Michael Tscheppe, co-founder and managing director, was also co-founder of AVIR Green Hills Biotechnology AG and Blue Sky Vaccines. He served as Green Hills’ Chief Financial Officer from 2001 until 2009 and was responsible for finance, administration and human resources. Under his leadership as CFO, this company was able to raise more than € 40 m from institutional and private investors as well as governmental institutions. In 2010, Michael Tscheppe established his own company specialising in the development of digital arts software and successfully commercialised it in 2012. He is an expert on corporate finance with broad industrial know-how. Michael Tscheppe holds a master degree in business administration and has taught economics and management at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna since 2002.