Christian G. Nagel

Co-Founder & Partner at Earlybird Venture Capital GmbH & Co. KG

Christian G. Nagel

Christian G. Nagel

Co-Founder & Partner at Earlybird Venture Capital GmbH & Co. KG

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Earlybird Venture Capital GmbH & Co. KG
DH Industrieholding Hohenthurm
SMB Industrieholding Wildau GmbH

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Partner at Earlybird Venture Capital GmbH & Co. KG

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Investment Partner at Bay City Capital LLC

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Chief Executive Officer & Founder at smava GmbH

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Partner at Innogest SGR SpA

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Chief Executive Officer at BridgeCo, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer at smava GmbH

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Member, Management Board at Interhyp AG

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Managing Partner at Atlantic Bridge Ventures

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Investment Manager & Venture Capital Fund Manager at MTI Partners Ltd.

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Christian G. Nagel
Co-Founder & Partner at Earlybird Venture Capital GmbH & Co. KG

The University of Hamburg is a comprehensive university in Hamburg, Germany. In spite of its relatively short history, six Nobel Prize Winners and serials of scholars are affiliated to the university. The University of Hamburg is the biggest research and education institution in Northern Germany and one of the most extensive universities in Germany. The main campus is located in the central district of Rotherbaum, with affiliated institutes and research centres spread around the city state.

PhD in Management

The University of St. Gallen is a research university located in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Established in 1898, it is specialized in the fields of business administration, economics, law, and international affairs The University of St. Gallen is also known as HSG, which is an abbreviation of its former German name Handels-Hochschule St. Gallen.

Career History
Co-Founder & Partner
1997 - Current

Earlybird is an active venture capital investment manager following a hands-on investment approach. The firm specializes in sectors including information and communication technology, convergent technologies and healthcare. They invest in European early-stage companies with worldwide market potential, and aim to bridge the distance between US capital and European investment opportunities.Earlybird acquires minority stakes and fosters the growth of their portfolio companies through the provision of strategic advice and operational support as well as assistance in recruiting key personnel. The firm facilitates the access of their portfolio companies to both the European and the US market, so as to afford more exit possibilities.Earlybird's targeted exit horizon is three to seven years, and their exit strategies include IPOs and trade sales.

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BridgeCo, a networked entertainment pioneer, offers the world’s most comprehensive, cost-effective and highly integrated processor IC and software platforms for connecting Internet media sources, computers and consumer electronics throughout the home. BridgeCo platforms are targeted at the multi-billion dollar global market for stand-alone after-market and embedded audio applications. BridgeCo platforms are the core technologies underlying digital media players (DMPs), audio/video receivers (AVRs), musical instruments and external multi-channel sound cards.


Auctionata Paddle8 AG provides auction services. It operates an online platform that is used for selling and buying of antiques, fine art, vintage luxury goods and collectibles. It also offers valuation, authentication, curation, auction and all related services. The company was founded by Alexander Zacke, Georg Untersalmberger and Sussance Zacke in February 2012 and is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

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MergeOptics GmbH was founded in Germany, in September 2000 and develops highly integrated components, modules and active optical cables for the rapidly growing optical communication market.The company integrates optical components (lasers, modulators and photo diodes) with high-frequency electrical circuits to create compact modules that operate with industry standard optical and electrical interfaces.MergeOptics' business objective is to specialize in high-speed optical products that are world-class for both integration and performance.MergeOptics has partnerships with several leading German universities and research facilities, including the prestigious Heinrich-Hertz-Institute in Berlin, Germany.

Chairman, Board of Directors
Berlin, Germany
16th Annual SuperReturn International Conference

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