Team

Team

Fridtjof Detzner, GP

Fridtjof co-founded the DIY website builder Jimdo before he shifted his focus to supporting and investing into founders that contribute to an economy within the planetary boundaries.

Fridtjof Detzner, GP

Fridtjof Detzner, GP

Planet A Network, Start-up Support and Vision

Christian Schad, GP

Christian is a serial entrepreneur and a social activist. At Planet A, Christian is spearheading the financial strategy as well as governance and compliance matters.

Christian Schad, GP

Christian Schad, GP

Finance, Governance and Compliance

Lena Thiede, GP

Lena is an Environmental and Climate Policy Expert. At Planet A, Lena’s focus is on assessing, tracking and visualizing impact.

Lena Thiede, GP

Lena Thiede, GP

Impact Assessment and Communication

Tobias Seikel, GP

Tobias is a skilled manager and senior investment professional with extensive experience in building start-ups and VC. Tobias is responsible for the fund’s dealflow and investment process.

Tobias Seikel, GP

Tobias Seikel, GP

Dealflow, Start-up Support, HR

Nick de la Forge, GP

Nick is the deep-tech expert at Planet A, leading the fundraising efforts and is responsible for expanding our network within the European investment space

Nick de la Forge, GP

Nick de la Forge, GP

Investor Relations, Dealflow

Christoph Gras, GP

Christoph is a serial entrepreneur (e.g. myphotobook, enorm, Tomorrow Bank, Leaders for Climate Action) and startup investor for more than 12 years.

Christoph Gras, GP

Christoph Gras, GP

Investor Relations, Dealflow

Christina Scharpenberg, SCIENTIST

Christina has a Master´s degree in Sustainability Management. She is an experienced research associate. At Planet A, her main tasks are conducting LCAs and overall impact assessments of startups.

Christina Scharpenberg, SCIENTIST

Christina Scharpenberg, SCIENTIST

Impact assessment, LCA Analyst

Dr. Benedikt Buchspies, Senior Scientist

Benedikt holds a Master of Science degree and a PhD in environmental engineering. At Planet A, Benedikt is responsible for impact assessments, methodology development and calculating the LCAs.

Dr. Benedikt Buchspies, Senior Scientist

Dr. Benedikt Buchspies, Senior Scientist

Impact Assessment, LCA Development

Dr. Michael Münnix, Venture Partner

Michael is a trained physicist and experienced investor with extensive venture capital experience.

Dr. Michael Münnix, Venture Partner

Dr. Michael Münnix, Venture Partner

Dealflow, Fund Strategy

Ulrike Schütze, Personal Assistant

Ulrike is an experienced assistant with a background in the start-up scene as well as having worked for a corporate company builder.

Ulrike Schütze, Personal Assistant

Ulrike Schütze, Personal Assistant

Communication and coordination

Helmut Söhler, Venture Partner

Helmut is an experienced Senior Manager within the European Financial Industry.

Helmut Söhler, Venture Partner

Helmut Söhler, Venture Partner

Planet A Network, Fundraising

Jessica Burley, Investment Analyst

Jess holds a Politics degree from Cambridge. Prior to joining Planet A, she worked as an analyst in a climate VC and a researcher for the UN.

Jessica Burley, Investment Analyst

Jessica Burley, Investment Analyst

Dealflow

Andrei Dinu, Design Advisor

Andrei is an experienced product designer specialized in UX, UI, research, and prototyping. He helps Planet A to turn impact forecasting into a digital product.

Andrei Dinu, Design Advisor

Andrei Dinu, Design Advisor

Product Design, UX

Eva Elfgen, Network & Program Manager

Eva is a senior operations manager with deep experience in building a Google startup program and launching startups in international markets. She leads the Planet A Network.

Eva Elfgen, Network & Program Manager

Eva Elfgen, Network & Program Manager

Planet A Network

Laura Alberty, Manager

Laura is responsible for communication and supports founders to develop their brands. She has experience in top tier strategy consulting and PR campaigning.

Laura Alberty, Manager

Laura Alberty, Manager

Communication and Brand

Florian Schabus, Investment Analyst

Florian studied Operations Research and currently completes a Masters degree at the University of St. Gallen. He mainly looks at CDR, Carbon Markets, Plastic, Packaging and Waste.

Florian Schabus, Investment Analyst

Florian Schabus, Investment Analyst

Dealflow