Laurent Guyard has been active as a Founding Partner, CFO and Coach of early-stage start-ups during the last 7 years in Germany and France. He focussed during this period on life science and cleantech technologies. He has been CEO of Proof of Concept Partners, which was founded in 2011 following the successful completion of a first landmark transaction. Previously Laurent worked in corporate and structured finance for more than 20 years in major European countries. He initiated and ran the LBO unit of Commerzbank in France between 2008 and 2010. He was also in charge of a Euro 2bn high-yield assets portfolio in Frankfurt am Main. He is a member of Business Angels Rhein-Main e.V in Frankfurt am Main and supports actively Science4Life with business plan evaluations.