Dr. Andre Retterath is a Partner at Earlybird Venture Capital, who were among the first investors in companies like UiPath, N26, Peak Games or Aiven. Andre is based in the Munich office and focuses on enterprise software, with a particular interest in companies building products powered by deep technologies including AI/ML and advanced analytics. He also spends time looking at developer tools, open-source software and robotics. Besides his investor function, Andre heads Earlybird’s Data Strategy team. Before transitioning into VC in 2017, he gained more than 5 years experience as a process automation engineer and technology consultant with ThyssenKrupp and further insights as a management consultant with GE North America. Andre conducted his Ph.D. at the Technical University of Munich on the topic of machine learning and the value of data in venture capital. Moreover, he holds a M.Sc. in Management and a B.Eng. in Mechatronics Engineering and was previously educated at Harvard University, University of Cambridge and Georgia Institute of Technology, among others.