The Aescuvest Team

  • 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 in Europe. First ambassador of the platform to both investors and innovators.

    Patrick Pfeffer, Ph.D.

    Founder & CEO

  • Andreas is a 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.

    Andreas Kühnemund

    Managing Director & CFO

  • 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.

    Olivier Gracia


  • Ayla is a liaison for our professional investors. She combines an academic background in science and a passion for healthcare innovation with hands-on investment experience in private equity as an investment professional and consultant.

    Ayla Haddenhorst

    Head of Investor Relations

  • Jörg is an active member in all important associations around Crowdfunding and has built a broad network across the entire start-up ecosystem. He also uses his excellent business relationships to bring various institutional investors on board in the run-up to the campaigns.

    Jörg Diehl

    Relationship Manager

  • Christine manages all personal contacts and answers questions from investors about campaigns and projects. Her professional qualification consists of a unique mixture: On the one hand she is a number and data driven fund specialist, on the other hand she works with the empathy of a pedagogically trained mental trainer.

    Christine Schmieder

    Relationship Manager

  • 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.

    Simon Schlegel

    Associate Investor Relations Manager

  • Sebastian is a healthcare professional with an in depth understanding for early stage investment opportunities in the European market. Prior to working as an Investment Manager specialized in life science, he has been working as an executive for 10 years.

    Sebastian Gührs

    Head of Investment

  • 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.

    Christoph Bartoschek

    Investment Manager

  • 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.

    Simon Molitor

    Associate Project Manager

  • Insaf, a young and promising new member of the team. In charge of reporting and analyzing the data. Her skills in biomedical engineering and medical data analysis feed her ambition to reach a better optimization of the company's action strategies.

    Insaf Issoual

    Associate Project Manager