Günter Steffen

Günter Steffen founded TDS, a full service IT outsourcing provider, back in 1975 and led the company until 2000 as CEO. TDS was later acquired by Fujitsu in 2007. From 1998 to 2005, Günter Steffen was President of IHK Heilbronn-Franken, being appointed their Honorary President in 2006. Steffen has an impressive background in finance, with more than 40 years experience in working with investment banks and financial products.

Since 2005 Günther Steffen is fund manager at Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn and since 2012 director of BORN2GROW, an early-stage venture capital fund from Neckarsulm. Steffen is also active in particularly interested in helping young startups and provides coaching and mentorships to young companies through the Venture Forum and the Neckar Heilbronn Future Fund.

Steffen was actively involved in the setup of the Rheingau Club, which he has chaired since its inception in 2013.  


I always enjoy the productive meetings with the Rheingau partners. I love to work together with them. They know what is going on in the European startup scene and do a fantastic job in building companies as a co-founder. I am looking forward to the next exciting venture.