Our Team

We are an experienced team of investors looking for ambitious start-up teams and disruptive business models that electrify, connect and automate.

Marcus Böker

Managing Director

Marcus Böker is Managing Director of Phoenix Contact Innovation Ventures. For more than 10 years, he has been expanding M&A activities within the Phoenix Contact Group and establishing corporate venturing as a strategic added value. Marcus Böker has more than 20 years of experience in corporate development, M&A and venture activities.

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Andreas Rau

Managing Director

Andreas Rau is Managing Director of Phoenix Contact Innovation Ventures. He began his career in the Phoenix Contact Group in 1997 and was, among other things, responsible for corporate controlling for more than ten years. Since 2012, he has been head of Corporate Development & New Business, where forward-looking business models are identified and developed.

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Renzo del Aguila Macher

Senior Investment Manager

Renzo del Aguila Macher has been part of the Phoenix Contact Group's M&A team since 2014. With more than ten years of experience in M&A, private equity and venture capital, he drives the subjects of Phoenix Contact Innovation Ventures. He completed his B.A. Business Administration and M.A. Entrepreneurship degrees at the University of Hamburg.

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Christian Fasse

Senior Investment Manager

Christian Fasse has been part of the Phoenix Contact Group since 2017. As a Senior Investment Manager, he significantly drives M&A & CVC subjects with more than seven years of experience. He completed his degrees as a B. Sc. Business Administration at the TH Köln and M.Sc. Finance & Accounting at the FOM Düsseldorf. He is certified as an M&A professional by the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

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Susanne Lammers-Büscher

Business Modelling Managerin

Susanne Lammers-Büscher has been working for Phoenix Contact since 2009. Since 2018, Susanne has been responsible for reporting at Phoenix Contact Innovation Ventures and supports portfolio companies in financial and business modeling.

Max-Friedrich Pieper

Investment Analyst

Max-Friedrich Pieper is an investment analyst at Phoenix Contact Innovation Ventures and a consultant in the M&A department of the Phoenix Contact Group. He joined Phoenix Contact in 2016 and holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science in Production & Management from the University of Applied Sciences in Lemgo.

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Domenic Pagel

Investment Analyst

Domenic Pagel is an investment analyst at Phoenix Contact Innovation Ventures and a consultant in the M&A department of the Phoenix Contact Group. Previously, he was a working student in the Corporate Venture Capital and M&A department at Phoenix Contact. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Paderborn.

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Theresa von Rüden

Marketing & PR

Theresa von Rüden is responsible for the marketing and communications activities of Phoenix Contact Innovation Ventures. Previously, she worked as a press spokesperson and in digital content marketing for various companies in B2B. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Literature, Culture & Economics and a Master of Science in International Business.

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Our background

100 years industry

As the Phoenix Contact Group, we are both a global player and a family-owned company, and in 2023 we will celebrate our 100th anniversary. Birthday.

We create technological connections with diverse innovations that make life more livable for our customers and for the society in which we live:

  • Company headquarters: Blomberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Year established: 1923 in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Employees worldwide: 22,000
  • Global sales: 3.6 billion euros (as of 2022)

Phoenix Contact Innovation Ventures

Our Mission:

Solutions for electrification, networking and automation are our contribution to a world in which renewable energy is available for the benefit of everybody.

Our Purpose Statement:

Together, we are creating a sustainable world based on our passion for technology and innovation.

Promote entrepreneurship

Corporate start-ups

“With the New Business division, we identify and develop new business models, especially digital ones, and invest in internal and external start-ups.

Complementing our core business as well as our venture capital activities, we are developing future-oriented business areas with the aim of making our contribution to the implementation of an All Electric Society.”

Andreas Rau
Executive Vice President Corporate Development & New Business, Phoenix Contact

From technical education, additive manufacturing, scalable cloud solutions (smart services) as well as flexible software solutions for production: Our corporate start-ups bring strategic added value and an additional, expert network for our partners.