About Us

Board of Directors

Marc Wachsmuth

Chairman of the Board

Marc Wachsmuth co-founded Capital-E after being active as executive investment manager at one of the premier Belgian venture capitalists. Previously, he was active in the IT & mechanical industry in both Europe and Asia. He brings to Capital-E strong deal making, negotiation and transaction skills through his 17 years of private equity/venture capital experience, as well as a solid international industry and business development background.

Dr. Soenke Mehrgardt

Member of the Board

Sönke Mehrgardt spent five years on the Board of Directors of Infineon Technologies and, as CTO, was responsible for more than 5,000 engineers with an R&D budget exceeding EUR 1 billion.

Rolf Nagel

Member of the Board

Rolf Nagel founded MVP Munich Venture Partners together with his partners in 2004 and is active in the venture capital business since 1993. He is also Member of the board of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT).

Drs. Ruud van der Linden

CEO

Ruud is a 25 year veteran in the semiconductor Industry and has a master degree in Science. Ruud was previously CEO, Chief Marketing Officer and Board member of the Irish company Redmere and Senior VP for Philips Semiconductors where he was responsible for the Display Solutions Business Unit worldwide.

Holger Hoeltke

Founder and CIO

Holger brings in more than 20 years experience in fiber optics, high-speed PHY layer ICs, and RF. He wrote several patents on ultra-low power circuit IC technologies and novel optical interface architectures. Prior to founding Silicon Line, Holger was with Profile Optical Systems, Xignal, Siemens and Infineon.

Tom Aerts

Member of the Board

Tom Aerts started his career in 1999 as a financial auditor at Ernst & Young. Tom joined LRM in 2006 as Investment Manager ICT & Media and currently acts as Head of Smart Services & Manufacturing and serves as a board member on several boards within the LRM Smart Services & Manufacturing portfolio. The LRM Smart Services & Manufacturing fund invested in 50 companies. Tom leads this department within LRM that was created to further extend the Smart Services & Manufacturing footprint in the region. Tom holds a master degree in economics from Hasselt University. In addition, he followed several business and management courses throughout his career.