Axel Nitsch

Principal / Authorized Signatory

Axel Nitsch, Principal, deals with all deep tech, B2B and B2C topics. He is especially excited about business models that think outside the box. Before starting at HTGF in 2016, he invested for six years at T-Venture, the corporate VC of Deutsche Telekom. With over 60 successful financing rounds in 26 companies, the two unicorn investments Appnexus (Exit to AT&T in 2018) and DocuSign (IPO in 2018) are among his greatest successes. He holds an MBA (Diplom Kaufmann) from Hochschule Bonn-Rhein Sieg and is a Certified Private Equity Analyst from TU Munich.


Posts & mentions

5. April 2024

Successful Exit for HTGF: CData Software Acquires Data Virtuality

CData’s acquisition of Data Virtuality marks a new era for the company by providing customers with powerful, centralized data integration platforms that solve for the most pervasive data management challenges today.  High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) led the seed round in 2012 as one of the first institutional investors together with Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen (TGFS) and supported the successful development of Data Virtuality.   Axel Nitsch, Principal at HTGF: R
31. October 2023

Graylog Secures $39 Million Investment to Accelerate Growth and Security Product Line Expansion

HOUSTON — Oct. 31, 2023 — Graylog, the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and log management company, announced that it has secured $39 million in funding to help continue its significant growth momentum. New investor Silver Lake Waterman and existing investors Piper Sandler Merchant Banking and Harbert Growth Partners led the funding. Other existing investors such as High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) also participated in the financing round. In the third quarter of 2023, G