Brain / Team

OUR TEAM

We are founders, VC specialists and strategists ourselves, who develop startups with great passion. And not only with passion: Above all with brain! We dive deep into your business idea and help you develop a company that will survive on the market and in the world.

TECHVISION FONDS

Dr. Ansgar Schleicher

Dr. Ansgar Schleicher

Managing Director

Project manager, development manager, sales manager, entrepreneur, managing director of a global tech company, investor: our doctor of computer science has no shortage of experience. And he likes to pass this on and is an enthusiastic and multi-layered coach for every startup. He recharges his batteries outdoors, with a racing bike or hiking boots and a good camera in his luggage.

Bernhard Kugel

Bernhard Kugel

Managing Director

With 25 years of experience in venture capital “under his belt”, he develops successful companies as a board member and co-partner. Many years ago, he graduated from RWTH Aachen University with a degree in business administration and is now a lecturer in the MBA program in Management and Entrepreneurship at Aachen University of Applied Sciences. You can ask him about his interests in tennis, golf and photography at any time.

Björn Lang

Björn Lang

Principal

As founder and CEO of physiosense, Björn first got to know TVF from a startup perspective. Today, he shares his experience, network and know-how with founding teams and the startup ecosystem as Principal of the Fund Management. He studied industrial engineering (RWTH Aachen & SKKU Seoul), laces up hiking and MTB shoes in his free time, or “tries his hand” at DIY.

Günther Bogenrieder

Günther Bogenrieder

Senior Investment Manager

After bank apprenticeship, business studies (Dipl.-Kaufm. and parallel Ing. course of studies mining) he gained M+A and investment management experience as assistant of the managing directors in large and medium sized companies and has now more than 22 years of experience in VC + PE business. As an entrepreneur, he has been running a bicycle (online) shop for more than 12 years. As a passionate racing cyclist and paraglider he loves endurance sports, especially in mountainous regions.

Dr. Christopher Jahn

Dr. Christopher Jahn

Investment Manager

With many years of experience in research laboratories from a variety of disciplines, Christopher is the life sciences expert on the team. After his studies in Molecular Medicine he received his PhD from the International Graduate School in Ulm funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and States Governments. Besides life science startups, Christopher is passionate about football and BJJ.

Pascal Bless

Pascal Bless

Investment Manager

During and after his business studies at the University of St. Gallen, Pascal was active as an entrepreneur. After that, he changed sides to become an investor and has since focused on digital pioneers. Pascal loves being a sparring partner and helping founders to succeed. In his free time he finds his inner peace by cooking and likes to climb one or the other mountain.

Dr. Lars Gussen

Dr. Lars Gussen

Investment Manager

After studying industrial engineering and earning his PhD in production technology at RWTH Aachen University, Lars was drawn to the venture capital world. A carnival enthusiast by choice, Lars is passionate about new technologies and their application throughout the company. In his free time, he can be found doing any kind of sporting activity or socializing over a Kölsch beer.

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Sabine Biergans

Sabine Biergans

Management Assistant

“Connection & Commitment” This is how Sabine herself likes to describe what motivates her. For the management, the team and our startups, the businesswoman and mediator is the contact person for all organizational issues and always has a finger on the pulse of her counterpart. You can find her in the forest, in the garden, on the bike or on the mat.

Peter Boymans

Peter Boymans

Principal

Our CFO structures all our VC funds and holds all the commercial reins. He studied business administration and is a certified accountant. When he is not working, he spends his free time with his family and finds balance in outdoor activities.

Sabrina Donhauser

Sabrina Donhauser

Team Assistant

The office management assistant is the first voice and face
of our company. Sabrina’s daily challenge to be responsible for bosses, colleagues and customers at the same time she masters with ease by setting the right priorities and empathic communication. Very fine antennae and tact are therefore her special characteristics. Besides the joy of her job, yoga and new work are her interests.

Humberto Duarte

Humberto Duarte

Principal

For more than 23 years, he has successfully accompanied medium-sized companies in growth financing, shareholder changes and succession planning. In addition, he is responsible for the PR and marketing activities of the S-UBG Group and is in charge of the activities of our partner network PIN. You can talk to him about football and travel at any time.

Beate Federsel

Beate Federsel

Investment Manager Later Stage

Our Senior Investment Manager studied business administration at RWTH Aachen University and has been a contact for medium-sized companies and start-ups for over 20 years. In her spare time, the Controlling Analyst can be found on her mountain bike or during other outdoor activities.

Birgit Götzenich

Birgit Götzenich

Assistant Investment Management

The industrial clerk and business administration graduate has been working for the S-UBG Group for more than 25 years. She prepares the figures of our partner companies for internal controlling and also supports the accounting department.

Yvonne Römkens

Yvonne Römkens

Finances & Accounting

As an accountant, our commercial manager is very familiar with tax issues and ensures that the auditors of our 5 funds issue certificates with an excellent rating. Otherwise, she can be found regularly in the gym, where she pursues her passion for martial arts.

Jeannine Schimanowski

Jeannine Schimanowski

Finances & Accounting

Jeannine completes our finance and accounting department and is responsible for the accounting of our group of companies. The trained tax clerk is an absolute family person and has her heart in the right place.

Roman Sadlowski

Roman Sadlowski

student assistant

Roman studies business administration and engineering at the RWTH Aachen and supports the team as a working student. In 2018 he founded his own start-up with the aim of digitizing the aviation industry and this way got to know the local start-up scene very well. A experience he uses at TechVision Fund, when looking out for the newest start-up’s and investment opportunities.