Karlheinz Schmelig is a Managing Partner at Creathor Ventures focusing on life sciences and healthtech investments. He has a broad background in private equity and venture capital and has been working in the industry for nearly 20 years.
Before joining Creathor, Karlheinz worked as an investment director at 3i Group plc and before that as an investment manager at the Technologieholding VC GmbH. Prior to his venture capital career Karlheinz worked successfully for over ten years in a number of global management positions in the healthcare industry. He spent seven of these years in the US at Boehringer Mannheim and F. Hoffmann-La Roche, where he worked in global business development and marketing roles.
Karlheinz studied business in Mannheim and received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University. He is also a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for Business Administration and a Certified Production Inventory Manager (CPIM) with the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). He currently serves as an advisory board member for the “GO BIO Gründerinitiative” of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and is a member of the Venture Council of Invest Europe.