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.
Stefan is a passionate advocate for harnessing the potential of mindful leadership. He’s deeply committed to supporting founders on both emotional and professional fronts, fostering growth and self-discovery. A specialist in supporting founders in capital raising, Stefan’s wealth of experience has made him an integral part of the startup ecosystem. His entrepreneurial track record speaks for itself, having founded gebraucht.de, while investing in over 35 promising startups. When not navigating the venture world, Stefan enjoys immersing himself in meditation, reflecting on the interplay between Zen and entrepreneurship.
Sophie is a dedicated advocate for gender equality and women’s empowerment in the world of startups and investment and has initiated numerous impactful initiatives in the political arena. In addition to her significant political involvement, Sophie brings a unique background to our team. She started her career as a VC lawyer in an international law firm before building a B2B SaaS unicorn. When Sophie is not busy sourcing deals or supporting our portfolio companies, you can find her on her spinning bike, spending time with her family in the great outdoors or throwing parties for her friends.
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.