FRANK THELEN, European serial founder, technology investor & CEO, Freigeist Capital, Germany
Frank Thelen is a European serial founder, technology investor and TV personality. Since 1994, he has founded and managed technology and design-driven companies. As the Founder and CEO of Freigeist Capital, he focuses on early-stage investments like Lilium Aviation, Wunderlist, myTaxi, kaufDA and Little Lunch. His products have reached 200+ million consumers in 60+ countries, gathering prestigious awards along the way, such as the “Innovate 4 Society Award”, presented to him by Angela Merkel. In 2014, Frank joined Sony Pictures prime-time TV show “Shark Tank”, broadcasted in Germany on VOX as “Die Höhle der Löwen”. His autobiography Startup DNA will be published in August 2018.