Peter Kayatz

            Owner of Waterbergh Management

            I am a management consultant with 20 years of experience in evaluating, consulting, and managing innovative high-tech companies.

            In 2008, I established Waterbergh Management to serve my clients as a consultant, coach, and trainer to increase planning reliability, business performance, and valuation of their companies.

            Corporate Career

            Venture Capital Advisor

            I served at a German venture capital advisory firm (IVP Innovations & Venture - Partners) in the position of "Head of Life Sciences", based in our Berlin and Munich office.

            • Business modeling

            • Business planning

            • Financing

            • Negotiations

            • Interim management

            • Experts opinions

            Experts opinions

            Investment Manager

            As an interim investment manager of a venture capital firm, IMH - Industrie Management Holding, Berlin/Hanover, I was engaged in the investment phase of the fund.

            • Planning and execution of the life science competence center

            • Managing due diligence processes

            • Deal structuring

            • Financing

            • Deal monitoring


            Interim Manager

            During my time as interim manager at Innovatis AG, Bielefeld, I led the change process from a business-angel-financed academic spin-off company to a venture-capital-backed growth company, that was ultimately acquired by Roche.

            • Structural organization

            • Process organization

            • Business development

            • Product development

            • Supply chain


            CEO of a high-tech company

            As interim CEO of a drug development start-up, AlcaSynn Pharmaceuticals, Innsbruck, I guided the academic founders from the lab bench to a mixed trade sale / corporate venture capital financing.

            • Spin-off from university

            • Incorporation

            • Business model

            • Product strategy

            • Patent strategy

            • Public funding > € 1.3 million

            • Equity funding € 12 million

            Academic Career

            As a trained biochemist ("Diplom-Biologe"), I have researched and prepared my diploma thesis at the German Diabetes Center, Düsseldorf. I have received a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) from RWTH Aachen, and another one in medical basic research (Dr. rer. medic) from the medical faculty of the University of Cologne.

            • Protein chemistry

            • Signal transduction

            • Cell biology

            • Ophthalmology

            • Electron microscopy

            Please see my Research Gate Profile for details:

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