High-Tech Gründerfonds invests in maxment GmbH

maxment GmbH supports companies in increasing the return on their investments in human resource development, and in numerically proving their benefit. maxment® is a very user-friendly online software (SaaS), which via the internet is ready to use. A security server ensures a confidential treatment of the data, in line with works council requirements. Thanks to standardisation and extensive automation, the effort for training participants and personnel development managers is really low. Companies like Dürr AG and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG already use the maxment® software.

27 billion euro are spent every year just in Germany on the training of employees. Yet, studies show that on average, only 10-40% of classroom learnings are actually applied on the job afterwards. Thus, companies face the challenge to find ways to increase the transfer of learnings to the workplace. In addition, the benefit of the human resource development investments is to be proven numerically. maxment® offers an efficient solution for both challenges.

Dr. Christoph Mehl, human resource development manager at Dürr AG, appreciates what maxment® offers: “maxment® convinced us with a functionality that fits the requirements of sustainable human resource development processes in all regards. Hence, we obtain key indicators of transfer success, which for us constitute an important component of a human resource development focused on value creation. High return rates, positive feedback from participants, trainers and managers – we are very satisfied!“

Christoph Rappe, founder and managing director of maxment GmbH, considers an important milestone for the next growth phase reached: “With the investment of the High-Tech Gründerfonds, we can now substantially enhance our software. We are going to present the new version in autumn at the industry’s biggest fair in Europe, the “Zukunft Personal” in Cologne on September 22nd to 24th, 2009.“
Dr. Björn Momsen, investment manager at the High-Tech Gründerfonds, states: “The satisfaction of the existing customers with the maxment® software has convinced us. We see a big opportunity of maxment® setting a new standard in personnel development.“

Dr. Rolf-Christian Wentz, who as a business angel invests in maxment GmbH along with the High-Tech Gründerfonds, adds: ”From my industry experience, I know that maxment® solves a real problem of the personnel development practice. If maxment® had been available years ago, I definitely would have used it.“

maxment GmbH
Christoph Rappe
Handschuhsheimer Landstr. 44 / 1
D-69121 Heidelberg
Tel.: + 49 6221 65024-10
Fax: + 49 6221 65024-11

About High-Tech Gründerfonds
High-Tech Gründerfonds invests venture capital in young, high-opportunity technology companies implementing promising research results in an entrepreneurial manner. The start-up companies are planned to lead their R&D projects to the production of a prototype or a “proof of concepts” or market launch by means of seed financing of up to 500k EUR. High-Tech Gründerfonds has a fund volume of around 272m EUR. Investors of the public-private partnership are the Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology, the KfW bank group as well as the six industrial groups BASF, Deutsche Telekom, Siemens, Robert Bosch, Daimler and Carl Zeiss.

High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH
Dr. Björn Momsen
Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2
53175 Bonn
Tel.: +49 228 – 965685-00
Fax: +49 228 – 965685-50


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