Having grown up in a small village in Germany, I have a deep appreciation for entrepreneurship. To this day, I believe it’s the most powerful mechanism to bring about positive change. My drive “to see the world” ultimately led me to high school in the U.S., university in Berlin, advanced degrees in Paris and Madrid, internships in Japan and Brazil, stints at intergovernmental institutions and equity market research in the U.S. I was intrigued how technology changed our lives and began my tech career at Google in London.
I transitioned into venture capital, joining Index Ventures, just as Europe became a fertile ground for ambitious founders. At General Catalyst, I continue to focus on B2B investment opportunities, now across both New York and Europe, which are the two ecosystems I’m most bullish about. Away from work, I love any sport involving a racquet or paddle, am a passionate piano player of limited ability and support organisations that take on big challenges, such as Human Rights Watch and Black Girls CODE.