Founder

Juana M. Sacristan started her career as Business Analyst at McKinsey & CO, the global management consulting Firm, in Spain and Portugal. After three years as Principal at MCH Private Equity (a Madrid-based private Equity Firm with currently over 500 million Euros total funds under management), she moved with her husband to Hamburg, Germany in 2003. She joined then Hartmann Zillmer and Corporate Finance (a successful M&A boutique) and later on Eventure Capital Partners -a venture capital firm, launched in California in 1998 and currently also present in Germany, Russia, Asia and Brazil, with five local funds. Before founding AUDEAMUS CAPITAL Juana M. Sacristan was Head of Business Development and Strategy at Engel & Völkers, one of the world’s leading service companies specialized in the sale and rental of premium residential property, commercial real estate and yachts.

Juana M. Sacristan studied Law and Economics at the Universidad de Deusto, Spain, finishing with Summa Cum laude. She holds a Master in European Studies for Universidad de Deusto and was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to complete her MBA from Columbia University, New York, USA.
She is a Spanish native speaker, fluent in German, English and French. Happily married and mother of three beautiful children (with ages ranging from 4 to 11), she is a passionate art collector.

Board of Trustees

AUDEAMUS CAPITAL is fortunate to work with forward thinking, inspiring Trustees across a host of groundbreaking projects and industries.
Those first class professionals care passionately about the women and men entrepreneurs they support. Leveraging their network and noteworthy interdisciplinary experience, they are essential to thrive entrepreneurs, and their companies’ path to success.

Karsten Arndt

Karsten Arndt is a serial entrepreneur and multi talent: passionate photographer, author, web designer as well as former actor and radio host. He is Founder and CEO of Londine Accessories, a Munich based company that designs, produces and distributes (both online and through qualified partners) high-quality leather accessories. Furthermore, he is also Managing Director from Arndt & Voss GbR as well as VBA Handels GmbH, the first one is a company for design, production and distribution of leather goods, while the second one, focuses on the production, retail as well as wholesale of sport and lifestyle products. He is also Managing Partner from Gelee-Deluxe-Films GbR, a film company focusing on the production of motor sports movies & racing photography and works as a freelance author for radio comedies.
Mr. Arndt started his career at the publishing house Basses Blatt Verlag GmbH, followed by numerous years as a free-lance actor, photographer and web designer. He has played in various Theater and Film productions and worked more than 7 years first as radio host, comedy writer, morning show producer and news presenter at Radio ENERGY Munich and radio SAW, which is one of the five biggest private radio stations in Germany and later on as head of entertainment and program director at ENERGY Munich, which belongs to the French NRJ, the biggest international radio brand.
Mr. Arndt completed a banking traineeship at Kreissparkasse Segeberg in 2000 and graduated from the Drama School “Schauspielschule Ruth v. Zerboni” in Grünwald in 2001. A native German speaker, Mr. Arndt is also fluent in English and French.