Postal Address

ESCP Europe 
Wirtschaftshochschule Berlin
Lehrstuhl für Finanzierung und Investition
Heubnerweg 8-10
14059 Berlin


Chair of Finance

Team & Contact

Patrick Bürgin

Patrick Bürgin M.Sc.

Phone +49-30-3 20 07-170
Fax +49-30-3 20 07-131

Academic Background

Since 09/2014: Research Assistant and PhD Student, Chair for Finance (Prof. Dr. Pape), ESCP Europe Berlin 

2011-2014: Master in Business Administration, Potsdam University, Majors: Finance and Business Informatics


2008-2011: Double-Bachelor in Business Administration and Economics, Potsdam University, Majors: Finance and Business Informatics

Dissertation Project

Start-up Financing

The research project “Start-up Financing” aims at identifying the investors’ (Business Angels and Venture Capitalists) involvement in entrepreneurial financial decisions within the post-investment stage of equity investments which is prevailed to be a black box of involvement.

This study explores the value added of investors as well as the collaboration between entrepreneurs and investors concerning financial decision-making after the initial investment by conducting semi-structured interviews with entrepreneurs, Business Angels and Venture Capitalists. The interviews focus on the following topics to make academic as well as practical contributions:  collaboration, trust, entrepreneurial learning, conflict, decision-making logics under uncertainty, level of investors’ involvement in financial decisions, and venture performance.

Practical Experience

  • KFW Bankengruppe, Berlin (Internship)