Dr. Lars Hoffmann
Technology & Energy
Consulting and Holding
I use my experience and my network to support venture capital and private equity companies as an industrial advisor. As entrepreneur and consultant I know both disciplines: Analyzing and just doing it. The intersection of renewable energy, IIoT, sensor technology and machine learning is where I know my business best. And as a leader I am passionate about corporate culture, efficient processes and communication. Since I was a founder of a high-tech company myself, I also like to engage with entrepreneurs who have chosen this path for themselves.
As an advisor, I especially like to work at the intersection of new technologies and energy. We all know that technological advancements are necessary to further reduce the cost of renewable energy. As founder and CEO of fos4X I pursued the vision of abundant clean electricity with my team. To this end we enable autonomous wind turbines with IIoT sensors and streaming analytics. Before starting fos4X I worked as a consultant at McKinsey and I have master degrees in electrical engineering and business administration. My PhD is in optical metrology from Technical University Munich.
Most energy experts agree that the electrification of industries is an essential key to achieving CO2 neutrality. Companies that are pioneers today in breaking down the previous sector boundaries of mobility, buildings and industries will be among the beneficiaries. With laho.tech, I advise and invest specifically in the area of 'Industrial Electrification' to support the global energy transition and to maximize my impact on climate protection. I divide the area 'Industrial Electrification' into three sub-areas: 'Generation', 'Distribution' and 'Usage' - with digitalisation as enabling layer.