Dr. Maximilian Bock

Investment Manager

Dr. Maximilian Bock

Investment Manager

Maximilian’s CV has many facets. He started as a physicist at Cambridge University in 2008. He later worked as a materials researcher in construction before founding Madanyu and Netwookie, two Tech4Good companies focused on emerging markets. To date, he has supported over 60 startups as a mentor and board member. Through his work, he has built a strong international investment and expert network with focus on England, France, and USA. As an investment manager in the hardware team, his focus is on nano- and quantum technology, materials and environmental research as well as Industry 4.0 and Future of Work.


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Posts & mentions

26. November 2021

ZE ENERGY raises €40m in a new funding round

Paris, France, 26 November 2021 - Less than two years after its creation and following the completion of a first seed round of funding worth €5.2M, ZE ENERGY, a French independent renewable energy producer operating hybrid solar power plants (photovoltaic and storage), announces the completion of a €40M Series B round of funding that will help bring the company to new heights. Backed by its initial investors, DEMETER, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), EverWatt and Ze Way Invest, the co
12. October 2021

STIHL Digital GmbH acquires stake in software startup FlyNex

STIHL has been driving innovation in forestry and gardening for 95 years. To make it easier for customers to work with and in nature, the motor and garden tool manufacturer from Waiblingen near Stuttgart is working intensively on digital technologies. The newly formed partnership between STIHL and FlyNex is intended to support customers in forestry, gardening, and landscaping, particularly with data generated by drones. Hamburg, 10/12/2021 – FlyNex recently closed another financing rou
17. August 2021

FarmInsect closes seven-figure seed investment round to build regional insect breeding facilities

Munich, August 17, 2021 - FarmInsect has set itself the goal of making agriculture more sustainable with the help of insects. The startup enables farmers to produce protein-rich feed from regional residues using insect larvae. With the seven-figure financing round, led by High-Tech Gründerfonds and Bayern Kapital, FarmInsect aims to establish a production site for breeding larvae and larvae rearing facilities on-site to farmers. The round is also supported by 5x Ventures, Genea Invest, the
10. February 2021

Crocus Labs raises 300.000€ on path to launch their revolutionary LED-smart lighting system for Indoor Farming

Crocus Labs, a young Startup aims to disrupt the horticulture lighting sector with novel smart LED technology. Companies' next generation lighting solution could mean the breakthrough for sustainable and efficient Indoor Farming. Investment from the High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) , a seed investor that finances high-potential, tech-driven start-ups, will enable Crocus Labs to enter the market in 2021. Greenhouses, Indoor and Vertical Farming are widely considered to be potential solutions
26. January 2021

Sunvigo secures HTGF investment for a revolutionary solar power product

Sunvigo is the first company in Germany to offer homeowners the opportunity to use solar power from their own roof with a flexible power contract. With the investment from High-Tech Gründerfonds, Sunvigo is now expanding its market position. "Millions of homeowners in Europe want to contribute to fighting climate change with solar power from their own roofs – but they can't find a suitable product in today's market," explains co-founder Dr. Michael Peters. Sunvigo eliminates the comple
22. October 2020

Innovation leader for large-scale battery storage monitoring NOVUM secures capital increase for product portfolio expansion

Dr. Hettich Beteiligungen and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) invest a 7-digit sum in the battery monitoring start-up NOVUM. NOVUM has developed a patented technology which now makes large-scale battery storage monitoring possible offline. The new capital shall be used to expand the product portfolio in the field of large-scale storage and 2nd life quick tests for the automotive industry. The determination of battery charge and wear status still remains a challenge in many cases. Most larg
18. June 2020

ZE Energy raises €4 Million and launches the first hybrid solar plant solution featuring energy storage capabilities

An independent renewable energy producer, ZE Energy, brings a revolution in the renewable energy sector by launching a hybrid solar plant solution that combines photovoltaics and storage and meets the needs of Continental Europe. The company’s innovative business model, growth prospects and the experience of its management team have already attracted investors as DEMETER, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), EverWatt and Ze Way Invest. The start-up has just raised €4 M in funding to ramp up i