Eric Achtmann

Eric is currently Managing Director at Global Capital Advisors GmbH and a Senior Lecturer at both the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and the University of Munich. Previously Eric was a Managing Partner at PolyTechnos Venture-Partners, a €200M pan-European venture fund based in Germany. He joined PolyTechnos in 1998 from McKinsey & Co., where he served as a product development/defense-aerospace industry expert and worked heavily in M&A. Eric gained start-up experience as founder and President/CEO of Petrotech International operating in the Middle East and Asia. He has studied and worked in the U.S., Europe, and Asia and has served on the boards of a number of early-stage companies. Eric holds engineering degrees from MIT (M.S. Aero & Astro Eng.); the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium (Dipl. Post-Univ.); Technical University of Munich (H. Dipl.); and University of New Hampshire (B.S. Mech. Eng.). He received an MBA in finance from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Eric is a founding member of the MIT Entrepreneurship Society.