Leonard Schmid

Leonard Schmid


Leo is part of the Industrial Tech investment team and is based in our Munich office.

Fascinated by engineering from an early age, an interest in economics quickly came into the mix when he was introduced to capital markets. 

After working with BMW in Beijing, he traded in his sleep for Excel-models during an investment banking gig in automotive M&A. Ultimately jumping into the venture industry, Leo experienced the intense period of an early-stage Industrial-IoT startup first-hand, supporting funding efforts and building business development processes from the ground up. With studying stints in Germany and California, Leo holds a Master of Science from RWTH Aachen University.

If Leo is not enjoying electronic music on the weekends, you will probably find him sketching out his next kite surfing trip or practicing Muay Thai at his local gym. Being a certified safari-guide after spending months in the African bush, you can certainly count on him having your back should things ever get rough.