Dr. Alex von Frankenberg is Managing Director of High-Tech Gründerfonds focusing on hard- and software related investments. Before taking that position in October 2005, he was responsible for spin-offs as Venture Manager at Siemens Technology Accelerator (STA).

Before joining STA in April 2002 Alex was head of sales and marketing of an IT startup. Prior to that, he headed the Innovation Practice at Siemens Management Consulting. He started his career designing and implementing large IT systems with Andersen Consulting. Alex holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin (1992) and a PhD from the University of Mannheim (1997).