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Melanie Schröder

Director Finance & Portfolio
I am a senior finance professional with over 10 years of work experience in different roles within the Axel Springer group. In my current roles as Managing Director of Axel Springer Plug and Play and Director Finance and Portfolio of APX, my teams are responsible for a portfolio of over 160 companies, from Pre-Seed to Series D. With experience both in corporate and start-up/VC environments, I'm more than familiar with the challenges of being part of a (female) minority in the workplace. Now, I am passionate about encouraging and supporting individuals to deal with their own challenges and realize their own ambitions - from founding a company to finding a new path altogether, and everything in between.