Dr. Markus Kückelhaus


Dr. Markus Kückelhaus is a partner in the Industrial Tech Team of High-Tech Gründerfonds with over 25 years of consulting and industry experience in strategy, finance, foresight and innovation management. In his professional career, the economist with a PhD has very successfully developed innovative solutions in technology fields such as data analytics, robotics & automation, IOT and computer vision together with start-ups/technology partners and commercialized them in the corporate environment. Through DHL’s industrial investor role, he has been part of the HTGF family as a member of the Industrial Tech Committee since 2012.


Posts & mentions

22. February 2024

€1.6 million investment for XITO: Seed funding for easily accessible robotics

With the completed seed financing, XITO now has €1.6 million to expand sales and product development. Toolify Robotics GmbH enables companies to implement robots independently with its XITO solution platform. Thanks to their product XITO, especially SMEs can get started with automation at low cost – without programming knowledge and without external specialists. Ulm, 22. February 2024 – The start-up Toolify Robotics, founded by the three robotics experts Dr. Dennis S
18. January 2024

2024: Trends, opportunities and challenges for founders

What trends and technologies can we expect to see in 2024? And what are the opportunities and challenges that founders will face? Our Partners Dr. Angelika Vlachou, Dr. Markus Kückelhaus and Markus Kreßmann provide an outlook, focusing on our investment fields industrial tech, life sciences & chemistry, and digital tech. Industrial Tech, Deep Tech and Climate Tech: An outlook by Dr. Markus Kückelhaus In the traditional industrial tech cluster, which encompasses fields such a
2. March 2023

Toolify secures seed funding from HTGF to make robotics more accessible for SMEs

Toolify’s XITO is a one-stop shop for individual automation solutions using robots, designed specifically for small and medium-sized enterprises. The holistic solution enables companies to quickly, easily, and cost-effectively initiate robot-assisted automation of manual tasks. The raised capital from the seed round with High-Tech Gründerfonds will be used to enhance product development and expand sales activities. Ulm, 2 March 2023 –The Ulm-based start-up Toolify, fo