Bernhard is a Principal at LEA Partners where he invests in B2B companies from seed to growth.

He was previously Principal at Global Founders Capital / Rocket Internet SE and built up the deal flow across America.

He co-founded a venture backed company in Silicon Valley after starting out his career as the first employee at the German Accelerator in Silicon Valley.

He helped build up the accelerator from his early beginnings and was successful in expanding the size of the program and into new regions.

Bernhard studied Business Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).