Head of Venture Capital, European Investment Fund
Matthias is responsible for EIF’s Venture Capital operations (EUR 3.4bn committed into ~ 220 VC funds). Besides managing EIF’s VC team he is focussing on business development and shaping EIF’s strategy in the early stage technology market and innovation and entrepreneurship financing. Prior to joining EIF, Matthias worked at European Investment Bank’s (EIB) where the advised a member of Executive Board and was involved in project financing transactions in the infrastructure sector. He has also worked in France as a consultant in the transportation and logistics sector and founded the research unit “Logistics & Environment” at the University of Aix-Marseille II. He was Director for the “Environmental Application Division” of the Society of Logistics Engineers (Hyattsville, USA). He holds a B.S. in Technical Economics from the University of Karlsruhe, a M.S. in International Finance from the University of Aix-Marseille II, a DEA in Transport Economics and Logistics Management and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the same University.