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Christian Friedrich Horn

Venture capital company executive

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 Science, Berlin, 1951-1953;research scientist, Farbwerke Hoechst, Germany, 1953-1954;research manager, Union Carbide, New York City, 1954-1965;president, Polymer Technology Inc., New York City, 1965-1974;vice president, W.R. Grace & Company. New York City, 1974-1981;senior vice president, W.R. Grace & Company. New York City, 1981-1995;also board directors, W.R. Grace & Company.

New York Citypresident, Horn Venture Partners (formerly Grace Horn Ventures), Cupertino, California, since 1983;managing partner, Horn Venture Partners (formerly Grace Horn Ventures), Cupertino, California, since 1987;president, Horn Investment Corporation, Cupertino, since 1996. Board directors Cardiopulmonary, Timothy's Coffees of the World, Rosti Inc.

Works

  • Patentee in field.

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