Maru Winnacker is the Managing Partner of Urania Ventures, a French-German investment firm (family office) committed to backing scientific breakthrough technology founders for the long term. She brings over 17 years of experience in entrepreneurship and fundraising and an extensive network of European late-stage tech entrepreneurs. Maru founded her first company in 2006 when she was 26.
Before joining Urania Ventures, she founded Super Group, an advisory firm backing global leaders with a purpose-driven tech focus, creating value through growth capital access and strategic partnerships, and preparing founders for a potential IPO. Maru is also a Venture Partner of Red River West, a French growth-stage VC fund that supports the best European Tech companies to win in the US by providing game-changing operating support and which benefits from the active sponsorship of Groupe Artémis.
She serves as Chairwoman on the board of Chemovator (the BASF Venture Builder), as a Member of the Board of Advisors of Amedeus Apex Technology Fund, and on the selection board of The Karman Project. In addition, she actively supports and mentors young, diverse talent and supports Space Founders as a mentor. Maru studied business administration (MBA) at European Business School (ebs) Oestrich-Winkel, San Diego State University (CA, USA), and Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (BA, Argentina).
02-Sep-2023Main Stage Hall 21bThe investor's guide to discovering breakthrough technologies