Dr. Christoph Mårtensson

Investment Manager

Dr. Christoph Mårtensson Portrait

Dr. Christoph Mårtensson has a scientific background in biochemistry and molecular biology. He received his PhD with distinction from the University of Freiburg, Germany. During the years he spent in academia, he published papers on several research projects in high-impact journals such as Nature and Cell. Mr. Mårtensson studied molecular life science at the University of Lübeck and spent a semester abroad at Imperial College London.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

For me, it is a privilege to exchange ideas and thoughts with company founders and that’s what I enjoy most. Feeling their passion, drive and boldness inspires and motivates me to support their growth and development as much as possible on their journeys to sustainable success.

What brought you to this job?

The exciting thing about the role I have is how diverse it is. On the one hand, it places me at the forefront of technology; on the other, it is a people business. We empower founders and innovation and also learn new things each and every day.

What is your favorite read?

My favorite read is Creative Confidence, written by the founders of IDEO, the award-winning design firm. This inspiring book is about the need to believe in your creative ability to achieve what you set out to do and make an impact in the world. For me, this perspective lies at the heart of innovation.