Alena is passionate about constantly educating herself on new topics, creating valuable connections, speaking to inspiring founders and creating an impact by bringing more women into the ecosystem. Before joining Auxxo, Alena lived in Lisbon to complete her Master in Finance and worked in restructuring, M&A, and an early stage startup in Berlin. Besides sourcing female founders and managing our fund operations, Alena loves to travel, do sports, and enjoys to cook with friends and explore the culinary spots of each city.
Tine is a believer in the unharnessed potential of female founders. She previously worked as a strategy consultant, product manager, accelerated nearly 100 companies at Axel Springer Plug and Play and has made nearly 20 angel investments. A trained mathematician, Tine loves to crunch numbers, preferably in her weekly focus sessions. Out of these sessions Tine loves to spend her time cooking and eating with family and friends, on her road bike or on her yoga and meditation mats.
Carla’s mission is to create a society in which women have equal opportunities to drive innovation and shape the future for good. Before joining Auxxo she gained experience at several startups, NGOs and co-founded amelia, a growth accelerator for female young professionals. Besides investing in diverse teams, she is primarily leading our platform efforts. Carla clears her mind best when hiking up a mountain, reading a good book, doing a sweaty HIIT workout or enjoying a nice cup of coffee with her loved ones.
As one of the two founding partners, Gesa’s mission is to promote equitable representation of women as founders and investors in the venture capital industry. She has a background in strategy consulting and in startups. Amongst others, Gesa was the first employee at Blacklane and a Venture Partner at Entrepreneur First and is now the Deputy President of the German Startups Association. She mostly spends her free time meditating, doing sports, hiking in the countryside, going to the sauna and having quality time with her friends and family.