Dr. Pauls currently serves as a Founding Partner of 7GC, a growth stage venture capital fund founded in 2015 that focuses on technology investments.
Dr. Pauls has also served as Founder, Chairman and CEO of Moonfare GmbH, an investing platform that has invested over $1.5bn million across various alternative investment funds, since January 2018. From 2004 to 2015 Dr. Pauls served as a Managing Director of KKR & Co. Inc., or KKR, where he was a senior member of KKR’s deal team, responsible for the German market, deal origination, due diligence and portfolio coverage. Additionally, Dr. Pauls was a senior member of KKR Capstone, the firm’s “Operations Group.” Dr. Pauls served on the boards of directors of ATU Auto-Teile-Unger Handels GmbH & Co KG (Private), Die 1&1 Versatel GmbH (Private), Hertha BSC (Private), and United Group B.V. (Private). Previously, Dr. Pauls served as the Co-Founder and CEO for First Five Inc. (Private) between 1999 and 2003 and began his career at Boston Consulting Group from 1993 to 1999.