Hans-Joachim Schwenke is a founding partner of the renowned Berlin law firm Schwenke und Schütz. His main areas of expertise are corporate and real estate law. His clients particularly appreciate his high degree of creativity and the ability to provide simple solutions to complex chess problems. His motto: Making the impossible possible.
Wolf Kempert, Business Angel for 15 years, is involved in 9 start-ups, six of which are still active, with a focus on healthcare management. For 12 years he has been a member of the board of the BA Club, responsible for succession and turnaround, among other things. for 15 years as an entrepreneur, he has accompanied family businesses in their succession by coaching the succession and selling the companies.
born and raised in the north of Berlin. Joined the classic banking sector in the mid-1980s. In the 1990s, assumed responsibility for Prtfolio Management and Private Banking at Deutsche Bank AG. Subsequently international world management in Asia, Switzerland and North America, return to Berlin in 2007. Certified Finanial Planner since 2011.
Studied business administration in Göttigen, doctorate in Göttingen. Many years of international experience as CEO,COO,CFO. Metro Group, Düsseldorf: Head of Intern. Accounting, Head of Corporate Accounting Krone GmbH, Berlin/Gen TK, Boston/ADC, Minneapolis: KFM. Managing Director, CFO EmEA Selaestus Personal Managment GmbH: Managing Partner Dimension Data Verw. AG (formerly NextiraOne, Teltow).
Dipl.-Ing. in electrical engineering and power plant electronics. Professional experience in the automotive industry, e.g. as managing director of a supplier as well as in other group top management functions, including more than 10 years of experience abroad i.e. from Brazil, India, China.Business Angel since January 2016.
Managing partner of a company developing and manufacturing customer-specific sensors for the automotive industry and medical technology, among others. Owner of BLS Venture Capital GmbH with currently five shareholdings. Business Angel since March 2006. Partner of BAF Business Angels Fonds Bet. GbR, Berlin.
20 years of experience in business start-up financing and business development in Germany and Berlin, financing in all phases of life. Restructuring support. Business Angel since March 2010, Member of the Management Board since May 2012, Managing Director since July 2014, 2000 to 2005: Business Angels Club accompanied
Project manager at Siemens in research and development data measurement technology (3 years).
Founder and Managing Director of the ACOTEC Group (ISDN for Windows) with 150 employees and 13 Mio.€ turnover (10 years). Establishment, consulting and development of start-ups, interim, restructuring and turnaround management. Various memberships (IHK, VDI, GI, BVMW), international experience.
Business Angel since 2002
Dipl. Ing. TH Hannover Maschinenbau und Schiffstechnik Positions: at shipyards in Bremen and Hamburg, firing technology and boiler construction in the USA Machine tools, factory plants, laboratory measuring technology in Berlin, site development and management in Berlin-Adlershof (Wista)
Founding member of the BACB
Computer Science at Beuth University, Economics at TU Berlin.
IT-Consulting: Mercedes Benz Turkey, BMW Motorradwerke Berlin, OECD Steria Mummert Consulting AG. Software and Hardware Entrepreneur: 2012 locotigmbh.com; 2014 respontigmbh.com; 2015 pangeaelectroincis.com; 2016 enterdigitalventures.com
Toolmaker, insurance and bank clerk, trainer in adult education.
Experience in investment, adult education, business start-up support, development of a travel company, development and management of a holiday region abroad, establishment and management of a travel agency chain.
Business Angel since August 2010
Co-founder of the chain „Pizza New“ during his studies. Business development at the company „Nordsee“. With „Dunkin' Donuts“ and „Baskin Robbins“ first active in Europe and later in Central America, the Middle East and also in Russia. Most recently as Managing Director of the Europe Middle East Africa region and Managing Director of the joint venture in Spain. Since 2009 again entrepreneur in Italy in the field of gastronomy and tourism. Since 2013 lecturer of the Food & Beverage Management course at the module University Vienna.
Business Angel since March 2012
Studied business administration & industrial engineering with a focus on renewable energies. While studying programs in entrepreneurship, robotics, philosophy and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), King's College in London and Harvard University. Establishment, consulting and exit support of several corporations as co-founder, managing director and angel investor in Berlin and London. Founder of the VC company Berlin Metropolitan Ventures with focus on Berlin and London (pre-seed, seed).
SStudied business administration at the University of Hamburg. MBA, Management, Marketing at California State University Long Beach. Senior Brand Manager at Bayer de Mexico & Bayer Healthcare. Director Brand Management at Cadbury Schweppes & LG Electronics. LG Mobile Brand Management Lead at LG Electronics.
Business Angel since 2015
Banker, Lawyer, Tax Law Specialist, LL.M. (Edinburgh University).
1997/1998 Partner and head of the Potsdam branch of a local firm of auditors, lawyers and tax consultants, since 1998 partner of Kraft & Friederich GbR, Rechtsanwälte & Steuerberater, Berlin, Potsdam.
From 1975 Technical Controlling at BMW. From 1977, 6 years with The Boston Consulting Group in Munich and London. 6 years with Digital Equipment in Sales and Marketing.
Managing partner of CompuNet Computer AG. Managing Director of WISTA-Management GmbH for the research and technology location Berlin Adlershof.
Business Angel since 1999
BCalculation & Sales Engineer: Measurement and Control Technology Manager R&D/Design: Conveying Technology and Elevator Construction Technical Manager: Impact Extrusion Tubes/Can Manufacturing
Managing Director: Measuring and Process Technology, Sole Managing Director: Monoblock Cans Fully Automatic Mass Production, Independent Management Consultant: Quality Management, Production, Logistics
Business Angel since 1999, Business Angels Club Berlin e.V. - founding member
Management and participation in holding companies for the privatisation of trust companies. Chairman of the board and participation in mobile phone companies, 1999 sale to NASDAQ listed telecommunications company, other participations including financial service providers such as Bankhaus Löbbecke and VC Trust. Chairman of the board in a listed logistics company. Currently member of the Management Board of Financial Consulting Company with a focus on pre-market investments. Execution of listings and IPO (Deutsche Börse AG) Business Angel since March 2002.
Studied psychology at the Free University of Berlin; advanced training in various psychotherapy methods (conversational, behavioral, energetic psychotherapy, NLP), training in organizational development and coaching.
Co-founder and initiator of the „Albatros„ project, contact and counselling centre, MPU expert and course moderator at Dekra Automobil, Dekra-Akademie MPD (traffic medicine and traffic psychology services): Development of the individual traffic psychology intervention department.
Business Angel since February 2015
More than 25 years of experience as managing director in public companies and 20 years as founder, board member, today Senior Partner of BRIDGES Consulting Group AG, a consulting company in the health market and life sciences. With BRIDGES founder and co-founder, investor in and managing director and advisory board of companies in particular for biomedicine, medical technology, diagnostics. Several successful exits. Dipl.-Chemiker. Business angel and member of the BACB since 2004.
After working as an in-house lawyer and later as a member of the board of a medium-sized company, he joined Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH in 2002. Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen e.V. (German Society for the United Nations) and the Gesellschaft für Unternehmens- und gesellschaftsrecht - Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Unternehmens- und gGR e.V. (Association for Company Law - Scientific Association for Corporate and Company Law).
Business Angel since March 2007
Head of the Chair for Open Communication Systems OKS at the TU Berlin.
Head of Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS. Founder of various spin-off companies (eGov Consulting and Development GmbH, Bit Tubes GmbH, trustedSafe GmbH, IKV Technologies AG, TwonkyVi-sion GmbH). Teacher at various universities abroad. Business Angel since March 2012
2001-2006 Foundation and management of Transaudio GmbH.
Consulting and project development for Deutsche Telekom, HP-Compaq, Infitel and others.
Tax consultant since 2006. Since 2007 consultant at the Technology and Coaching Center Berlin. Since winter semester 2007/08 honorary professor European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder) for general business administration, in particular entrepreneurship. In March 2006 she founded Prof. Jacobsen Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH in Berlin.
Business Angel since December 2008.
Apprenticeship as bank clerk. Studied business administration. Financing solutions, development of risk management systems, commercial processes and strategic planning.
Founding of several Biotec companies, founder and as managing director many years of experience in the establishment, development and international positioning of a diagnostics company, national and international committee work Extensive network.
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the HTL Mödling, Austria Over 10 years of experience as founder / CEO / CTO in Internet and hardware topics. First exit at the age of 23, contacts in Austria, Hong Kong / China and Switzerland.
Business Angel since 2016
Many years of experience in various positions in international IT sales and management (Cray, Sun Microsystems, Oracle) Building, leading and developing geographically distributed organizations Extensive network in international IT top management Business Coach (Coaching, Consulting, Training)
Business Angel since 2015
Ulli Urban, banker, start-up consultant, real estate investor, 30 yr entrepreneur.
Since 2017 Business Angel. Offices in Berlin/Erfurt, no specific industry focus, competence: U.Structure and planning / financing / team building. Interest in the development of highly effective start-up ecosystems and investor networks.
Entrepreneur, founder and head of Testing Technologies IST GmbH. Experience in closing financing rounds and exit to a strategic investor. Mentor at the TU Berlin since 2012, and Business Angel since 2016. Focus on software companies in the B2B sector. Credo: „Pan metron ariston“, „All in moderation“.
Tax consultant, Diplom-Kaufmann, Bankkaufmann. After 7 years at PWC self-employed. For almost 25 years, 50 employees of the law firm Knappworst & Partner in Potsdam and Berlin have been involved in all areas of tax consulting for entrepreneurial mandates. In addition, I have been predominantly involved in the old economy with my own investment company.
The basis of my business management qualifications is my commercial vocational training as well as my many years of professional experience in companies with different industries. Since 1978 exclusively in leading positions with predominantly commercial, strategic and financial responsibility, sales management and founder. (In the year 2000)
„In the last 13 years I have built up two Berlin real estate management companies. Both companies have been successfully sold to large corporations. The companies focused on the management and value optimization of residential real estate throughout Germany. My roles included transaction manager, asset manager, portfolio manager, managing director and chief operating officer. Clients included institutional and private investors, including a large sovereign wealth fund. Before working in Germany, I was an investment advisor for Ultra-High Net Worth private investors at Morgan Stanley in London.“
Sales representative and project manager at the management consultancy Schumann, Cologne. Self-employed as project manager at BERA-Consulting, Düsseldorf.
Head of the Controlling Department of Schöller Lebensmittel GmbH & Co KG.
Management consultant at Rödl & Partner Consulting GmbH, Nuremberg, later deputy NL manager in Berlin. Management consultant at AIOS Consulting GmbH, Berlin. Since 2003 independent management consultant in Berlin.
Business Angel since February 2011
Since more than 25 years self-employed as Diplom-Betriebswirt (BA) and tax consultant with currently 15 employees, who deal with all business and tax topics in companies. The industry emphasis lies in the international art trade. In the areas of real estate, hotel business and optics I have entrepreneurial participations, which I helped to build up and partly sold again.
After bank apprenticeship and history studies he worked as a political editor at NDR. Then moved to Bertelsmann on the management side. 28 years as managing director or in similar positions, mostly in the media business. Most recently managing partner of a software company that developed an app for a streaming platform. Experience with company start-ups.