Meet the Team
The Investment Committee is made up of researchers, entrepreneurs, and managers with strong experience in Medtech, Biotech, or digital health companies. #InvestInHealth
He is the rare mix of academics and practical operator. Entrepreneur and manager by conviction. He knows the way to show others how to succeed and how to fight for their idea: "Most people did not know how close they had come to their goal just as they were giving up." Such guys give courage!
Clemens is a physician, surgeon and scientist as well as teacher and top manager in the international healthcare sector. Expertise in various areas of medical technology, especially with interfaces to the promising marketability of products His opinion and his judgment carries weight.
Taj is an emergency physician and the Director of the Centre for AI-Learning and immersive Technology in Emergency Care (CAILTEC) in Leeds, UK. The program as it evolves will aim to transform emergency health care by applying the latest technological approaches. When it comes to the future of our health, no one is more passionate than he is.
Udo is regarded as a reliable supervisor for safeguarding strictly regulated business processes in the healthcare sector. Having already held senior positions worldwide, he has correspondingly broad expertise in emerging markets, plus M&A experience through acquisitions and divestments of business units.
Shari is a physician and an internationally recognized digital health strategist. Her talks and lectures are mainly concerned about opportunities and challenges of an ongoing digitalization. Hardly anyone knows more about future developments and the leap in technology from analogue to digital health than she does.
Thomas is a lawyer and lecturer on medical law in the field of health and pharmaceutical economics. An expert with knowledge of legal pitfalls and market entry barriers. A specialist in optimising business models for the healthcare sectors and a constructive analyst when it comes to rating the chances of success.
Andreas is a real multi-disciplinary specialist connecting expertise in Biochemistry, Immunology, Bioengineering and Cell Theraphies. He has been awarded scholarships and is the winner of several renowned international awards. As a serial entrepreneur he is creating, supporting and funding a new generation of biotech start-ups.
Michael has founded, led and worked with companies creating impact products over the past 25 years. As an engineer in physics, a doctor of theoretical medicine and an entrepreneur he brings the technical, clinical and commercial worlds together to improve the lives of patients worldwide. He received multiple international awards and was ranked among the 100 most influential people in ophthalmology.
Baris has been in Silicon Valley for 30 years as a VC and serial entrepreneur. He’s passionate about helping European startups grow and find their way into the US market.
Daniel has a long track record in international venture investing, acting as an active investor and sparring partner to startup management teams to achieve rapid scale-up. Through his extensive global network, Daniel enables portfolio companies to realise the enormous growth potential in large homogenous healthcare markets, such the US and China.
Dr. Erturk studied medicine at Cerrahpasa School of Medicine of Istanbul University. He started his specialty training in radiology at the Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital. Later he was a lecturer of radiology at the Harvard Medical School. In 2009, Dr. Erturk became the Secretary-General of the Turkish Society of Radiology. Currently, he is a professor of radiology at Istanbul University School of Medicine and an executive board member of The Turkish Society of Radiology.
Dr. Atun is Professor of Global Health Systems at Harvard University. In 2008-12 he was a member of the Executive Management Team of the Global Fund as Director of Strategy, Performance and Evaluation where he chaired the panel that oversaw annual investments of ~US$4 billion each year.
Dr. Utkan Demirci is a professor with tenure at Stanford University School of Medicine, and serves as the interim Director and Division Chief in the Department of Radiology at the Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection. Dr. Demirci has mentored and trained hundreds of successful scientists, entrepreneurs and academicians.
Patric is a Business Creative and Entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of success in healthcare – on the vendor and industry-side. With his broad experience in consulting, advertising and sales Patric has successfully founded his own companies. Being former Global Head of Multichannel and Digital at Merck KGaA he joined IQVIA as Innovation Lead to drive new services, innovation and develop new models of collaboration.
Ida is Co-Head of a private investment partnership of women principals from the Gulf region. She serves as Member of the Board, Trustee, Advisor and Expert to various profit- and non-profit organisations around the globe. She knows people's needs and actively works with others to find solutions to as many problems as possible.