Aljoscha Kaplan (Managing Director & Co-Founder)

Aljoscha is Co-Founder and Managing Director of German Media Pool. Previously, he supported mayato, a specialized BA/BI consultancy, worked at a VC and as Senior Consultant for Ernst & Young in Washington D.C. and Stuttgart. Aljoscha holds a M.Sc. in Economics and Management Science from Humboldt-University Berlin and a B.Sc. in Economics and Statistics from The George Washington University. Read more about Aljoscha on LinkedIn.

Luise Gruner (Principal)

Luise is Principal at German Media Pool. She started her career within the digital investment holding of Axel Springer SE and subsequently co-initated the Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator. After Axel Springer, Luise started an equity crowd funding platform for a Swiss VC. Luise holds a Master in Management from ESCP Europe. Besides UK and France, she studied one semester in Israel at Recanati Business School/Tel Aviv University. Read more about Luise on LinkedIn.

Niko Waesche (Co-Founder & Advisor)

Niko co-founded German Media Pool with Aljoscha in 2011 and now represents the Advisory Board of German Media Pool, which consists of Marcus Englert, Jochen Gutbrod, Ulrich Lohmann and Katja Nettesheim. Previously, Niko was Global Industry Head for Media & Entertainment at GfK SE and Partner at IBM Global Business Services, leading the European Media & Entertainment Industry practice. He also has venture capital and angel investment experience. Follow Niko on Twitter or read more about him on LinkedIn.