Stephan is one of the Founding Partners at AlphaQ Venture Capital (AQVC). As a serial entrepreneur, he has raised over €50 million from venture capital funds. He also led Intel’s European Start Program and co-founded Intel Ignite, which was voted the best startup accelerator for early stage tech startups. Stephan served as the Founder and CEO of FinCompare, a fast-growing fintech platform for SME financing. Before that, he also co-founded Watchmaster – a re-e-commerce platform for new and pre-owned luxury watches. Previously, Stephan worked for an international discount giant Groupon in London, where he played a key role as responsible for Groupon’s success and strong growth in Europe. He started his career as an Investment Analyst at Waterland, a private equity fund focused on the German Mittelstand. Stephan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Vienna and a Master’s degree in International Management from ESCP Europe in Paris, London and