Senior Manager New Venture

Carl Zeiss AG

Dr. Danny Krautz works as Senior Manager New Venture at Carl Zeiss AG.  Dr. Krautz task is to establish a strong collaborative network for the identification of new technologies, business fields and Startups within the focus technology areas from Carl Zeiss. Furthermore, he works on the innovation and venture strategy with a focus on software related technologies such as digital quality manufacturing solution, AR/VR, Computer Vision, Machine Learning and AI. Part of his job is also the preparation of investment decisions (business/ technical due diligence), milestones identification, and term sheet negotiations.

Prior to joining Zeiss, Dr. Danny Krautz was Key Account Manager at the Economic Development Agency from Berlin, Project Manager for international projects at the Fraunhofer IAP in the area of optoelectronics and printed electronics and research associate at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona, Spain.  Dr. Danny Krautz received the M.Sc. from the Technical University of Catalonia, the Diploma in Engineering from the University of Stuttgart and a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from the University Wuppertal.