Dr. Jens Ortgiese is Director of Venturing at the STIHL Group.
He has more than 15 years of international professional experience in the fields of start-ups and venture capital financing.
Before joining STIHL Digital, he was Business Creation Officer since 2015, responsible for the start-up investments of the early-stage investor InnoEnergy in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and a member of the European-wide investment committee.
In 2008 Dr. Ortgiese founded Startup Flightsurance, which he led as CEO until the exit in 2013.
He received his doctorate magna cum laude from the University of Kassel in cooperation with San Diego State University in California on “Value Added by Venture Capital Firms in the USA and Germany” and spent four years as an Adjunct Professor in San Diego.
Dr. Ortgiese studied International Economics at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. As a business angel he supports young startup companies.
In rotation, he is also a member of the HTGF Investment Committee – Software, Internet/Telecommunication Technologies, Media and e-commerce.