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Conscious Business Institute

Contact: Peter Matthies
Work Phone: +18059624143 Website: Conscious Business Institute Website: Conscious Business Culture & Leadership Program


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Peter Matthies is a former Venture Capitalist and founder of the Conscious Business Institute, an international organization that provides new leadership models for global corporations to effectively deal with the global changes our world is facing.

Before founding the Conscious Business Institute, Peter was involved in international technology and finance business for 17 years. He was a Principal for one of the world’s leading Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, Apax Partners & Co, and for b-business partners, a $ 1 billion pan-European VC fund.

Peter started his career at Andersen Consulting (Accenture) in Germany. He later co-founded a systems integration and IT-consulting company, where he lead strategic IT and Internet projects for German corporations.

Peter published 2 books and over 100 articles on business, finance, leadership, martial arts, and technology. The approaches of the Conscious Business Institute have been applied in leading organizations including BMW Group, Starbucks, Siemens, Alllianz, Intel, Twitter, and others.

He served as president of the German Venture Capital Club, and helped promote a corporate governance and financing environment based on integrity and mutual benefit. Peter also serves as a global advisor and German Chair of the Climate Prosperity Alliance and is on the board of several for-profit and non-profit organizations.

He travels between in Santa Barbara, California, and Germany.