Ben Scheidt

Investment Team

What brought you to Redstone and when did you start?

My career journey illustrates how serendipity often plays a role in life's greatest opportunities. I launched my career as a strategy consultant at an esteemed boutique firm linked to Stanford University. However, my introduction to VC and Redstone was not through traditional channels, but through a chance encounter on the streets of Berlin. Crossing paths with Samuli led to an engaging conversation that prompted my interest in Redstone's work and two months later I started as a member of the investment team.

What are your main responsibilities in the team?

I came a long way working on multiple projects with our investment team including the ideation of our Health and Social Impact strategies, doing early-stage deals in these segments, and now supporting our venture debt investments. Currently, I am also initiating and building our ClimateTech strategy and look forward to doing many early-stage deals in this sector within the next years.

What innovation will change the future in a positive way?

We are living in a very unique timeframe, defined by the new ability to store and analyze vast amounts of data. This new capability is fostering in an era of innovation with advancements previously beyond our imagination. This progress, born from our generation, signifies a momentous milestone in human evolution. Human history has always been about pushing the boundaries through intellect. Today, we stand at a point where artificial intelligence is set to extend these boundaries even further. In line with Yuval Harari's perspective, this step is a notable leap in our evolution. It urges us to use these new skills wisely for the world's improvement, possibly leading us into uncharted territories such as optimizing our physical and mental capacities, even potentially exploring concepts like immortality or digital existence. As a Venture Capitalist, my goal is to contribute actively to this transformation and to tackle significant global issues like climate change but also to contribute in using our new capabilities in a responsible and wise way.

How do you relax/clear your mind?

I mainly enjoy a mixture of sports (including golf and running), cultural activities (theatre and literature) and just being around many friends in Berlin or different cities in Europe. On top, I am working on a book with short stories.

Whats your favorite lifehack to share? 

Don't be afraid of deliberate cold exposure ;)