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Christian Friedrich Horn

Christian Friedrich Horn, German venture capital company executive. Decorated Iron Cross. With German Army, 1944-1945.

Background

  • Horn, Christian Friedrich was born on December 23, 1927 in Dresden, Germany. Came to the United States, 1954, naturalized, 1959. Son of Otto Hugo and Elsa Horn.

  • Education

    • Master of Science, Technische Hochschule, Dresden, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, Technische Hochschule, Aachen, Germany, 1958.

    Career

    • Research scientist German Academy of Sciences, Berlin, 1951-1953, Farbwerke Hoechst, Germany, 1953-1954. Research manager Union Carbide, New York City, 1954-1965. President Polymer Technology Inc., 1965-1974.

      Vice president W.R. Grace & Company, 1974-1981, senior vice president, 1981-1995, also board directors. President Horn Venture Partners (formerly Grace Horn Ventures), Cupertino, California, 1983-2000, managing partner, 1987-2000. President Horn Investment Corporation, Saratoga, 1996-2000.

      Board directors Timothy's Coffees of the World.

    Works

    • Patentee in field.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    With German Army, 1944-1945.

    Connections

    • Married Christa Winkler, February 13, 1954. 1 child, Sabrina.
    • father: Otto Hugo
    • mother: Elsa Horn
    • spouse: Christa Winkler
    • child: Sabrina Horn
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    Born December 23, 1927
    Nationality
    • 1951
      Technische Hochschule
    • 1958
      Technische Hochschule
    • 1951 - 1953
      Research scientist, German Academy Science
      Berlin, Germany, Germany
    • 1953 - 1954
      Research scientist, German Academy Science
      Germany
    • 1954 - 1965
      research manager, Union Carbide
    • 1965 - 1974
      president, Polymer Technology Incorporated
    • 1983
      president, Horn Venture Partners (formerly Grace Horn Ventures)
      Cupertino, California, United States
    • 1996
      president, Horn Investment Corporation
      Saratoga, California, United States
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