Peter Nadolinski


Peter is an M&A expert with a passion for powerful storylines, structured process execution and number crunching.

Peter has a background in Investment Banking (M&A, ECM, Fundraisings), advising on transactions in a diverse set of industries. During this time, Peter gathered references and experiences at leading advisory firms including Lazard, KPMG and multiple German mid-cap M&A boutiques.

Peter holds an M.Sc. in Finance from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Additionally, Peter holds an Executive degree in Venture Finance from University of Oxford Saïd Business School and is pursuing a PhD.

Carsten Schäfer


Carsten is a venture finance and scaling expert with profound expertise in startup operations and strategy.

Carsten is the CFO of sdui, former CFO of Emma – The Sleep Company – and Head of Portfolio of finleap. At Emma, Europe’s fastest growing e-commerce mattress startup, Carsten accompanied strategic growth from €3mn to €80mn revenue. At his time at finleap, Carsten was instrumental in developing the portfolio. Currently he supports companies in scaling their organizations.

Carsten holds a Masters degree in International Business Administration from Hochschule Rhein Main.



Daniel is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on building teams and company strategy from zero to one.

Daniel has founded multiple successful companies, from service to SaaS, i.e. Candylabs (MVP building), Horizon (SaaS for market demand testing, Bikebeat (High-tech carbon road bike wheels) and is renowned thought leader for building the new. He enables success for VAP customers in the field of sales, marketing and strategy.

Daniel holds a Masters degree in communication.



Moritz is an execution focused entrepreneur with proven expertise in leading valuable ideas to product success.

Moritz is the Founder and COO of Candylabs. With a background in media and product development, Moritz has >10 years experience in digital value creation. With Candylabs, Moritz has validated and built digital MVPs for multiple German blue-chip companies.

Moritz holds a degree in Digital Media from h_da Hochschule Darmstadt.


Manager - M&A / Finance

Simon is a financial modelling expert with a sharp analytic mind and a talent for managing and solving complex problems.

Simon is a Manager at Venture Advisory Partners. Before joining Venture Advisory Partners, Simon gained valuable Controlling experience at a multinational chemical company. Since joining Venture Advisory Partners in 2022, Simon has successfully advised on multiple M&A deals and fundraisings in E-Commerce and SaaS.

Simon holds a M.Sc. in Finance from Stockholm School of Economics as well as a B.Sc. in Business Administration from Hochschule Koblenz. 

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