Brain Trust Member
Thomas R. Villinger
Co-Founder and CEO of ZFHN Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn
Thomas R. Villinger has more than 25 years of experience in the venture capital sector. Before he became Co-Founder and CEO of ZFHN Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn in 2006, he held numerous management positions both in Germany and abroad. His work focused on M&A and VC/PE financing for high-growth companies in Europe, the Gulf states and the USA.
Villinger sits on numerous supervisory boards of early-stage investments and is an internationally respected expert in the financing of tech-oriented start-ups. He most recently oversaw the corporate development of Innovationsfabrik Heilbronn GmbH, one of the biggest business incubation centres, as Founder and CEO.
Villinger has been active for many years as an investor in international tech start-ups. He studied economics and geography at Goethe University Frankfurt. In addition, he holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Schiller International University (USA & France)on.