Christian Patze, PhD
Associate, Performance Materials Fund
Christian Patze, PhD, joined M Ventures in October 2016 and is currently an Associate in the Performance Materials Fund. In this role, he is investing in early-stage companies in the materials and tech space with a focus on the semiconductor and display industries. Previously, he was working for the Inhouse Consulting group at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany where he conducted various projects with a focus on strategy development and project management in the business sectors Life Science and Performance Materials. Prior to that, he was in strategic marketing of Air Liquide Germany, developing a new sales channel for the small customer segment.
Christian studied chemistry in Heidelberg (Germany) and Sheffield (UK) and obtained a PhD working with BASF SE on new host materials for blue phosphorescent OLEDs as well as soluble TADF emitters. He also holds an MBA from Collège des Ingénieurs in Paris (France). Christian is based in Darmstadt.
Panel Discussion: Idea to A-Round
A diverse group of panelists including one of IP Group, Inc.’s portfolio start-ups will analyze what it takes to turn an exciting technology into an investment opportunity.