Prof. Dr. Michael Gross Prof. Dr. Michael Gross | Managing Director
E-Mail: gross[at]vc-point[dot]de

Michael Gross is managing director and shareholder of the VC-POINT GmbH and the Technologie- und InnovationsConsult GmbH, which belong to the VC-POINT Group.
After receiving his doctorate in economics from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, Michael held middle management positions in large and medium-sized enterprises. From 1991 on, he worked on the establishment of the first EU-funded technology and start-up centre (BIC, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany) in the states of the former East Germany and on raising the first seed fund of the New Länder.

From 1993 to 2010 he was in charge of establishing, raising and managing six venture capital funds in the fields of early stage and first expansion. During this time period he therefore was responsible for venture-capital investments in more than 120 small and medium-sized businesses.
He has also served on the supervisory board of the Stemme AG and of a Berlin-based software enterprise. In addition to that, he worked as investors’ representative in several technology enterprises and has wide experience in management consultancy.

From 2003 to 2007 he served on the board of The German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK).
In 1999 Michael Gross was appointed honorary professor of the Technical University of Applied Sciences in Wildau, Germany. He is furthermore a founding member and chairman of the Venture iNNstitute (Institut für Venture Capital, Business Development und Innovation e.V.) which was founded in 2013.

Manfred Steinriede Manfred Steinriede | Managing Director
E-Mail: steinriede[at]ti-consult[dot]de

Mr. Manfred Steinriede has earned his experience as the head of the various companies in the technology industry upon his completion at the Technical University of Dresden. From 1994 to 2006 he was responsible for the management of a seed fund and exchange-listed venture capital firm. He has an extensive network of Innovation and Technology in the states of Brandenburg, Berlin and Saxony.

Currently Mr. Steinriede is the Managing Director of T+I technology and innovation Consult GmbH.

Bärbel Riemann Bärbel Riemann | Financial Manager
E-Mail: riemann[at]ti-consult[dot]de

Bärbel Riemann is responsible for the commercial management.

Previously Bärbel Riemann studied in economics and has been working as senior executives in the corporate area of a credit institution. She has extensive experience in finance and controlling.

Nikita Sklyomin Nikita Sklyomin | IT-Project Analyst
E-Mail: sklyomin[at]vc-point[dot]de

Nikita Sklyomin joined Venture iNNstitute e.V. in May 2014. He supports the activities of TH Wildau in setting up new Startups. Nikita takes up the role of cooperating between TH Wildau [FH] and VC-POINT GmbH regarding the theme of IT-projects. He had experience in development of webpages (Ticket-web GmbH & Co. KG, Wildau), computer-network administration (Kazakh-German University, Almaty) and as a developer of traffic simulation model in German Aerospace Center (DLR).

Nikita has completed a master’s degree program Business Informatics at the Technical University of Applied Sciences, Wildau and graduated with a Master of Science in 2015. Previously he got a double bachelor degree in Telematics at Technical University of Applied Sciences, Wildau and Kazakh-German University, Almaty. Having already studied in Germany for 3 years, Nikita speaks German, English and Russian.

Johanna Seyer Johanna Seyer | Business Office Management
E-Mail: info[at]bm-seyer[dot]de

Johanna Seyer has been working for VC-POINT GmbH since the beginning of the company in 2011.

She is equipped with insightful knowledge of office management and also operation practice of VC-POINT.

Johanna is also in charge of the accounting and financial aspect of the company.