Michael Janssen is the founder and General Partner of Auxell GmbH, founded in 2002. Auxell is an investment boutique that focuses on early-stage and growth companies. In addition to his personal investment activities with Auxell Michael acts as general partner of the MEGU Capital, a US-based private equity company. In 2009 he founded the Auxell LLC in the Silicon Valley, which acts as an investor and offers advisory services, particularly in the U.S.
Michael attended universities in Germany and California and has a degree in Business Administration with a focus on financial management. He worked in various management positions for credit banks, where he gained valuable experience in the financial business. Michael was co-founder and CFO of Brokat AG, where his main projects included attracting venture capital, the IPO and the implementation of numerous national and international acquisitions.
He held various supervisory board positions, including in the FAS AG, a consulting company specializing in international accounting; at CUBUS LUX, a company listed in London at the AIM which invests in the flourishing tourism industry in Croatia, and at the hedge fund GLADSTONE PARTNERS.
In Silicon Valley, he is a Board member of the Company Wafer Reclaim Services (WRS), which is a leading material and services company for the semiconductor and solar industries.