Dr. Aristotelis Nastos

Authorized Signatory of the Management Company

Aristotelis is team lead for Life Sciences & Cleantech investments at NRW.BANK. He has worked for the Gründerfonds Ruhr since its inception and oversees the fund’s life science portfolio companies.

Previously, Aristotelis was a Partner at Creathor Venture, one of the most successful European VC companies. Prior to this, he spent ten years working for NRW.BANK, where he greatly supported the bank’s VC activities, particularly its life science and cleantech portfolio. During this time, he was appointed to several advisory and supervisory boards and was in charge of numerous financings and M&A transactions, including the sale of Direvo AG, Rigontec GmbH and Scienion AG.

Aristotelis brings with him approximately 20 years of experience as venture capitalist and possesses deep scientific and technological expert knowledge. He holds a PhD in Cell Biology, a PostDoc from King’s College London and was an International Research Fellow of the Wellcome Trust as well as former Research Director at the German Diabetes Research Institute (Düsseldorf).