On the one hand, it's the variety of topics where we support founders and entrepreneurs. On the other hand, I'm fascinated by the directness with which ideas are put into practice, and the pragmatic way in which solutions are developed for customers. Of course, startup founders also have to have done their homework, which means they have to understand the market, e.g., and their product has to function technologically. But if this is given, they don’t keep researching and hesitating - they just do it.
What could be more exciting than venture capital? The speed and intensity with which teams work together to make companies successful. Over the course of my career, the companies have become smaller and smaller, i.e. from multi-national family-run conglomerates now to start-ups, where companies are only just being created. However, conglomerates and start-ups are also becoming more and more alike, which means that my expertise and network from working in conglomerates are becoming more and more relevant for the startups.