The MIG AG Team
Michael Motschmann is a General Partner and member of the Executive Board. He founded the company together with Jürgen Kosch and his brother Cecil Motschmann in 2005 and has been an entrepreneur for over 25 years. Among other companies, he also established Nitrion GmbH, a market leader in surface finishing technology, and was Managing Director until its sale to the British firm Bodycote plc. in 2007.
Jürgen Kosch is a General Partner and member of the Executive Board, having established the company together with Michael and Cecil Motschmann in 2005. He has founded and run several businesses including MicroMotion GmbH, a computer retailing firm specializing in image analysis and management, and he is a coach and Business Angel for start-up companies. Jürgen Kosch studied electrical engineering and information technology at the TU München and also holds a degree in engineering.
Kristian Schmidt-Garve, LL.M.
Kristian Schmidt-Garve is a General Partner and member of the Executive Board. After working at Coudert Brothers LL.P law firm and the Tele München group, he has been part of MIG Verwaltungs AG since 2007. Kristian Schmidt-Garve studied law in both Berlin (FU Berlin) and Japan (Kyushu University), is a licensed lawyer and also holds a Master’s degree in international business and commercial law.
Matthias Kromayer is a General Partner and member of the Executive Board. After spending several years as a business consultant at the Consulting Partner/Investment Partner Group, as well as in the corporate development department of Xerion Pharmaceuticals AG, he founded tavia consulting, a consultancy firm specialising in life sciences. He has been part of MIG Verwaltungs AG since 2010. Matthias Kromayer studied biology and chemistry in both Munich (Ludwig-Maximilian University) and London (King´s College) and has a degree in biology, having written his thesis on the subject of molecular microbiology.
Matthias Guth is a Venture Partner at MIG Verwaltungs AG. After working for goetzpartners and Wellington Partners, he established his own business in the corporate finance sector. Matthias Guth studied mechanical engineering, specialising in medical technology at RWTH Aachen and holds a degree in engineering.
Axel Thierauf is a Venture Partner at MIG Verwaltungs AG. He was a member of the Executive Board at Erlus AG for several years, a medium-sized listed company. What’s more, he founded various high-tech businesses, including Si4Health GmbH, which he later sold to a large pharmaceutical company, and has been working in the sectors of corporate finance and business consultancy since 2009. Axel Thierauf studied physics at the University of Würzburg and holds a degree in physics. He wrote his thesis at Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research.
Klaus Feix is a Venture Partner at MIG Verwaltungs AG. For several years he was a member of the Executive Board of the listed companies Schaltbau Holding AG and Arri AG, and he has also been the Managing Director of Efficient Energy GmbH. Klaus Feix is Managing Director of Medicare Medizinische Geräte GmbH, which he acquired through an MBI in 2007. Klaus Feix holds a degree in industrial engineering with business studies from the TH Karlsruhe and wrote his thesis on the topic of economics.
Sören Hein is a Partner at MIG Verwaltungs AG. He was a Partner with Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures for 10 years and a co-founder of Compound Disk Drives, an electric-motor start-up. He worked for eight years with Siemens and Infineon and was CTO of the Wireless Systems division. Sören Hein holds an M.Sc. from DTU in Denmark, a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from INSEAD.
Boris Bernstein is a Venture Partner at MIG Verwaltungs AG. He spent 10 years at Goldman Sachs in London as Executive Director in Investment Research. Subsequently he joined Allianz Capital Partners as Investment Manager, where he drove forward healthcare private equity investments. Most recently, he supported Water Street Healthcare Partners as Executive Advisor and advised several family offices and mid market companies on strategy and investment questions. Boris Bernstein holds an MSc from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a BA from Harvard University. He is Chartered Financial Analyst and Chairman of the CFA Society Germany.
Dr. Oliver Kahl is a Principal at MIG Verwaltungs AG. He was active in the corporate venture capital sector with the Osram Group as well as in institutional venture capital at eCapital Entrepreneurial Partners. Previously, he held various functions in his family’s business, Jobachem GmbH, where he built up different business areas in Europe and Asia. Dr. Oliver Kahl studied physics at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, UK and the College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL) in Orlando, Florida, USA. He wrote his Ph.D. thesis in the field of experimental quantum optics at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).