Dr. Christoph Hellmann

Managing Director

Christoph joined KLiNGEL-Group in late 2012 to run the group’s business incubation unit and its e-commerce start-ups in Berlin. He now serves as Managing Director of K-Invest and K-New Media, the latter being KLiNGEL’s online marketing agency. Previously, Christoph was with being responsible for inhouse consulting and business development. Additionally, he spent several years in management consulting focusing on strategy development, restructuring and controlling after studying in Maastricht and Singapore. Reflecting on his practice, he wondered how consultants could help to change organizations and making him work on this question in his PhD thesis at European Business School. That introduced him to the social theories of Giddens, Bourdieu, Luhmann and others – a passion that lasted ever since. Thus, Christoph loves entrepreneurs and technology driven companies that have the power to change people’s lives on a broad scale.



Katja Kühnel

Senior Investment Manager

Katja Kühnel has been with K-Invest since March 2015. Having worked for several years as an investment manager, a business founder and in management consulting, Katja entered the digital sphere already in 1996. She founded her first start up Copia Information Services AG (KursButler), an unified messenger for stock information, in 1999. Afterwards, she has been active among others as investment manager with IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft, MD/CFO of fashion label Umasan and MD/CMO of She has hands-on experience with setting-up and running enterprises, business development and fundraising. Katja studied political science at FU Berlin and is a passionate swimmer and golfer.


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K-Invest Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG
c/o K-New Media GmbH & Co. KG
Chausseestr. 123
10115 Berlin

+49 30 367277-0