Creathor Venture, a Bad Homburg v.d.H., Germany-based venture capital firm, has promoted three of its long-time Investment Managers to Partners effective June 1st, 2017.
Christian Leikert, Dr Christian Weiss and Christian Weniger complement Creathor’s management team, joining CEO Dr Gert Köhler and Managing Partners Karlheinz Schmelig and Cédric Köhler.
Christian Leikert, who holds a master’s degree in business administration from Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, joined Creathor in 2013 as an Investment Manager and has since been responsible for numerous life science investments, especially in the fields of diganostics, medical devices and platform technologies.
He is responsible – amongst others – for Creathor’s portfolio companies Cube Biotech, Sinopsys Surgical and CEVEC Pharmaceuticals. He joined Karlheinz Schmelig as a Partner on Creathor’s life science team.
Dr Christian Weiss joined Creathor’s information technology team in 2015 as an investment manager, supporting portfolio companies such as COBI, zadego or Humanoo. Previously, he worked for McKinsey as an Engagement Manager and co-founded a start-up. He studied Business Administration and Economics at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel and at Yale University, holding a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree. Besides further engaging with SaaS and digital health start-ups, Christian will continue to support Creathor on the corporate development side.
Christian Weniger, part of Creathor’s information technology team since 2015, actively supports several portfolio companies, including Happycar, iFunded and R3Coms. Prior to joining Creathor, he worked in the venture capital team of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the sovereign-wealth fund of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Weniger holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel. He will continue to bring to the table his expertise in consumer internet and deep tech while also pushing Creathor’s fundraising and partnership activities forward.