Q -Which values are important to you and drive you?
RG -- See change as an opportunity
- Assume responsibility
- Respect others
Q - Which SciFi "technology" are you missing in the real world?
RG -Loss-free generation and storage of hydrogen.
Q -Which technology or which trend inspires you the most?
RG -That as Hans Rosling has shown, the most important statistics in the world (hunger, infant mortality, illiteracy, ...) have improved dramatically while the daily news suggest otherwise. I am indeed deeply convinced that the world is getting better and better. But that sounds a bit too much like standard VC bullshit to me, because my investments have little to do with this - for now!
Q -What do you like most about your job?
RG -The daily contact with founders, managers and employees who act out of their own motivation and give their best.
Q -What has been your greatest success so far?
RG -As an investor, having initiated an M&A project that enabled an earlier portfolio company to go public years later.
Q -What surprised you when you started working in venture capital?
RG -How difficult it is to have an opinion on so many things in such a short time... and how often you are wrong.