Arne is a General Partner at ETF Partners. He invests in innovative European growth companies that enable the big themes of Smart Industry, Smart Cities and Smart Energy. He is currently on the boards of ETF’s portfolio firms E-Leather, Voltea, Perpetuum, and Greenbird. Arne’s background combines his interests in both business and technology; Prior to joining ETF Partners in 2007, Arne was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and prior to that he was a Research Fellow at Cambridge University developing novel organic solar cells. He is a co-founder of the Cambridge Tech Ventures Conference and the European Venture Capital Network. Arne was a Gates Scholar and holds a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University, a Diploma from Munich University, and a Masters in Finance from the London Business School.