Max joined ARK as an Analyst for ARK’s Fintech strategy in December 2018. He focuses on payments, digital wallets and the venture capital space. Prior to ARK, he spent nearly two years at Redstone, a Berlin-based venture capital firm. Max also was Research Assistant at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) where he studied the syndication behavior of venture capitalists and subsequent effects on their portfolio companies. Max obtained his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Heidelberg. Max has appeared on TD Ameritrade Network and has been quoted in Financial Times, Forbes, CNBC, among other publications.