Since 2010 Matthias is the Chairman of CyberForum e.V., Karlsruhe, the largest and most successful regional high-tech entrepreneur network in Europe. With more than 1.200 members and 55 employees CyberForum (www.cyberforum.de) covers the full range of services for IT startups as well as grown-up companies. I.e. it runs Baden-Württembergs IT Accelerator “CyberLab” and together with the FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI Research Center for Information Technology) initiated the DIZ | Digitales Innovationszentrum (www.digitalisierungszentrum.com) to support the digitization of the “Mittelstand” in Baden-Württemberg and coordinates the digital hub Karlsruhe of Artificial Intelligence: the Digital Hub Karlsruhe builds upon the region’s unique set of competences in the field of software development, and today relies on the joint research activities of established players in collaboration with ambitious entrepreneurs.
As CFO of Kizoo Technology Capital (www.kizoo.com) as well as of Atevia AG in Karlsruhe Matthias is in charge of the areas Venture Capital Investments, Finance, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs. He has been part of the senior management team since the IPO of the AG in 2000. With his long-standing experience in the investment sector and his comprehensive knowledge of typical features of successful business models on the Internet, he is a competent reference person for young founders. Matthias has extensive contacts in the high-tech industry and numerous local and national networks. Before joining the AG he had a career in Investment Banking. He studied Business Administration at Universities in Mannheim and Toronto (Dipl.-Kfm).