Dr. Maurice Kügler

Senior Investment Manager

Maurice invests in early stage tech companies with a focus on B2B and B2C software start-ups. He gained a wealth of operational experience as IT strategy and IT M&A consultant at an international consultancy before joining High-Tech Gruenderfonds (HTGF). Maurice started his career at SAP, developing software prototypes in the R&D division. Prior to obtaining his PhD in business information systems at EBS Business School with a research stay at Boston College, he studied Business Information Systems at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and at KTH in Stockholm.


Posts & mentions

17. July 2024

Sdui acquires FoxEducation and raises a further 21 million euros

The acquisition of FoxEducation strengthens Sdui’s position servicing over 22,000 schools and preschools in Europe. The company also raised a further 21 million euros from new and existing investors. New investor Summiteer and existing investor HV Capital leads the new financing round. Koblenz / Vienna, 17 July 2024 – Sdui Group (“Sdui”), one of the leading providers of education technology in Europe, today announced that it has acquired digital education solut
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29. August 2023

traide secures seven-figure funding to streamline customs processes for businesses using AI

Berlin, 29 August 2023 – Berlin-based AI startup traide has secured a seven-figure funding round led by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) with participation from Smart Infrastructure Ventures, Prequel Ventures and renowned angel investors including the founders of Taxdoo and Byrd. The capital will be used to further develop and scale the AI-based SaaS solution that enables companies of all sizes and industries to automate their customs processes. traide’s solution is a breath
4. August 2023


Cologne-based gridscale offers an innovative range multi-tenant IaaS and PaaS products and services. The strategic acquisition will enable OVHcloud, the European cloud leader, to significantly accelerate its geographical deployment, and to enter the very fast-growing market of Edge Computing. High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) was the first investor back in 2016 and has closely supported the successful development of gridscale. The start-up’s existing investors including HTGF, En
1. February 2023

Edtech startup Sdui extends Series A funding round to €25 million

2023-02-01, Koblenz (Germany) – German startup Sdui secures follow-on funding to invest in scaling the business. Sdui builds the operating system foreveryday digital education and facilitates communication and organisation in schools and daycare centres with functions such as chat, digital class book or cloud. By focusing on internationalization and the extension of its product, Sdui will position itself more broadly as a reliable and innovative digitalisation partner for educational i
16. November 2022

How do you sell solutions to the public sector as a start-up?

Large parts of our school system are stuck in the 20th century. It’s a reality that we’ve certainly come to understand since the pandemic, if not before. Many schools found it really tough to make the switch to remote teaching, often due to a lack of digital infrastructure. HTGF portfolio company Sdui has a solution to overcome this issue, as it also targets the public sector – and mainly the bodies funding schools – in its sales. Sdui is our guest in this episode of the HTGF Start-u