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We support founders in creating €1B+ companies with a global impact
Valerie Bures
Serial Entrepreneur
Angel Investor
Alexander Grots
ProGlove Founder (€500M Exit)
Inventor of Design Thinking
Fabrice Grinda
Unicorn Founder
Forbes #1 angel in the world
Max Osborne
Award-winning marketeer & mathematician
Snowboard champion
Eric Steinberger
Unicorn Founder
EWOR Founders signed first cheque
Paul H. Müller
Sold Adjust for €1.2B
Angel Investor
Vaitea Cowan
Enapter Founder (€600M IPO)
Earthshot Prize Winner
David Rowan
Founding Editor-in-Chief at WIRED UK
Investor in over 10 unicorns
Kevin Hartz
Unicorn Founder
Investor in over 15 unicorns
Felix Haas
Bits & Pretzels Founder
GP at 10X Founders
Patrick Nathen
Raised €1.1B for Lilium
Angel Investor
Valerie Bures
Serial Entrepreneur
Angel Investor
Alexander Grots
ProGlove Founder (€500M Exit)
Inventor of Design Thinking
Fabrice Grinda
Unicorn Founder
Forbes #1 angel in the world
Max Osborne
Award-winning marketeer & mathematician
Snowboard champion
Eric Steinberger
Unicorn Founder
EWOR Founders signed first cheque
Paul H. Müller
Sold Adjust for €1.2B
Angel Investor
Vaitea Cowan
Enapter Founder (€600M IPO)
Earthshot Prize Winner
David Rowan
Founding Editor-in-Chief at WIRED UK
Investor in over 10 unicorns
Kevin Hartz
Unicorn Founder
Investor in over 15 unicorns
Felix Haas
Bits & Pretzels Founder
GP at 10X Founders
Patrick Nathen
Raised €1.1B for Lilium
Angel Investor

Meet Our Fellows

We invest in people, not companies. Whether you already make €500K ARR or don’t yet have an idea doesn’t matter to us.

Lukas Köstler
Lukas Köstler

A PhD in 3D Computer Vision and direct report to Elon Musk who is pioneering next generation 3D vision LLM technology.

Lukas is an innovator in 3D computer vision. His former work includes collaborating directly with industry leaders like Elon Musk on 3D computer vision for Tesla. His current company leverages cutting-edge technology to create semantic 3D digital twins from imagery, offering intuitive user interfaces that require no prior learning—effectively turning pictures into detailed 3D models. Lukas and his team have bootstrapped the company to €500K in annual revenue.

How EWOR made a difference

With the support of EWOR, Lukas successfully identified the optimal initial market segment, secured his first customers, executed a strategic pivot, and connected with influential unicorn founders on the West Coast, propelling his business forward.

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Andrew Nutter
Andrew Nutter

A serial entrepreneur with over €150M in revenues, investor in over 70 companies, and a Sequoia Scout, now building the next generation of solar propulsion spacecraft.

Andrew Nutter is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor whose previous venture generated €180M in revenue and employed over 1,500 people. He is a Sequoia scout, and has personally made more than 70 angel investments, including early stakes in startups like Revolut and Aircall. Andrew is now the co-founder of the SpaceTech company, Gama, which uses solar sails for propulsion, and developing solutions to minimise space debris. Longer term, Gama is unlocking unprecedented opportunities across the solar system.

How EWOR made a difference

Andrew has benefited from the scientific backgrounds of the EWOR team and helped a strategic pivot toward de-orbiting technologies.

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Ella Trigwell
Ella Trigwell

Featured in the Telegraph and the NY Times, Ella is passionate about modernising the childcare industry.

Ella is a Norland College alumna with first-class honors and founder of Marvellous Babysitting. Marvellous Babysitting modernises how families access trustworthy and flexible childcare. Under Ella's leadership, the company has developed a modern solution that connects families with experienced, highly trained, and vetted nannies through an easy-to-use app. She quickly boosted the platform to a transaction volume of €300K and earned features in major publications like the Telegraph and NY Times.

How EWOR made a difference

With EWOR, Ella was able to prepare for her first angel investment round and given extensive guidance to her app's pricing strategy, transitioning from a freemium to a paid subscription model.

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Daniela Heil
Daniela Heil

Daniela, a former Enpal VP, is leading the revolution in HVAC sales.

Meet Daniela, a former VP at Enpal Pro, Enpal‘s B2B platform, and SellerX. Daniela is now at the forefront of HVAC-related sales tech. Her latest initiative, as co-founder at SHK Power, is a sales co-pilot for climate heroes, designed to boost productivity for HVAC professionals and beyond by streamlining their sales process.

How EWOR made a difference

With EWOR's support, she successfully closed her pre-seed funding round.

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Max Osborne
Max Osborne

Mathematician turned multi award-winning marketer who was voted winner of the best tech in influencer marketing and a snowboarding champion.

Max is founder of ThisThat, a data company that empowers advertisers, and a former snowboarding champion with Mathematics and Data Science degrees from the University of Edinburgh. From 2022 to 2023, his business’ run-rate revenue skyrocketed from €300K to €3.5M.

How EWOR made a difference

With intros exclusively from us, Max secured investment from eight angel investors, including unicorn founders Vital Laptenok, Ralf Reichert, Fabrice Grinda, and Paul Müller as well as superstar angels such as Felix Haas, Andrej Henkler, Hubertus Bessau, Quinten Selhorst, and Joachim Drees. His industry, previously dominated by firms like Nielsen and Kantar, is being transformed by ThisThat’s technology, which offers leading solutions for major players like Meta and Amazon, and a faster, more affordable option for the broader market.

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Faris Fakhry
Faris Fakhry

MIT Nuclear scientist raising from the Founders of the Thiel Fellowship with cutting-edge fusion-fission technology.

Faris is an MIT-trained nuclear scientist who founded his first venture at the age of 21. Now focused on a new venture, Irradia, he aims to revolutionise the nuclear technology testing sector by developing a compact, sub-critical test reactor. Irradia's innovative method is more cost-effective, adaptable, and scalable than traditional approaches. By collaborating with major players like SHINE Technologies, the company aims to close the current supply-demand gap, enabling nuclear innovations to be tested and launched more efficiently. 

How EWOR made a difference

EWOR has supported Faris through his fellowship by commercialising his venture, streamlining his legal structure, and is currently preparing him for the next funding round.

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Jorgen Tveit
Jorgen Tveit

Within 5 months of joining EWOR, Jorgen secured Europe’s largest pre-seed funding round as a first-time founder.

Meet Jörgen, an Oxford graduate and British Boat Race record holder. As co-founder of Thaleron, he leads one of Europe's top-funded early-stage climate tech companies. Thaleron is pioneering a patented undersea energy storage flywheel, poised to transform the trillion-euro renewable energy market. Offering the same storage capacity as traditional flywheels but at just 1/200th of the cost and with 92% efficiency, Thaleron's innovative technology has the potential to become the world’s cheapest energy storage solution.

How EWOR made a difference

Within just five months of joining the EWOR Fellowship, Jörgen leveraged the network and resources provided to secure Europe’s largest pre-seed funding round as a first-time founder.

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Daniel Koss
Daniel Koss

An Angel investor and Switzerland's top gaming YouTuber shaping the future of DaaS influencer software.

Daniel was Switzerland’s top gaming YouTuber and an angel investor. He initially launched the country's leading influencer agency. He then founded Creable, pioneering the future of DaaS influencer software.  Creable is a state-of-the-art influencer marketing platform that connects businesses with a vast network of over 300 million creators for meaningful collaborations. Featuring the largest database of creators and offering unique data insights such as Audience Sentiment Analysis, Creable distinguishes itself in the market.

How EWOR made a difference

With EWOR's guidance and support, Daniel celebrated a successful funding round for this innovative platform.

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Luke Ferris
Luke Ferris

An Oxford-educated computer scientist and former Associate Partner of Bain&Company's ADAPT digital innovation consulting team

Luke sold his previous startup to a leading global technology distributor after raising three rounds of funding. As an Associate Partner in Bain's ADAPT digital innovation team, he grew the team from 3 to 70 people. OriginAI, his EWOR-backed venture, uses GenAI to enable business users to independently develop complex enterprise tools, without the involvement of developers or product teams.

How EWOR made a difference

With EWOR’s assistance, Luke successfully secured the entire pre-seed funding round, optimized the strategic direction, and restructured the incentive plans for the founding team, thereby redefining the creation of enterprise digital tools.

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Alex Harston
Alex Harston

Alex is a PhD graduate in Machine Learning and Neuroscience from Imperial College London.

He has been innovating since his teens, when at just 14, Alex was building his first hardware components and custom computer mouse prototypes, and later bootstrapped a bioinformatics platform to €350k ARR. His latest venture, Flow.bio, provides a comprehensive data infrastructure for biology startups and life science companies. This platform integrates analysis tools and a bio-database to automatically curate and quality-control sequencing data, creating a clean, internal database tailored for AI applications in biology.

How EWOR made a difference

EWOR has supported Flow.bio in its fundraising efforts, commercialisation, and making the right hires.

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The EWOR Edge

up to € 150K

Investment from EWOR. Millions potentially raised afterwards

2.5x

Higher valuation than the average founder after being accepted into the fellowship 

avg. 130%

More money raised than an average pre-seed founder

0.1%

Acceptance rate.
Outliers only!

For Founders 

By Founders

€2B in exits, over 100 angel investments, initiated the world’s leading U26 founder non-profit, and co-invented the Design Thinking Method.

Alex Grots

Alex Grots

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Founded ProGlove (€500M exit) and co-invented Design Thinking.

Berna Epik

Berna Epik

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Founded NOVID20 (scaled to 80 engineers, exit).

Daniel Dippold

Daniel Dippold

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Founded AI company NEWNOW (catering Deutsche Bank, Eon, Philips, …) and initiated Sigma Squared Society.

Florian Huber

Florian Huber

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Founded United Domains (sold to 1&1), neubau kompass AG (market leader) and was Business Angel of the Year 2018.

Paul H. Müller

Paul H. Müller

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Founded Adjust (€1B exit), CTO and fmr phycisist, and Team Owner of PHM Racing.

Designed, supported, and endorsed by unicorn founders and investors

Fabrice Grinda

Known as the best angel investor in the world and built OLX, the website with the most unique visitors per month.

Valerie Bures

Founded Mrs.Sporty and is among the top 5 of Europe’s most successful female entrepreneurs.

Lubomila Jordanova

Founder of Plan A, co-founder of Greentech Alliance and MIT Under 35 Innovator.

Renaud Visage

Co-founded the world's largest event technology company, Eventbrite (NYSE: EB), and now helping start-ups scale.

Vaitea Cowan

Co-Founder of Enapter (640M IPO), and Forbes Under 30 in the Energy 2020 list.

Felix Haas

Founded IDNow (unicorn), chairman of Bits & Pretzels and founding partner of 10x Group.

Patrick Nathen

Early stage start-up advisor, business angel, and co-founder of Lilium, which raised €1.5B.

Jens Wasel

Founder of KW-Commerce (bootstrapped to $100M in turnover). Ex-Managing Director of SellerX-Group (unicorn) and Founding Partner of Scale Invest.

Christian Kroll

Founded Ecosia, which is Europe’s largest search engine after Google and planted over 200 million trees.

Nicolas De Santis

Founded Beenz (the first-ever web currency prior to blockchain), Opodo (€1.2B in sales), CEO, DESANTIS Megavisionary Lab.

David Rowan

Founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED UK, investor in more than 170 startups (7 unicorns) and founded VOYAGERS

Andrej Henkler

Serial entrepreneur who invested in over 15 unicorns.

Max von Bismarck

Serial entrepreneur and investor, he is CBO of Raisin, a European FinTech Unicorn.

Eric Steinberger

Co-founder and CEO of ClimateScience and Magic.dev (€430M raised).

Kevin Hartz

General Partner at A*,  Co-Founder and Chairman of Eventbrite (NYSE: EB).

Markus Fuhrmann

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at GROPYUS

Our investor network

Fellows raised on a 50-300% higher valuation after being accepted to EWOR.

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