Axel Nitsch

SpecialityPrincipal and Senior Venture Capital Investor @ High-Tech Gründerfonds

Investor’s Perspective on Big Data and AI

Big Data and AI are playing an increasingly important role from a venture capital fund perspective. On the one hand, because startups from these areas provide numerous investment targets. On the other hand, because more and more VC funds are also using data-based approaches to search for and identify potential startups. The presentation will show what investors look for in AI startups, how they use data themselves, and highlight and Big Data and AI startup trends from the current High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) portfolio.

We constantly hear that data is the new oil. But oil cannot be copied or hacked and is not produced by each of us every day. That’s why there’s so much more to consider and to take advantage of.

Axel Nitsch is Principal and Senior Venture Capital Investor at High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), a public-private investment fund and one of Europe’s largest and most active seed funds.

Axel focuses on B2B and enabling business models, mobile internet and SaaS topics. He is intrigued by outside-the-box models. Before joining HTGF in 2016, he was an Investment Manager at T-Venture, the corporate venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom AG. He began his career at United Internet AG and a Korean-German joint venture startup. He currently manages a portfolio of 11 software startups, supervises a growing number of portfolio companies of his Colleagues in his role as Principal and is a Proxy Holder (Prokurist) for High-Tech Gründerfonds. He holds an MBA (Diplom Kaufmann) and is a Certified Private Equity Analyst (TU Munich).


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