Stefan joined Kandu in September 2022. Previously, he was a Vice President and Head of Investments at Hyundai Motor Group’s Corporate Venture Capital Arm. Prior to joining Hyundai, Stefan was the Vice President of Operations and Innovation at Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center with global operational responsibility for programs in Digital Health, Internet of Things, and Autonomous Driving. Prior to that, Stefan built and led an early-stage venture investment team for Samsung Global Innovation Center. Earlier in his career, Stefan was the CFO and VP Finance for Siemens Smart Grid Applications. Stefan holds a master’s degree in business administration from Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich.