Jan Westerhues is Investment Partner and authorized signatory with Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (www.rbvc.com) in Frankfurt, Germany. Jan is involved in all phases of the investment process and was/is board member of US, EU and Asian deep tech start-ups. Prior to this position Jan was responsible for Bosch Corporate Strategy in the Asia Pacific region, based in Shanghai, China. He gathered extensive experience in strategy consulting before joining the Bosch Group. Jan holds a degree in engineering and business administration (Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.) from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany and is a CFA charter holder. He speaks German, English, and Spanish fluently and has a basic knowledge of Mandarin.
RBVC is the corporate venture arm of Robert Bosch GmbH (www.bosch.com). The VC fund invests worldwide in start-up companies either directly or via Venture Capital Funds. Investment focus is technology companies along the line of Bosch current and future business. RBVC provides capital for minority stakes in start-ups from early to expansion stage.
With private and public markets in upheaval, this session promises to be one of the highlights of Quantum.Tech Digital. How are investors viewing “deeptech” companies turning this period of turmoil, and how has investment criteria shifted over the last few months? What are the future prospects and what can we expect?