I am a startup-financing enthusiast and empirical researcher. My research interests include the funding and regulation of startups, the marketing/finance interface, and the economics of entrepreneurship. I seek to address relevant real-world problems and believe that translating my research findings into actionable recommendations for practitioners is highly valuable. The knowledge I gained in my studies in finance, law, and marketing covers a broad spectrum of challenges in the life of a startup. As co-founder of the first equity crowdfunding platform and principal at a leading corporate finance boutique in Germany, I gained exposure to all aspects of investment. My specialty is the application of leading-edge statistical methodologies - such as machine learning - to find the best early-stage startups and investment opportunities for my customers.