Within the international team of OCCIDENT, we live an open, value-driven corporate culture with flat hierarchies and cooperation at eye level. Every day, we strive to enable innovative technologies become successful products and companies. We communicate openly, work in a highly professional manner and respect each other.

Each of us is an expert in his or her field and enjoys the diverse and challenging tasks in the innovative venture capital environment.

As cooperative team players, we value our strong team spirit. Fairness and excellence are what make working with us special. We work on our own responsibility, show a high willingness to perform, and have a high motivation to make a difference.


  • People with a fascination for deep tech startups whose innovations change our lives sustainably for the better
  • High potentials with aspirations to have a real impact on the job
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Long-term orientation with the goal of creating real value
  • Curious and intellectual personalities with the drive to constantly improve
  • Hands-on mentality and willingness to go the “extra mile”


  • Individual bonus scheme; plus very lucrative participation in exits for the investment team
  • Possibility for home office and flex office according to individual needs
  • Professional coaching for personal leadership development (for all management positions)
  • Financial and time-related subsidies for individual professional training
  • State-of-the-art equipment of a digital workplace in the office and home office incl. mobile phone
  • Mobility allowance
  • Regular team events to have fun together

Jobs bei Occident

Junior Investment Manager (Digital)



Patrizia Schützenhöfer


Heads OCCIDENT, defines the business strategy, brings inspiration and always maintains the overview; supports all investment decisions and is responsible for finance, human resources and marketing.

Studied economics in Vienna, has experience in marketing in international companies (Internet, consumer goods) and as a real estate and venture capital investor for many years.

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Michael Pauer

Investment Director

Heads investment management, supervises all investment cases until closing, defines the terms and brings an entrepreneurial mindset to portfolio management; supports all investment decisions and is responsible for controlling.

Studied economics in Vienna, has experience in controlling at international companies (food products, telecommunications) and as a venture capital investor for many years.

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Cédric Barra

Senior Investment Manager (Life Sciences)

Always looking for the most promising and most innovative technologies and startups in the life sciences sector; responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence and active portfolio management. Leads the life sciences team.

Studied pharmaceuticals and economics in Zurich, many years of experience in private equity and venture capital.

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Lars Bohnert

Investment Analyst (Life Sciences)

Motivated to find excellent founder teams that do good and add the most value for patients. Seeks to use his medical knowledge to advance innovative technologies and discover new therapeutic options.

Studied medicine at the University of Ulm and Heidelberg with several stays abroad. Lars gained his first professional experience as an equity research analyst at a small and mid cap biotech fund.

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Sandra Cvetkovic

Accounting & Finance

Responsible for financial and tax-related matters, single point of contact for all banks and tax authorities; handles the accounting & payroll and keeps track of all cash flows. Leads the team assistance.

Completed commercial training in Lucerne, has experience in customer service and accounting (telecommunications).

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Mirco Müller

Junior Investment Manager (Life Sciences)

Fascinated by innovative life sciences startups; does deal sourcing, analyzes the real success potential of each investment case and leads through due diligence to closing of new investment opportunities.

Studied chemistry and economics at the University of Freiburg, semester abroad in Singapore.

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Simon Schild von Spannenberg

Junior Investment Manager (High-tech)

Enthusiastic about technology-based start-ups with sustainable business models; responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence and building a high-tech start-up portfolio.

Studied Industrial Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) as well as Energy Science and Engineering at TU Darmstadt with a semester abroad in Nicaragua; experience as a founder and in the field of M&A with a focus on Cleantech.

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Matthias Schrader

Legal Counsel

Responsible for the nexus of law, business and innovation – the lawyer as pioneer and companion.

Studied law in Lucerne, admitted to the Swiss bar.

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Olivia Adler

Team Assistant & Office Management

Responsible for the office management at the Zug location; supports the team in all administrative and organizational matters; collaboration in the area of accounting and finance.

Studied Global Business Management in Aberdeen; experience in event and account management; besides OCCIDENT also founder of a startup.

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HTGF Medtech Pitch Day 2023

29.03.2023, Berlin
Cédric Barra, Mirco Müller

Investor Day 2023 of Max-Planck-Innovation, Leibniz Gemeinschaft, Helmholtz Gemeinschaft and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft

29.03.2023, Munich
Patrizia Schützenhöfer

Swiss Nordic Bio Conference

30.03.2023, Zurich
Cédric Barra

HTGF Private Investors Circle

30.03.2023, Berlin
Michael Pauer

Swiss Biotech Day 2023

24.-25.04.2023, Basel
Cédric Barra, Mirco Müller

HTGF Family Event

09.-10.05.2023, Bonn
Cédric Barra, Mirco Müller, Simon Schild von Spannenberg


Ultimate Demo Day by UnternehmerTUM

08.12.2022, Munich
Simon Schild von Spannenberg

BioM Munich Biotech Bootcamp Demo Day

24.11.2022, Munich
Mirco Müller

Fraunhofer Investment Forum

23.11.2022, Munich
Simon Schild von Spannenberg

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