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.