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About Us

ASTUTIA’s team combines many years of active experience as entrepreneurs, managers and venture capital investors. Besides the financing, we can bring in valuable know-how and our international network to a partnership – for example to support your market entry, to gain business traction or to support the internationalization of your company.

Benedict Rodenstock

Benedict Rodenstock

is founder and CEO of ASTUTIA and an expert for the development of startups. In his professional career, he consulted companies and accompanied the creation of new fields of business on the operational as well as on an investor’s side. Among others, he worked for Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Hubert Burda Media, and WEB.DE. Benedict holds an MBA from Sankt Gallen University, a Certificate in Internet Technologies from New York University, and an M.A. in History from Bologna University.

Manuel Sproedhuber

Manuel Sprödhuber

joined the ASTUTIA team in 2014. Previously, he spent 5 years working at nal von minden, a medtech company, in Marketing & Sales. During that time, he absolved a dual study in Business Administration. At ASTUTIA Ventures, Manuel works as Investment Manager and is thus the prime interlocutor for existing as well as for potentially new portfolio companies.

Beate Heinzmann

Beate Heinzmann

is part of the ASTUTIA team since 2012. Prior to that, she worked for a business consulting firm and for a large communication agency. At ASTUTIA Ventures, Beate manages the office and is assistant to the team.