Lars is a proven manager, investor and board member. He was formerly the CEO of Gaia Capital GmbH, the management company of a private equity fund. He subsequently led the acquisition of the management company and portfolio through an MBO, acting as Managing Partner until 2013. During this time, Lars oversaw the successful exit of the fund from 5 portfolio companies.
Lars is a graduate in Business Administration (Dipl. Kfm., Economics) from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and graduated from the Advanced Management Program from IESE Business School in 2007.
Robert is an experienced technologist with a passion for entrepreneurial start-ups. Robert has previously worked with Emerald Technology Ventures, the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council, and the Boston Consulting Group.
Robert is a graduate of Cambridge University, holds a doctorate from the ETH Zurich in Physical Chemistry, and an MBA from the IESE Business School.