Thomas Kühr, a forerunner of german venture capital, has joined the Venionaire Investment team and will from now on accompany us as member of our advisory board.
Mr. Kühr is a VC expert, recognized business angel and coach for both startups and international investors. Furthermore he is the founder and CEO of the VC/PE consulting firm equity4ventures. He will assist and support us with his in-depth expertise in the startup and venture capital industry as well as with his extensive network.
Experienced Venture Capital Expert
Mr. Kühr began his career in 1976 as authorized officer of the “Deutsche Wagnisfinanzierungsgesellschaft (WFG)”, a joint venture of the German Ministry of Research and Science as well as 27 banks.
As managing partner and CFO of GENES, a startup and management consulting firm, he was co-founder of two venture capital funds. Mr. Kühr was also one of the initiators of the german venture capital association (DVCV), of which he was elected president in 1987. After the merger of DVCV and BVK (german venture capital and private equity association) he became vice chairman of BVK in 1989 (until 1993) and chairman in 2003 (until 2005). Before that, he was CEO of T-Venture Holding, the corporate VC subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG, which he developed to one of the leading corporate venturing firms in Europe.