Entrepreneurs at heart, the planet on our minds.
We are dynamic professionals, investing in enthusiastic impact makers.
At Leanox we are an entrepreneurial and diverse team.
We stay ahead of trends and find impactful, cutting-edge opportunities.
After finishing her Abitur in Germany and her Bachelor's from the University in Maastricht, Paulina obtained her first MSc from the Rotterdam School of Management in Marketing Management. Subsequently, she graduated from her second MSc in Finance at EADA Business School in Barcelona.
"What fascinates me about venture capital is that you get to know so many truly passionate, driven people who all have stories to tell and ideas that need to be heard. To understand startups, we have to grasp the people behind them and the market they operate in before we start to structure financial deals. So both of my strengths are combined in the goal to understand and connect people and help them flourish."
Driven to expand his intercultural knowledge, Thore moved from Germany to China at the age of 18 to work in steel trading. He then studied Business Administration in Paris, while founding his first company, which produced sustainable apparel. Afterward, he worked in Russia for two years in business development. Lately, he obtained his MSc in Finance at EADA in Barcelona.
"If you are passionate about photography you know that beyond the technical skills it takes soft skills to capture a great shot of a person. It is vital to quickly build a connection with the individual. As venture capitalists, we invest in people, ideas, and passion. No financial model can precisely evaluate a pre-product company. It is the connection we build with the people that give us an accurate valuation of their capabilities. Tapping into people’s lives and bringing out the best shot in them is what I build my professional career on."
As an experienced financier, Raushan is responsible for portfolio management and reporting. Previous to Leanox, she was part of an FTSE listed sell-side advisory team, involving equity de-listing and debt restructuring. Moreover, she was involved in portfolio structuring and oversight, investment analytics, financial optimisation, valuation of operational synergies, complex covenant management as well as special situations credit origination and equity valuation. Raushan is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder, Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and recently obtained the CFA Investing in ESG Certificate.
After finishing his Abitur, Mattes decided to pursue a BSc in the field of International Management at the University of Applied Sciences in his hometown Hamburg, Germany. He was particularly interested in the subjects of Finance, Investments, and International Capital Markets. Mattes has gained experience in risk and portfolio management from his job as a working student in a family office. After completing his BSc degree in 2024, he wants to pursue a MSc in Finance at a Business School in Europe.
"Finding a company that shares my values was very important to me. Hence, I am thankful for being able to contribute towards the common goal of finding the changemakers of tomorrow and making investments with an impact that goes beyond financial returns. Interacting with so many creative people, who are truly passionate about having a positive impact on the world we live in, is what excites me the most about Venture Capital."