Christopher Lorenz
Financial Mathematician · Entrepreneur

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Financial Mathematics

Christopher is a PhD candidate in financial mathematics at the Goethe-University Frankfurt. His area of interest are mathematical models of market microstructure, in particular optimal order execution and equilibria under information asymmetry.

Christopher graduated from TU Munich where he was selected into the elite graduate programme TopMath.

My website at the Goethe University Frankfurt.

Publications in financial maths.


While still at university Christopher co-founded the digital health startup Soma Analytics, and grew the company from student project to investor-backed and award-winning company with 20+ employees, based in London. Soma was acquired by Prenetics International in December 2018.

As the Head of Science, he secured and executed a EUR 1.8m research and innovation grant under the EU’s H2020 framework to conduct the largest (to date) multi-centre randomised controlled trial of an app-based intervention to improve stress and positive mental health at work.

Publications in psychology and sleep medicine.

Currently Christopher is a lecturer in Lean Startup and entrepreneurship at the University of Wuerzburg.

Areas of expertise

  • Financial mathematics, mathematical modelling, analytical thinking and problem solving

  • Research and innovation, exploitation and management, Lean Startup