Philipp Rittershaus

Managing Director

Philipp has gained extensive experience as LifeScience Investor at the High-Tech Gruenderfonds and has a background in industrial biotechnology. Philipp holds a Doctorate degree in Biotechnology from the University of Hohenheim, an MBA in Engineering Management from the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim and a Master in technical Biology from the University of Stuttgart.


Gaia Amatteis

Program Manager

Gaia has extensive experience in project management working for companies like Techstars, Procter and Gamble and Bosch in different countries like Italy, Germany and Japan. She studied between Italy and Germany and has a Double Master degree in International Business and Economics.


Caspar Olenhusen

Startup Coach

Caspar provides over ten years of first-hand experience from the corporate (KWS, John Deere), startup and venture capital world. His passion spans across the agri-food-tech value chain, and he is eager to have a sustainable impact. Caspar studied in the USA and UK and has an MBA in International Food & Agribusiness.


Wiebke Gütschleg

Student Assistant

Wiebke grew up on a farm and is studying agricultural science for her Master's degree. She loves the variety of the agricultural industry with a special interest in plants and insects. At RootCamp, she formats the database of Agritech/Food Startups as a working student and does research on the product and services of the startups.


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