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cloudplan closes second financial round

To finance international roll-out and further development a second financial round has been closed with INNOVATIONSSTARTER FONDS HAMBURG, High-Tech Gründerfonds and 7 private investors.

Frank Brügmann, CEO cloudplan: „With our solution Enterprises can build their secure private cloud locally or globally without the need for extra products or services. A small or medium size company will be able to build a storage networks that used to be reserved to large corporations with big IT spendings”.

The market segments “Software Defined Storage” and “File Sync & Share” have grown to a multi-billion-dollar market with the strongest growth over the years still ahead. cloudplan is ready to roll-out the new solution internationally. It will bring the Enterprises in North America and Europe as the first target territory a new product that will increase storage security, availability and performance at lower cost without the need for IT knowledge.

A true private cloud experience as simple as known from public cloud products.
“The simplicity and usability to install and operate the software is convincing to us. We are looking forward to support the team to grow the company”, commented Dörte Bunge, Investment Manager at Innovationsstarter Fonds Hamburg.

About cloudplan GmbH

cloudplan offers a software-as-a-service application, connecting PCs and servers of a company to a low cost and highly available data storage network. Companies can build their private cloud network storage, organize backups and integrate cloud storage without special IT expertise. All network stations are found automatically without further configuration and connect directly, whether on the local network or globally on the Internet. Companies gain maximum availability and reliability at minimum cost. cloudplan GmbH has its headquarters in Hamburg. The founders Frank Brügmann and Matthias Krueger are an experienced management team with a successful track record including IPO. Among the investors are private investors as well as the Innovationsstarter Fonds Hamburg and High-Tech-Gründerfonds.

cloudplan GmbH
Matthias Krueger
Dorotheenstrasse 48
22301 Hamburg

About Innovationsstarter Fonds Hamburg
The Innovationsstarter Fonds Hamburg provides venture capital to young and innovative companies with its place of business in Hamburg. Aim is to strengthen research and development activities. Open participation in limited liability companies can reach up to 1 million Euros. Investors are in equal shares the city of Hamburg and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The fund volume is currently 12 million Euros. The management of the fund is the IFB Innovationsstarter GmbH which is a 100% owned subsidiary of the Hamburgischen Investitions- und Förderbank.
For more information visit

IFB Innovationsstarter GmbH
Dörte Bunge
Besenbinderhof 31 | 20097 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 40 657980595 | E-Mail:

About High-Tech Gruenderfonds
High-Tech Gruenderfonds invests in young, high potential high-tech start-ups. The seed financing provided is designed to enable start-ups to take an idea through prototyping and to market launch. Typically, High-Tech Gruenderfonds invests EUR 500,000 in the seed stage, with the potential for up to a total of EUR 2 million per portfolio company in follow-on financing. Investors in this public/private partnership include the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, the KfW Banking Group, as well as strategic corporate investors including ALTANA, BASF, Bayer, B. Braun, Robert Bosch, CEWE, Daimler, Deutsche Post DHL, Deutsche Telekom, Evonik, Lanxess, media + more venture Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG, METRO, Qiagen, RWE Innogy, SAP, Tengelmann and Carl Zeiss. High-Tech Gruenderfonds has about EUR 576 million under management in two funds (EUR 272 million HTGF I, EUR 304 million HTGF II).

Dr. Ansgar Kirchheim
High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH
Schlegelstraße 2
53113 Bonn
Tel + 49 228 – 82 30 01-00
Fax + 49 228 – 82 30 00-5


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