Co-Founder and Venture Partner
Lars is Co-Founder and Venture Partner at BSH Startup Kitchen. He is responsible for leveraging startup solutions to address BSH innovation needs. Lars has more than 10 years of experience in corporate venture capital, corporate strategy and strategy consulting. Having seen the world of venture capital from different angles, Lars is passionate about creating long-term value and best returns in corporate venturing for both startups and BSH. Prior to BSH Startup Kitchen, Lars managed investments at Fluxunit – OSRAM Ventures focusing on seed and early-stage technology investments. Lars started his career at Boston Consulting Group with a focus on corporate development projects.
Dr. Ion Hauer
Ion is a Venture Partner at BSH Startup Kitchen, where he is responsible for driving open innovation through startup collaborations in the home appliances industry. He has 8+ years of experience in digital strategy, new business models and technology innovations. As a startup mentor for various programs, Ion is passionate about helping young businesses reach global scale. Before joining BSH, Ion was a Management Consultant at Oliver Wyman, where he led international projects on digital transformation and technology. He holds a PhD in quantum physics from the University of Heidelberg and is a true believer in the give first mentality.
Venture and Accelerator Partner
Tibor is Venture and Accelerator Partner at BSH. His primary role at the BSH Startup Kitchen is to ensure synergies between the Venture Client Unit and BSH Future Home Accelerator. He worked for more than 10 years in different managerial roles at BSH and has a deep understanding of the corporate and extensive network. With his expertise and network, he helps startups grow within BSH and the home appliances ecosystem. Tibor has long experience in marketing and sales management and holds a degree in industrial engineering.
Venture Partner and Lead Startup & Venture Sourcing
Dipjyoti (aka DJ) is Venture Partner and the Lead for Startup and Venture Sourcing at BSH Startup Kitchen. After finishing his research in the field of quantum transport (Physics) he joined Bosch Research in Stuttgart as an expert in the Quantum technologies team. Later he was responsible for restructuring the innovation strategy at Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence in the heart of Silicon Valley. With his ikigai “innovate to sustain humanity and society”, DJ is a startup mentor for various programs and passionate to build bridges between startups, venture capital and the strategic innovation focus of BSH.