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For the past seven years Christian Winter has combined the role of head of Tengelmann Ventures, the Europe-focused corporate venturing unit of the Germany-based retailer, with his position as managing director of Tengelmann E-Commerce.

He reports to Christian Haub, a fifth generation of Tengelmann relatives running the company as co-CEO. Haub is also chairman and president of Emil Capital Partners, the investment arm of the Tengelmann Group in the Americas that in March backed on-demand massage booking service Zeel.

Winter’s deals cover a range from UK-based digital investment manager Scalable Capita, which last month raised £5.6m ($7.9m), to two Rocket Internet-incubated grocery startups, ShopWings and Bonativo.

Winter was co-founder and chairman of web-hosting company Gatrixx and co-designed Finanztreff.de, a finance portal. He has previously worked at IBM, Pironet NDH and Karstadt. His advisory roles and board positions have included Germany-based e-commerce companies DealUnited and Delivery Hero Holding. He studied at University of Dortmund.