Our Founder – Falk F. Strascheg

Falk F. Strascheg is one of the most experienced and successful venture capitalists in Germany and Europe. He is a founding partner of EXTOREL Private Equity Advisers, a leading venture capital firm.

In 1971, Mr. Strascheg started the company Laser Optronic in Munich. After growing the company to become Europe‘s leading manufacturer of lasers and laser systems within a period of ten years, he successfully sold the business to global market leader Coherent Inc. of Palo Alto, California.

In 1987 he founded TECHNOLOGIEHOLDING, which he developed into the leading venture capital firm in Germany and German-speaking Europe within just a few years. TECHNOLOGIEHOLDING has financed numerous innovative high-tech firms as a lead investor.

In late December 2000, he sold the company to 3i Group plc. Of the 156 early-stage investments made by the company until that time, 13 young enterprises went public on growth-oriented international exchanges and 31 companies were sold.

Mr. Strascheg is a supervisory or advisory board member for several international technology firms. In 1998 he became chairman of the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (EVCA).