Michael is Investment Partner at the Munich office of Siemens Venture Capital (SVC). He focuses on investments in advanced manufacturing and industrial technologies. Specific areas of interest include industrial automation, PLM software, industrial analytics, industrial Internet of Things and industrial software.
Michael manages SVC’s investments in Materials Solutions, Zolo Technologies, Logrhythm and Digital Guardian. Earlier investments include, amongst others, CyActive (acquired by PayPal), TOA Technologies (acquired by Oracle), Inge Watertechnologies (acquired by BASF), OpenPlug (acquired by Alcatel-Lucent), Saifun Semiconduictors (IPO), Jungo Software (acquired by NDS).
Before joining Siemens Venture Capital in 2012, Michael was a Partner with Munich based BayTech Venture Capital, where he led investments in software, communications and clean tech companies in Europe. He started technology investing in 2000 with Infineon Ventures, the corporate venture organization of Infineon Technologies, where he concentrated on semiconductor-related startup companies predominantly in Israel.
Prior to Private Equity, Michael held several operational positions in marketing and product line management with Siemens Semiconductors and Infineon Technologies. In his responsibility as General Manager of a corporate-internal start-up, he launched Infineon's RFID business.
Educated at the Technical University of Munich, Michael graduated with a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering. His subsequent Ph.D. thesis focused on research in optical communications.