Florian Kirschenhofer

Start-up & Portfolio Manager at Max-Planck-Innovation GmbH (MI)


Florian is employed at the Max-Planck-Innovation GmbH (MI) as a Start-up & Portfolio Manager. He is screening entrepreneurial opportunities and supports spin-offs projects from the Max Planck Institutes. After the incorporation and funding of the spin-offs the Max Planck Society (MPS) usual becomes a shareholder of the new companies. Florian is than involved in the portfolio management. He is the contact person for the management of the firms and advises the MPS regarding to voting preferences, follow-up financing rounds and exit strategies.
Florian jointed MI in 2007. Prior to MI, he worked as a strategy and growth consultant, served as an Assistant Professor at ESC Toulouse, founded a biotechnology company and worked for the financial department of Ford Motor Company.