Dr. Steffen Pauls
Founding Partner

Steffen Pauls is the Managing Partner of 7GC based in Berlin and founded the firm in 2015 with the purpose of bringing growth investment opportunities to a network of industrial family offices in Europe.

Steffen spent 11 years at KKR, most recently as the Head of Germany and a member of the European Media and Digital Team. Previously Steffen co­founded and acted as CEO of firstfive AG (sold to PE investor) and began his career at BCG.

Steffen received a Masters degree from University of Mannheim in Germany, MBA from ESSEC in France, Doctoral degree from University of Trier in Germany and worked as a Research Assistant at Harvard University in the US.