About Us

Scaler8 is a programme by German Entrepreneurship Asia


Run by entrepreneurs, together with our group of leading mentors, we bring a vast amount of experience in building strong businesses in Asia and Germany. Our team provides hands-on support to create and execute a go-to-market strategy for Singaporean companies to successfully expand to Germany and Europe.

We are a part of German Entrepreneurship group, the leading innovation services provider in the German startup ecosystem. With offices in Munich and Berlin, German Entrepreneurship also counts the who’s who in Germany as clients of its innovation programs. With us, Singaporean companies can accelerate their success through our network of corporations, innovation agencies, chambers of commerce, venture capitalists and institutions of higher learning in Singapore and Germany.

Our Team

Claus Karthe, CEO (Singapore)

Claus has over 25 years of in-depth business experience in Asia, both in large MNCs and in the startup environment. As an entrepreneur, he has been architecting new businesses across tech, finance, big data and deep learning technologies over the last 13 years.

He serves on multiple corporate boards and sees himself as a global citizen, having lived in Finland, Germany, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Philippines, and Singapore.

Petrina Seah, COO (Singapore)

Petrina has extensive marketing and strategy experience across multiple industries in tech, telecommunications, automotive, industrial, and hospitality.

In addition to co-founding a startup, Petrina has held various leadership roles in MNCs like Daimler, RS Components, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola.

Matthias Notz, CEO (Germany)

Matthias is a Managing Director with German Entrepreneurship GmbH in Munich, an end-to-end innovation ecosystem that helps develop the future success stories of the German tech industry.  German Entrepreneurship also runs different corporate innovation programmes with the biggest German companies listed on DAX (German stock index).

Matthias also leads the business development of the LMU Entrepreneurship Center at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, which is recognised as one of Europe’s premier academic and research institutions.

Teodora Georgieva, Programme Director (Singapore)

Teodora is an innovation management, technology commercialisation professional and experienced startup advisor across Southeast Asia, India, Europe, and Latin America.

She has designed and managed multiple accelerator programmes, such as SPH Plug & Play and AIRmaker in Singapore.

Kristin Eckert, Senior Programme Manager (Singapore)

Kristin has 4 years experience in the transatlantic trade and investment field. Prior to joining German Entrepreneurship, she was an Investment and Expansion Manager for the State of Bavaria in the U.S.

Ng Su Fen, Assistant Manager, Programme & Marketing (Singapore)

Su Fen is a full-stack marketer with experience in formulating integrated multi-channel marketing campaigns. She has over four years of experience in Singapore’s startup ecosystem, having previously led marketing efforts for numerous key programmes at NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore.

Lisa Kappe, Assistant Programme Manager (Singapore)

Lisa supports Scaler8 startups in their market research and stakeholder mapping. She holds a M.Sc. in Management from the National University of Singapore.