Founder Institute Mentors

Berlin Virtual 2022

Founder Institute Mentors join weekly feedback sessions, host office hours, and in general provide you feedback every step of the way. In addition, through our Equity Collective, Mentors are invested in the success of your company both during and after the program.

See the list of current and past mentors for the Berlin program below.

Mentors

Adam

Adam Moalla

Managing Director and FI Graduate, Moalla Ventures
Adeline

Adeline Lee

Director of Growth, Framer
Adeo

Adeo Ressi

FI Mentor
Aleksa

Aleksa Mitrović

CEO & Founder, Dealmayker
Alexander

Alexander Sumin

co-founder, Chief Marketing Officer, ClaimCompass
Alexander

Alexander Langguth

Managing Partner, Übermorgen Ventures
Alexander

Alexander Kiltz

VC Investor, UVC Partners
Alexander

Alexander Holst

Managing Director - Sustainability & Utility Strategy, Accenture
Alexander

Alexander Piutti

Cofounder, Sharecy.org
Alexey

Alexey Poznyakov

Founder + CEO, Coolbeez
Amelia

Amelia Zins

Advisor, Google for Startups
Ana

Ana Alvarez

Founder and CEO, Migrapreneur & Migration Hub
Ana Catarina

Ana Catarina Rocha

Program Manager Social Media, Founder Institute Berlin
Andrea

Andrea Licata

Fonder , Talent Eco
Andreas

Andreas Assum

Business Angel , Max Ventures
Andreas

Andreas Stammnitz

Director Digital Business, dfv media group
Andrey

Andrey Osipov

Founder & CEO, Visual Craft
Anna

Anna Kaiser

Founder & CEO, Tandemploy GmbH
Anna

Anna Kössel

Founder & Managing Director, nevernot
Anna Lisa

Anna Lisa Lappenküper

Co-Founder, The Akin
Anne Kjaer

Anne Kjaer Riechert

Founder and Managing Director, ReDI School of Digital Integration
Anti

Anti Jürgenstein

Founder / Partner / Creative Director, Optimist Group
Antony

Antony Tikhonov

BizDev Manager, Seedrs
Anup

Anup Ninan

FI Mentor
Arne

Arne Wittmer

Owner, Managing Director, Computerhouse Berlin
Arne

Arne Morteani

Partner, ETF Partners
Arnim Falk

Arnim Falk Bonow

Managing Director, JMES Investments
Bahar

Bahar Tozar

Co-Founder, CMO - Partnerships, Migrapreneur
Ben

Ben Wilkening

Founder and Managing Director, Lankensee Capital
Ben

Ben Larson

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Vertosa
Benedikt

Benedikt Löffler

CEO, ChipsTV
Benjamin

Benjamin Gebien

Senior Client Partner, OB8
Benjamin

Benjamin Jones

Co-Founder & Chairman, Nuri
Benjamin

Benjamin Thym

CEO, barcoo
Benjamin

Benjamin Föckersperger

FI Mentor
Bernard

Bernard O'flynn

CTO, Microsoft Accelerator (Berlin)
Biniam

Biniam Asnake

Founder & CEO, Beya Tech
Björn

Björn Fedder

COO, Health-Tech Company
Björn

Björn Loose

Associate, Cavalry Ventures
Boris

Boris Brüllmann

Venture Developer, Factor10
Carolin

Carolin Sandfort

FI Mentor
Carrie

Carrie Shuler

Co-founder & CEO, Carrie Shuler
Carsten

Carsten Wagner

Co-Founder, wg-suche.de
Caspar

Caspar Schroth

Partner, Rechtsanwälte Schwenke Schütz GbR
Cédric

Cédric Naintré

Founder, Range-Moi
Ceren

Ceren Binyildirim

UX Manager, Bosch Residential IoT
Chintan

Chintan Oza

President - India Region, OneQuantum
Chris

Chris Payne

Business Angel & Advisor / General Counsel, Aroundtown
Christian

Christian Chudoba

Founder + CEO, Lumenaza GmbH
Christian

Christian Wolf

Founder, asgoodasnew.com
Christian

Christian Angele

CEO, Imedo
Christian

Christian Öchtering

Startup Enthusiast, Zeitgold
Christian

Christian Macht

Chief Representative, ELEMENT Insurance AG
Christian

Christian Rebernik

CEO, Tomorrow's Education
Christoph

Christoph Ostermann

Founder, Sonnen
Christoph

Christoph Neye

CEO, MotionLab berlin
Christoph

Christoph Hennig

Founder & CEO, Sales.Digital
Christoph

Christoph Raethke

FI Mentor
Claas

Claas Van Delden

Managing Director, SevenVentures GmbH
Claude

Claude Ritter

Co-Founder and CEO, Tiger Facility Services
Clemence W.

Clemence W. Chee

Global Senior Director Data , HelloFresh SE
Clemens

Clemens Koos

Investment Manager , signals Venture Capital
Clemens

Clemens Pompeÿ

Head of Innovation, amatus
Csaba

Csaba Tamas

Principal Solution Architect, Innovation Bay
Daan

Daan Loening

CPO, Helpling
Daria

Daria Markova

Educator & Entrepreneur, Space Shack, Blockchain Pirates, TU Berlin, Stanford & more
Darja

Darja Gutnick

Co-Founder, CEO, Bunch.ai
David

David Wortmann

Founder, DWR eco
David

David Zahn

VP Venture Development at Makers.do, Makers.do
Dirk

Dirk Lehmann

Advisor | Coach | Speaker, Dirk Lehmann & Partners
Dirk

Dirk Freise

Founding Partner, Shortcut Ventures
Dirk

Dirk Müller Dornieden

Managing Director, Founder Institute Berlin
Dmitry

Dmitry Kharchenko

Chief Technology and Chief Innovation Officer, bonify Germany
Dominik

Dominik Matyka

Entrepreneur, Investor, Company Builder, Cavalry Ventures
Dora

Dora Petrova

Founder, FemGems
Doreen

Doreen Rietentiet

Founder, DWR eco GmbH
Dorothea

Dorothea Gotthardt

Investment Analyst, Capnamic Ventures
Eckart

Eckart Burgwedel

Co-Founder & CEO, Uberchord
Emil

Emil Kendziorra

CEO, Medlanes GmbH
Fabian

Fabian Kofler

Former Founder, CEO and Member of the Board, Free2Move
Fabian

Fabian Geyrhalter

Founder and Principal, Finien
Fabian

Fabian Krautwurst

Analyst, Cavalry Ventures
Fabian

Fabian Leipelt

Principal, WestTech Ventures
Fabian

Fabian Heilemann

Partner, Earlybird Ventures
Falk

Falk Sonnenschmidt

Please fill, Factor 10
Felix

Felix Hofmann

CEO, BMI Lab AG
Felix

Felix Krause

Angel Investor, Start-up Advisor and Coach, Vireo Ventures
Felix

Felix Staeritz

Co-CEO, Crowdfox GmbH
Felix

Felix Pantlen

FI Mentor
Felix

Felix Huber

Head of DACH and Nordics, Bob Rosin
Ferdinand

Ferdinand Mühlhäuser

Digital Strategist, Business Angel & Coach, Founder Institute Berlin
Ferdinand

Ferdinand Mühlhäuser

Digital Strategist, convestec GmbH
Fidel

Fidel Thiessenhusen

Founder & Managing Director, Digitalverlag für Fachwissen
Florian

Florian Eberhart

CEO & Founder, StartYourSales
Florian

Florian Schärer

Founder & CEO, Fitrate GmbH
Frank

Frank Pawlitschek

Founder and Senior Advisor, ubitricity
Gabriel

Gabriel Yoran

Founder, VP Marketing and Communications, Steady Media
Galen

Galen Evans

CTO and Founder, Konfid.io
Galia

Galia Kotova

Co-Founder, Coolbeez
Gesa

Gesa Miczaika

Partner, Auxxo Beteiligungen
Gilles

Gilles Toussaint

Consultant & Coach, Gilles Toussaint
Gonzalo

Gonzalo Arenas

Swiss Army Knife , N26
Gonzalo

Gonzalo Sanchez Silk

Head of Business Development Latin America, brickblock.io
Gregor

Gregor Herdmann

FI Mentor
Gregor A.

Gregor A. Erkel

Founder, be ventures Berlin GmbH
Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn Schröter

Investment Manager & Business Development, Golzern Holding GmbH
Hannah

Hannah Dahl

Co-Founder & Managing Director, CoWomen
Hannes

Hannes Kleist

Co-Founder, stanwood
Hasan

Hasan Ozdemir

Founder, LedgerZ
Heike

Heike Roettgers

Agile | Organisation | Change, Leanovate GmbH
Heiko

Heiko Rauch

Heiko Rauch - Co-Founder of UFOstart (Berlin FI), UFOstart.com
Helena

Helena Rosadinc

CEO, Startaparat
Hilmar

Hilmar John

Geschäftsführer, fokus.energie e.V.
Holger

Holger Schütz

Partner, Rechtsanwälte Schwenke Schütz GbR
Holger

Holger Dieterich

Product Manager, Freelancer
Holger

Holger Kastler

Attorney, Hyazinth LLP
Ingo

Ingo Juraske

Partner, Impact51
Ingo

Ingo Dahm

CEO, capacura GmbH
Irina

Irina Ermak

Business Director, Interbrand
Irina

Irina Clemens

Co-Founder, Talentif
Jakob

Jakob Bayer

Junior Project Engineer, PEM-Motion
Jakob

Jakob Freund

CEO, Camunda
Jan

Jan Mechtel

Co-Founder, Templafy
Jan

Jan Cassalette

FI Mentor
Jana

Jana Tepe

CEO | Founder, Tandemploy GmbH
Jana

Jana Scharfschwerdt

FI Mentor
Janine

Janine Wagner

CEO and Founder, Kopply
Javier

Javier Rincon

Business Model and Product Discovery Expert, LeanCrush
Jen-Yie

Jen-Yie Chen

Venture Developer, Factor10
Jeremiah

Jeremiah Lopez

Marketing Director, U+ User Technologies
Joerg

Joerg Geier

Consultant, Joerg Geier Consulting
Johannes

Johannes Steinacher

Rechtsanwalt, Hyazinth LLP
John

John Krehbiel

Founder & CEO, Hummingbird LTD.
Johnny

Johnny Quach

Chief Product Officer, AirHelp
Jonas

Jonas Kegelmann

Co-founder, CEO, Holinatural
Jonathan

Jonathan Miller

Executive Leadership Coach, Level 7 Leadership
Jörg

Jörg Siemes

Director Professional Imaging Sales & B2B Business Development, Canon
José Matías

José Matías del Pino

Senior Venture Architect, BCG Digital Ventures
Josephine

Josephine Staats

Founder & CEO, Kulau GmbH
Julia

Julia Zhou

Co-Founder, Chief Development Officer, Tidal Impact
Julia

Julia Derndinger

CEO, die Gründertrainerin
Juliane

Juliane Schiefer

Founding Partner, Signature VC
Julius

Julius Bertram

Head of Global Pioneers, ALBA
Jyrki

Jyrki Vanamo

Head of Design, Holvi
Kai

Kai Malkwitz

Sustainability evangelist and startup mentor. Founder greenergetic, pvXchange, pvStream GmbH
Karen

Karen Kargar

Consultant for Executive Search, Coaching and Employer Branding, Executive Search
Karolin

Karolin Erdmann

Lead Startup Unit, Berlin Partner
Karolina

Karolina Attspodina

Founding Partner & CIO, WLOUNGE | MAGDA GROUP
Karsten

Karsten Helbig

Founder & CEO, guided doing
Katharina

Katharina Trebitsch

Co-Founder & Managing Director, nevernot
Kathleen

Kathleen Olstedt

Interim Manager, GOOD STUFF Ventures
Kevin

Kevin Liebigt

Head of Design, nevernot
Kim

Kim Moelholm

Partner, Moelholm C&C
Klaus

Klaus Kammermeier

Founder, InnovationLabs.Berlin
Koen

Koen Stevens

Founder, CEO, Ambassify
Kristian

Kristian Lutz

Partner, Hyazinth LLP
Kyrill

Kyrill Zlobenko

Head of Europe, @Seedrs | 3x times Founder (2010-2016), Seedrs Ltd.
Laura

Laura Kohler

Founder, Sharkbite Innovation
Lenard

Lenard Krawinkel

Managing Director, Benefixx Ventures GmbH
Lieke

Lieke Ypma

Partner, White Octopus
Lina

Lina Chong

Investment Director, Target Global
Lital

Lital Aravot

Program Director, Aetion
Louise

Louise Leroy

Manager Special Growth Projects, Lottie
Lubomila

Lubomila Jordanova

CEO, PlanA.Earth
Ludovic

Ludovic Manjot

CMO, Smunch
Luis

Luis Sperr

Investment Manager, InnoEnergy
Luise

Luise Gruner

Principal, GMPVC German Media Pool GmbH
Lukas

Lukas Kawka

Manager (Tax), KPMG Deutschland
Magdalena

Magdalena Reith

Startup- and Business Consultant, Magdalena Reith Pitch Decks
Magnus

Magnus Gaarder

Founding Partner, nFront
Magnus

Magnus Lužkov

Founder & CEO, Optimist Group
Mali M

Mali M Baum

CEO & Founding Partner, WLOUNGE | MAGDA GROUP
Manuel

Manuel Loistl

Product Manager, goderma GmbH
Marcus

Marcus Netzel

Head of Division, Euronorm GmbH
Marcus

Marcus Tan

Founder & CEO, Health Engine
Marie

Marie Hilfiger

General Manager, People and Organisational Growth, Hilfiger Associates
Marina

Marina Schmidt

Founder, Red to Green Solutions
Mario

Mario Steinbuch

Founder & COO, SPRK.global
Marius

Marius Kraemer

Founder, TennisBuddy
Mark

Mark Turrell

CEO, Vork & Orcasci
Martin

Martin Bell

Founder & CEO, Bell Ventures GmbH
Martin

Martin Adam

CEO, Menschortweb
Martina

Martina Von Hettinga

Managing Partner, i-Potentials
Masiar

Masiar Nashat

Facilitator and Innovation Strategist, Innovation Radicals
Matthias

Matthias Ernst

Founder & Advisor, XLETIX GmbH
Matthias

Matthias Eireiner

Advisor, FinReach GmbH
Max

Max Costa

Head of ShareTheMeal, United Nations World Food Programme
Max

Max Geerling

Operations Manager - UK, iugis
Mia

Mia Sari

CEO, Just Juno
Michael

Michael Healy

CEO, Unit Ventures
Michael

Michael Aissaoui

FI Mentor
Michael

Michael Debuschewitz

Founder&CEO, senden24 GmbH
Michael

Michael Burkhardt

CMO, Chief Business Development Manager, Omdena
Michael

Michael Wendt

Co-Founder, Locafox
Michael

Michael Sorkin

Managing Director, Formlabs Europe
Michael

Michael Ronen

Founder, Capsuling
Michelle

Michelle Mallette

Head of Business Development, Stargrove Capital
Mira

Mira Arnold

Vorstand / CEO, Arete AG
Mirela

Mirela Mus

Product Management Consultant, Product People
Miriam

Miriam Neubauer

CPO, Heycater!
Mitch

Mitch Altman

CEO, Cornfield Electronics, Inc.
Moritz

Moritz Spangenberg

Co-Founder, Matz & Moritz
Moritz

Moritz Jungmann

Portfolio Manager, Innogy Innovation Hub
Moritz

Moritz Daan

FI Mentor
Moritz

Moritz Jungmann

Portfolio Manager, Innogy Innovation
Natacha

Natacha Neumann

Founder, Freche Freunde
Nathan

Nathan Evans

Co-Founder, fulfin (isarlend GmbH)
Nicola

Nicola Pinder

Founder and Managing Director, Creatives Loop Ltd and Creatives Loop International Ltd & Co KG
Nicolai

Nicolai Wendland

COO, Co-Founder, 21st Real Estate
Nicole

Nicole Büttner

CEO, Merantix Labs
Nils

Nils Seger

Managing Director, RCKT
Norbert

Norbert Gehrke

General Manager, Advanced Blockchain AG
Olga

Olga Padulosi

Head of Marketing, AppFollow
Olga

Olga Filipova

Founder + CEO, Workademy
Oliver

Oliver Richter

CEO, XOUNTS Hamburg GmbH
Olivia

Olivia Czetwertynski

FI Mentor
Pablo

Pablo Berger

CEO, Innovationslabor GmbH
Patricia

Patricia Russ

Business Development Manager, Startup Genome
Patrick

Patrick Knodel

CEO, knodel foundation
Patrick

Patrick Paulisch

Founder/CEO, Stealth Mode
Paul

Paul Du Plessis

Director Market Development, OST "Simple Token"
Peter

Peter Moll, Ph.D

Consultant, Coach and private Investor, Comestri
Peter

Peter Schlecht

Founder & Advisor, Artificial Link & Braingrade
Peter

Peter Nartey

Investment Manager, signals VC
Peter

Peter Bruhn

Business Angel, Co-Founder, CDO, Lenzbox GmbH
Phil

Phil Libin

Founder & CEO, All Turtles
Philip

Philip Strothmann

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation e.V.
Philipp

Philipp Seidel

Head of PR bei Holv, Holvi
Philipp

Philipp Von Hammerstein

Driver Berlin, Le Wagon
Philipp

Philipp Bouteiller

CEO, Tegel Projekt
Philipp

Philipp Clauss

Founder, The Mighty Deer UG
Pim

Pim De Schepper

Director Market Management, InhabitIQ
Piotr

Piotr Boulangé

Director, Founder Institute Poland
Pooja S.

Pooja S. Lankers

Founder, be&behappy, Pooja-Lankers.com
Ralf

Ralf Neugebauer

Advisor & Solution Hunter - specialized in Product Creation/ Strategy and Innovation Management, Unusual Thinkers
Ralf

Ralf Baumann

Senior Vice President, T-Online
Raluca

Raluca Bujoreanu

Product Management Consultant , Zalando
Ramona

Ramona Liberoff

COO Innogy Innovation Hub, Unreasonable Group
Rasmus

Rasmus Giesel

Creative Director, M.O.R. Design
Ray

Ray Farid

Startup Program Manager Central Europe, OVHcloud
Regine

Regine Harr

Investor , Regine Investements
Rene

Rene Wienholtz

Founder & Managing Partner, Loom Impact AG
Ricardo

Ricardo Romero Benitez

Founder + CEO, GetFoodIn
Robert

Robert Sünderhauf

Co-Founder & CEO, nu3
Robert

Robert Anders

Head of Sales, Comtravo
Robert Maciej

Robert Maciej Pieta

FI Mentor
Ronald

Ronald Brachetti

Founder & CEO, Clean Code Culture
Samuli

Samuli Siren

Manager Business Development and Investments, K - New Media GmbH
Sara

Sara Kolata

Co-Founder & Creative Director, Kraft Production
Sarik

Sarik Weber

Partner, Hanse Ventures
Sascha

Sascha Karstädt

FI Mentor
Sascha

Sascha Dewald

CEO, FinReach
Saul

Saul Benedikt Nowotny

Investment Manager & Business Development, Deutsche Börse Venture Network
Sebastian

Sebastian Böhmer

Founding Partner, First Momentum Ventures
Sebastian

Sebastian Fischer Jung

Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter, Digital Public Affairs GmbH
Sebastian

Sebastian Daus

CEO, FixFirst - fixfirst.de
Sebastian

Sebastian Stricker

Founder, United Nations World Food Programme
Sergiej

Sergiej Soft (Rewiakin)

FI Mentor
Simon

Simon Knittel

Senior Copywriter, OB8
Sonsoles

Sonsoles Alonso

Expert Team Development Consultant, Sonsoles Alonso Global Consulting
Stefan

Stefan Jørgensen

CEO, itembase.com
Stefan

Stefan Kellner

CTO & Co-Founder, Allryder
Stefan

Stefan Kimmel

Partner, XY Ventures
Steffen

Steffen Wachenfeld

Strategy, Data&AI, Hypoport SE
Stephan

Stephan Wiesener

CTO, hetras
Stephanie

Stephanie Claudel

Digital Marketing Strategist, Founder Institute Berlin
Steven

Steven Jacobs

Founder, Entrepreneur, Advisor, ex-Apple, ex-Google, ex-Facebook
Sugandh

Sugandh Sameer

Finance Lead, Dalia Research
Svenja

Svenja Lassen

Managing Director, primeCROWD
Szu Hsuan

Szu Hsuan Li

CEO, Digital Marketing Connect
Tanmay

Tanmay Vaidya

CEO, Future Botanics
Tao

Tao Tao

COO and Co-Founder, GetYourGuide
Thom

Thom Cummings

CMO, Grover
Till

Till Naumann

CEO, Movea
Tim

Tim Kirchner

Business Director, The Nest by Webhelp
Tim

Tim Von Törne

Co-Founder & COO, Kopernikus Automotive
Tim

Tim Keough

Founder & CEO, WythMe
Tina

Tina Dreimann

Founder, Better Ventures Group
Tina

Tina Riedesel

Senior Manager, KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Tobias

Tobias Wittich

Founder / Managing Director, The Place Berlin
Tobias

Tobias Dickmeis

Co-Founder, Tandem
Tobias

Tobias Tschötsch

Founder & Managing Director, Contorion
Tobias

Tobias Gantner

Founder and CEO, Healthcare Futurists
Tomasz

Tomasz Sieroń

CEO Poland, Frontkom
Uri

Uri Levanon

CEO, Haste Media
Vahid

Vahid Imani

Founder & CEO, Fitrate GmbH
Vamsi

Vamsi Krishna

Business Angel , Business Angel
Veronica

Veronica Kirin

Entrepreneur Coach, Self employed
Veroniek

Veroniek Vermeulen

Founder, Silatha
Viktoria

Viktoria Lindner

CEO, Done Trainings!
Weston

Weston Hankins

Founder, Footstep Ventures
Wilhelm

Wilhelm Stein

Managing Director, Stein E&C GmbH
Wolfgang

Wolfgang Lauterbach

CEO, sorglosinternet
Xavier

Xavier Aubry

CEO, Appear Networks
Yanick J.

Yanick J. Steinbeck

Independent startup consultant, Equilibrium Ventures
Yascha

Yascha Roshani

CEO, Honest & Rare
Yuval

Yuval Ron

CEO, Wrong Notes Music
Zeff

Zeff Sherriff

Co-Founder, Talentif

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