Beate Fastrich is an angel investor with operating experience in consumer goods, luxury, digital and social marketing, retail and e-commerce. After studying business administration at the University of St. Gallen she worked many years in cosmetics for Estée Lauder Companies in New York and Munich, heading the German affiliate for the last 7 years. Beate also worked as Managing Director of Bucherer Germany integrating recently acquired high end watches and jewelry retailers. She is a member of the board of Meißen Porzellanmanufaktur, has been engaged in the NGO miraclefeet for many years, and is member of the board of the Stiftung Kinderklinik Schwabing. Beate is married with two children and lives in Munich.