Karl Pfister-Kraxner

Founder and CEO

We believe that every innovation project or strategy has the potential to be successful.

We support companies from a wide variety of industries in successfully implementing their plans and strategies. By finding new, necessary technologies, materials, processes or partners for you, we enable your success!

I have been an entrepreneur for +10 years and have been always concerned about how innovations can be used successfully and meaningfully.
My career led me into international management functions with global companies, I spent some years with a Corporate Venture Fund in Silicon Valley and after my return to Europe I was deeply engaged in the Israel Technology. I managed a global business for one of the leading market research companies. That was the perfect basis for PK Techventures
To contribute to our clients’ projects gives us lots of satisfaction. We love the feeling of having success, it is fantastic to harvest the fruits of our joint efforts through successful innovations, projects, and strategies.
PK Techventures has been around for about 3 years now and is supporting companies to making their innovation and strategy projects successful by closing possible gaps that may exist, by finding missing technologies, new materials, new procedures, analysing megatrends and finding the right collaboration partners for a joint venture or acquisition. Have have developed a unique method to filling any gap of our clients projects.

Our Team



Friedrich Fleischmann

Germany, Nuremberg - Europe

The technical expertise and special knowledge Friedrich brings into PK-Techventures is a real asset. A condensed summary of +34 years of professional…

Prof. DI. Dr. Hans Lercher – BIG

Austria / Europe

Hans’ first degree was in engineering management for telematics. With his doctoral thesis he began his involvement with the subject of innovation…

Prasanna Srinivas

Bangalore, India, with reach into Europe

Prasanna is a consumer insights professional with about 15 years of experience, mostly in the Consumer Electronics / Technology space. Next to…

Romy Thureau

Israel, France & Global

Experience: Global Director Client Solutions and R&D Center Board Chairperson at GfK HQ, Automation Manage at Tower Semiconductor, Managing Director Software Design…

KyungChul KC Lee

Windsor UK/Europe/Korea

Experience: Senior Vice President, GfK | Head of Insights and Strategy, Samsung Europe HQ | Manager of Corporate Strategy Planning & Research,…

Uschi Joshua

San Francisco - Munich / US, Germany

Experience: German American Business Association, National Semiconductor, PalmSource, Yahoo / Sales & Business Development, Corporate Marketing Expertise: Technology, Digital, Internet/Content, M&A, Investor…

Gerald Reitmayr

Vienna, Austria, Netherlands, UK, Switzerland

Experience: Partner and COO, techbold technology group AG; Vice President, Head of Sales Channels, Samsung Europe; Head of E-Business Europe, Sony Digital…

Klaus Seibold

Germany, DACH, EMEA

Experience: VP Sales and Head of Business Development – successfully finding lighthouse customers and establishing winning offer packages. Here are key functions:…

Claudia Schmitt-Lühmann

Stuttgart, Germany

Experience: GfK New Biz Dev, IBM Global Business Consulting Services, Daimler AG Product Management Expertise: digital strategies & growth concepts, implementation, interim…

Kaloyan Ratchev

Austria, Bulgaria, CEE, DACH

Experience:  founding board member and advisor at several european startup associations and international innovation alliances. 15+ years agency experience; founder and partner…

Elisabeth Plattensteiner

Vienna, Austria/DACH, EMEA

Experience: CEO Purpur Media I Managing director OMD Austria I Media & Marketing business Executive, Hutchison 3G Expertise: full stack marketing &…

Anette Bendzko

Seattle, US / Global

Experience: Market Research and Consulting; Global Key Account Management in US, Europe, Eurasia; Global Sales Management Executive ; Change Management; Most of…

Rodrigo Borda


Experience: Managing Director Gfk in Peru; commercial manager at several retailers like Ripley (department store) and Plaza Vea (Hypermarket). Retail Consultant in…

Jukka Riivari

United Arab Emirates, EMEA

Experience: Global management experience from Nokia and Fujitsu; Running several startups during last 15 years, solution sales, marketing, project/product business management, corporate…

Stefan Bohlin

Sweden - Nordics

Experience: Management consulting and advisory in the whole range from global corporates to local start-up. Leading transformation and change thru an authentic…

John Nikolaidis


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David MacKenzie

based in Singapore, Global reach

Experience: Global management experience from GSK, Adelphi International Research and most recently leading the global Health Industry Practice at GfK SE inititally…

Jouni Suoranta

Finland, Nordics, Europe

Experience: Senior roles in business development, sales development, product marketing and partner development. Business experience from Europe, North America, South-East Asia, Middle…

Harri Lahdensuo

Seattle Area, USA

Experience: GfK market & consumer insights, NOKIA Go-to-market, two successful startup exits. / International business and mobile technology. leading key sales, marketing,…

Birgit Kleinhans

Frankfurt. Germany / Europe

Experience: Marketing & communication for global leading companies as GfK, Accenture, Lufthansa and The Walt Disney Company – Marketing & Communication Advisor Expertise: Leadership,…

Dragan Zivkovic

Dublin, Ireland - Belgrade, Serbia / EMEA, Eurasia, SE Asia

Experience: Technology executive with over 25 years of international experience including general management/business development and advising startups on growth strategies. Transformational sales…

Frans Janssen

Chile - LATAM

Experience: regional Chief Commercial Officer GfK APAC & LATAM, Vice President Marketing LATAM Sony Expertise: multicultural Management, scalable business structures set-up

Adrian Sanger

London, UK

Experience: GfK member of ExCom, Nielsen, Kantar Millward Brown, Innovator in Shopper/ Digital, Behavioral Data, Strategy, Product Development, Go-to-market expert Industry expertise:…

Nalin Rohatgi

Chicago / US

Experience: Business & Market Development, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Nokia, HP – Connected Consumer Devices, Enterprise Mobility, IoT/M2M, Cloud Platform & Analytics,…