Dr. Maximilian Bock

Investment Manager

Dr. Maximilian Bock

Investment Manager

Dr. Maximilian Bock holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and is a certified life cycle analyst with a special focus on ClimateTech. After his PhD, Maximilian moved into materials research for sustainable construction, where he led international projects with partners such as UN Habitat. Influenced by these experiences, Maximilian founded two impact companies, Madanyu and Netwookie, which focused on education and formalization of the labor market in emerging economies. In 2019, Maximilian joined HTGF and is managing startups in the fields of energy, biotech, mobility, and industry 4.0 sectors. He is also working with the ESG team to make the risks and opportunities in the area of sustainability transparent.


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Posts & mentions

28. September 2022

GS Bavaria closes seven-figure seed round for scaling tungsten particles as sustainable additive in composites

GS Bavaria aims to support the composites industry on its way to sustainability. The startup enables users to dramatically improve mechanical properties and resource use through biologically produced tungsten-based additives. With the seven-figure financing round, led by High-Tech Gründerfonds and with the participation of renowned business angels, GS Bavaria is setting up industrial production of the nanomaterials and investing in sales and R&D. Nürnberg, 27.09.2022- GS
9. February 2022

LEON Mobility receives seven-figure seed funding to expand XOO – its decentralized network of micromobility charging stations

Micromobility – local transportation solutions based on devices such as e-scooters, electric bikes, and electric mopeds – is making important contributions to climate protection. With small electric vehicles, however, that all depends on how they’re charged. The distributed XOO charging points developed by LEON Mobility are crucial pieces in the sustainability puzzle – paving the way for the green transportation revolution by creating a decentralized charging infrastructure. LEON Mob
8. February 2022

Solar startup Sunvigo raises €15 million in financing round with Eneco Ventures, Sparta Capital and Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB)

Sunvigo closes its next financing round with €15 million. Sparta and Eneco, which are providing the largest share of the new funding, are investing a total of €10 million together with existing investors.DKB again increased the financing volume for the PV systems by another €5 million in debt capital.In 2021, the first year after its founding, Sunvigo has grown its customer base by more than tenfold.The new capital will be used for the expansion of the Green Power Community, improve th
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


20. October 2022
From 10/20/2022 to 10/21/2022 the StageTwo of RWTH Aachen University will take place in Berlin. StageTwo is the largest European competition for startups emerging from leading universities. There will be 45+ teams from 20+ countries presenting their ideas in front of investors. The event starts on 10/20/22 at 2pm and ends with an aftershow party on 10/21/22. Dr. Maximilian Bock and Dr. Maurice Kügler, Investment Managers at HTGF, will be attending this event. Click here to visit the event’