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Florian Hirschberger
Managing Director

Florian Hirschberger

Managing Director

As Chief investment Officer, Florian Hirschberger is responsible for Media for Equity investments, Portfolio Management and International Business Development at SevenVentures. Florian joined the team in 2014 and began overseeing the Portfolio Management of our equity investments. As Managing Director of SevenOne Capital, he is also responsible for the Venture Capital fund investments of ProSiebenSat.1. Previously, Florian worked for Viscardi Investment Banking in Germany focusing on M&A and Corporate Finance as well as at PB Capitalin New York. Furthermore, Florian is an active entrepreneur in the food production industry through his family business.

Florian holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. In his spare time, Florian is passionate about travelling, skiing and mountain hiking.

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Maximilian Jochim
Chief Financial Officer

Maximilian Jochim

Chief Financial Officer

Maximilian joined the SevenVentures team in 2013 and is responsible for managing the SevenVentures finance and controlling department. Previously, he worked at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE as an Internal Auditor and Risk Manager.

Maximilian obtained a diploma in Business Administration from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt.

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Florian Weber
Senior Director Media Investments

Florian Weber

Senior Director Media Investments

Florian Weber is the Senior Director of Media Investments. Prior to his role at SevenVentures, Florian worked for a well-known publisher & media group and for a leading international bank. He is a specialist in media impact analysis.

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Christian Altwein
Director Sales Strategy

Christian Altwein

Director Sales Strategy

Christian joined the SevenVentures team as the Director for Sales Strategy in 2018, in which he is responsible for Strategy, New Business and Sales. He previously led numerous projects within the ProSiebenSat.1 group in the areas of Corporate Strategy, Business Development and Product Management. Prior to his role at ProSiebenSat.1, he worked as a strategy consultant, advising companies both in Germany and Abroad.

Christian holds a Master's degree in Management from the Cass Business School, London.

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Verena Argauer
Director International Business Development

Verena Argauer

Director International Business Development

Verena Argauer is the Director of International Business Development and heads the strategic relations between SevenVentures partner companies within the ProSiebenSat.1 Group.

Verena holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Hohenheim and St. Gallen. In addition to her work with digital organisations, she has a special interest in brand-driven brick-and-mortar companies that are seeking to accelerate their online growth. 

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Bianca Bertsch
Director Marketing & Communication

Bianca Bertsch

Director Marketing & Communication

Bianca Bertsch joined the SevenVentures team as the Director of Marketing & Communication in 2019 and is responsible for the marketing and corporate communications strategies. She has over 15 years of experience in the communications industry. Previously, she worked as the Director of Corporate Communications at a leading branding and design agency, with a focus on employer branding. Prior to this, Bianca led the PR team at a German pay TV company. Furthermore, as the press manager for an international watch brand, she was responsible for both product and corporate communications and event management. She developed her communications expertise at various international agencies.

Bianca obtained a master's degree in American history, intercultural communication and market & advertising psychology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.

In her spare time Bianca is passionate about travelling, yoga and design.

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Leif Ebentreich
Director Media Investments

Leif Ebentreich

Director Media Investments

Leif Ebentreich joined the SevenVentures team as the Director for Media Investments in 2019. He was previously head of the sales department at glomex, the video syndication platform of ProSiebenSat.1, where he focused on the acquisition and development of publishers in Germany, Austria & Switzerland. Prior to this, he worked in management functions and marketing and sales roles for national and international media companies including Disney, SuperRTL, Yahoo and SevenOne Interactive.

Leif holds a Diploma in Culture Management from the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam.

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Andrea Haemmerli
Managing Director SevenVentures Switzerland

Andrea Haemmerli

Managing Director SevenVentures Switzerland

Andrea Haemmerli has been with the company since 2012 as the Managing Director of SevenOne Media (Switzerland) AG. In this position, she is responsible for the sales and marketing of all P7S1 channels in Switzerland as well as the management of the Swiss channel, Puls 8. In addition to these responsibilities, Andrea took over the management of SevenVentures Switzerland.

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Dr. Patrick Rohrmeier
Director Operations

Dr. Patrick Rohrmeier

Director Operations

Dr. Patrick Rohrmeier joined SevenVentures in 2018 as the Director of Operations. He has previously worked for the ProsiebenSat.1 Group in strategy, business development and operations functions. Prior to his role at ProSiebenSat.1, he worked for a well-known management consultancy.

Patrick holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the LMU Munich, which included abroad programs at the Macquarie University, Sydney and the Copenhagen Business School. He completed his PhD in Marketing at the Technical University, Munich.

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Philipp Rouenhoff
Associate Director Equity Investments

Philipp Rouenhoff

Associate Director Equity Investments

Philipp Rouenhoff is the Associate Director for Equity Investments at SevenVentures. Prior to this role, Philipp worked within the strategy department and in product management for two DAX-listed corporations.


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Dr. Daniel Zech
Head of SevenVentures Austria & Switzerland

Dr. Daniel Zech

Head of SevenVentures Austria & Switzerland

Dr. Daniel Zech is the Head of SevenVentures, Austria & Switzerland. Prior to joining SevenVentures, Austria, Daniel founded and sold an online soccer community in Austria and Switzerland.

Daniel holds a PHD degree from the University of Innsbruck, Beijing and Shanghai.

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Andrea Greiner
Manager Business Operations

Andrea Greiner

Manager Business Operations

Andrea joined SevenVentures as the Business Operations Manager in 2019. She previously worked in the strategy department of a global consulting company focusing on digital marketing, sales and customer experience.

Andrea holds an MBA degree from Portland State University in Portland, OR, USA and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from ESB Business School, Reutlingen.

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Marc Christian Gätje
Associate Equity Investments

Marc Christian Gätje

Associate Equity Investments

Christian is employed as an Associate for the Equity Investments Team. Prior to his role at SevenVentures, he worked as an Analyst for a leading MidCap M&A Boutique.

Christian graduated with qualifications from both WU, Wien and Cass Business School.

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Stefan Balabanow
Senior Manager Sales Operations

Stefan Balabanow

Senior Manager Sales Operations

Stefan Balabanow works as the Senior Manager for Sales Operations in the Sales Consulting division at SevenVentures. He was the Sales Manager at SevenOne AdFactory in the Licensing division for more than 4 years. In this position, he was responsible for the distribution of product and promotion licenses for brands including Germany´s next Topmodel, The Voice of Germany and The Big Bang Theory.

Stefan has more than 15 years of experience in the industry and trade sector. His previous roles include the Category Manager in the corporate sourcing department for a German electronics retail company, the Marketing Manager for an international publisher of PC and console games and the Senior Product Manager, Licensing & Content Cooperation for a German TV sports station.

In 2010 he founded a company dealing with the import of gaming and mobile phone accessories.

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René Brix
External Advisor Denmark and the Nordic

René Brix

External Advisor Denmark and the Nordic

René Brix is an external advisor to SevenVentures in Denmark. Before joining the SevenVentures team, René launched and managed the growth of the largest e-tailer in Denmark. His earlier achievements include digital strategy consulting for large Nordic omni-channel players and building up telecommunications business areas across Europe.

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Jan Brockhausen
Manager Media Investments

Jan Brockhausen

Manager Media Investments

Jan Brockhausen is the Media Investments Manager at Seven Ventures. Before joining SevenVentures, he was responsible for the business development department at a leading European mobility Start-up.

Jan studied Business Administration with a focus on strategy, entrepreneurship and finance in both Muenster and Dortmund.

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Yves Dhalluin
Senior Manager Media Investments & Country Head France

Yves Dhalluin

Senior Manager Media Investments & Country Head France

Yves joined the SevenVentures team as the Senior Investment Manager in 2011 and is responsible for media investments and international business development in France. Prior to his current role, he has worked at Loyalty Partner in Germany, specialising in controlling. His former positions include management roles within both ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and the teleshopping company affiliated with France's leading broadcasting group.

Yves holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Catholic University of Lille, France. 

Yves is a French citizen and has lived in Munich since 1994.

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Michael Eissmann
Associate Director Portfolio Management

Michael Eissmann

Associate Director Portfolio Management

Michael Eissmann is the Senior Manager of the Portfolio Management Team at SevenVentures. For several years he worked in transaction consulting with a focus on business valuation, financial due diligence, capital and debt advisory.

Michael is a CFA Charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst) and holds an MBA from Midwestern State University.

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Dean Elgabri
Principal Business Development ProSiebenSat.1 Group

Dean Elgabri

Principal Business Development ProSiebenSat.1 Group

Dean joined the ProSiebenSat.1 Group in 2019 and was tasked with driving the U.S. investment activities for consumer-centric companies looking to accelerate their growth in Europe. His work experience includes roles within a variety of start-ups including Rebel (acquired by Salesforce), Bitly (acquired by Spectrum Equity) as well as positions in strategy consulting and M&A.

Dean holds a BBA in Finance from the George Washington University.

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Lisa Maria Greimel
Executive Assistant

Lisa Maria Greimel

Executive Assistant

Lisa Maria Greimel has been with SevenVentures as an Executive Management Assistant since 2018. Lisa joined SevenVentures from the Sales & Key Account management team of the distribution department and previously worked for Odgers Berndtson in Munich as a project assistant.

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Evgenija Gutjahr
Manager Media Investments

Evgenija Gutjahr

Manager Media Investments

Evgenija Gutjahr works as a Manager for Media Investments, supporting Florian Weber's Media Investment Team. After completing her studies at the University of Vienna, Evgenija completed a traineeship at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE during which she focused on business development, (performance) marketing and the creation and marketing of 360 ° concepts.

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Christopher Halbig
Manager Equity Investments

Christopher Halbig

Manager Equity Investments

Christopher Halbig works as the Manager for Equity Investments. Prior to commencing his role at SevenVentures, he completed a Double Master in Finance and Strategic Marketing at Maastricht University.

Christopher gained valuable experience in the Start-up sector whilst working for Rocket Internet and Deloitte.

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Jonathan Helferich
Senior Manager Media Investments

Jonathan Helferich

Senior Manager Media Investments

Jonathan Helferich joined the SevenVentures team as the Senior Manager for Media Investments in 2019. Prior to his current role, he was responsible for sales and consulting at a performance TV agency. Additionally, he worked as a part of a team leading cross-media sales in Germany.

Jonathan obtained a Diploma in Sport, Business and Law from the University of Bayreuth.

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Cosima Henn
Junior Manager Business Operations

Cosima Henn

Junior Manager Business Operations

Cosima joined the SevenVentures team as a Junior Manager in 2019 and is responsible for the processes supporting the venture investment committee. Previously she worked at a Munich-based start-up in business development. She also worked for BMW (in aftersales strategy) and OSRAM (inhouse consulting). Cosima holds a Bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich.

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Stefan Hennig
Manager Portfolio Management

Stefan Hennig

Manager Portfolio Management

Stefan Hennig is manager in the portfolio management team of SevenVentures. Prior to joining SevenVentures, he worked for a private equity firm, where he supported investments in medium-sized and international companies and gained experience in the valuation of companies and the execution of structured transactions.
He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Mergers & Acquisitions from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

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Viola Karl
Senior Manager International Business Development

Viola Karl

Senior Manager International Business Development

Viola is Senior Manager International Business Development. Initially she was responsible for the SevenVentures strategy. Her previous roles include a project manager position at a leading global strategy consulting firm, focusing on projects within the retail and consumer goods sectors.

Viola holds a Master in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics as well as a Bachelor in Business Administration from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.


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Christian Köhler
Associate Media Investments

Christian Köhler

Associate Media Investments

Christian Köhler joined SevenVentures as Associate Media Investments in October 2019. Previously, he worked as an associate consultant for a leading strategy consultancy and as an analyst for an international CVC. Christian holds a Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Católica Lisbon SBE and a Bachelor in TUM-BWL from the Technical University of Munich.

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Carolin Maierhofer
Manager Media Investments

Carolin Maierhofer

Manager Media Investments

Carolin Maierhofer joined the SevenVentures team in 2017. In her Management role, she is responsible for the fashion and sport industry. She previously worked as a Management Consultant for AdFactory at ProSiebenSat.1, focusing on the implementation of 360 degree projects. She also coordinated strategic brand developments for a variety of companies. Additionally, she was responsible for the EMEA marketing division of an American IoT group.

Carolin holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the DHBW, Ravensburg.

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Jakub Maj
External Advisor Poland

Jakub Maj

External Advisor Poland

Jakub Maj is an External Advisor to SevenVentures for Poland and Eastern Europe. Before joining SevenVentures, he worked for a leading European company-builder, as well as for a Berlin-based Venture Capital firm.

Jakub has proven experience in launching Start-ups and is a specialist in online marketing.

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Maria Popova
Senior Manager, Portfolio Management

Maria Popova

Senior Manager, Portfolio Management

Maria Popova is a Senior Manager on the Portfolio Management Team of SevenVentures. She previously worked as a Manager in Transaction Consultancy for one of the world's leading auditing and advisory companies.

She studied law and economics at the University of Augsburg and has successfully passed the CFA exam.

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Rocio Lopez Romero
Controller

Rocio Lopez Romero

Controller

Rocio Lopez works in the SevenVentures finance team. She primarily provides support to both the Growth Investment Germany team and the International Business team.

Prior to her current role, she worked in controlling for ProSiebenSat.1 MediaSE.

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Björn Schulmeister
Manager Equity Investments

Björn Schulmeister

Manager Equity Investments

Björn Schulmeister is a Manager for Equity Investments at SevenVentures. In the past he worked as a M&A advisor.

Björn completed his studies in the field of Business Administration at the University of Mannheim and at the Nova SBE in Lisbon.

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Michael Smith
Principal Business Development ProSiebenSat.1 Group

Michael Smith

Principal Business Development ProSiebenSat.1 Group

Michael joined the ProSiebenSat.1 Group in 2019 to drive the U.S. investment activities in consumer-centric companies looking to accelerate their growth in the European market. Previously he worked at various venture-funded companies in the consumer and media sectors.

Michael started his career in finance as an analyst at Goldman Sachs and Soros Fund Management.

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Erik Stollberg
Manager Media Investments

Erik Stollberg

Manager Media Investments

Erik Stollberg is a Manager in the Media Investments Team. Before joining SevenVentures he worked in business development functions in various areas at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE.

He has many years of extensive industry experience through his work with SMEs in different sectors.


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Alexander Veh
Controller

Alexander Veh

Controller

Alexander joined the SevenVentures team as a Controller in 2017 and is currently responsible for Finance and Controlling for SevenVentures Austria and Switzerland. He previously worked at a Start-up in Berlin and at a subsidiary company of ProSiebenSat.1.

Alexander holds a Master's Degree (M.Sc) in Finance and Controlling from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich.


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Leona Wenninger
Junior Controller

Leona Wenninger

Junior Controller

Leona joined SevenVentures as a Junior Controller in 2019. Throughout her career, she has gained practical experience in various automotive corporations, in addition to working at a Cologne-based Start-Up.

Leona obtained a Master’s degree in Business, specialising in Finance and Accounting, from the University of Augsburg.

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Christoph Wirth
Research & Innovation Manager

Christoph Wirth

Research & Innovation Manager

Christoph joined the SevenVentures team as the Research & Innovation Manager in 2015 and is currently responsible for Operations and Business Development. His previous roles include a position at Content5 AG in Germany, where he focused on Research for Corporate Business Development.

Christoph holds an MBA from the University of North Florida and a Master in Anthropology & Political Sciences from University of Heidelberg.


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Raphaela Zeilinger
Executive Assistant

Raphaela Zeilinger

Executive Assistant

Raphaela Zeilinger works as an Executive Assistant to our Managing Director, Florian Pauthner. Before joining SevenVentures, she worked as an assistant to the European Director of Wolford in Bregenz.

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Florian Hirschberger
Managing Director

Florian Hirschberger

Managing Director

As Chief investment Officer, Florian Hirschberger is responsible for Media for Equity investments, Portfolio Management and International Business Development at SevenVentures. Florian joined the team in 2014 and began overseeing the Portfolio Management of our equity investments. As Managing Director of SevenOne Capital, he is also responsible for the Venture Capital fund investments of ProSiebenSat.1. Previously, Florian worked for Viscardi Investment Banking in Germany focusing on M&A and Corporate Finance as well as at PB Capitalin New York. Furthermore, Florian is an active entrepreneur in the food production industry through his family business.

Florian holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. In his spare time, Florian is passionate about travelling, skiing and mountain hiking.

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Philipp Rouenhoff
Associate Director Equity Investments

Philipp Rouenhoff

Associate Director Equity Investments

Philipp Rouenhoff is the Associate Director for Equity Investments at SevenVentures. Prior to this role, Philipp worked within the strategy department and in product management for two DAX-listed corporations.


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Marc Christian Gätje
Associate Equity Investments

Marc Christian Gätje

Associate Equity Investments

Christian is employed as an Associate for the Equity Investments Team. Prior to his role at SevenVentures, he worked as an Analyst for a leading MidCap M&A Boutique.

Christian graduated with qualifications from both WU, Wien and Cass Business School.

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Michael Eissmann
Associate Director Portfolio Management

Michael Eissmann

Associate Director Portfolio Management

Michael Eissmann is the Senior Manager of the Portfolio Management Team at SevenVentures. For several years he worked in transaction consulting with a focus on business valuation, financial due diligence, capital and debt advisory.

Michael is a CFA Charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst) and holds an MBA from Midwestern State University.

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Christopher Halbig
Manager Equity Investments

Christopher Halbig

Manager Equity Investments

Christopher Halbig works as the Manager for Equity Investments. Prior to commencing his role at SevenVentures, he completed a Double Master in Finance and Strategic Marketing at Maastricht University.

Christopher gained valuable experience in the Start-up sector whilst working for Rocket Internet and Deloitte.

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Stefan Hennig
Manager Portfolio Management

Stefan Hennig

Manager Portfolio Management

Stefan Hennig is manager in the portfolio management team of SevenVentures. Prior to joining SevenVentures, he worked for a private equity firm, where he supported investments in medium-sized and international companies and gained experience in the valuation of companies and the execution of structured transactions.
He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Mergers & Acquisitions from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

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Maria Popova
Senior Manager, Portfolio Management

Maria Popova

Senior Manager, Portfolio Management

Maria Popova is a Senior Manager on the Portfolio Management Team of SevenVentures. She previously worked as a Manager in Transaction Consultancy for one of the world's leading auditing and advisory companies.

She studied law and economics at the University of Augsburg and has successfully passed the CFA exam.

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Björn Schulmeister
Manager Equity Investments

Björn Schulmeister

Manager Equity Investments

Björn Schulmeister is a Manager for Equity Investments at SevenVentures. In the past he worked as a M&A advisor.

Björn completed his studies in the field of Business Administration at the University of Mannheim and at the Nova SBE in Lisbon.

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Raphaela Zeilinger
Executive Assistant

Raphaela Zeilinger

Executive Assistant

Raphaela Zeilinger works as an Executive Assistant to our Managing Director, Florian Pauthner. Before joining SevenVentures, she worked as an assistant to the European Director of Wolford in Bregenz.

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Florian Weber
Senior Director Media Investments

Florian Weber

Senior Director Media Investments

Florian Weber is the Senior Director of Media Investments. Prior to his role at SevenVentures, Florian worked for a well-known publisher & media group and for a leading international bank. He is a specialist in media impact analysis.

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Leif Ebentreich
Director Media Investments

Leif Ebentreich

Director Media Investments

Leif Ebentreich joined the SevenVentures team as the Director for Media Investments in 2019. He was previously head of the sales department at glomex, the video syndication platform of ProSiebenSat.1, where he focused on the acquisition and development of publishers in Germany, Austria & Switzerland. Prior to this, he worked in management functions and marketing and sales roles for national and international media companies including Disney, SuperRTL, Yahoo and SevenOne Interactive.

Leif holds a Diploma in Culture Management from the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam.

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Andrea Haemmerli
Managing Director SevenVentures Switzerland

Andrea Haemmerli

Managing Director SevenVentures Switzerland

Andrea Haemmerli has been with the company since 2012 as the Managing Director of SevenOne Media (Switzerland) AG. In this position, she is responsible for the sales and marketing of all P7S1 channels in Switzerland as well as the management of the Swiss channel, Puls 8. In addition to these responsibilities, Andrea took over the management of SevenVentures Switzerland.

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Dr. Daniel Zech
Head of SevenVentures Austria & Switzerland

Dr. Daniel Zech

Head of SevenVentures Austria & Switzerland

Dr. Daniel Zech is the Head of SevenVentures, Austria & Switzerland. Prior to joining SevenVentures, Austria, Daniel founded and sold an online soccer community in Austria and Switzerland.

Daniel holds a PHD degree from the University of Innsbruck, Beijing and Shanghai.

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Jan Brockhausen
Manager Media Investments

Jan Brockhausen

Manager Media Investments

Jan Brockhausen is the Media Investments Manager at Seven Ventures. Before joining SevenVentures, he was responsible for the business development department at a leading European mobility Start-up.

Jan studied Business Administration with a focus on strategy, entrepreneurship and finance in both Muenster and Dortmund.

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Yves Dhalluin
Senior Manager Media Investments & Country Head France

Yves Dhalluin

Senior Manager Media Investments & Country Head France

Yves joined the SevenVentures team as the Senior Investment Manager in 2011 and is responsible for media investments and international business development in France. Prior to his current role, he has worked at Loyalty Partner in Germany, specialising in controlling. His former positions include management roles within both ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and the teleshopping company affiliated with France's leading broadcasting group.

Yves holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Catholic University of Lille, France. 

Yves is a French citizen and has lived in Munich since 1994.

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Evgenija Gutjahr
Manager Media Investments

Evgenija Gutjahr

Manager Media Investments

Evgenija Gutjahr works as a Manager for Media Investments, supporting Florian Weber's Media Investment Team. After completing her studies at the University of Vienna, Evgenija completed a traineeship at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE during which she focused on business development, (performance) marketing and the creation and marketing of 360 ° concepts.

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Jonathan Helferich
Senior Manager Media Investments

Jonathan Helferich

Senior Manager Media Investments

Jonathan Helferich joined the SevenVentures team as the Senior Manager for Media Investments in 2019. Prior to his current role, he was responsible for sales and consulting at a performance TV agency. Additionally, he worked as a part of a team leading cross-media sales in Germany.

Jonathan obtained a Diploma in Sport, Business and Law from the University of Bayreuth.

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Christian Köhler
Associate Media Investments

Christian Köhler

Associate Media Investments

Christian Köhler joined SevenVentures as Associate Media Investments in October 2019. Previously, he worked as an associate consultant for a leading strategy consultancy and as an analyst for an international CVC. Christian holds a Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Católica Lisbon SBE and a Bachelor in TUM-BWL from the Technical University of Munich.

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Carolin Maierhofer
Manager Media Investments

Carolin Maierhofer

Manager Media Investments

Carolin Maierhofer joined the SevenVentures team in 2017. In her Management role, she is responsible for the fashion and sport industry. She previously worked as a Management Consultant for AdFactory at ProSiebenSat.1, focusing on the implementation of 360 degree projects. She also coordinated strategic brand developments for a variety of companies. Additionally, she was responsible for the EMEA marketing division of an American IoT group.

Carolin holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the DHBW, Ravensburg.

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Erik Stollberg
Manager Media Investments

Erik Stollberg

Manager Media Investments

Erik Stollberg is a Manager in the Media Investments Team. Before joining SevenVentures he worked in business development functions in various areas at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE.

He has many years of extensive industry experience through his work with SMEs in different sectors.


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Raphaela Zeilinger
Executive Assistant

Raphaela Zeilinger

Executive Assistant

Raphaela Zeilinger works as an Executive Assistant to our Managing Director, Florian Pauthner. Before joining SevenVentures, she worked as an assistant to the European Director of Wolford in Bregenz.

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Florian Hirschberger
Managing Director

Florian Hirschberger

Managing Director

As Chief investment Officer, Florian Hirschberger is responsible for Media for Equity investments, Portfolio Management and International Business Development at SevenVentures. Florian joined the team in 2014 and began overseeing the Portfolio Management of our equity investments. As Managing Director of SevenOne Capital, he is also responsible for the Venture Capital fund investments of ProSiebenSat.1. Previously, Florian worked for Viscardi Investment Banking in Germany focusing on M&A and Corporate Finance as well as at PB Capitalin New York. Furthermore, Florian is an active entrepreneur in the food production industry through his family business.

Florian holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. In his spare time, Florian is passionate about travelling, skiing and mountain hiking.

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Verena Argauer
Director International Business Development

Verena Argauer

Director International Business Development

Verena Argauer is the Director of International Business Development and heads the strategic relations between SevenVentures partner companies within the ProSiebenSat.1 Group.

Verena holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Hohenheim and St. Gallen. In addition to her work with digital organisations, she has a special interest in brand-driven brick-and-mortar companies that are seeking to accelerate their online growth. 

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René Brix
External Advisor Denmark and the Nordic

René Brix

External Advisor Denmark and the Nordic

René Brix is an external advisor to SevenVentures in Denmark. Before joining the SevenVentures team, René launched and managed the growth of the largest e-tailer in Denmark. His earlier achievements include digital strategy consulting for large Nordic omni-channel players and building up telecommunications business areas across Europe.

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Yves Dhalluin
Senior Manager Media Investments & Country Head France

Yves Dhalluin

Senior Manager Media Investments & Country Head France

Yves joined the SevenVentures team as the Senior Investment Manager in 2011 and is responsible for media investments and international business development in France. Prior to his current role, he has worked at Loyalty Partner in Germany, specialising in controlling. His former positions include management roles within both ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and the teleshopping company affiliated with France's leading broadcasting group.

Yves holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Catholic University of Lille, France. 

Yves is a French citizen and has lived in Munich since 1994.

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Dean Elgabri
Principal Business Development ProSiebenSat.1 Group

Dean Elgabri

Principal Business Development ProSiebenSat.1 Group

Dean joined the ProSiebenSat.1 Group in 2019 and was tasked with driving the U.S. investment activities for consumer-centric companies looking to accelerate their growth in Europe. His work experience includes roles within a variety of start-ups including Rebel (acquired by Salesforce), Bitly (acquired by Spectrum Equity) as well as positions in strategy consulting and M&A.

Dean holds a BBA in Finance from the George Washington University.

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Viola Karl
Senior Manager International Business Development

Viola Karl

Senior Manager International Business Development

Viola is Senior Manager International Business Development. Initially she was responsible for the SevenVentures strategy. Her previous roles include a project manager position at a leading global strategy consulting firm, focusing on projects within the retail and consumer goods sectors.

Viola holds a Master in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics as well as a Bachelor in Business Administration from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.


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Jakub Maj
External Advisor Poland

Jakub Maj

External Advisor Poland

Jakub Maj is an External Advisor to SevenVentures for Poland and Eastern Europe. Before joining SevenVentures, he worked for a leading European company-builder, as well as for a Berlin-based Venture Capital firm.

Jakub has proven experience in launching Start-ups and is a specialist in online marketing.

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Michael Smith
Principal Business Development ProSiebenSat.1 Group

Michael Smith

Principal Business Development ProSiebenSat.1 Group

Michael joined the ProSiebenSat.1 Group in 2019 to drive the U.S. investment activities in consumer-centric companies looking to accelerate their growth in the European market. Previously he worked at various venture-funded companies in the consumer and media sectors.

Michael started his career in finance as an analyst at Goldman Sachs and Soros Fund Management.

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Raphaela Zeilinger
Executive Assistant

Raphaela Zeilinger

Executive Assistant

Raphaela Zeilinger works as an Executive Assistant to our Managing Director, Florian Pauthner. Before joining SevenVentures, she worked as an assistant to the European Director of Wolford in Bregenz.

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Maximilian Jochim
Chief Financial Officer

Maximilian Jochim

Chief Financial Officer

Maximilian joined the SevenVentures team in 2013 and is responsible for managing the SevenVentures finance and controlling department. Previously, he worked at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE as an Internal Auditor and Risk Manager.

Maximilian obtained a diploma in Business Administration from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt.

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Christian Altwein
Director Sales Strategy

Christian Altwein

Director Sales Strategy

Christian joined the SevenVentures team as the Director for Sales Strategy in 2018, in which he is responsible for Strategy, New Business and Sales. He previously led numerous projects within the ProSiebenSat.1 group in the areas of Corporate Strategy, Business Development and Product Management. Prior to his role at ProSiebenSat.1, he worked as a strategy consultant, advising companies both in Germany and Abroad.

Christian holds a Master's degree in Management from the Cass Business School, London.

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Bianca Bertsch
Director Marketing & Communication

Bianca Bertsch

Director Marketing & Communication

Bianca Bertsch joined the SevenVentures team as the Director of Marketing & Communication in 2019 and is responsible for the marketing and corporate communications strategies. She has over 15 years of experience in the communications industry. Previously, she worked as the Director of Corporate Communications at a leading branding and design agency, with a focus on employer branding. Prior to this, Bianca led the PR team at a German pay TV company. Furthermore, as the press manager for an international watch brand, she was responsible for both product and corporate communications and event management. She developed her communications expertise at various international agencies.

Bianca obtained a master's degree in American history, intercultural communication and market & advertising psychology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.

In her spare time Bianca is passionate about travelling, yoga and design.

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Dr. Patrick Rohrmeier
Director Operations

Dr. Patrick Rohrmeier

Director Operations

Dr. Patrick Rohrmeier joined SevenVentures in 2018 as the Director of Operations. He has previously worked for the ProsiebenSat.1 Group in strategy, business development and operations functions. Prior to his role at ProSiebenSat.1, he worked for a well-known management consultancy.

Patrick holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the LMU Munich, which included abroad programs at the Macquarie University, Sydney and the Copenhagen Business School. He completed his PhD in Marketing at the Technical University, Munich.

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Andrea Greiner
Manager Business Operations

Andrea Greiner

Manager Business Operations

Andrea joined SevenVentures as the Business Operations Manager in 2019. She previously worked in the strategy department of a global consulting company focusing on digital marketing, sales and customer experience.

Andrea holds an MBA degree from Portland State University in Portland, OR, USA and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from ESB Business School, Reutlingen.

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Stefan Balabanow
Senior Manager Sales Operations

Stefan Balabanow

Senior Manager Sales Operations

Stefan Balabanow works as the Senior Manager for Sales Operations in the Sales Consulting division at SevenVentures. He was the Sales Manager at SevenOne AdFactory in the Licensing division for more than 4 years. In this position, he was responsible for the distribution of product and promotion licenses for brands including Germany´s next Topmodel, The Voice of Germany and The Big Bang Theory.

Stefan has more than 15 years of experience in the industry and trade sector. His previous roles include the Category Manager in the corporate sourcing department for a German electronics retail company, the Marketing Manager for an international publisher of PC and console games and the Senior Product Manager, Licensing & Content Cooperation for a German TV sports station.

In 2010 he founded a company dealing with the import of gaming and mobile phone accessories.

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Lisa Maria Greimel
Executive Assistant

Lisa Maria Greimel

Executive Assistant

Lisa Maria Greimel has been with SevenVentures as an Executive Management Assistant since 2018. Lisa joined SevenVentures from the Sales & Key Account management team of the distribution department and previously worked for Odgers Berndtson in Munich as a project assistant.

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Cosima Henn
Junior Manager Business Operations

Cosima Henn

Junior Manager Business Operations

Cosima joined the SevenVentures team as a Junior Manager in 2019 and is responsible for the processes supporting the venture investment committee. Previously she worked at a Munich-based start-up in business development. She also worked for BMW (in aftersales strategy) and OSRAM (inhouse consulting). Cosima holds a Bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich.

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Rocio Lopez Romero
Controller

Rocio Lopez Romero

Controller

Rocio Lopez works in the SevenVentures finance team. She primarily provides support to both the Growth Investment Germany team and the International Business team.

Prior to her current role, she worked in controlling for ProSiebenSat.1 MediaSE.

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Alexander Veh
Controller

Alexander Veh

Controller

Alexander joined the SevenVentures team as a Controller in 2017 and is currently responsible for Finance and Controlling for SevenVentures Austria and Switzerland. He previously worked at a Start-up in Berlin and at a subsidiary company of ProSiebenSat.1.

Alexander holds a Master's Degree (M.Sc) in Finance and Controlling from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich.


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Leona Wenninger
Junior Controller

Leona Wenninger

Junior Controller

Leona joined SevenVentures as a Junior Controller in 2019. Throughout her career, she has gained practical experience in various automotive corporations, in addition to working at a Cologne-based Start-Up.

Leona obtained a Master’s degree in Business, specialising in Finance and Accounting, from the University of Augsburg.

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Christoph Wirth
Research & Innovation Manager

Christoph Wirth

Research & Innovation Manager

Christoph joined the SevenVentures team as the Research & Innovation Manager in 2015 and is currently responsible for Operations and Business Development. His previous roles include a position at Content5 AG in Germany, where he focused on Research for Corporate Business Development.

Christoph holds an MBA from the University of North Florida and a Master in Anthropology & Political Sciences from University of Heidelberg.


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Raphaela Zeilinger
Executive Assistant

Raphaela Zeilinger

Executive Assistant

Raphaela Zeilinger works as an Executive Assistant to our Managing Director, Florian Pauthner. Before joining SevenVentures, she worked as an assistant to the European Director of Wolford in Bregenz.

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