”There is no such thing as a good business. There are only good businessmen.” It is under this principal that Carsten Maschmeyer successfully invests in startups with ALSTIN, seed+speed ventures and Maschmeyer Group Ventures in Europe and the US.
With the pre-seed and seed stage venture capital firm seed + speed, Carsten Maschmeyer supports innovative business ideas at a very early stage by providing capital, active support in sales and entrepreneurial knowledge.
With the investment company ALSTIN, Carsten Maschmeyer is involved with many successful growth companies and helps founders by sharing his entrepreneurial know-how, sales expertise and a network established over 30 years of experience.
In San Francisco, Carsten Maschmeyer is active with his investment company MGV and always on the lookout for innovative startups. His local team invests in international, future-oriented companies in various sectors.
The company Paladin Asset Management invests in enterprises that are undervalued on the stock market. Due to its exceptionally high returns, the Paladin ONE fund has received numerous top-ranking awards.
Carsten Maschmeyer supports founders – on TV as well. He is a TV judge on the popular show “Die Höhle der Löwen” (German version of ‘Shark Tank’) on VOX. He also has his own due to start soon: “START UP! Wer wird Deutschlands bester Gründer?” (Who Will Be Germany’s Best Founder?) – in spring 2018 on SAT.1.
In the new SAT.1 founder show “Start Up! Who Will Be Germany’s Best Founder?”, Carsten Maschmeyer and his team will be looking for individuals with an exceptional passion for entrepreneurship, a solid business idea and the talent it takes to be the boss of their own company. Carsten Maschmeyer will join the winner in founding an independent company and invest one million euros in the joint startup.
The fifth round of the hit founder show “Die Höhle der Löwen” (German version of ‘Shark Tank’) starts in 2018. Viewers can expect mind-blowing pitches in a primetime slot. The courageous founders stand before five investors in hopes of receiving assistance for a rapid start to their entrepreneurial careers.
Everyone has a right to be successful! His achievements are what many dream about: Carsten Maschmeyer is a self-made man in the truest sense of the word, and is one of Germany’s most successful and fascinating businessmen. His secret to success? That there is no secret, because according to the intriguing argument in his book: Success is possible as long as you know how to get there.
Traditional financial investments no longer work. In the world of zero interest, the old rules applied to building wealth have lost their validity. It has never been more difficult to invest and make money. Nonetheless: Anyone can become financially independent!
Carsten Maschmeyer has always shared his knowledge and recipes for success with others – often as a speaker in lecture halls, at conferences, or in congresses.