Romy Schnelle has been involved in the start-up ecosystem for 20 years and brings her great enthusiasm for innovation to her new role. She has worked for HTGF since 2008, latterly as Partner for Digital Tech where she and her team were responsible for around 30 investments focused on climate tech, digital health, fintech, AI and SaaS. She has already successfully sold ten companies from her own portfolio, including Stocard to Klarna and Kiwigrid to Innogy, LG Electronics and Aqton. Thanks to her extensive start-up experience and expertise in business development, fundraising and corporate finance, Schnelle has played a key role in the development of HTGF’s Industrial Tech and Digital Tech portfolios. She is also a member of the advisory boards of start-ups and chaired the Investment Committee of TX Group, one of Switzerland’s leading media companies.
Prior to joining HTGF, she worked with mp3 inventor Prof. Karlheinz Brandenburg to co-found Fraunhofer spin-off IOSONO, now Barco Audio Technologies. She began her career in business development at the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology. Schnell studied media science at the Technical University of Ilmenau.