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Federico Wengi
Partner

Federico holds a Masters in Finance, having studied at Bocconi University (Italy), WHU (Germany), Nova (Portugal). After working in the M&A department of Deutsche Bank in London and Mediobanca in Frankfurt, he moved to Berlin and joined Flaconi as a Founder Associate. He joined SquareOne in 2013 before they raised their first institutional fund. In his free time you find Federico cooking, reviewing Italian wine, lifting weights, and running.

Pablo Karnbaum
Analyst

Pablo studied Management and Electrical Engineering in Germany (TUM) before going abroad for his double degree in International Management and CEMS in the Netherlands (RSM) & Portugal (NOVA SBE). He worked in operational roles and supported the fundraising process at multiple startups before joining SquareOne. As a former professional volleyball player, he loves all kinds of sports involving a ball.

Niels Denefleh
VP Operations

Niels studied Business Informatics in Mannheim in a joint program with IBM. After his B.Sc., he spent 4 years in a strategy consulting, focussing on FinTech. Since 2014, Niels has held various executive positions in early and later stage tech startups in Europe, focusing on Finance and general company building. Niels joined SquareOne in 2021 and is the operational backbone for the fund and helps out portfolio companies where he can. He is a CrossFit enthusiast and father of two.

Georg Stockinger
Partner

Georg holds a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Graz University) and later studied Business in Switzerland (HSG) and Finance in Spain (ESADE). After initiating his career at McKinsey, he spent 7 years as an entrepreneur and operator (CCO Packlink, MD Latam Rocket Internet, COO Casacanda/Fab.com). In 2016, he joined SquareOne as Partner, focusing on Deep Tech and B2B software investments. As a child of the Austrian countryside, he loves to recharge his batteries in nature.

Charlotte Baumhauer
Investment Manager

Charlotte has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London (UK). After her Masters, she joined McKinsey, where she worked in the Operations practice (mainly Manufacturing and Supply Chain) in Europe and the US. She joined SquareOne‘s Investment Team in 2020. Charlotte grew up in Paris and Munich, loves traveling, and is a passionate field hockey player.

Felix Plapperer
Partner

Felix finished his Business studies in Switzerland (HSG), Spain (ESADE), and the US (Harvard). He then moved to Asia, where he took part in the hypergrowth phase of Lazada, scaling the business from 50 to 200 employees within one year. Before joining SquareOne in 2019, he spent 4 years with BCG in Zurich, focussing mostly on Private Equity and Supply Chain related projects. He is a passionate skier, diver, and hang gliding pilot.

Christian Buchenau
Partner

Christian studied Business Administration in Vienna, Cologne, and Barcelona. After his Masters, he worked in M&A before founding Paua Ventures in 2010.

Federico Wengi
Partner

Federico holds a Masters in Finance, having studied at Bocconi University (Italy), WHU (Germany), Nova (Portugal). After working in the M&A department of Deutsche Bank in London and Mediobanca in Frankfurt, he moved to Berlin and joined Flaconi as a Founder Associate. He joined SquareOne in 2013 before they raised their first institutional fund. In his free time you find Federico cooking, reviewing Italian wine, lifting weights, and running.

Pablo Karnbaum
Analyst

Pablo studied Management and Electrical Engineering in Germany (TUM) before going abroad for his double degree in International Management and CEMS in the Netherlands (RSM) & Portugal (NOVA SBE). He worked in operational roles and supported the fundraising process at multiple startups before joining SquareOne. As a former professional volleyball player, he loves all kinds of sports involving a ball.

Niels Denefleh
VP Operations

Niels studied Business Informatics in Mannheim in a joint program with IBM. After his B.Sc., he spent 4 years in a strategy consulting, focussing on FinTech. Since 2014, Niels has held various executive positions in early and later stage tech startups in Europe, focusing on Finance and general company building. Niels joined SquareOne in 2021 and is the operational backbone for the fund and helps out portfolio companies where he can. He is a CrossFit enthusiast and father of two.

Georg Stockinger
Partner

Georg holds a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Graz University) and later studied Business in Switzerland (HSG) and Finance in Spain (ESADE). After initiating his career at McKinsey, he spent 7 years as an entrepreneur and operator (CCO Packlink, MD Latam Rocket Internet, COO Casacanda/Fab.com). In 2016, he joined SquareOne as Partner, focusing on Deep Tech and B2B software investments. As a child of the Austrian countryside, he loves to recharge his batteries in nature.

Charlotte Baumhauer
Investment Manager

Charlotte has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London (UK). After her Masters, she joined McKinsey, where she worked in the Operations practice (mainly Manufacturing and Supply Chain) in Europe and the US. She joined SquareOne‘s Investment Team in 2020. Charlotte grew up in Paris and Munich, loves traveling, and is a passionate field hockey player.

Felix Plapperer
Partner

Felix finished his Business studies in Switzerland (HSG), Spain (ESADE), and the US (Harvard). He then moved to Asia, where he took part in the hypergrowth phase of Lazada, scaling the business from 50 to 200 employees within one year. Before joining SquareOne in 2019, he spent 4 years with BCG in Zurich, focussing mostly on Private Equity and Supply Chain related projects. He is a passionate skier, diver, and hang gliding pilot.

Christian Buchenau
Partner

Christian studied Business Administration in Vienna, Cologne, and Barcelona. After his Masters, he worked in M&A before founding Paua Ventures in 2010.

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