Dr. Steffen Pauls
Managing Partner, Founder

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 key decision makers, industrial families, and entrepreneurs 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.

Steffen is a serial entrepreneur, who has founded several businesses, among others he co­founded and acted as CEO of firstfive AG (sold to PE investor) and more recently he founded Moonfare (www.moonfare.com), a financial services technology firm, which he currently runs as the acting CEO. Steffen began his career at BCG.

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