Florian is a seasoned venture capital professional with experience throughout the lifecycle from sourcing to exits. After several years in mid-market M&A and some time in operational roles as co-founder and business development lead in early-stage companies, Florian worked as an investment manager with aws founders fund. There he led investments and served on the board of companies like Themis Bioscience, PlanRadar or ToolSense. Florian was involved in over 15 transactions in life science and tech startups during that time and was responsible for managing several exits. Florian is a managing partner of xista science ventures and serves on the board of Sarcura, CellEctric and prewave. Florian holds an LL.M. degree in Business & Law from the University of Vienna and was a Visiting Research Fellow at Stanford University under the TTLF Program.