Valentin is the founder of the startup AUCTEQ biosystems. He studied pharmaceutical biotechnology at the University of Applied Sciences Biberach and bioprocess development at the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim. With his startup AUCTEQ biosystems he received several awards including the CyberOne Hightech Award, the Innovation Award of the German Bioregions, the ASAP BW-Businessplan Competition Award, and the MEXI Award (Mannheimer Existenzgründungspreis).