The Accelerator team

Behind the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator program stands an experienced team from different units of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group with entrepreneurial backgrounds. Moreover, external specialists are actively involved in the program and offer assistance to all participants.



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Dr. Fabian Heuschele is CEO of the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator. He started his career at ProSiebenSat.1 in 2015 as strategic referent to the Group CEO. Lately, he was responsible as Investment Director for the investments of the group in consumer brands. Fabian studied International Management at London School of Economics, HEC Paris, and University of St.Gallen. He obtained his PhD from Center for Customer Insight of the University of St.Gallen. In parallel, he worked as management and leadership coach where his mandates ranged from young start-ups to established MNCs.



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Maximilian Jochim is CFO of the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator. He also serves as Chief Operating Officer on the Management Board of SevenVentures. Maximilian joined SevenVentures in 2013. Most recently he was responsible for finance and controlling as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he worked at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE as Internal Auditor and Risk Manager. Maximilian obtained a Diploma in Business Administration from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt.


Strategy & Operations,

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Tobias is also responsible for running and developing the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator Program. He was able to gain startup-experience by working at Global Savings Group, a Rocket Internet-backed company. Prior to that, he used to work at BMW Group and law firm Amereller. Tobias studied at University of Augsburg and Pepperdine University in Malibu. He holds a Master's degree in law and business with a focus on entrepreneurship and finance.


Strategy & Operations,

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Raphael is also responsible for running and developing the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator Program. He was able to gain experience in the Venture Capital industry by working for Grazia Equity in Stuttgart, where he worked with startups from different industries. Prior to that, he used to work at Abacus alpha and Ernst & Young. Raphael studied at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences and University of Mannheim, with stations in China, Spain, and Canada. He holds an M.Sc. in management with a focus on entrepreneurship and finance.


Venture Capital,

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David is also responsible for running and developing the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator Program, in particular sourcing new deals as well as managing our current portfolio. He has 3 years of experience in M&A- and Strategy Consulting at Berlin-based goodpoint. Fellows in projects with various clients in Industrial technology, Mobility, Software and Media as well as numerous Startups. David holds a M.Sc. in Business Administration with a focus on Innovation and Technology Management from the University of Potsdam including a stay at the University of Mississippi.  


The mentors

Work together with experts and specialists who support your start-up and help to boost your dreams.

See below a selection of our mentors.

Claas van Delden

Co-CEO, NuCom Group SE


Dr. Florian Heinemann

Founding Partner, Project A Ventures


Herby Marchetti

Growth Capital Investor, Funke Digital GmbH


Hendrik Brandis

Partner, Earlybird Venture Capital


Philipp Freise

Partner, KKR


Benjamin Gunther

Co-Founder & CEO, STYLIGHT


Olaf Jacobi

Managing Partner, Capnamic Ventures


Marco Janezic

Partner & Founder, Blue Ribbon Partners


Sang-Woo Pai

Founder & MD,


Tilo Bonow

Managing Director, PIABO 

Lea-Sophie Cramer

Founder & MD, AMORELIE


Holger Witte

Director New Business, Project A Ventures


Mark Schmitz

General Partner, Lakestar


Rainer Maerkle

General Partner, Holtzbrinck Ventures

Stephan Gross

EMEA Head of Learning & Development Strategy Consulting, PWC

Luis Hanemann


Christian Meermann

Founding Partner, Cherry Ventures


Jasper Masemann

Principal, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

Luca Martinelli

Partner, b-to-v Partners

Eckhard Ortwein

CEO and Founder of Lean-Case

Arek Wylegalski

Venture Partner, firstminute capital


Tu-Lam Pham

CEO & Founder, Digital IQ