Testimonials

 
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John Foerster

CEO
HealVax

"A five-star rating for Waterbergh! Our start-up contacted Peter following positive recommendations for early-stage business development and we were not disappointed: a high level of professionalism; immediate turn-around; in-depth scanning of investment contact; expert advice on strategic positioning and tactical know-how with regard to the timing, selection, and targeting of pitches. Top notch. Our collaboration is ongoing and we look forward to developing strategies adapted to evolving market contexts. Simply the best." 

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Wolfgang Graier

CEO
Next Generation Fluorescence Imaging

"We were really lucky that we got to know on Peter and contacted him asking for his help in the early stage business development of our spin-off company NGFI (www.ngfi.eu). And it was fantastic the way Peter recognized our needs and fundamentally helped us to significantly move on with our projects. In particular, it was great as Peter truly has a sense to put his finger where needed and, impressively, provides fantastic help for any kind of situations a start up like ours can be in. But our journey together is not over yet, we will keep asking for Peter’s support whenever big decisions and planing is necessary as we feel confidence with him."

 

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Josef Böckmann

CEO
Sanochemia Pharmazeutika

I worked together with Peter when I was CEO at Sanochemia Pharmazeutika AG. Sanochemia acquired a majority share in AlcaSynn in 2006. Apart from being profoundly knowledgeable in his professional fields (life sciences, finance, and business development), and beeing well-connectid in the industry, Peter's personal and interpersonal skills are remarkable: His open, clear, constructive and friendly communication, even under stressful conditions, paired with his sharp perception and cognitive skills, as well as his ability to give excellent presentations, make him a truly top performer and fantastic partner to work with. He has a strategic approach to everything he undertakes. His commitment and enthusiasm are extraordinary. Peter is extremely driven and has unwavering determination to complete every project in a successful way. I look forward to seeing where this drive will take him in the future.”

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Martin Lang

Managing Director
RBI - Private Equity Holding

"We retained Peter in order to get a second opinion on a drug development company with a view to facilitating a decision on whether to sell our investment or to retain it. Investors were delighted by his sound approach, his understanding of both the scientific and economic issues, and his ability to get right to the heart of the core question of business development and potential returns. Peter’s clear and lucid report on the company and its research partners exceeded the quality of reports received so far on this company and, indeed, served as the best basis for our ultimate decision.” 

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Stefan Hamm

Founding Partner
IVP Innovations & Venture Partners 

IVP Innovations & Venture Partners (now Concentro) was one of the leading German Venture Capital Advisory firms in 2000. When we were looking to staff the position Head of Life Science, it was like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. Peter is one of the very rare individuals who combines a deep and scientifically profound knowledge of the Life Science scene with a sound understanding of the relevant state-of-the-art technologies and of business economics, all at the same time. Peter is a natural salesman and one of the best networkers I have ever met. In an amazingly short time, he helped grow IVP’s Life Science business from nothing to being a well-established player in the market. Notwithstanding all of this, it’s so much fun to work with him.”    

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Christian Methe

Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Innovatis

“As part of a venture capital financing project, Peter was engaged as an interim manager at Innovatis (now “Roche Diagnostics”). He was responsible for adapting the organizational and workflow structures of Innovatis to enable clear company development and professionalism. I was very impressed by his straight-forward approach and convincing tone during analyses and implementation. Despite come from outside the company external, he was quickly accepted by and was able to enjoy the dedication of the team at Innovatis.”  

 

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Jennifer Ye

Licensing Director
Teva

"I met Peter at a BioEurope partnering conference a few years ago. Since then we have been in touch regarding various business development and licensing related topics. What impresses me most about Peter is his in-depth industry knowledge, entrepreneurial spirit, and utmost professionalism. I’ve benefited from his creative and practical problem-solving approach, his tireless work ethic, well-structured thinking and willingness to do whatever it takes to reach the best possible outcome. As an individual, Peter is incredibly warm, thoughtful, reliable and patient. It has been a delight to work with him as he is both pleasant and professional at the same time. I have a considerable degree of respect for him as a veteran pharma business advisor, an outstanding entrepreneur mentor, and a true friend. 

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Stefan Beil

Partner
IMH Venture

"In Peter’s position as Venture Capital Advisor with IVP Innovations & Venture Partners, we worked closely together on several projects until October 2001 at IMH Venture, an international venture capital company with over EUR 100 million of assets under management. The projects included supporting the planning and execution work for the life sciences competence center at IMH. In addition, Peter successfully managed due diligence processes, deal structuring, financing, and deal monitoring for several early-stage life sciences companies. Peter always focused on the essentials without overlooking any important details. In particular, he was able to expertly extract key points from complex content and which he presented in a very focused way. This highly efficient working style allowed him to quickly produce decision-relevant results. Peter can be unreservedly recommended for tasks where industry know-how, together with high-level analytical and execution skills are required."

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David Tschabitscher

CEO
Apson 

"We launched the first investment round for our company “Apson” in 2015. Peter’s experience and advice were very helpful, as we did not have any experience in this field and crucial decisions had to be made, such giving away shares in our company to the investor. With Peter’s help and support, not only were we able to obtain a proper investment in exchange for the company shares, but we also learned how to discover which investor fits our management style and our company philosophy. We are really grateful for his help!" 

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Tobias Kirschnick

CEO
DecidR

"DecidR, a start-up founded in 2014, will soon be offering mobile real-time market research for companies. Peter played a significant role here. He was our sparring partner at the CAST Winter School of 2014, where he first disassembled our business model through the Business Model Canvas before restructuring it and implementing improvements with us as a team. His experience and outgoing personality made it easy to work with him and were of great benefit to us. If you are looking for a gentle, sugar-coated approach, then Peter is probably not the choice for you. However, if you are eager to create a viable business model with someone who values honesty and integrity, then Peter is the guy for you."  

 

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Andreas Koler

Head of Risk Management
alpS

"alpS is a research, development and consulting company with a strong focus on integrative risk management and climate change adaptation. Peter supported us during a period of restructuring and developing new business areas. His ability to ask the right questions at the right time, as well as his goal-oriented approach, was particularly helpful to work to develop the future strategy and business model of alpS. Peter ultimately came up with an excellent business plan that has successfully demonstrated its quality and feasibility. We enjoyed the hard work and the intense discussions with Peter throughout the whole process. He combines theoretical understanding, practical relevance, and social skills in the best way possible." 

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Johannes Schütz

Founder
AlcaSynn Pharmaceuticals

"During his time as CEO of Alcasynn Pharmaceuticals GmbH, Peter was responsible for the development of new pharmaceutical products. He made a lasting impression here with his professional and well-structured approach, achieving the project targets on time and in high quality." 

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Manfred Stadler

Project Evaluator
FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency

“I have excellent memories of Peter as a result of his clear and well-structured funding application in connection with a recent biotech project. I also recall the calm manner in which he conducted negotiations, a characteristic which I have seldom seen in others applying for funding. I regard him as an excellent and highly skilled manager who I would unhasitatingly recommend for similar positions.”

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Christine Meniz

CEO
AlcaSynn Pharmaceuticals

"In 2006 Sanochemia took over a majority shares in AlcaSynn. Peter left AlcaSynn in 2008 of his own volition. I was in charge of AlcaSynn as interim managing director on behalf of Sanochemia. Peter’s hand-over of responsibilities, documentation, and processes was excellent. and I was brought up to speed about the decisive topics and projects in a swift and effective way. Even after leaving AlcaSynn, Peter was always exceptionally helpful and supportive in the event of requests." 

 

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Julia Tischler

Business Development
Prosper Diagnostics

" I first met Dr. Peter Kayatz when he was my adviser at the 2016 Alpbach Summer School on Entrepreneurship, jointly organized by the Institute for Entrepreneurship Cambridge –Tirol (I.E.C.T. Herman Hauser), the Forum Alpbach, and the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. I feel extremely fortunate to have had Peter as my dedicated mentor, advocate, and business friend. Ever since meeting Peter, I have benefitted unequivocally from Peter’s wide-ranging knowledge; his priceless, accurate, practical and down-to-earth advice; and his calm, yet exceptionally dynamic and versatile, style of teaching. His ability to quickly absorb and extract the essence of complex problems, to consult and provide ready-to-implement solutions, made an invaluable contribution to the development of our business plan. Peter is one of the most dedicated, driven, inspirational and supportive mentors and advisers I know. I greatly appreciate Peter’s honest and critical yet solution-oriented feedback and guidance. Peter will move mountains to make time in his busy schedule to help move the business forward. On top of being a truly outstanding mentor, Peter is an exceptionally approachable, reflective, reliable, well connected and highly regarded professional."  

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Christian Mathes

Vice-Rector for Resources
University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

"I have worked with Peter intensively a number of times on a wide range of different projects and tasks in Germany and Austria since early 2000. Our cooperation during these projects was more than productive and, in the majority of cases, exceeded the expectation of the clients. His unbelievable knowledge, wide-ranging experience and extraordinary analytical skills when it comes to addressing the right task-based areas make Peter extremely valuable in terms of support and implementation. He is never afraid to address and tackle major issues, with his stress-resistance and persistence certainly playing a major role in determining the proven success of these projects.

For me, Peter is key to significantly increasing the prospects of success when it comes to major task-based activities. Last but not least, his extremely extensive and well-managed network of contacts is a key contributing factor. If you are ever looking for a solution-oriented trouble-shooter, I can warmly recommend entering into a cooperation with Peter."

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Joachim Stehr

Founder & Managing Director
GNA Biosolutions

"GNA Biosolutions is a spin-off company from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. We develop a proprietary development platform for high-speed, laser-based DNA-analysis using nanoparticles. Peter supported us in the start-up phase with a range of useful tips for virtually every aspect of our business and organization. He was particularly supportive in negotiating our first round of private equity financing. Peter addresses challenges with the proper focus and takes effective approaches to achieve straightforward results." 

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Werner Rettenbacher

CEO
Tiroler Zirbenkamin

"Peter provided me with a great deal of support in selecting and negotiating a worldwide exclusive licensee for my Zirben (stone pine) franchise. Although he was unfamiliar with the specific market, his profound experience in licensing, negotiating, and asking the right questions was a great help for me to be able to identify the best fit, and yielded a mutually beneficial outcome for both sides in an amazingly short space of time."

 

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Mark Walther

Founding Partner
IVP Innovations & Venture Partners

"We worked very closely together with Peter when he was serving as Head of Life Sciences (Venture Capital Advisor / Interim Manager) at IVP Management GmbH (now “Concentro”) from 2000 – 2002. He did an excellent job in this position and was an asset to our company thanks to his outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities as well his interpersonal and communication skills." 

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Erich Mayer

Founding Parnter
IMH Venture

"Peter did a great job as an interim investment manager in our Life Sciences division. He struck the perfect balance between scientific insight, business sense, and social skills." 

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Jan Detmers

CEO
Molzym

"I closed a licensing deal with Peter’s support and advice in 2013. His support was invaluable. When I was on the verge of giving up, Peter was the one who kept things going with a considerable amount of energy. You simply need additional manpower when negotiating complex deals, and Peter was the right man for the job because he knows the business." 

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Wolfgang Freysinger

Group Leader 4D Visualisation Lab
Medical University of Innsbruck

"Peter is a great asset. He is extremely active in helping us establish contact with MedTech companies and in marketing our Rhinospider technology We can fully depend on him and benefit from his ability to open doors and build connections.
I also benefit from his coaching on how to market and present our technology to company, as well as on strategic thinking and self-management, receiving what I consider to be useful, open and constructively honest feedback.
Peter Kayatz, Waterbergh, is a perfect match for academics taking their first steps in realizing IPRs"

 
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Bernd Kirschner

Head of Department Entrepreneurship
MCI - Management Center Innsbruck

"Peter gives excellent presentations. He knows how to present complex specialist interrelations in an accurate yet comprehensible way. His to-the-point and entertaining presentation style keeps the audience’s attention until the very last second. It is always a pleasure to listen to and talk with him." 

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Lukas Pastl

CEO
Surgebright

"Peter played a critical role during the starting phase of Surgebright. His questions and innovative approaches were vital for us. Thank you, Peter, for mentoring us during the tech2b incubation phase." 

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Lars Ullerich

Founder & Managing Director
GNA Biosolutions

"Peter provided us with valuable advice for various aspects of our business and organization during the start-up phase of our company. GNA Biosolutions started as a spin-off company from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. We develop a proprietary development platform for high-speed, laser-based DNA-analysis using nanoparticles  He was particularly supportive in negotiating our first round of private equity financing. Peter addresses challenges with the proper focus and takes effective approaches to achieve straightforward results. The solutions we were able to develop with him were extremely useful." 

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Nelly Olova

Postdoctoral Research Scientist
The Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK

"Peter provided us with valuable advice for various aspects of our business and organization during the start-up phase of our company. GNA Biosolutions started as a spin-off company from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. We develop a proprietary development platform for high-speed, laser-based DNA-analysis using nanoparticles  He was particularly supportive in negotiating our first round of private equity financing. Peter addresses challenges with the proper focus and takes effective approaches to achieve straightforward results. The solutions we were able to develop with him were extremely useful."