As Startup Supporter, we address outstanding founders of technology based startup companies with high growth potential. We acknowledge our support role as helping towards:
- building of the company
The set-up of a company is only a means to an end, never an end in itself. In an ideal case, founding a company starts with an idea how to do something in a better way – it is about the “reason why”. Thus the focus lies on the product, and it is the founder who must be the product expert.
However to set up a company and make it successful, it is not just about being a product expert. This is where we enter into the picture.
How do we work?
We can help you build your company on solid ground right from the start. We can support you and teach you the craft of company building. But it’s your company…and you are the ultimate decision maker.
The situation is quite similar to professional sports. Every athlete always has a personal coach to push him to explore his full potential. In contrast, founders have to bear the pain on their own. Rarely do they have a long term partner to bounce their ideas off and coach them through this challenging process.
Dr. Marc Mogalle
Marc has studied economics in Hannover and St. Gallen. Afterwards he completed a doctorate at the University of Oldenbourg and the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich and graduated with magna cum laude.
Just in time with the burst of the Internet Bubble, Marc started his career at innotech, a smaller VC where he learned the VC business from scratch, in particular all the things that can go wrong.
In 2004, he moved on to Finlab AG (before Altira Group) where he was involved in a number of investments, IPOs, mergers, trade sales and even fund investments, e.g. investments in RTT AG (acquired by Dassault Systèms) and blau.de (acquired by KPN) and fund-commitments in Creathor Ventures and Neuhaus Partners.
In 2007, Marc took the chance to participate in the set up of the AIG Sustainable Investment Group managing finally a €400m fund with focus on later stage cleantech investments
Following the bail-out of AIG during the financial crisis, Marc switched sides and co-founded Zapitano, a social TV platform. He was responsible for the financing of Zapitano, legal, operations and HR.
Besides that, Marc acts as Venture Partner for Finlab AG and Heliad Equity Partners, Coach at the Climate KIC Accelerator, is guest lecturer for Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the University of St. Gallen and TU Berlin and runs also the Berlin Alumni chapter of the University of St. Gallen.
“A man must know what he wants and what he can do: For then he will show character and be able to create something of value.”