We are an experienced team with an open way of thinking and a pragmatical approach.
BayWa Venture is central part of BayWa AG's cross-functional Innovation Strategy. As a result, our team enjoys top-level management attention and can rely on support from the Group’s various operating business divisions.
Kristal Golan, Managing Director, BayWa Venture
Kristal Golan is a multidisciplinary entrepreneur, manager and Start-Up investor. She has extensive experience in identifying promising business and investment opportunities, performing data-supported analysis of (Start-Up) ideas and implementing financials. Kristal has worked for BayWa since 2019. She has an MBA in digital technology management and entrepreneurship, as well as over twelve years of professional experience as the co-founder of a successful e-commerce Start-Up, a senior manager at a Rocket Internet Start-Up and a senior strategy and innovation consultant. In her role asManaging Director, she is responsible for BayWa’s Start-Up partnerships and investments and is beyond that also heading the initiative New Protein Solutions.
Daniel Kreutzer, Venture Manager, BayWa Venture
Daniel grew up on a farm and has maintained his passion for agriculture to this day. Having helped out on a family-run dairy farm, he has been familiar with the needs and challenges of producers since his childhood and started gaining experience in managing a farm at a young age. Daniel also expanded his knowledge of business management by earning a master’s degree with a focus in agricultural economics at the University of Bayreuth before successfully putting his skills to the test as a management trainee in various positions within the BayWa Group. Today Daniel supports innovation and investment decision processes at BayWa Venture in his role as a Venture Manager.