Axel Nitsch

Principal / Authorized Signatory

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.


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Posts & mentions

24. June 2021

Graylog Completes $18 Million Growth Equity Round

Enables Company to Accelerate Product and Global Go-to-Market Investments HOUSTON – June 24, 2021 – Graylog, a global provider of next-generation log management solutions, today announced an $18 million growth equity round led by new investor Harbert Growth Partners and co-investor Piper Sandler Merchant Banking. The round also included participation from existing investors Mercury Fund, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), and Integr8d Capital. The investment will fuel the company’s gro
9. December 2020, startup for passwordless authentication, closes seed funding with investors from HTGF and PAYONE founders

The company from Kiel, Germany closes their first investment round successfully. With the High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and PAYONE founders Carl Frederic Zitscher and Jan Kanieß, Hanko wins over experienced partners for innovative technology and growth. The capital will be used for further product development and the implementation of the go-to-market strategy. For apps on smartphones and tablets biometric procedures such as Touch ID and Face ID have been established since long. In brow
10. November 2020

Preparing for global growth: All3DP concludes another financing round

All3DP, operator of a leading global internet platform for 3D printing located in Germany, has successfully closed another financing round. This round, involving an investment volume of over EUR two million, is led by the previous investors High-Tech Gründerfonds, Bayern Kapital and Deutsche Balaton AG. The new funds will flow into preparations for an international financing round in 2021. All3DP runs the Craftcloud marketplace that links customers to suitable 3D printing service providers
22. June 2020

Student team from Sasbach awarded High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) High-Tech Prize at JUGEND GRÜNDET 2020 nationwide final

Over 4,000 participants involved in 2019/20 competitionStudent team from Heimschule Lender school in Sasbach receives award The aim: to make it easier for companies in the logistics sector to load their vehicles, ensuring that almost every vehicle is fully loaded for transport. It was with this vision in mind that Benjamin Haas, Lucas Wiedemer, Mika Schmid, Jeremias Decker and Lucas Herrmann from Heimschule Lender school came up with a business plan for the JUGEND GRÜNDET ("young founder
20. May 2020

Artificial Intelligence against identity fraud: PXL Vision secures CHF 4.6 Million (USD 4.7 million) seed financing

Zurich, 20th May 2020 – ETH spin-off PXL Vision has developed an AI-based software platform to deliver secure, automated identity verification. The company has now received CHF 4.6 million in a seed financing round to expand its technology and grow internationally. The financing round was led by SIX Fintech Ventures. Other investors include ZKB, High-Tech Gründerfonds, Arab Bank and the experienced business angels Beat Schillig and David Studer. Billions of personal datasets are stolen


17. June 2021
Innovationstag Mittelstand | BMWi
This year, the Innovation Day for SMEs of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) will be a digital edition showcase of successful innovations and information platform for innovative SMEs. A number of diverse highlights are planned for this purpose on 17.06.2021: A comprehensive range of information will provide information on the broad spectrum of the BMWi’s SME-oriented innovation funding “From the Idea to Market Success“, participants will be able to exch