He joined ZFHN Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn in 2006 as co-founder and CEO. Before joining ZFHN Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn, he accompanied as founder and CEO the company development of Innovationsfabrik Heilbronn GmbH, a large center with 60 startup companies focusing on industry, electronics, communication. He serves on numerous supervisory boards of early stage investments.
Thomas Villinger has over 12 years of venture capital experience with firms such as CapGemini, KfW Kreditanstalt f. Wiederaufbau and World Bank, focusing on M&A and private/public capital raising for growth companies in Europe, the Gulf States and the US.
Thomas Villinger studied economics and geography at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Ffm. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Schiller International University (USA & F).