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The Aescuvest Team

  • Founder & CEO

    Patrick Pfeffer, Ph.D.

    Patrick is the founder and CEO — the mastermind behind aescuvest. He is a bioinformatics scientist with a passion to help society by pushing the frontiers of health with new ideas and products.

    First ambassador of the platform to both investors and innovators. He is a high-profile, international expert for systemic marketing and strategic partnerships.

  • Managing Director & CFO

    Andreas Kühnemund

    German qualified lawyer and bachelor professional of Investment has been working for several years in investment banking as well as in asset management and financial services business. Specialized in the fields of Capital Market Laws, Supervisory Laws and Risk Management. He has profound knowledge of corporate governance and compliance standards, is highly experienced in the development of financial products and very focused on details.

  • CDO

    Olivier Gracia

    Olivier represents the first generation of digital marketing experts. His cosmopolitan background and multilingualism embody the European spirit. The professional wealth of experience from his time with digital and media market leaders predestines him for our new paths in marketing.

  • Relationship Manager

    Jörg Diehl

    Jörg started investing in equity-based crowdfunding as early as 2012 and over time became one of the most active crowd investors with more than 60 projects in all kinds of sectors and company stages (start-ups, SMEs, environmental projects, etc.). Being an active member in associations such as the German Crowdfunding Network, Deutscher Crowdsourcing Verband e.V., Bundesverband Crowdfunding e.V., Rhein-Main Start-ups, etc. he has built a broad network across the entire start-up ecosystem in Germany, expanding into the EU.

  • Head of Investment

    Sebastian Gührs

    Sebastian joined Aescuvest in early 2021 as Head of Investment. He leads a team of investment professionals to source and assess digital healthcare companies throughout Europe, who seek equity investors via Aescuvest’s, healthcare dedicated deal-by-deal platform.
    He brings to the team more than a decade of investment experience with a focus on Life Sciences and technology-enabled healthcare companies. Sebastian recently led Aescuvest investments into XO Life, Scopio Labs and Neteerra.

    Sebastian is also managing a portfolio of healthcare investments, listed (i.e. Medigene, Transgene, Heidelbergpharma) as well as unlisted (i.e. Invitrocue, 4tiitoo), for Bavarian Capital, a Munich based Family office with international investment interests. In this tenure he gained deep insight into the investment interests of private investors which enables him to source deal opportunities closely aligned to individual investor interest.

    Sebastian holds a BA in Healthcare Management from IU Internationale Hochschule, Munich.

  • Investment Manager

    Christoph Bartoschek

    Christoph embodies the second, even more ambitious generation of the digital age. His excellent skills and special qualities enable him to be a self-reliant and precise manager of our start-up projects. He controls all steps before, during and after the campaign.

  • Associate Investor Relations Manager

    Simon Schlegel

    Simon supports the Investor Relations team in communicating with our investors, as well as the Marketing and Content Creation department. As one of the young newcomers, he brings ambition, creativity and experience in digital marketing in the health and start-up industry to the team.

  • Associate Project Manager

    Simon Molitor

    Simon supports the organization of the team in the background and takes care of the implementation of new systems and processes to enable more efficient work. As one of the young new joiners, Simon brings a healthy work ethic and a high level of commitment to the team as well as a background in the financial services industry and expertise in digital marketing.