Experience and Passion


We make our 35+ years of entrepreneurial experience available to you. We have gathered experience as founders, angel investors, venture capitalists, and coaches at company builders and incubators.

Max Moldenhauer
Senior Partner

Interim Manager & Founder Coach at Aveato & Digital Salesmakers and Interim Head of Business Development & Sales at 42matters

Head of Mobile at Project A Ventures (2 investments: uberall & 42matters, 3 apps launched)

Co-Founder/MD of various startups, e.g. Mundwerk (Exit to Excelsis), LinkLift, OAS & Business Angel in 10+ startups, including Wooga, test.io

B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Management WHU / GeorgiaTech / ESC Nantes

Christian Weiss
Senior Partner

Co-Founder and former General Partner of Berlin-based Operational VC “Project A Ventures” with > USD200m under management with companies such as Catawiki, WorldRemit, Contorion, liqid, ZenMate, Junomedical

Founder and former MD of Rocket Internet (Global and Latin America)

Co-Founder/MD of various startups; e.g. Mundwerk & gimigames and Business Angel in 25+ startups, e.g. Zalando, Ladenzeile, audibene, quandoo, chronext, mycs

B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Management WHU/ Manchester/ESC Nantes

Marcus Erken

Startup Coach to 120+ student teams at WHU’s university incubator, which he helped establish and run

Lecturer of several university courses ranging from 25 to 250 students (topics include new venture creation and workshops on future megatrends)

Researcher in the field of entrepreneurship (presented research at leading international conferences)

B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Management WHU/ ESADE/ Brandeis

Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship (in progress) RWTH Aachen/ Harvard

About the Sunfish

From all animals, the sunfish grows most during its lifetime. It hatches from a tiny egg and grows to 1,200 pounds and 10 feet long, an increase in size of about 60 million times. For us the sunfish is nature’s best symbol for exponential growth. (Source: National Wildlife Federation)

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