Jury members

A jury composed mainly of investors

“Simon Math is Investment Manager at High-Tech Gründerfonds. Simon has a focus on AI and B2B / B2C software companies and works with startups such as Asana Rebel, remind.me or Hofmann&Stirner as well as HTGF's corporate LPs such as Schwarz Gruppe, SAP or Bosch. He was a management consultant prior to joining HTGF, advising established companies on strategic development, corporate finance and digitization as well as assisting start-ups in product development.”

Simon MATH


"After his management & finance studies Robert started to work in M&A as transaction advisory consultant supporting startups and SMEs to raise capital from private investors. In 2018 he started his VC career at IBB-Bet, a Berlin-based early-stage VC where he is responsible for investments in portfolio companies like JobUFO, ONOLabs or Lunchio. He is an avowed networker and likes the dense startup ecosystem in Berlin."



Fabian is a Principal at WestTech Ventures, a Pre-Seed and Seed-Stage Venture Capitalist in Berlin focused on investing in B2B SaaS, Developer Tools, and Enterprise Software startups. Prior to joining WestTech Ventures, Fabian gathered experience working for Groupon in Germany and Australia focusing on Online Marketing. He holds a master's degree in management specializing in banking and insurance from the University of Leipzig and spent semesters abroad in Slovenia and Indonesia.



Before joining Capnamic Ventures as an Investment Manager, Sebastian helped German tech startups accelerate as a Growth Strategist at Google. Prior to that he gained experiences in the digital landscape through various internships at e.g. RTL Group or simfy. Asides Sebastian has been an active supporter of the European startup landscape by co-founding the Entrepreneurs Club Cologne and mentoring founders at Dogpatch Labs, Dublin.Sebastian studied in Istanbul and Helsinki and holds a M.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Cologne.

Sebastian SCHÜLLER


Christophe is the founder and CEO of 5M Ventures, which is a french accelerator of startups. 5M Ventures has invested in 15 French and Sspanisch companies so far, and helped to finance 27 other companies in the last 18 months, with a focus on BtoC, CtoC, BtoBtoC, pre-serie A, or Serie A. Prior to that Christophe, who fluently speaks french, english and german, was CEO of renowned Media Companies in France and Germany, and started his career as an investment banker.

Christophe MONTAGUE


Antonino SACCÀ

Currently leading the expansion to USA, Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa, United Kingdom and Germany of a Private Equity Fund and the creation of an Accelerator in Italy with verticals in portfolio such as FinTech, Smart Mobility, Energy and Digital Health.Hephaestus Ventures is a private equity fund supporting the growth of Corporate Venture Capital through the creation of an accelerator in Milan called HV Labs to support the creation of new products and services and the expansion abroad of Italian Companies towards Brazil, United States, China, South Africa, Russia and India, United Kingdom and Germany. We support Senior Managers in their process of Digital Transformation to create Spin-Off of the projects of Open Innovation of the Corporates from which they come from in these verticals: FinTech, Energy, Smart Mobility , Digital Health.


Patrick LIEBIG


Patrick is an Investment Analyst at the Digital Tech Fund of btov Partners, focusing on B2C- and B2B-oriented businesses in the fields of commerce, marketplaces, mobile and software. Prior to joining btov, Patrick was scouting digital health startups at the Accelerator Startupbootcamp and gaining experiences in the Business Development units of KPMG and Deloitte. After living one year in Shanghai and exploring the Chinese startup ecosystem, he strongly believes that China rules digital innovation. 



Timo Dreger is a FinTech/ InsurTech & Venture Capital expert, speaker and author. Timo shares his experiences and knowhow as key-note speaker, panelist and moderator around the world. Furthermore he is consistently ranked as one of the leading FinTech and InsurTech Influencer worldwide.

Timo is the the Head of Insureabout and  worked as an Investment Manager for coparion – a 275m EUR Venture Fund, as a Head of Digital for Helvetia - one of the largest insurance companies in Switzerland, more 


Koen is a Partner and member of the founding team of TEV and focuses on high-growth consumer internet, software and marketplace businesses. 

Koen is currently responsible for TEV’s investments and ongoing work in Adrenaline Hunter, CareerFoundry, Coffee Circle, Metoda, SumUp, Travelcircus and Wellnow.

Before joining TEV in early 2011, Koen worked in Corporate Development and M&A with Axel Springer and Endemol Group where he gained extensive experience in portfolio development and numerous M&A/VC transactions. Prior to that he held several positions in product management, business development and venture capital at Sony Europe.Koen is from the Netherlands and graduated from the Rotterdam School of Management and CEMS at HEC Paris as well as the College of Europe.






Mor Eini is currently working at GTEC as the Global Innovation Program Manager. She is

Managing the EU ecosystem leaders and scaleup program and the NO BULLSHIT LAB in

Berlin and Frankfurt. Before that Mor was the Investment and Program Manager at hub:raum Israel (Deutsche Telekom's incubator & investment vehicle).

Prior to her position at Deutsche Telekom, she was working as the community manager of EcoMotion:Global Community for Innovative Smart Transportation in Israel.

Mor Eini has a double Bachelors Degree in International Relations and the Middle East and Islamic Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.




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