Dr. Steffen Pauls is Moonfare's founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer & Chairman at Moonfare. He founded Moonfare with the vision to democratize private investing. He runs the company as Chairman and CEO. He is a serial entrepreneur with a strong background in the Private Equity industry. Before becoming an entrepreneur he served as a Managing Director of Private Equity at KKR. While at KKR, he was responsible for the firm's coverage of the German market. Prior to joining KKR, he was co-founder and served as Chief Executive Officer of the first five AG. He served as Chairman of The Supervisory Board at A.T.U Auto-Teile-Unger Investment GmbH & Co. KG and as a member of the Advisory Board at Versatel, Serbia Broadband, and Hertha BSC. He holds a B.A. with high distinction and Ph.D., from the University of Mannheim/ Harvard University and also an M.Sc. from the Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques.