The Munich startup Konux develops sensors that are used to optimize the maintenance of railway networks. In a video interview with Munich Startup, co-founder and CEO Andreas Kunze tells us more about his vision and explains what makes his startup such a success.
Andreas Kunze is one of the three founders of the Munich flagship startup Konux. The 28-year old started the company together with Vlad Lata and Dennis Humhal in 2014. Kunze landed on Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list and was distinguished by the Brussels think tank “Friends of Europe” as a European Young Leader. The German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung once called Kunze the “matador of the German startup scene.”
Andreas Kunze: “I think we solve a real problem”
His Industrial-Internet-of-Things startup has become an internationally respected player in recent years. Konux uses smart sensors and artificial intelligence to continuously analyze the condition of railway networks. As a result, complications are recognized early on and parts can be replaced before they fail completely and cause downtime.
The Munich-based company was already accepted into the illustrious circle of the Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum in Davos. The young company is backed by top international investors like New Enterprise Associates from the US, the Alibaba Group and Mig and has recruited former employees from international companies such as Tesla and Accenture as well as former Deutsche Bahn executive Volker Kefer.