Carsten Maschmeyer is a German billionaire businessman, investor, speaker, and author. He is the founder and owner of the Maschmeyer Group, which combines all his current companies. Through ALSTIN (Alternative Strategic Investments), it invests growth capital in emerging industries and future markets with outstanding innovation in areas such as the Internet, technology, and life sciences.
Carsten Maschmeyer Personal Life
Carsten Maschmeyer was born on 8 May in Bremen, Germany to mother, Gertrud Maschmeyer. He grew up in Hildesheim, Lower Saxony.
Carsten has never seen his father. He used to live in an orphanage. When he was 40 years old, he met his one half-brother. During his teenage years, he was a successful athlete (middle-distance-runner).
He worked part-time in the sales department of a financial advisory firm (OVB Vermögensberatung) before becoming a full-time financial consultant in 1982 to finance his medical university courses in Hannover. He became the director of Lower Saxony at a very young age and managed about 3,000 people. He worked at OVB until 1987. Carsten Maschmeyer is a reserve officer in the Joint Medical Service of the Bundeswehr.
Carsten Maschmeyer Career
In 1988, Carsten Maschmeyer established an independent financial advisor for private individuals by founding the financial group AWD (Allgemeiner Wirtschaftsdienst). His company grew rapidly and became the largest independent financial advisor in Europe. It went public in 2000, was listed on the M-DAX (member of the 100 listed companies), and expanded to 11 countries with approximately 11,000 employees. In 2007, it managed €15 for two million clients. In 2007, Switzerland’s largest life insurance company, Swiss Life, bought all of the company’s shares for 1.9 billion Swiss francs.
Maschmeyer currently has significant holdings in several companies. In a recent survey of Germany’s fastest-growing startups, his private equity fund is the only one that has invested in two of the top 10 companies. Maschmeyer is ranked 112,500 on the list of the richest Germans. His fortune is estimated at 1.2 billion euros.
HMNC Brain Health
HMNC Brain Health (HMNC) specializes in developing diagnostics and treatments for depression and anxiety disorders. Together with academic partners, the company leverages key research findings to create disruptive and commercialized concepts. The company was founded by Professor Florian Holsboer and Maschmeyer in December 2010 and is based in Munich, Bavaria. Both founders want to improve the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.
nu3 is an online shopping platform for dietary supplements.
In January 2013, Maschmeyer first invested in Blacklane, a global booking platform for chauffeur-driven limousines at taxi-like rates. Blacklane was recognized as Germany’s fastest-growing technology startup in March 2015. Maschmeyer’s investment firm ALSTIN reinvested in Blacklane in August 2016 in Blacklane’s largest funding round to date, along with previous investors Daimler, RI Digital Ventures, and b- to-v.
Orderbird is a provider of POS systems for restaurants. The system is based on iPad technology and is used by more than 5,000 restaurants in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. In the fourth quarter of 2014, Concardis (MasterCard) joined as a new strategic investor. Orderbird was recognized by the Financial Times in 2012.
Syntellix AG is a medical technology company based in Hannover. The company specializes in the research, development, and marketing of bioabsorbable metal implants, which means that another surgery to remove the implants would no longer be necessary. The devices have all the properties and stability of metal but are completely absorbed into the body and replaced by the body’s bone tissue. The company currently operates in 16 countries worldwide and is recognized throughout the European Union and Singapore
Maschmeyer announced that he is joining Die Höhle der Löwen, a TV show produced by the German TV channel VOX, as a potential investor in the new ideas presented in the show. This is the German version of the American show Shark Tank. Entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to five “lions” (aka investors), who then invest their money and receive company shares in return.
He is a very popular speaker in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, mainly on topics such as entrepreneurship, investing, sales, communication, networking, marketing, success, and mental strength. Maschmeyer became a best-selling author with his book “Selfmade – erfolg Reich leben”, which tells about the basic rules of success. The book is currently in its seventh edition. In addition, his second book, The Millionaire Formula – The Path to Financial Independence, became a bestseller in the first days after its publication.
Carsten Maschmeyer Net Worth
According to Forber, Carsten has a net worth of $1.3 billion. He makes money by being a businessman, investor, speaker, and author. He also invests in renewable energy and startups and runs his own asset management company, Paladin.
Carsten Maschmeyer Relationship
In 1989, Carsten got married to Bettina Maschmeyer. The couple welcomed two sons together named Marcel Jo Maschmeyer and Maurice Jean Maschmeyer. In 2009, the couple decided to part ways.
In 2014, Carsten got married to Veronica Ferres, a German film, television, and stage actress. Carsten is also the stepfather of Veronica’s daughter Lilly Krug.
Carsten Maschmeyer Education
In 1978, he completed his Abitur, a higher-education entrance qualification, and joined the German Armed Forces for two years. He enrolled in a university to study a course in medicine in Hanover but in 1982, he left the university without a degree.
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Carsten Maschmeyer Physical Stats
|Height||1.9 m / 6.2 feet|
|Hair Color||Light brown|
Carsten Maschmeyer Wiki/Bio
|Full Name||Carsten Jens Maschmeyer|
|Date of Birth||8 May 1959|
|Age||63 (as of 2023)|
|Birthplace||Bremen, West Germany|
|Profession||Businessman, investor, speaker, author|
|Parents||Mother- Gertrud Maschmeyer|
|Spouse||Veronica Ferres (m. 2014), Bettina Maschmeyer (m. 1989–2009)|
|Children||Marcel Jo Maschmeyer, Maurice Jean Maschmeyer|
Lilly Krug (step-daughter)
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