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Team

THIS IS OCCIDENT

OUR EMPLOYEES ARE OUR GREATEST STRENGTH.

Each and every member of our team demonstrates great commitment, self-responsibility and the motivation to make the difference.

The working relationship in our international, highly professional expert team is shaped by open communication, professionalism and mutual appreciation.

Our strong team spirit and actively-embraced corporate culture driven by our values set us apart.

BE PART OF TOMORROW

BE THERE WHEN IT COMES TO OUR FUTURE!

We are always looking for high potentials who want to realize the vision of OCCIDENT with deep conviction, energy and enthusiasm.

At OCCIDENT you can expect a varied, very interesting job in the versatile and innovative venture capital environment with professional coaching for your personal development.

Do you want to have real impact in your job? We are looking forward to receiving your application at personal@occident.group

Team

Patrizia Schützenhöfer

CEO

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 companies in the life sciences industry; responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence and active management of life sciences investments.

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

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Sandra Cvetkovic

Accounting & Finance

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

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

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Lisa Maier

Team Assistant & Office Management

Responsible for the office management at the Zug and Munich locations; supports the team in all administrative and organizational matters.

Experience in the areas of marketing, event organization and team assistance in the medical technology industry; studies in Media and Communciation.

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Mirco Müller

Investment Analyst (Life Sciences)

Fascinated by innovative life sciences startups; supports the comprehensive analysis and due diligence of new investment opportunities.

Studied chemistry and economics at the University of Freiburg, semester abroad in Singapore; experience in research and development of novel material systems.

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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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Aagam Shah, PhD

Investment Analyst (Life Sciences)

Passionate about advancing healthcare by empowering innovative and sustainable start-ups. Supports sourcing, analysis and due diligence of new ventures in the life sciences sector.

Scientist and engineer by training. PhD in Neurotechnology from ETH Zurich, Master in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Research and experience in medical technology, neuroscience and cardiovascular science.

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Melina Weissbaum

Office Management & Marketing Assistant

Responsible for the office management in Zug and Munich; supports the management and the marketing department in particular, coordinates the recruiting process.

Completed commercial training in Lucerne and further training in marketing and as a fitness instructor.

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JOBS AT OCCIDENT

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MEET US HERE

Swiss Nordic Bio Conference

25.01.2022, Zürich
Cédric Barra, Aagam Shah, Mirco Müller
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Odense Investor Summit

24.03.2022, Odense
Simon Schild von Spannenberg
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Dresden Robotic Festival

13.-15.09.2022, Dresden
Simon Schild von Spannenberg
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High-Tech Venture Days

11.-12.10.2022, Dresden
Simon Schild von Spannenberg
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PAST EVENTS

Science & Startups: Portfolio Day Berlin

02.12.2021, Online
Simon Schild von Spannenberg
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DxPx 2021

16.11.-20.11.2021, Online
Cédric Barra, Aagam Shah, Mirco Müller
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Falling Walls Science Summit 2021

07.-09.11.2021, Berlin
Patrizia Schützenhöfer, Michael Pauer
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