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Our Team

Lars Rössler

Founder and Venture Partner

Lars Roessler
Lars Roessler

Lars is Venture Partner at BSH Startup Kitchen. Lars has more than 10 years of experience in corporate venture capital, corporate strategy and strategy consulting. Having seen the world of corporate venturing from different angles, Lars is passionate about creating long-term value and best returns in corporate venturing for both startups and corporates. Prior to BSH Startup Kitchen, Lars managed investments at Fluxunit – OSRAM Ventures focusing on early-stage tech-investments, and led various projects Lars started his career at Boston Consulting Group with a focus on corporate development, and business transformation.

Lars is Venture Partner at BSH Startup Kitchen. Lars has more than 10 years of experience in corporate venture capital, corporate strategy and strategy consulting. Having seen the world of corporate venturing from different angles, Lars is passionate about creating long-term value and best returns in corporate venturing for both startups and corporates. Prior to BSH Startup Kitchen, Lars managed investments at Fluxunit – OSRAM Ventures focusing on early-stage tech-investments, and led various projects Lars started his career at Boston Consulting Group with a focus on corporate development, and business transformation.

Meike Kastner

Venture Partner

Meike Kastner
Meike Kastner

Meike is a Venture Partner at BSH Startup Kitchen, where she is responsible for driving startup collaborations in the home appliances industry. Meike has multiple years of experience in digital strategy, new business models and IT. She has a passion for new customer-centric innovations and solutions especially in the digital environment. Before joining BSH Startup Kitchen, Meike was responsible for building up new digital business models within BSH’s digital strategy department. Prior thereto, Meike led various international projects in different industries while working for management consulting firms with a focus on digital transformation and innovation.

Meike is a Venture Partner at BSH Startup Kitchen, where she is responsible for driving startup collaborations in the home appliances industry. Meike has multiple years of experience in digital strategy, new business models and IT. She has a passion for new customer-centric innovations and solutions especially in the digital environment. Before joining BSH Startup Kitchen, Meike was responsible for building up new digital business models within BSH’s digital strategy department. Prior thereto, Meike led various international projects in different industries while working for management consulting firms with a focus on digital transformation and innovation.

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Dipjyoti Deb

Venture Partner

Dipjyoti Deb
Dipjyoti Deb

Dipjyoti (aka DJ) is Venture Partner at BSH Startup Kitchen. After finishing his research in the field of quantum phenomena at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden, he joined Bosch Research in Stuttgart as an expert in the Quantum technologies team. He was also at Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence in the heart of Silicon Valley and started to work with startups. His vision is to enable, empower and excite innovators to impact humanity and society. DJ is a Startup mentor for various programs and passionate to build bridges between Startup, venture capital and the strategic innovation focus of BSH.

Dipjyoti (aka DJ) is Venture Partner at BSH Startup Kitchen. After finishing his research in the field of quantum phenomena at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden, he joined Bosch Research in Stuttgart as an expert in the Quantum technologies team. He was also at Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence in the heart of Silicon Valley and started to work with startups. His vision is to enable, empower and excite innovators to impact humanity and society. DJ is a Startup mentor for various programs and passionate to build bridges between Startup, venture capital and the strategic innovation focus of BSH.

Jie (Jenny) Xu

Venture Partner | China

Jenny Xu
Jenny Xu

Jenny is a Venture Partner at BSH Startup Kitchen, and is leading our activities in China. She actively builds and nurtures the local innovation ecosystem to enable BSH internal clients to access and partner with innovation resources across China. As a startup mentor of various programs, she is enthusiastic about bridging those to Chinese resources for product realization. Before joining BSH, Jenny had held different roles in multiple companies such as Cisco, PCH, Foxconn, etc.

Jenny is a Venture Partner at BSH Startup Kitchen, and is leading our activities in China. She actively builds and nurtures the local innovation ecosystem to enable BSH internal clients to access and partner with innovation resources across China. As a startup mentor of various programs, she is enthusiastic about bridging those to Chinese resources for product realization. Before joining BSH, Jenny had held different roles in multiple companies such as Cisco, PCH, Foxconn, etc.