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Ewa Grzechnik Treitz

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Ewa Treitz started working for Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2018 with the aim of growing the AWS business and offerings for startups in DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).

Ewa previously was a Venture Partner at Black Pearls, a Polish venture capital firm, based in Munich, Germany. Her areas of expertise included energy, materials, electronics, SaaS, and robotics.

Ewa is also founder and CEO of an advanced robotics company; the firm builds on years of research in artificial intelligence and robotics at the Technical University in Munich.

Ewa has served in multiple management roles at VC and CVC funds in Germany, Sweden, and the United States. Before joining Black Pearls, Ewa was responsible for venture investments in innovative European startups for 3M (based in Munich). She worked closely with 3M´s Energy & Electronics Business Group to expand 3M's product portfolio. She focused on smart materials for buildings and infrastructure, asset management solutions, and software and hardware products for wearables and next-generation electronics. Ewa was a board observer at Mersive, a collaboration software provider allowing high-quality wireless media sharing.

Earlier, Ewa worked as an associate at Sustainable Technologies Fund in Stockholm, a mid-size cleantech expansion-stage fund with a focus on the Scandinavian market.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Ewa is a graduate of Uppsala University in Sweden (MSc) and Jacobs University in Germany (BA), where she studied environmental sciences and economics. She is a scholar of the Foundation of German Business and German National Academic Foundation as well as the Swedish Institute. Until 2013 Ewa served on the Board of the Jacobs Alumni Association.

Ewa is a native Polish speaker and is fluent in English, Swedish, and German.

A member of Class 19, Ewa served the first part of her fellowship at the VC unit of 3M under the mentorship of Christian Schuchert and President Stefan Gabriel. She completed her fellowship at Black Pearls Ventures.