Bernhard worked in Switzerland, Japan and the US as a physicist in venture capital (VC) financed start-up companies. In 2007, after completing his MBA, he joined the investment team of Adveq, a leading Fund-of-Funds company in Zurich and was responsible for the due diligence of VC firms in the US and Israel. In 2008, Bernhard joined Alpha Associates where he was responsible for the cash flow planning and portfolio construction of Fund-of-Funds. In addition to the due diligence of VC, private equity and mezzanine funds, Bernhard was also responsible for secondary transactions and direct co-investments in portfolio companies. As "Head of Operations“, Bernhard developed the infrastructure for the preparation of quarterly figures and reports and implemented the corresponding processes. Bernhard co-founded Tavis Capital in 2014 and serves in the board of directors of Tavis Capital’s Luxembourg SICAV SIF umbrella fund.