Robert Gallenberger is a Founding Partner at Matterwave Ventures. Before Matterwave, he was one of the partners in the btov Industrial Technologies team. After starting his career with the BMW Group in production roles, he discovered the world of venture capital investments during his MBA studies at London Business School. Robert gathered his first practical experience during internships and project work with the VC teams of 3i and DFJ Esprit. Then, after working as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in London, he joined the Belgium investment firm Gimv. During his six years at Gimv, Robert helped scale the organization’s new Munich office from two to 12 full-time employees and expand its smart industries investment activity from early-stage venture to small-cap buyouts. He currently holds board positions at DyeMansion, Cybus, Headmade Materials, Threedy, DessIA and Fruitcore Robotics. Robert is a trained mechanical engineer with a double diploma Master’s degree from Technical University Munich and Ecole Centrale Paris.