Hyle Ventures is an owner-managed investment company and boutique corporate finance firm based in Hamburg. Its core activities are advising investors and own investments in property (real estate/project developments, agriculture, forestry), in companies at the interface of technology and creativity, and in the sectors of contemporary gastronomy, sustainable food and beverages. The management team of Hyle Kapital combines many years of entrepreneurial experience with technical expertise and well-developed professional networks in order to promote focused and sustainable corporate development.

Hyle is a philosophical term in the context of physics and metaphysics. Hyle is the substance underlying everything, the “primordial matter” taking shape through technē, human work.


Robin Frenzel
Managing Partner
Robin Frenzel (born 1976) has many years of experience in the investment and real estate industry, specializing in structured finance and advising institutional investors. He is chairman of the supervisory board of Engel & Völkers Capital AG and Managing Partner of Engel & Völkers Ventures.
Thorsten Boll
Managing Partner
Thorsten Boll (born 1978) worked for a commercial bank before he switched to the investment field. He has been a managing partner at Circle Eleven, a boutique fund specializing in private equity, since 2014. Inspired by private interest, he also deals with sustainable investments in the fields of agriculture and forestry.
Christian Stromann
Managing Partner
Christian Stromann (born 1976) has been a managing director in the field of digital media for 20 years while simultaneously turning his passion for the culinary art into a profession. He has been the editor of Sternefresser.de, the leading online magazine for high-end gastronomy in Europe, since he established it in 2005.


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