Christoph GerlingerCEO

Christoph is CEO of SGT German Private Equity GmbH & Co. KGaA, which he founded in 2012 which until October 2020 operated under the brand of German Startups Group and was a leading German VC provider in Germany with investments in start-ups such as Delivery Hero, Chrono 24, MisterSpex and Scalable Capital.

In 2020, German Startups Group merged with SGT Capital Pte. Ltd. and became SGT German Private Equity GmbH & Co. KGaA. Christoph has gained over 20 years of management experience in the Internet industry, in which he has founded and brought to life a number of businesses. Amongst these is Frogster Interactive Pictures AG, founded in 2005, which he took public and managed as CEO for seven years. Prior to that, he was Head of Germany for Infogrames/Atari and CFO of CDV, which he took public as well.

Christoph was named one of the 50 most interesting founders by the German business magazine Wirtschaftswoche, was appointed external expert of the network 'Digitalization' and member of the digital commission by the federal board of the CDU. He holds a graduate degree in Business Administration from Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt and is a graduate of the artificial intelligence executive program of MIT Sloan School / CSAIL, Cambridge. He also is alumnus of Singularity University’s Executive Program class of 2017 in Santa Clara (California, USA). Christoph occasionally releases own articles and gives interviews in various publications.