Martin was born in Saarbrücken in 1969. He graduated with a doctorate degree in Chemistry from the University of Saarland with a focus on Nanoparticle Composites and Smart Coatings. Martin founded Kraftblock (formerly Nebuma) together with his co-founder Susanne in 2014.
He filed his first patent in 1998 and has 20 years of experience in material development, production and sales. As the Head of the Department of Ceramics he developed the Department of Polymer Nanoparticle Composites at the Institute for New Materials, University of Saarland. Subsequently he headed the Smart Coatings division at ItN Nanovation AG.
Martin always had a deep passion for innovation: he started inventing at the age of 12 with the ambition to change our world for the better.
Susanne was born in Sindelfingen in 1970 and moved to Saarbrücken to study business administration. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Saarland.
Prior to Kraftblock Susanne held executive positions as CFO and later on CEO of the parent company of Trucktec International and in banking. Susanne has always been passionate about innovation, nature and sustainability.
As Head of Finance Susanne handles finance and accounting, HR, IT and business administration.
(CEO Freigeist Capital)
Freigeist Capital – previously known as e42 – is a privately-owned investment firm working with visionary founders to fund and build disruptive technology companies.
The firm is best known for its seed investments in Lilium, Neufund, Wunderlist (acquired by Microsoft), MyTaxi (acquired by Daimler) and KaufDa (acquired by Springer).