Founder & Managing Partner, ACAPITAL & HESTIA European Security Technologies Innovation Fund
André Loesekrug-Pietri is the founder of ACAPITAL and of the European Security Circle. HESTIA is a new fund by ACAPITAL that focuses on building European Innovation Champions in Security Technologies. 100% DeepTech : Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, IoT, Robotics, Drones are core themes. The European Security Circle is a ThinkTank bringing together the most important R&D centers in Europe, former Vice Chiefs of Defence of Germany and France, and large industrialists to identify the Security technologies that will be critical for the next 5-10 years for Europe. Formerly, Andre was executive assistant of the CEO of Aerospatiale Airbus, in charge of the investment arm of several industrial family offices and has 15 years of venture capital and private equity experience in Europe and Asia. He is Colonel with the French Air Force People’s Reserve, has both German and French nationalities and is very frequently invited to speak on topics linked with technology in Europe as well as on Europe-China relations.