Peter Matthies

former Venture Capitalist and founder of the Conscious Business Institute
Santa Barbara

Peter Matthies

Peter Matthies is a former Venture Capitalist and founder of the Conscious Business Institute (CBI). 

Before founding the CBI, Peter was a Principal for a globally leading Private Equity and Venture Capital firm, Apax Partners & Co, and for b-business partners, a $ 1 billion pan-European VC fund. 

Peter co-founded an IT company and started his career at Accenture in Germany. He published 2 books and several dozen articles on business, finance, leadership, martial arts, and technology. 

The Conscious Business Institute provides a measurable, scalable, academically validated system for building more inspiring, conscious organizations. Including a Conscious Business Real-Time Culture Assessment™ and the unique Conscious Business Culture & Leadership Programs™, the transformational CBI approaches can scale to serve any number of users across the world. CBI’s programs have been applied by more than 40,000 professionals in organizations from 1 to 150,000 employees, including Starbucks, BMW Group, Siemens, Alllianz, Intel, and others. 

Peter is a faculty member of the Goethe Business School in Frankfurt, fellow of the World Business Academy, serves as a global advisor of the Climate Prosperity Alliance, member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle and is on the board of several for-profit and non-profit organizations. 

He lives in Santa Barbara, California, and gets a kick out of Aikido, Capoeira, sailing, and a good dance with his wife.