Team

Alex
Alexander Samwer
Founding Partner
Alexander Samwer
Founding Partner

Alexander founded Picus Capital together with Jeremias in 2015. He is an experienced entrepreneur and technology investor. Prior to starting Picus, he co-founded several successful ventures, among them Rocket Internet and European Founders Fund, where he was an early investor in companies like Zalando and LinkedIn.

Alexander graduated from the University of Oxford and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jeremias Heinrich
Jeremias Heinrich
Founding Partner
Jeremias Heinrich
Founding Partner

Jeremias founded Picus together with Alexander in 2015. Having led large renewable energy and real estate investments in Europe within his function as founder of several companies in this space, he brings a lot of infrastructure expertise to our team. Prior to that, he gathered practical experience in the consulting, construction and infrastructure industry.

Jeremias graduated from the Technical University of Munich with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and Business Administration.

Robin
Robin Godenrath
Founding Partner
Robin Godenrath
Founding Partner

Robin joined Picus as a Founding Partner in 2016 and started growing our team as Managing Director. Prior to that, he worked for McKinsey & Company in Munich where he was in particular involved in marketing & sales, digital customer experience and lean services topics. Before, he gathered practical experience in financial markets & equity sales, asset management and the industrial sector.

Robin graduated from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management with a Master’s degree in Finance and Economics.

Flo
Florian Reichert
Partner
Florian Reichert
Partner

Florian joined Picus in 2017 and started building our portfolio in emerging markets next to our core markets Europe and North America. Prior to that, he worked for The Boston Consulting Group in Zurich with a focus on corporate & innovation strategy, organizational restructuring and digitalization topics. Before, he gathered practical experience in investment banking, private banking/wealth management and the automotive sector.

Florian graduated from the University of St. Gallen with a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance.

Oliver
Oliver Heinrich
Partner
Oliver Heinrich
Partner

Oliver joined Picus in 2017 and is responsible for our pre-seed stage portfolio companies. Prior to that, he worked for McKinsey & Company in Munich where he was in particular involved in marketing & sales, business building for retailers and organizational design. Before, he gathered practical experience in research consulting, portfolio management at an investment holding and in the automotive sector.

Oliver graduated from the University of St. Gallen with a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance.

Sarah
Sarah Brugger
People
Sarah Brugger
People

Sarah joined the Picus Team in 2018 and is in charge of implementing HR strategies and initiatives aligned with our overall values and culture of Picus. Prior to that, she gathered practical experience in HR & Recruiting at Holidu and further experience in corporate event management and sustainability consulting.

Sarah graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-University with a Master's degree in Educational Management and Research.

Konstantin
Konstantin Kochan
Associate
Konstantin Kochan
Associate

Konstantin joined Picus in 2017 and is responsible for developing and coordinating our different screening channels to ensure a constant deal flow by identifying and assessing the most promising ventures. Prior to that, he gathered practical experience in transaction advisory, consulting and marketing. He also founded his own start-up developing a social platform for app developers.

Konstantin graduated from the Maastricht University with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business.

Carina
Carina Bach
Recruiting
Carina Bach
Recruiting

Carina joined the Picus Team in 2018 and is in charge of our recruiting activities as well as the recruiting support for our portfolio companies to make sure that we get access to the best talent. Prior to that, she gathered practical experience in different HR departments as well as in the marketing practice at the Würth Group.

Carina graduated from the Cooperative State University (DHBW) with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. 

Marco
Marko Mandic
Associate
Marko Mandic
Associate

Marko joined Picus in 2018 and ensures together with Konstantin a high-quality deal flow with promising investment opportunities and a thorough due diligence process. Prior to that, he gathered practical experience in investment banking and corporate finance as well as in the private equity and venture capital space.

Marko graduated from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration.

Anastasia
Anastasia Braun
Team Assistant
Anastasia Braun
Team Assistant

Anastasia joined Picus in 2018 and is responsible for ensuring smooth operations, organizing events and taking care of the entire team. Prior to that, she worked at Adcuram Group as an office and project manager. Before, she gathered practical experience in the hospitality sector.

Anastasia has an education in Hospitality Management.

Patrick
Patrick Hermann
Associate
Patrick Hermann
Associate

Patrick joined Picus in 2016 during his studies and will start as an Associate in 2020. He was mainly involved in developing our screening channels together with Konstantin and implemented key processes to identify promising early-stage ventures. Prior to that, he gathered practical experience in consulting at McKinsey & Company, Risk & IT management and investment banking.

Patrick graduated from the Technical University of Munich and holds a Master's degree in Technology & Management. He further participated in the Manage & More program, an entrepreneurial initiative of UnternehmerTUM.

Sebastian Schäfer
Associate
Sebastian Schäfer
Associate

Sebastian joined Picus in 2018 and focuses on our pre-seed investments and their support especially regarding marketing & sales and operations related topics. Prior to that, he gathered practical experience in transaction advisory, consulting as well as the private equity and venture capital space.

Sebastian graduated from the London School of Economics with a Master's degree in Economic Sociology.

Maxi
Maximilian Wühr
Associate
Maximilian Wühr
Associate

Maximilian joined Picus in 2019 and focuses on our pre-seed investments and their support especially regarding product related topics. Prior to that, he worked for Current Ventures with a focus on B2B infrastructure projects and Kaia Health in the business development. Before, he gathered practical experience in private equity and other ventures.

Maximilian graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-University with a Bachelor's degree in Economics while attending the Center for Digital Technology and Management.

Simon
Simon Maier
Associate
Simon Maier
Associate

Simon joined Picus in 2019 and focuses on our pre-seed investments and their support especially regarding product and operations related topics. Prior to that, he gathered practical experience in venture building at BCG Digital Ventures. He also founded two own start-ups in the hospitality and fashion space.

Simon graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-University with a Master's degree in Business Administration while attending the Center for Digital Technology and Management.

Thomas
Thomas Winkler
Finance & Accounting
Thomas Winkler
Finance & Accounting

Thomas joined Picus in 2018 and is responsible for all accounting and finance related topics. Prior to that, he worked as tax consultant at different pharmaceutical corporations and health service companies.

Thomas graduated from International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef with a Bachelor’s Degree in Taxation and Auditing.