Multidisciplinarity and diversity are the key for success. For us. For our projects. For our clients. Our team consists of analysts, business angels, design thinkers, communicators, project managers, startup founders, strategists and researchers.
We are Hungry Ventures
Prof. Dr. Bastian Halecker is Founding Partner of the consulting firm Hungry Ventures. As an expert and facilitator in digital strategy consulting, he supports clients in reacting to new market trends with suitable methods and finding innovative ideas for the implementation of new business models. Bastian received his doctorate at the University of Potsdam with a thesis on business model innovation in mature industries. As an experienced entrepreneur and professor for entrepreneurship at one of the largest technical universities in Berlin, Bastian is considered a pioneer in entrepreneurship, innovation and food technology.
Malte Lorenz is Managing Partner of Hungry Ventures and in this function supports clients in the conception of digital strategies as well as the development of corporate innovation and venturing units. Prior to that, he gained experience as Engagement Manager at Axel Springer hy as a consultant for digital transformation projects and designed the strategic direction of a corporate venture capital fund - the first four years of his career he worked in reinsurance. He holds a Master of Science in Management from ESMT Berlin and has spent time abroad in Peru, Spain and the USA.
Henrik Rackow is Managing Partner of Hungry Ventures and supports clients in this function to identify, validate and build products and business ideas. Prior to that, he worked for several digital consultancies and fast growing start-ups. With the founding of the food start-up Karl Karlo, he was able to achieve a successful exit by selling it to the Melitta Group. He holds a Master of Science in Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship and is an external doctoral candidate at the University of Potsdam, where he is pursuing a PhD on corporate start-up collaborations.
As Communications Lead, Deborah is responsible for developing digital communication strategies and PR measures. After working for Madsack and Cornelsen, Deborah joined the fashion start-up Zalando and the open innovation platform jovoto as an executive in Marketing & Communications. As event manager and moderator Deborah is regularly active at conferences such as Tech Open Air Berlin, re:publica and NEXT Conference. She holds a Master in Digital Innovation from the University of the Arts Berlin and University of St. Gallen.
Michael Walk is Innovation Strategy Manager at Hungry Ventures. He identifies innovative companies, technologies and relevant market developments in order to derive strategies for our clients. Through his work at Audi, Daimler Lab1886, KPMG Innovation and Nestlé, he contributes experience in venture development, innovation management and venture capital. Michael grew up with a family-run food company and knows the specifics of the industry. He holds a Master of Science in Innovation, Strategy & Entrepreneurship from the Grenoble École de Management and gained international experience during his semesters abroad in France and Australia.
Isabella Schweidler works in Innovation Management at Hungry Ventures. Isabella holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Strategy & Data in addition to a Bachelor of Laws from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU). Through her studies abroad at the Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon and the London School of Economics and Political Science, she contributes broad knowledge in the areas of data analytics and open innovation. Isabella previously worked as a board member at the Social Entrepreneurship Forum Vienna, in Business Development at Pets Deli and at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at WU Vienna.
Maximilian Faltermeier is intern for Innovation Strategy at Hungry Ventures and supports our project teams in the analysis of future trends and innovations along the entire value chain of the food industry. During his previous positions at the strategy consultancy Simon Kucher & Partners and at Nestlé, he worked in the areas of pricing, go-to-market strategies and retail technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in General Management from the EBS University of Economics and Law and gained international work experience in France, New Zealand, the USA and Sweden.