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Daniel Kirchleitner

Daniel is a Venture Capital investor, founder and engineer based in Europe. He has over 15 years of experience in building fast growing global B2B businesses in areas like enterprise software, industrial tech and renewable energy. His passion is about working with founders who are driving a sustainable change in their industry through technology.  

Daniel has invested early in some category leading companies and served on their boards. E.g., Sennder, the leading digital road freight forwarder in Europe or Wandelbots, creating the category of no-code for industrial robots. Some others include joinbllink.com, Cargo.one, Scoutbee, Alaiko and Varjo. In one of his last roles he has helped Siemens in building Next47, a state of the art Corporate Venture Capital platform as a Managing Director and Partner for Europe. 

Some of the businesses he has founded and scaled are a solar power company and an AdTech software company. 

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Daniel has a Diploma and PhD in engineering from the Technical University of Ingolstadt and the University of Luebeck. He is a fellow of the Foundation of German Business.

Daniel is a member of Kauffman Class 23.