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Venture Capital
Team

Team

Team

Aron Bahnmüller

Aron Bahnmüller

Aron Bahnmüller, Investment Director

Aron joined the RBVC Team in June 2015. He has a background in computer science and focuses on sourcing and evaluating software investment opportunities in the Enabling Technologies search cluster. Prior to RBVC, he worked at Bosch Software Innovations in Berlin on agile software development for connected mobility products. Before joining Bosch Software Innovations, Aron did internships at the Bosch Research and Technology Center in Palo Alto, California, developing human machine interface technology for automotive applications, and at the Bosch regional office in Korea doing trend scouting of the Korean IoT market. During his studies at the Fachhochschule Esslingen he worked at several Bosch locations in Germany and the UK broadening his experience in software development and building up a vast internal network within Bosch.

Aron Bahnmüller
Gitte Bedford

Gitte Bedford

Gitte Bedford, Vice President

Based in RBVC's Stuttgart office, Gitte is responsible for evaluating and executing investment opportunities in a variety of fields with a particular focus on software, specifically the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security. Gitte is an experienced professional with a strong financial background. After starting her career at Robert Bosch in corporate treasury, she progressed to positions as Managing Director of Robert Bosch Finance Plc near London, UK, Director Finance for Bosch's Asia-Pacific operations in Shanghai, China, and joined Bosch's VC group in 2009. Gitte holds a Diploma degree in Business Informatics from HTW Berlin and a MSc in Finance from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, U.K.

Gitte Bedford
Ruslan Bekbulatov

Ruslan Bekbulatov

Ruslan Bekbulatov, Investment Director

Ruslan joined RBVC in July 2016 and is located in the Frankfurt office. With his background in finance and economics, he is evaluating investment opportunities and supports the execution of investments in various search clusters. Prior to Bosch, as Manager in a software start-up, he was responsible for business development, finance and legal topics. He started his career as Consultant in the Corporate Finance department of an auditing company where he gained deeper experience in the area of financial modelling and valuation across various business sectors. Ruslan holds a diploma degree in business administration from the University of Duesseldorf, Germany. He is fluent in German, English, and Russian.

Ruslan Bekbulatov
Baha Berse

Baha Berse

Baha Berse, Manager Finance & Controlling

Baha Berse is manager for Finance & Controlling and Fund Administration of RBVC. He is responsible for all fund- and direct investment-related financial affairs after closing and supports all investments from due diligence until exit whilst optimising commercial processes and tools. He is the link between RBVC and Bosch’s corporate departments regarding financial, controlling, and administration matters. Prior to joining RBVC, Baha worked in various divisions of the Bosch Group (Automotive Electronics, Car Multimedia, Chassis System Brakes) worldwide gaining significant expertise in controlling (from sales, through projects, plant management, SAP implementation, to reporting and consolidation). Baha holds a degree in business administration (Dipl.-Kfm. (FH)) and business informatics with distinction (Dipl.-Wirtschaftsinf. (FH)) from the University of Applied Science Hanover (Germany). He is fluent in German, English, and Portuguese and has a basic knowledge of French, Turkish and Spanish.

Baha Berse
Gudrun Duepjohann

Gudrun Duepjohann

Gudrun Duepjohann, Executive Assistant

Gudrun Düpjohann is an Assistant with RBVC, based in the Stuttgart office. Prior to joining RBVC, she worked for several Bosch Business Units. Gudrun is working part-time (Monday to Thursday in the morning) and is fluent in German, English and French.

Gudrun Duepjohann
Laxmi Eagala

Laxmi Eagala

Laxmi Eagala, Executive Assistant

Laxmi is Executive Assistant and provides high quality support and office organization in the Frankfurt office. She is furthermore responsible for various administrative tasks. Prior to joining RBVC in 2010, Laxmi gained extensive experience as an executive assistant in various industries. She is fluent in German, English, and Hindi.

Laxmi Eagala
Ayelet Edrey

Ayelet Edrey

Ayelet Edrey, Investment Principal

Ayelet Edrey joined RBVC in July 2015 and is based in the Tel-Aviv office. She is involved in all stages of the investment process with a particular focus on investment opportunities in Israel. Ayelet brings with her a financial, deal making, operational and technological experience. Her previous position was with Bank Leumi (Israel’s largest bank), financing large M&A deals. Prior to that Ayelet was AVP Strategy & M&A in m-systems/Sandisk where she took part in the m-systems M&A ($1.5Bn) as well as in the PMI. Ayelet was a Principal with Apax Partners in Tel Aviv, where she invested in technology companies. Prior to that she had a Product Management position in Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP) and spent 6 years at Intel’s R&D Center in Israel in management and development roles. Ayelet holds an MBA from INSEAD, and a B.Sc Cum Laude in Computer Sciences from the Israeli Institute of Technology (the "Technion").

Ayelet Edrey
Sascha Fritz

Sascha Fritz

Sascha Fritz, Investment Principal

Sascha joined RBVC in 2018 and is located in the Stuttgart office. Prior to Bosch, as Head of Venture Capital, he was responsible for managing the Seed-and VC-Funds with their broad investment focus as well as heading the Venture Capital Team at a local investment company. By leading numerous transactions, he backed his strong transaction and financial experiences. Before heading the team, Sascha gained experience as Investmentmanager in this sector. Prior to focusing on VC investments, he started his career as Consultant in Corporate banking. Sascha holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration of the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University and the CPEA certificate from the Technical University Munich.

Sascha Fritz
Johannes Grabowski

Johannes Grabowski

Johannes Grabowski, Open Innovation

Johannes Grabowski is responsible for the open innovation activities started in 2018. He joined Bosch in 2005 and was involved in various projects for sensors, power electronics and robotics. He is an expert in innovation and business models and lead various projects, groups and initiatives within Bosch. He holds a technical degree in engineering (Dipl.-Ing. MEMS, University Freiburg) as well as a business degree (MBE, Steinbeis University Berlin). Also he is a certified PMP professional.

Johannes Grabowski
Kelly He

Kelly He

Kelly He, Executive Assistant

Kelly He is an Executive assistant with RBVC, based in Shanghai. She supports the team with various administrative and organizational tasks.

Prior to joining RBVC, she worked for several Bosch Business Units in shanghai. She is fluent in English and Chinese.

Kelly He
Christian Hüttenhein

Christian Hüttenhein

Christian Hüttenhein, Open Innovation

Christian Hüttenhein joined RBVC in 2019 and is responsible for outside-in innovation through startups.

Since 2009 Christian was responsible for business development and sales functions within different business units of Bosch. Prior to RBVC he founded and lead Bosch Industry Consulting, a process and technology consulting boutique for digital transformation in manufacturing and logistics.

He holds a Diploma degree in East-Asian business administration from University of Duisburg and Keio University Tokyo. He is fluent in German, English, and Japanese.

Christian Hüttenhein
Dr. Hongquan Jiang

Dr. Hongquan Jiang

Dr. Hongquan Jiang, Investment Partner

Hongquan is an Investment partner at Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC). As a “deep tech” investor he has led multiple successful investments in the area of IoT, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and Automotive in Europe, China and US. Within RBVC Hongquan is responsible for the search cluster "automation and electrification" which includes sensors, semiconductors, MEMS, electronics robotics and Autonomous & Cognitive systems. Recently Hongquan has started investing in block chain technologies for industrial applications. Prior to RBVC, Hongquan has been working at Bosch since 1996. He has collected broad experiences in the automotive and electronic industries. Before joining Bosch, Hongquan worked as a research scientist in the Fraunhofer institute for reliability and micro-integration (IZM) in Berlin, Germany. Hongquan holds a doctoral (Dr. rer. nat.) and a diploma degree in physics from the Technical University Berlin, Germany.

Dr. Hongquan Jiang
Sabrina Jones

Sabrina Jones

Sabrina Jones, Open Innovation

Sabrina Jones joined RBVC in 2018 and is responsible for open innovation and partnerships with startups. Her previous roles with Bosch cover business models & innovation, corporate strategy and AI research before she lead an e-commerce startup for Bosch Rexroth as intrapreneur. She holds a master’s degree in physics (Dipl.-Ing., Vienna University of Technology) and prior to joining Bosch in 2015, she was a researcher in semiconductor physics at the Austrian Institute of Technology and Uppsala University. She co-lead the winner team of the 2013 US Solar Decathlon competition.

Sabrina Jones
Luis Llovera

Luis Llovera

Luis Llovera, Managing Director

Luis joined Robert Bosch LLC in 2008, based in the Silicon Valley. Luis leads a team of Investors that focus on sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities in North America. In addition, he is a non-executive Board of Director of many of RBVC’s portfolio companies including Flybits, Airy-3D, Poka, PubNub, Insyte Systems, TetraVue, FogHorn, DeepMap and Syntiant.

Prior to joining Bosch, Luis was an investment Partner for over six years with Siemens Venture Capital, based in Germany. Some of his investments included Agility Communications (acquired by JDSU), GENBAND, Covega (acquired by Gemfire) and Polychromix (acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.).

In all, Luis has been in Venture Capital for 18 years and over seventeen years of operating experience in the hi-tech industry.

Luis Llovera
Yvonne Lutsch

Dr. Yvonne Lutsch

Dr. Yvonne Lutsch, Investment Principal

Yvonne is an employee of Robert Bosch LLC and since 2018 responsible for sourcing and evaluating investments for RBVC in the USA in various fields. After holding several management positions in quality management and engineering within Bosch in Germany in the automotive and consumer electronics space, she came to US to build up a technology scouting, innovation, and business development team for Bosch Automotive Electronics in Silicon Valley. Yvonne received a diploma in Experimental Physics from University of Siegen, Germany, and holds a PhD in Applied Physics from University of Tuebingen, Germany.

Yvonne Lutsch
Michelle Perry

Michelle Perry

Michelle Perry, Executive Assistant

Michelle is an Executive Assistant with Robert Bosch LLC, based in North America. She supports the US team with various administrative, organizational and IT tasks as well as maintains the office budget. Prior to Joining RBVC in 2016 she worked with the Ministry of Alcohol and Drug in Canada.

Michelle Perry
Ingo Ramesohl

Dr. Ingo Ramesohl

Dr. Ingo Ramesohl, Managing Director

Ingo Ramesohl, Managing Director at RBVC, is located in the Stuttgart office and responsible for the technical strategies and decisions at RBVC. Apart from serving as a partner in RBVC he maintains the contacts to the Bosch management organization. After 16 years with Bosch in different positions in Germany, Korea and China he joined RBVC beginning of 2015. Ingo gained insight into various markets, such as automotive electronics and into different management challenges starting from, development, corporate functions, quality and production, P&L responsibility and general management. He got his Ph.D. from the University of Technology Aachen in Electric Engineering.

Ingo Ramesohl
Philipp Rose

Philipp Rose

Philipp Rose, Managing Director

Philipp Rose, Managing Director, is responsible for all commercial aspects of RBVC besides being one of the investment partners of RBVC. Focus areas of him are Portfolio Management, Funds investments, financial / legal / tax issues, coordination with the Bosch Group, etc. Prior to joining RBVC in 2014 Philipp held various General Manager or CFO positions in different Bosch subsidiaries. He joined Bosch in 2003 after gaining many years of extensive experience in M&A execution at Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan, both in Frankfurt and London.

Philipp holds a diploma degree in business administration from the University of Regensburg, Germany.

Philipp Rose
Xiaoguang Sun

Xiaoguang Sun

Xiaoguang Sun, Investment Partner

Xiaoguang Sun joined RBVC in March 2018. In his position as Investment Partner and Head for China, he leads RBVC's investment activities in China. Xiaoguang has extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of venture capital investment in the region. His previous experiences include 8 years at Intel Capital, investing in technology based innovative companies in China. He has also acquired expertise in capital markets, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions at companies including JP Morgan, Citigroup, and InBev. Xiaoguang has a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

Xiaoguang Sun
Gadi Toren

Gadi Toren

Gadi Toren, Investment Partner

Gadi Toren is an Investment Partner with RBVC, based in the Tel Aviv office, responsible for the search area of Clean Tech and the Israeli Venture Capital activity of Bosch. Gadi has been active in Venture Capital since 1998, focused primarily on early stage investments. His previous position was with Partech International, heading their software and Internet Investments in Israel, where he invested and served on the board of PowerID. He spent 6 years as Principal with Apax Partners in Tel Aviv and London where he invested in various companies such as Ceragon Networks (CRNT), Ezchip - merged with Lanoptics (LNOP), Commtouch (CTCH) and Native Networks - sold to Alcatel in 2004. Prior to joining Apax Partners, he was Director and Head of the Product Management group at Elbit Systems Ltd where he led projects in Europe, Asia and the USA. Gadi holds an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD, and a BA Magna Cum Laude in Economics and Management from Tel Aviv University.

Gadi Toren
Heribert Uhl

Heribert Uhl

Heribert Uhl, Senior Investment Director

Heribert Uhl is a Senior Investment Director with RBVC, Heribert is responsible for investments in the energy & environment search cluster. He has been with the Bosch group since 1999 and acquired a profound system understanding of the automotive industry. In his previous role as manager of cross-divisional and international projects, he was responsible for vehicle management and safety systems. Prior to joining Bosch, he spent four years projecting and developing automotive interior panels at the Dräxlmeier Group. Heribert holds a Diploma degree in Mechatronics from the University of Applied Science in Esslingen, Germany. During his studies, he gained practical experience at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Plataforma Solar de Almeria, Spain.

Heribert Uhl
Jan Westerhüs

Jan Westerhüs

Jan Westerhüs, Investment Partner

Jan is involved in all phases of the investment process from preliminary evaluation to assisting management during the investment period. Prior to this position he was responsible for Bosch Corporate Strategy in the Asia Pacific region, based in Shanghai. He gathered extensive experience in strategy consulting before joining the Bosch Group. Jan holds a joint master degree in engineering and business administration (Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.) from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany and is a CFA charterholder. He is fluent in German, English, and Spanish and has a basic knowledge of Mandarin.

Jan Westerhüs
Nicholas Wheeler

Nicholas Wheeler

Nicholas Wheeler, Investment Principal

Nicholas is an employee of Robert Bosch LLC and focuses on sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities for RBVC in the USA. Nick brings a blend of venture capital, private equity and operations experience to RBVC. Prior to joining Bosch, Nick was a Principal at Lab IX Ventures, Flextronics’ venture arm. Before Flextronics, Nick held a variety of operations management roles in the aerospace industry. Nick is also a current member of the investment committee for the UCLA Venture Capital Fund, working to further enhance the UCLA entrepreneurial ecosystem. Nick holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson with Highest Honors and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Nicholas Wheeler
Shan Wu

Shan Wu

Shan Wu, Investment Senior Manager

Shan is an experienced strategist and business developer served in various Bosch entities, including Bosch China Headquarter, Electrical Drive division and Corporate Strategy Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Bosch in 2010, she was a consultant for Frost & Sullivan and Dun & Bradstreet, where she worked across a broad range of industries, in particular automation and electronics, on issues of growth strategy, market entry, M&As, credit management. Shan holds an MBA in Finance from Shanghai Jiaotong University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (the "UESTC").

Shan Wu
Sean Yang

Sean Yang

Sean Yang, Investment Senior Manager

Sean is a passionate product manager and investor in digital technology, with strong industry expertise and sharp entrepreneurial mindset, committed to driving tech and digital innovations and transformation. He received B.S. and M.S. of micro-electronics from Peking University. After 6 years working experience in Lenovo, Samsung, and Gameloft as product manager, Sean turned his career path to early stage investment in tech and digital. During the 2 years in Galaxyinternet he invested ¥100M on chip, AI, and big data.

Sean Yang
Arian Yeh

Arian Yeh

Arian Yeh, Finance Associate

Arian joined RBVC following an internship in 2018 and is located in the Frankfurt office. With a background in Accounting and Finance, Arian supports due diligence of fund- and direct investments as well as all investment-related financial affairs after closing. Prior to RBVC, he performed internships in the fields of Risk Advisory, Asset Allocation, Investment Banking, and Accounting. He has a BBA in Accounting and Finance from University of Hong Kong and a MSc in Finance from EBS Universität, and he has completed all levels of CFA and FRM. He is fluent in Chinese and English and has a basic knowledge of German.

Arian Yeh
Susanne You

Sun-Joung You

Sun-Joung (Susanne) You, Senior Investment Director

Susanne is involved in all phases of the investment process from preliminary evaluation to assisting management during the investment period. She has been with Bosch group since 1999 and gathered expertise in diverse business units in automotive, as well as, industrial automation. Prior to this position she worked for Corporate Strategy in the Robert Bosch headquarter, based in Stuttgart. Susanne holds a Diploma degree in Physics from the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technical University Aachen and attended the Business MBA Program at the San Jose State University. She is fluent in German, English, and has a basic knowledge of Korean.

Susanne You
Jeff Yu

Jeff Yu

Jeff Yu, Investment Pricipal

Jeff Yu is an employee of Robert Bosch LLC and focuses on sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities for RBVC in the USA.

Prior to joining Bosch in 2012, Jeff was Managing Director for The Angels‘ Forum and a Principal at Crescendo Ventures. He has also worked in various operating roles at Nortel Networks, CAE Electronics and the National Research Institute of Canada.

Jeff holds both a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Jeff Yu