15 years as an active family entrepreneur in the automotive sector have had a significant impact on me. Our entrepreneurial activities were characterized by a clear culture of values, direct proximity to our customers, long-term thinking and planning, a high degree of responsibility and permanent further development. Through the sale of our family business I was able to gain deep and extremely instructive insights into the M&A business. Until January 2018, I was deeply immersed in the food and drugstore industry for a period of two and a half years in the role of a partner of a food producer, where I was able to contribute my experience as an entrepreneur and sales professional for the benefit of society.My role as a business angel is not only a great pleasure for me because I get to know new exciting markets, technologies and different founders in a very short time, but also because I am very good at recognizing possible synergies between established family businesses (some of which I know personally) and innovative, smart start-ups and contribute to their realization. Ultimately, it is the contribution to added value in the sense of economic value creation that motivates me every day to a very special degree.