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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.

  • CFO

    Olivier Gracia

    Olivier represents the first generation of digital marketing experts. His cosmopolitan background and multilingualism embody the European spirit. The wealth of professional experience from his time with digital and media market leaders predestines him for a leadership position at Aescuvest.

  • Co-Founder & Relationship Manager

    Jörg Diehl

    Jörg is a passionate healthcare enthusiast with extensive experience in business, consulting and finance. He graduated with an MBA from the St. Cloud State University and since then is following his career in making start-ups successful through connecting investors with great companies. He co-founded Aescuvest in 2014 and since then helps fast growing digital health start-ups across Europe, Turkey and Israel, to successfully grow on their path to commercialization, get visibility, capital and the right network to bring their innovation to market!

  • 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.

  • Investor Relations Associate

    Irem Eren

    Irem brings several years of working experience in both Venture Capital Markets as well as the healthcare industry into the team. She has been working in business development in a multinational company with a key focus on healthtech, medtech and biotech. With her proficiency in English, Turkish and German as well as her experience in working with professional investors, she complements aescuvest’s investor relations team perfectly.