Nikolaus Hutter

Nikolaus has been leading the European growth and development of Toniic since April of 2012. An investment executive and entrepreneur with close to 15 years international experience, Nikolaus also initiated the first capacity building program for social entrepreneurs in Central and Eastern Europe, together with Social Impact International and the HUB Vienna. Prior, he worked 10 years as Venture Capital investor, most recently as Sector Partner Cleantech with CEE investment firm 3TS Capital Partners, and as a Partner with Austrian VC firm Gamma Capital Partners, where he build the Cleantech practice.

Nikolaus serves on the board and as an advisor to several organizations in the social entrepreneurship and impact investment space, including the Investment Committee of social VC fund ennovent, the Advisory Board of the HUB, and the business advisor network of NESsT. Further, he has been lecturing on Social Entrepreneurship since 2008.

Stephanie Cohn Rupp

Stephanie brings over a decade of experience in global impact investing, impact fund design and implementation, and microfinance, as well as more recently experience in crowd funding. 
Stephanie served as an executive team member of Razoo, a crowd funding platform where she led business development. She spent five years with Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, managing investments in debt, equity, LoC and grants for US, South Asia, West Africa and Latin America enterprises focused on property rights and microfinance. Before Omidyar, she held positions at Planet Finance, UBS Investment Bank in NYC and London, and served as a consultant to the World Bank and UNESCO. Stephanie has served on the board of four international non-profits and two global investment funds and is currently on the board of Women Thrive Worldwide and Latet USA. 
Stephanie is Franco-American, bilingual and holds a Series 7 Securities License. She holds a B.Sc. in Politics and Philosophy from Bristol University, a M.Sc. in Comparative Government from the LSE and an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School with a focus on Trade and Finance. She lives with her husband and daughter in San Francisco.