Christian BogatuInnovation Manager at German Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation (SPRIND)
Christian is a serial entrepreneur and investor. Since March 2022, he works with the German Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation, identifying and supporting innovators with radical ideas with a billion Euro budget in total. Since 2018, Christian also serves as Venture Partner for Eurazeo/Idinvest Partners, the largest EU based Venture Capital fund, investing in Smart City startups.
From 2017 until 2020 he was co-founder and CEO of Fresh Energy, generating unparalleled insights based on smart meter data, before selling Fresh Energy to EWE end of 2020. From 2011 until 2017 he was co-founder and managing director of KIWI, building a city-scale handsfree access-as-a-service system.
Prior to KIWI, he co-founded Kirsen Global Security in the Silicon Valley that became global leader in container security and exclusive provider for DB Schenker. Christian has more than 5 years of experience as senior consultant with McKinsey.
In 2016, he was appointed as Board member of the innogy (former RWE) Digital Transformation Board. In 2017, he was appointed Board Member of the German PropTech Initiative (GPTI). In 2009, he was appointed to the Advisory Board of the UC Berkeley BA International Diploma.
Christian holds a Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in security technology and logistics and a master (Diplom) in energy management and chemical engineering from the University of Technology in Berlin, Germany.