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Item of Christian’s private collection of historic artefacts centering around the ritualistic use of psychedelics: 

Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft, crossroads, and guardian of the Eleusinian Mysteries. Statue from 1st - 2nd century A.D.

The Eleusinian Mysteries were the most famous mystery cult in ancient Greece held in honour of the goddess DEMETER at the Panhellenic Sanctuary of Eleusis.

HECATE, 1st - 2nd century A.D., the guardian of the Eleusinian Mysteries, the most famous ancient psychedelic cult.

Apeiron Investment Group is the private investment firm of entrepreneur and investor Christian Angermayer.

With more than USD 3.5 billion under management and 60 FTEs across five international locations, Apeiron focuses on Life Sciences, FinTech & Crypto, and FutureTech (e.g. SpaceTech, FoodTech, AI).

Apeiron has a global approach and deploys its capital across the entire company lifecycle, from founding companies in-house, seed/start-up investments, to large-scale investments in listed companies.
As Apeiron predominantly invests its own capital, the team is able to be highly entrepreneurial, reliable and flexible.

Christian Angermayer

Christian Angermayer

Apeiron Founder

Christian Angermayer is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and founder of Apeiron Investment Group.

Christian is the driving forces behind the current renaissance of psychedelics - such as psilocybin (“magic mushrooms”) and DMT - as potential treatments for a wide range of mental health conditions. In 2018, he founded atai Life Sciences, which has a pipeline of more than 10 therapeutic candidates targeted at the world’s most prevalent and damaging mental health illnesses, including depression, anxiety, and addiction.

With his biotech companies rejuveron Life Sciences and Cambrian Biopharma, Christian is developing medical drugs with the aim to significantly prolong the human life span. Because, after all, what we most desire is to live a healthier, happier and longer life.

Passionate about the arts and film, Christian has acted as executive producer on 26 feature films to date, including the critically acclaimed movies Filth (2013), Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014), Resistance (2020) and the upcoming Zack Snyder movie Army of Thieves.


Entrepreneurial,reliable& flexible.

Our current portfolio encompasses more than 100 high-growth tech companies in Europe, the US, and Asia. We have founded three unicorns ourselves, and have also been the lead investor in two more unicorns and two decacorns.

 

5 Reasons To Work With Us

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Most institutional investors usually just provide capital. In contrast, we provide a hands-on, value-add approach to all our portfolio companies. We actively help entrepreneurs to create and crystallize value.

Christian backed us very early on in our journey. He provided tremendous value through his network and strategic advice throughout the years which helped us build out Deposit Solutions and become a global fintech player.
Tim Sievers - Founder & CEO Deposit Solutions

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Most investment managers just manage external money and are bound by an abundance of rules and constraints. We primarily invest our own capital, which enables us to be a truly long-term and reliable partner.

In 2020, 'spacetech' is a hot space in VC. and everybody wants to invest. Yet, Christian had already seen the trend and invested five years ago. It goes to show that he has a fantastic sense for new trends. He was the one who convinced me that joining Mynaric was the right next step for me after my long career at SpaceX, I have not regretted that decision.
Bulent Altan - Member of the management board, Mynaric

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We have masterminded some of the most successful IPOs and venture deals over recent years and are well-known for this. As a result, we have strong connections with the world’s leading investors, who closely follow our activities and invest alongside us.

Isar Aerospace has the bold vision to revolutionize space access for small and medium satellites and to become Europe’s premier launcher. And such a bold vision needs equally bold visionaries as supporters and investors. We are very grateful that Christian has entrusted us right after the first meeting and has been one of our first seed investors, and a loyal investor ever since in every round. His team and partners – foremost Bulent Altan – have been an immense operational help as well. Without them, our success wouldn’t have been possible.
Daniel Metzler, Founder Isar Aerospace

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We are entrepreneurs at heart. We know from our own experience that there will also be challenging times in the lifecycle of any company. Companies need us most when others turn their backs on them. We truly support our entrepreneurs.

Christian always delivers on his promises, and I could not be happier to have him and his great team support our vision. His sense of fairness and partnership and his dedication to the cause are inspiring. And having access to his network is a game-changer for us.
Denis Raskopoljac - Founder & CEO, XPay

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We are the largest investor globally in psychedelics. Making people truly happy is our No. 1 goal and inspires us to act with integrity, commitment, and conviction.

Christian helped us recruit a key executive and assemble a high-quality group of investors who are aligned with our mission. I can't recommend him strongly enough to any startup looking for a highly engaged, extremely well-connected investor.
George Goldsmith - Founder & CEO, Compass Pathways

Our Team Members

Aaron Weaver

Head of Company Building & Co-Head ECM

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Focused across life science and deep tech verticals with 15+ years of financial markets experience. Investing across the full company lifecycle and helping to found the next generation of world-changing companies.

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Bulent Altan

Founding Partner, Alpine Space Ventures

Bulent-Altan

CEO of Mynaric since 2019. Very early employee and former key executive of SpaceX, managing approximately 200 engineers. Former VP Innovation & Transformation at Airbus Defence & Space. Seed investor and Chairman of the Board at ISAR Aerospace.

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Fabian Hansen

Founding Partner Presight Capital

Fabian-Hansen

Fabian is a co-founder of Presight. Fabian was an early investor in numerous category-defining companies and serves on the board of Peptilogics, Beren, Alloy, Valoreo and Angiex. In 2020, he was featured in Forbes’ “30 under 30” list in the Finance category.

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Jan Hardorp

Founding Partner re.mind Capital

Jan-Hardop

Senior investment professional, manager, entrepreneur and coach with 20+ years of experience with globally leading organisations in healthcare private equity, FinTech, investment banking, media and strategic management consulting.

Jan-Hardop
Jefim Gewiet

Managing Director Apeiron Investment Group Ltd.

Jefim Gewiet

Jefim has been with Apeiron for more than 6 years and has been the COO of Cryptology Asset Group since 2018. In addition to his financial expertise, he is passionate about translating his skills into investing into sustainable, particularly crypto-related business models.

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Joram Voelklein

Founding Partner Alpine Space Ventures

Joram-Voelklein

Investment banker with a brokerage and corporate finance background. Proven track record in financing NewSpace sector companies. Advisory board positions at several companies across various sectors.

Joram-Voelklein
Julien Hoefer

Managing Director Apeiron Investment Group Ltd.

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Business lawyer having worked in international law firms in London, Frankfurt and Berlin. Strong focus on business and capital markets law, now working as Managing Director of Apeiron Investment Group.

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Lorin Van Nuland

Principal Apeiron Investment Group Ltd.

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Focuses on company incubation and building across biotech & deep tech. Prior to joining Apeiron, he was general partner at a seed fund, co-founded an events business in NYC and spent more than 10 years at top-tier Wall Street law firms. NYU graduate in business & law.

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Marc Weber

Chief Financial Officer

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Having worked across different parts of the financial services industry for over 20 years, including investment banking, private equity and FinTech, Marc now serves as CFO for the Apeiron group.

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Marlon Braumann

Founding Partner Elevat3 Capital

Marlon-Braumann

Marlon is a passionate investor and entrepreneur. He started his first company while at university and has accompanied various other ventures as a founder or angel since. He holds a PhD in Economics and is passionate about animal and nature conservation in Africa.

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Max de Vere

Founding Partner re.mind Capital

Max-de-Vere

Investing into impactful companies led by force-of-nature founders. 10+ years of experience in consulting and company-building.

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Nick Nigam

Founding Partner, Presight Partners

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Early-stage venture capital investor, previously at Samsung Next and helped to establish their presence in Europe. Former banking and institutional finance lawyer with Morgan Lewis, and Dewey & LeBoeuf. MBA from MIT.

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Paula Laborda

Head of Transaction Operations

Paula Laborda

Paula has over 14 years’ fund and investment banking operations experience in buy and sell-side environments, including in operational due diligence. At Apeiron she leads transaction and risk reporting with a focus on constantly enhancing our investment operational processes.

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Philipp Aich

Chief of Staff Apeiron Investment Group Ltd.

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Philipp gained a range of experience in his previous jobs, including finance, marketing and e-commerce. Always attracted by other cultures and international travel, he studied in Germany, Argentina and Mexico and graduated with an MSc in International Management.

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Philipp Schreiber

Investment Manager Apeiron Investment Group and Principal Presight Capital

Philipp-Shreiber

Philipp is an Investment Manager at Apeiron and Presight Capital. His focus lies on venture investments and company building.

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Stacy Holmes

Head of People & Talent Apeiron Investment Group Ltd.

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Stacy leads human resources and recruiting at Apeiron and our funds, as well as advising our portfolio on talent acquisition. He was formerly Head of People and Workplace at Bill Gates-backed ResearchGate, the world's largest network for scientists.

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Thomas Hanke

Founding Partner Elevat3 Capital

Thomas-Hanke

Before co-founding Elevat3 together with Christian and Marlon, Thomas worked in various leading positions in the areas of small and mid-cap private equity and venture capital since 2009. Thomas holds a degree in business administration from the University of Würzburg.

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Tobias Buck

Head of SPACs

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Investing across mid- to large-cap companies across private and public markets for the last 10 years with a focus on TMT, consumer goods, FinTech. Previously with Goldman Sachs and a special situations buyout firm. Loves art and travel.

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Vincent Wobbe

Head of Public Markets Investments & Co-Head ECM

Vincent-Wobbe

Vincent is an experienced Corporate Finance professional with extensive capital markets and business development expertise. He has led numerous transactions, raising capital for corporations in excess of €30bn. Prior to joining Apeiron, he spent over a decade in investment banking.

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