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Daniel Kirchleitner


Over the past decade, Daniel has had first-hand experience as a startup founder and has played critical roles in corporate strategy and investing for Siemens. Currently, Daniel leads the European investment team for Next47, the global venture firm created by Siemens in 2016. Daniel was one of the founding members of Next47 and served as the firm’s Director of Operations where he helped define Next47’s strategy and investment focus.

Prior to Next47, he founded, scaled, and successfully exited two startups in the energy and adTech area. Daniel started his career as a strategy management consultant with Siemens' in-house consultancy.

Prior to university, Daniel served as an apprentice in precision mechanics at a mid-sized German company.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Daniel has a Diploma and PhD in engineering from the Technical University of Ingolstadt and the University of Luebeck.

Daniel is a fellow of the Foundation of German Business.

As a member of Class 23, Daniel is serving his fellowship at Next47 under the mentorship of Matthew Cowan (Mentor Class 12), a US-based Next47 Partner.