Christian Claussen

General Partner

Christian has been a General Partner with Ventech since 2013 and brings his 16-year experience as an investor in innovation. With offices in Munich and Paris, he leads Ventech investment activities in the DACH region. He serves as a board member for Picanova and TV Smiles.

As a partner with TVM Capital (Munich-Boston, 1998-2008) and with OMNES Capital (Paris, 2009-2013), he led numerous investments, such as Tantau Inc. (listed on NASDAQ), T.I.M.E. AG (acquired by Genesys), Telesnap GmbH/Stuttgart (acquired by Netwise), CoreOptics Inc./Nuremberg (acquired by Cisco), Silicon Hive B.V. (acquired by Intel), Netviewer AG (acquired by Citrix), Arteris Inc. (acquired by Qualcomm), Plista GmbH (acquired by GroupM), Definiens AG (acquired by Astra Zeneca), Trusted Shops GmbH (Certification- and Confidence Solutions for e-Tailers), Turtle Entertainment GmbH (Digital  Media Group for e-Sports), TennisPoint GmbH (Europe’s leading Tennis-Sport and Apparel e-Tailer), European Games Group AG (next gen F2P Online Games Publisher) and Trust You GmbH (SaaS-Provider for Online Reputation Management).

Prior to joining the VC industry in 1998, Christian worked for 10 years in Europe’s Telecommunications industry as Head of Strategic Bus Dev and Product Management in Siemens’ Public Networks Group.

Christian holds an MSc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Karlsruhe (Germany), University of Essex (UK) and the Ecole Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Electronique et Electrotechnique (France). Christian is a passionate Jazz pianist and can occasionally be found in jazz club sessions in either Paris, Munich or Berlin.