The Angel Club is a group of true entrepreneurs who actively invest into outstanding startups. Over the past two decades, the club’s members built several internationally leading companies and sold them to global players. While still running a bunch of companies themselves, the club’s members dedicate a significant amount of time into providing their portfolio companies with both entrepreneurial and managerial best practices obtained in their career.
As successful founders we are looking for highly committed and smart founders to support them throughout the whole lifecycle of their companies and act as their sparring partner. Due to our prior successes and experiences as entrepreneurs, we are able to invest up to €3 million of our own money per case, cover the whole spectrum of investment rounds from pre-seed to post-IPO and promptly decide on investments. Furthermore, due to the trust we put into founders, we frequently do follow-on investments. As a final remark, we maintain a strong network of startups willingly sharing their best-practices, partners for co-investments, access to VCs and legal support.
Stephan is a serial-entrepreneur and founded the leading companies OnVista, Ligatus and IS.Teledata. He further has been investing into disruptive internet companies for over 15 years.
Marco is one of the co-founders of audibene, which was established in 2012 and acquired by Swedish Private Equity fund EQT in 2015. After starting his career as a business consultant at Bain & Company, Marco is working as an entrepreneur since more than ten years, including co-foundation of an online software company and a tuition financing fund.
Joachim is responsible for the VC activities of several Family Offices and an advisor to both startups and private equity investors. His areas of expertise include investment strategy, new investments, deal flow and portfolio management. Prior to founding his own investment company, he has worked in the industry as well as in leading management roles in Family Offices.
Paul is co-founder of audibene. audibene is now active globally with operations in ten countries, defining hearing care of tomorrow. Prior to starting audibene, Paul was a Project Leader at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he focused on projects in healthcare, medtech and industrial engineering sectors.
Niklas gained experience in the startup ecosystems both in Germany as well as in SEA, and in M&A in German small cap companies. He holds a business degree from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.