Dr. Andreas Eckert
Founder and Managing Partner
After earning a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg, Dr. Eckert started his career as a theatre journalist. Subsequently, he worked for the UN at its headquarters in New York, and was later stationed in Africa, Asia and Latin America. After his return to Germany in 1990, Dr. Eckert founded Eckert Wagniskapital und Frühphasenfinanzierung, a venture and early-phase financer. He has set up over 20 life sciences companies of which ten have been exited. One of his first ventures, Eckert & Ziegler Strahlen- und Medizintechnik AG, has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 1999 and has become one of the largest global suppliers of isotope technology applications for medicine, science and industry. Dr. Eckert continues to serve as its CEO.