Alec Rauschenbusch has been active as an investor in young technology companies since 1998 when he led-financed Conergy AG which in the following years became the biggest solar system integrator worldwide and the fastest growing company of Germany ever until its IPO in 2005.
Over the last 17 years Alec has helped numerous founders and start-up teams. He serves as Managing Director of 5r Private Equity KG and Grazia Equity GmbH which he founded in 1998 and 2000 respectively. His former work experience include positions as internal consultant with ABB and head of Strategy with Behr GmbH & Co. where he learned a great deal about the work dynamics of corporates and how to promote innovation. Being an entrepreneur by heart Alec successfully ran his first business at the age of 20 when he owned an exclusive jewelry franchise in the state of Baden-Württemberg together with his sister.
Alec earned a Dipl.-Ing. Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Technical University of Munich and a MBA from Harvard Business School.
In 2001 he was awarded with the ‚Golden Nose“ and the title for being Germany‘s „Business Angel of the Year“ by Business Angel Network Germany (BAND).
Alec Rauschenbusch is a member of several supervisory boards in profit and non-profit organisations. He served for eight years as chairman of the "Business Angels Region Stuttgart e.V." which he co-founded in 2003.