Julian Riebartsch

Investment Manager

Before joining btov’s Industrial Tech Fund in mid-2018, Julian gained first Venture Capital experience at SevenVentures and Earlybird Venture Capital, where he developed a deep fondness for technology investments.

Julian holds a master’s degree in physics from ETH Zurich and Tokyo University where he focussed on particle and astrophysics. He worked on a dark matter experiment at CERN to find hints on the so-called “dark sector”.

Further, he co-wrote the paper on the spectroscopic forward modeling tool “USPEC” which he co-developed and which was featured in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics.

I enjoy being in close contact with the latest, most exciting technological developments but above all, the people involved.

  • With btov since: mid-2018

  • Expertise in / interest in the following areas: Computing Architectures, Machine Learning, Industrial IoT

  • Favourite quote: “The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those who have never looked at the world.” (Alexander von Humboldt)

  • Your favourite futuristic technology: Universal Quantum Computers

Q -Which values are important to you and drive you?
JR -Humanity, spirit of adventure, and curiosity
Q -Which SciFi "technology" are you still missing in the real world?
JR -Teleportation and Whole Brain Emulation
Q -What technological progress do you hope for most?
JR -Intelligent and efficient solutions in energy generation
Q -What do you like most about your job?
JR -I enjoy being in close contact with the latest, most exciting technological developments but above all, the people involved
Q -Which professional or personal achievement are you particularly proud of and why?
JR -My participation in the Iron Viking Marathon and that I arrived safely and in time
Q -What do you do in your free time? Do you have a passion that you pursue besides work?
JR -Travel and sports, preferably with people who are close to my heart

“Passion is worthwhile!”

Julian Riebartsch
Q -What did you want to become when you were little?
JR -I wanted to grow
Q -What is your essence, what is typical for you?
JR - The mixture of an alert mind, a critical spirit and a sunny disposition, I think?
Q -What are your top 3 favorite books?
JR - "The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco, "The Elegant Universe" by Brian Greene and "The Dark Side of the Moon" by Martin Suter
Q -What are the most important things you have learned from founders so far?
JR -Never give up! Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine. (Jack Ma)
Q -Which investor do you value most?
JR -The one for whom the benefit of the investment for the future of mankind is at least as important as the amount of return
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