Robert Guenther

Head of Corporate Venture Capital at Henkel

Robert is heading the venture capital activities of Henkel where he is responsible for all finance and investment related topics. His investment track record includes >30 early stage investments. His technology focus is on Marketplaces, B2B, D2C, SaaS, Deep Tech / AI, and his industry focus on Consumer Goods and Material Science. He has structured Henkel’s venturing activities with a commitment of 150 M€ and is part of the founding team of Henkel Ventures.

He is a board member on several startups and has more than 15 years of experience in the financing and investment space. He has a demonstrated history of working in investment banking and different M&A positions and established himself through various roles in the venture capital and startup community. He is a strong believer in founder centricity and capital intelligence and a passionate angel investor & mentor.

He holds a Ph.D. in management from University of St. Gallen in finance and accounting. He graduated from HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management in business administration and management.

Robert Guenther