Matthias Kuhn holds a Master degree from EPFL in Materials Sciences and an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management. After graduating from EPFL he works for 7 years in the fragrance and flavors industry in international sales and marketing. During and after his MBA, he carries numerous mandates for startups in British Columbia and performs projects for the EMEA Marketing division of HP in Germany. He acts as an advisor for the Venture Capital arm of Unilever (Unilever Ventures) in the Netherlands. There, he succeeds in raising finance in the order of EUR 1M for one of his projects.
Matthias is a Licensing Officer at Unitec where he commercializes technologies in the field of physical sciences. He is co-founder and manager of the INNOGAP proof of concept fund, which has been funding such projects since 2009. He is also co-founder of the Geneva version of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW Geneva) .
With his continued interest for startups, he is a member of the A3 Angel Mentors Club at EPFL. He is a member of the Swiss Technology Transfer Association (Switt) and acts from time to time as an international trainer for the WIPO SME Division.