Matthias started his career as a financial analyst (main focus: pharmaceutical and medical companies) at various banks. On 2 occasions he was head of teams of financial analysts newly set up by him. From 2002 onward he was active as a business angel. In 2004 he co-founded a start-up company, of which he was CEO. In 2007 he became, in addition, CFO of a company active in the dental business, which was sold successfully in 2011. Subsequently, he founded an IT company.