Our team

Experienced, open-minded and kind. Team power by S-UBG! The team is not only the top priority in our investment decisions. We live by this philosophy every day.

30

Years'
experience

182

Million euros invested
in the region

154

Businesses accompanied
in the region

4.500

People work in our
portfolio companies

We are...

15 very different people with the same goal: we all want to achieve a lot together with our portfolio companies. In total, we look back on 30 years of experience in the private equity and venture capital landscape and know the ups and downs of “being an entrepreneur”. At the same time, the development of our start-ups gives us good access to knowledge about new technologies, digitalisation, AI, etc. and we are supported by a broad network of industry experts, business angels & consultants who are well known to us. We see ourselves as partners of our portfolio companies, whose management should always be in control. Our team is full of different personalities, just as every management team and every company is different.
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Bernhard
Kugel

Executive Board Member
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Dr. Ansgar
Schleicher

Executive Board Member
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Peter Boymans

Principal/Senior Investment Manager
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Humberto Duarte

Principal/Senior Investment Manager
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Beate Federsel

Senior Investment Managerin
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Günther Bogenrieder

Senior Investment Manager

Back office

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Sabine
Biergans

Management Assistant
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Sabrina
Donhauser

Team Assistant
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Yvonne Römkens

Finance & Accounting
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Jeannine
Schimanowski

Accounting
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Birgit Götzenich

Assistant Investment Management

Early Stage Team

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Björn
Lang

Senior Investment Manager
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Pascal
Bless

Investment Manager
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Dr. Christopher Jahn

Investment Manager
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Lars Gussen

Investment Manager
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Roman Sadlowski

Student Assistant

Get in touch!

Are you looking for a personal point of contact? Someone you can approach directly who is close by? Get in touch and let us find out how we can work together!

Bernhard Kugel

Board Member

With 25 years of experience in venture capital “under his belt”, he develops successful companies as a board member and co-partner. Many years ago, he graduated from RWTH Aachen University with a degree in business administration and is now a lecturer in the MBA program in Management and Entrepreneurship at Aachen University of Applied Sciences. You can ask him about his interests in tennis, golf and photography at any time.

Dr. Ansgar Schleicher

Board Member

Project manager, development manager, sales manager, entrepreneur, managing director of a global tech company, investor: our doctor of computer science has no shortage of experience. And he likes to pass this on and is an enthusiastic and multi-layered coach for every startup. He recharges his batteries outdoors, with a racing bike or hiking boots and a good camera in his luggage.

Peter Boymans

Principal/Senior Investment Manager

Our CFO structures all our VC funds and holds all the commercial reins. He studied business administration and is a certified accountant. When he is not working, he spends his free time with his family and finds balance in outdoor activities.

Humberto Duarte

Principal/Senior Investment Manager

For more than 23 years, he has successfully accompanied medium-sized companies in growth financing, shareholder changes and succession planning. In addition, he is responsible for the PR and marketing activities of the S-UBG Group and is in charge of the activities of our partner network PIN. You can talk to him about football and travel at any time.

Beate Federsel

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Our Senior Investment Manager studied business administration at RWTH Aachen University and has been a contact for medium-sized companies and start-ups for over 20 years. In her spare time, the Controlling Analyst can be found on her mountain bike or during other outdoor activities.

Günther Bogenrieder

Senior Investment Manager

After bank apprenticeship, business studies (Dipl.-Kaufm. and parallel Ing. course of studies mining) he gained M+A and investment management experience as assistant of the managing directors in large and medium sized companies and has now more than 22 years of experience in VC + PE business. As an entrepreneur, he has been running a bicycle (online) shop for more than 12 years. As a passionate racing cyclist and paraglider he loves endurance sports, especially in mountainous regions.

Sabine Biergans

Management Assistant

“Connection & Commitment” This is how Sabine herself likes to describe what motivates her. For the management, the team and our startups, the businesswoman and mediator is the contact person for all organizational issues and always has a finger on the pulse of her counterpart. You can find her in the forest, in the garden, on the bike or on the mat.

Sabrina Donhauser

Team Assistant

The office management assistant is the first voice and face of our company. Sabrina’s daily challenge to be responsible for bosses, colleagues and customers at the same time she masters with ease by setting the right priorities and empathic communication. Very fine antennae and tact are therefore her special characteristics. Besides the joy of her job, yoga and new work are her interests.

Yvonne Römkens

Finance & Accounting

As an accountant, our commercial manager is very familiar with tax issues and ensures that the auditors of our 5 funds issue certificates with an excellent rating. Otherwise, she can be found regularly in the gym, where she pursues her passion for martial arts.

Jeannine Schimanowski

Finance & Accounting

Jeannine completes our finance and accounting department and is responsible for the accounting of our group of companies. The trained tax clerk is an absolute family person and has her heart in the right place.

Birgit Götzenich

Assistant Investment Management

The industrial clerk and business administration graduate has been working for the S-UBG Group for more than 25 years. She prepares the figures of our partner companies for internal controlling and also supports the accounting department.

Björn Lang

Senior Investment Manager

As founder and CEO of physiosense, Björn first got to know TVF from a startup perspective. Today, he shares his experience, network and know-how with founding teams and the startup ecosystem as Principal of the Fund Management. He studied industrial engineering (RWTH Aachen & SKKU Seoul), laces up hiking and MTB shoes in his free time, or “tries his hand” at DIY.

Pascal Bless

Investment Manager

During and after his business studies at the University of St. Gallen, Pascal was active as an entrepreneur. After that, he changed sides to become an investor and has since focused on digital pioneers. Pascal loves being a sparring partner and helping founders to succeed. In his free time he finds his inner peace by cooking and likes to climb one or the other mountain.

Dr. Christopher Jahn

Investment Manager

With many years of experience in research laboratories from a variety of disciplines, Christopher is the life sciences expert on the team. After his studies in Molecular Medicine he received his PhD from the International Graduate School in Ulm funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and States Governments. Besides life science startups, Christopher is passionate about football and BJJ.

Dr. Lars Gussen

Investment Manager

After studying industrial engineering and earning his PhD in production technology at RWTH Aachen University, Lars was drawn to the venture capital world. A carnival enthusiast by choice, Lars is passionate about new technologies and their application throughout the company. In his free time, he can be found doing any kind of sporting activity or socializing over a Kölsch beer.

Roman Sadlowski

Student Assistant

Roman studies business administration and engineering at the RWTH Aachen and supports the team as a working student. In 2018 he founded his own start-up with the aim of digitizing the aviation industry and this way got to know the local start-up scene very well. A experience he uses at TechVision Fund, when looking out for the newest start-up’s and investment opportunities.