Peter Matthies is a former Venture Capitalist and founder of the Conscious Business Institute (CBI). At the CBI, our purpose is to provide professionals and entire organizations with more inspiring, fulfilling & life-giving ways to work and succeed.
The Conscious Business Institute provides a new leadership approaches to create more purpose-driven cultures and effectively deal with the global changes our world is facing. The CBI approaches have been used by over 30,000 professionals in 160 countries, in organizations from 1-150.000 people, including BMW Group, Intel, Siemens, Starbucks or Allianz.
Before founding the Conscious Business Institute, Peter was involved in international technology and finance business for 18 years. He was a Principal for one of the world's leading Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, Apax Partners & Co, and for b-business partners, a $ 1 billion pan-European VC fund.
Peter started his career at Accenture. He later co-founded a systems integration and IT-consulting company, where he lead strategic IT and Internet projects.
Peter published 2 books and over 100 articles on business, finance, leadership, martial arts, and technology. He served as president of the German Venture Capital Club, is a steward of the World Business Academy, a global advisor for the Climate Prosperity Alliance, and member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle.
He lives in Santa Barbara, California, gets a kick out of Aikido and Capoeira, and has a passion to help professionals and executives create careers that are deeply fulfilling and extraordinarily successful.