Dr. Steffen Pauls is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at 7 Global Capital. He founded the firm in 2015 with the purpose of bringing growth investment opportunities to a network of industrial family offices in Europe. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman at Moonfare. He spent 11 years at KKR, most recently as the Head of Germany and a member of the European Media and Digital Team. Previously he co-founded and acted as CEO of firstfive AG (sold to PE investor) and began his career at BCG. He received a Masters degree from University of Mannheim in Germany, MBA from ESSEC in France, Doctoral degree from the University of Trier in Germany and worked as a Research Assistant at Harvard University in the US.