Dr. Patrick Herlinger is a physicist by training and technology enthusiast with more than a decade of combined experience in venture capital and deep tech R&D. As researcher he worked on novel materials in the fields of nano electronics and photonics at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research and in cooperation with an automotive tier one as well as international research partners in the USA, China and South Korea. Apart from several years at LBBW VC, he had different roles at the corporate VC arms of Bosch and ams Osram, and so got to know well both software and hardware based business models. He also advises startup founders and is a mentor at a Stuttgart based incubator. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, riding his mountain bike through the vineyards around Stuttgart as well as spending time with his family.