Sylvie Mutschler-von Specht was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany. She studied Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA. For the last 30 years, Sylvie has acted as an entrepreneur, advisor and active investor, with a focus on commercial and residential real estate projects, as well as early and later stage investments in a significant number and variety of start-up companies. She is a Board member and Chief Executive of Mutschler Outlet Holding AG, Mutschler-Ventures AG, as well es as chairwoman of MIAG Mutschler Immobilien AG and board member of the Swiss Private Bank Bergos Berenberg, Zurich. Sylvie is based in the Zurich area, Switzerland, and has been active in a number of cultural and social activities, e.g., EDUCA SWISS, a non-profit organisation fostering talented but economically disadvantaged students, and Startup Teens, a non-profit organisation providing mentoring and seed capital to teenagers with significant business start-up projects. She supports young musicians and ballet-dancers as well as some art-related events.