Q -What values are important to you and drive you?
SS -Honesty and integrity, team spirit, creativity, openness and perseverance.
Q -What technological advancement do you most hope to see?
SS -It is difficult for me to limit myself to one advance. What I hope for most are advances that address the major problems of our humanity and improve our health and our planet in the long term. This includes medical progress in the field of drug research and the application of new therapies, but also progress in the fight against social injustice and poverty, climate change and environmental pollution. What I find exciting in this context is the role that digitalisation and technological progress play in this regard.
Q -What excites you most about your profession?
SS -I consider it an immense privilege to be able to work at the interface between innovative and inspiring founders and experienced investors.
Q -What do you do in your free time? Do you have a passion that you pursue outside of work?
SS -Sailing! I love being close to nature, the adventure and the cohesion of my crew.
Q -What did you want to be when you were little?
Q -What are indispensable tools in your everyday life?
SS -A big cup of coffee, notebook, good music and humour ;)
Q -What are your top 3 favourite podcasts?
SS -I love podcasts! I start every day with Steingart's Morning Briefing - The Podcast. I also regularly listen to Stuff You Should Know, The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish, and Making Sense with Sam Harris.
Q -Which person would you most like to work with?
SS -Sheryl Sandberg
Q -Do you have a person who has had a particular influence on you in your life, or one who has had a significant impact on you?
SS -My father.