Founding Partner, Ocean 14 Capital
Max Gottschalk is the Founding Partner of Vedra Partners, a multi-family office with operations in London and Switzerland. Before Vedra, he co-founded, Gottex Fund Management in 1998, a global asset management company that he built and brought to market in 2007 on the Swiss stock exchange with a market cap of US$ 2.2bn.
Before Gottex, Mr Gottschalk ran Bear Stearns fixed income derivatives hedge fund sales team in New York. Mr Gottschalk has traded, seeded and invested with hedge funds for over 25 years and has extensive experience in venture capital and private equity where he has successfully started, backed, operated and exited several private ventures.
Mr Gottschalk is married with five children and has a business degree in finance, marketing and international business from the University of Virginia where he graduated with honours.
More recently, Mr Gottschalk has been making several impact investments and co-founded Ocean 14 Capital, a private equity fund investing in emerging companies and technology to help protect and sustain our oceans. He also is a professor at the University of Virginia where he teaches Global Impact Investing at the McIntyre School of Commerce.