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Katrin Bacic

Wayra Germany
CSO
Katrin Bacic has been Head of Venture Development since January 2018 and Managing Director of wayra Germany together with Florian Bogenschütz since January 2020. In this position, she is acting as a bridge between investors, stakeholders, and external funding programs, as well as the scouted start-ups. She is also responsible for the cooperation between the start-ups and the business units of Telefónica. Before joining wayra, Bacic had already worked for more than 13 years in innovation and business development at Telefónica. She brings with her profound expertise in promoting innovation and is well connected in the German start-up scene. She also deals with Female Entrepreneurship, the change of corporate cultures in organizations due to societal changes, and digitalization in working life and everyday life.