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TVM Capital promotes Steffen Schuster to general partner

September 4, 2008, Munich, Germany - TVM Capital announces the promotion of Steffen Schuster as a General Partner effective August 1, 2008.

Mr Schuster joined the TVM Capital Munich office in February 2008 as a principal in the Corporate Finance team. With significant experience in the communications industry, Mr. Schuster has since focused on technology investments in the TVM Capital portfolio. In his tenure at TVM Capital, he has supported the investment in Winbox, and he has taken TVM Capital’s second board seats in alfabet AG, Berlin and Definiens AG, Munich.

“We are very pleased that Steffen has joined the General Partner group at TVM Capital,” said Friedrich Bornikoel, Managing Partner, TVM Capital. “Steffen has broad international experience as a former CFO of a public company, as the co-founder, MD Finance and Investment Partner of a venture capital firm, and as a Director M&A at a major corporation. To have Steffen in the team was already of great value in several recent transactions in our portfolio.”

Prior to his tenure at TVM Capital Steffen Schuster was the chief financial officer of publicly traded Cycos AG (YOS.DE), where he successfully managed a corporate turnaround followed by an international expansion of business operations through his management of finances, controlling, investor relations, human resources, information technology. He also has extensive experience as Managing Director Finance and investment partner at Mustang Ventures, the very successful venture capital arm of Siemens I&C, which he co-founded. He holds a Master of Economics (Dipl.-Kfm.) of the University of Saarbrücken.

About TVM Capital

TVM Capital is a global venture firm with a 25 year operating track record, headquartered in Munich with a strong presence in the USA via its office in Boston which was opened in early 1986. The investment focus of TVM Capital on financing technology and life sciences companies has led to specialized, focused teams and dedicated funds to serve the target markets best.

TVM Capital’s Technology Team invests in promising businesses with a focus in information technology, internet, communications and clean technology. The TVM Capital Technology Practice has successfully invested in these emerging markets consistently, developing a deep understanding of the rapidly evolving markets and combining that knowledge with the right business expertise to help portfolio companies navigate the proper course. The TVM Capital Technology Team invests in all stages of the product life cycle from its earliest stages like material and design innovation through late stage opportunities brought about by innovative business models and strategies or execution. For more information please visit:

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++49 (89) 998 992-0

Nancy Saucier

TVM Capital
101 Arch Street, Suite 1950
Boston, MA 02110, USA
+1 (617) 345 9320

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