Daniel is an avid entrepreneurship scholar researching and publishing around founding teams: For his PhD he investigated the success of young tech companies and their founding teams at the University of Dortmund and as a visiting researcher at Stanford.

When I'm not working I'm

enjoying outdoor activities (hiking and skiing), trying new recipes at home, or recording an American football podcast.

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Nicolas Klein

Junior Investment Analyst

Nicolas is currently finishing his master´s degree in industrial engineering with a focus on energy science at RWTH Aachen University. In his master thesis, he will focus on the economic feasibility of carbon capture utilization and storage technologies. During his studies, he gained experience in different sectors from mobility to hydrogen markets and consulting. At UVC Partners, he now looks forward to supporting innovative technology startups that tackle climate change and environmental issues.

When I'm not working I'm

in the mountains hiking, at the sea kitesurfing or at the golf course.

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Sebastian Moosheimer

Junior Investment Analyst

With a broad interest in technology, management, and entrepreneurship, Sebastian brings a deep passion for automation and analytics, especially in the future of growing cities and mobility. Prior to joining UVC Partners, he gained experience at several large companies and at a R&D start-up. Having graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Management & Technology, Sebastian is currently pursuing his Master’s at TU Munich with a specialization in entrepreneurship and computer science.

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Jana Petry

Investment Analyst

Jana is passionate about supporting startups that are building innovative digital and technological solutions challenging the status quo and disrupting industries. She holds a master’s degree in Management & Technology with a focus on finance and computer science from TUM with an Honors Degree focused on entrepreneurship and innovation from the CDTM. Besides working on her own projects, she has gained practical experience in startups, big corporates, and consulting. Jana is excited to support driven founders in scaling businesses that are contributing to a better tomorrow.

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Veronika Hiebl

Senior Manager ​Finance & Controlling

Veronika takes care of our investment controlling as well as fund reporting and administration. She studied business administration and completed further training as an accountant. Before joining UVC Partners, she worked for a tax consulting firm for ten years and gained in-depth experience in the financial sector.

When I'm not working I'm

growing my own vegetables in the garden or cycling around the Amper valley.

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Lisa Liu

Investment Manager

Lisa acts from a deep conviction that empowering visionary founders who never give up on tackling the biggest problems of our world is one key ingredient to leave a lasting, powerful impact. She draws from her diverse background combining venture capital, consulting and corporate innovation. This expertise gives her unique insights into how to bring together the old and new economy. Lisa graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Mannheim and master's degree in International Management from the London School of Economics and has spent her academic career across Europe, Asia and the US, and is fluent in German, English and Chinese.

When I'm not working I'm

out in nature hiking, climbing (I love heights), kitesurfing or cooking healthy and delicious meals at home.

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Jannis Zipp

Junior Investment Analyst

Jannis pursues a Master's degree in Management & Technology at TU Munich with a focus on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Computer Science and is very interested in Software, Start-Ups, and Innovation. He is passionate about automation and technology which is why he is writing his master thesis at UVC Partners about how to automate and improve our deal flow. Prior to joining UVC Partners, he worked in strategy consulting and startups.

When I'm not working I'm

Making Pizza with friends or going out for a coffee

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Dr. Sarah Theinert

Director Partnerships & Value Creation

Sarah is an energetic venture enthusiast always looking for a way how to support entrepreneurs for the long haul. She strongly believes that going forward Venture Capitalists need to provide additional support beyond capital to empower the next generation of startups. At UVC Partners, Sarah manages the relationships with our industrial partners identifying growth opportunities for our portfolio. Further, she works closely with the portfolio companies advising them on go-to-market as well as growth via sales and marketing. Sarah draws from her experiences working for companies in M&A, venture capital, and corporate innovation. She holds a PhD in Entrepreneurial Finance from Technical University of Munich, a Master in Management Science from University of Bayreuth as well as a degree in Digital Marketing from University of Oxford.

When I'm not working I'm

somewhere in the mountains skiing, biking, hiking, climbing, reading, or cooking.

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Prof. Dr. Helmut Schönenberger

Managing Partner

Scalable tech-startups are Helmut’s passion as co-founder and CEO of UnternehmerTUM, the Center for Innovation and Business Creation at Technische Universität München (TUM). He also serves as TUM’s Vice President Entrepreneurship, as a professor at TUM School of Management and as a member of the advisory board of DENA and other tech companies. With his background as a founder, aerospace engineer and venture capitalist he loves to help new sustainable ventures solve strategy, recruiting, business development and future financing challenges.

When I'm not working I'm

hiking, biking or skiing in the Alps.

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Maria-Stefania

Junior Venture Scout

Before joining UVC Partners, Maria had recently finished her Bachelor’s degree in Management & Technology at TUM with focus on Mechanical Engineering and Finance. During her studies, she was active in the Munich start-up ecosystem through her internship at a fast-growing data-privacy startup and a sustainable carpooling company. By being an active member at START Munich, a student entrepreneurial initiative, the concept of venture capital sparked her interest. Having written her Bachelor’s thesis on machine learning and having gained previous working experience in B2B SaaS startups, UVC Partners covers her topics of interest perfectly.

When I'm not working I'm

...active at START Munich, doing Taekwondo and traveling.

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Johnston Chen

Junior Investment Analyst

Johnston holds a bachelor's degree from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and a master's degree from IE Business School in Madrid. He has gained experience on the advisory side in Mergers & Acquisitions roles and operational experience in product management. In his most recent role, Johnston supported the founder's team of a pre-seed FinTech startup. Now at UVC, he looks forward to partnering up with innovative tech start-ups. 

When I'm not working I'm

...discovering new cultures and eating my way through their culinary treasures.

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Dr. Ingo Potthof

Managing Partner

Ingo has been working in the high-tech industry for more than 25 years. As a venture capitalist, he had the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs in Europe, Israel, the US as well as Asia. Themes and technologies are constantly changing, but success always requires enthusiastic, persistent founders and a strong vision. Ingo is convinced that startups are the driver of innovation, more than ever before, and he is excited to be able to contribute to this development as an investor.

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Andreas Unseld

Partner

Andreas has dedicated his career to technology entrepreneurship. He is a computer scientist by education and a technology enthusiast. His fields of interests are artificial intelligence and knowledge-based systems. He likes to work with technical teams on their product strategies. He has built up the technology scouting and startup coaching operations at UnternehmerTUM and gained startup experience with own ventures.

When I'm not working I'm

With my family, cooking for friends or doing sports.

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Vincent von Büren

Junior Investment Analyst

With both a technical and business-related background, Vincent loves to be at the intersection of technology and business. Throughout his academic and professional career, he has worked with several startups and has always enjoyed supporting founders on their entrepreneurial journey. Vincent is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Robotics and Automation at the TU Munich. In addition, he is also pursuing an Honors Degree with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at CDTM in Munich.

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Eduardo Rodríguez

Software Developer

Eduardo is currently finishing his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Technical University Munich. Before joining UVC Partners, he worked for two and a half years as a software developer for a German multinational corporation. He brings his passion for clean and maintainable code development and his experience with cloud deployments as well as continuous integration to the UVC Partners' data team. He enjoys coding in Go and deploying on FreeBSD.

When I'm not working I'm

at the tennis court, playing football or cycling.

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Benjamin Erhart

Partner

Benjamin is a Partner with UVC, where his main focus is Robotics, IoT, mobility and industrial software. Prior to joining UVC in 2017, he was one of first employees of High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and helped building a portfolio of over 480 investments in eight years. Benjamin is Industrial Engineer and holds a Degree from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

When I'm not working I'm

parenting three kids, skiing, playing soccer, or riding my athletic e-bike (yes, both athletic and e-! check out fazua.com).

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Jackie Kroyer

Junior Investment Analyst

Jackie enjoys immersing herself in all kinds of tech-related topics, like the future of mobility or payments. She brings experience from a range of internship roles, conducted in start-ups such as Moss or Celonis as well as in venture capital at GFC. Jackie is a Master’s student at TU Munich in Management and Technology with a focus on Finance and Informatics and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s thesis at the Chair of Research and Science Management and thereby deeply engaging herself in the concepts of lifelong learning and the entrepreneurial growth mindset.

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