Moritz v. Grotthuss is a tech-nerd, innovation enthusiast, and entrepreneur. After some successful (but somehow boring) years in legal, sales and consultancy, he followed his heart and joined the early stage startup gestigon (www.gestigon.com) as a late founder and CEO in 2012. His core responsibilities covered the strategy of the company, his collection of frequent traveler cards, and most of the commercial stuff (including investor relations). Moritz walked the planks of the Pirate Summit 2012 enjoying some loud AAAARRRRRS from the fellow piratpreneurs! From 2012 to 2017 gestigon developed to be global market leader in gesture control and full body tracking solutions based on 3D data for automotive and AR/VR, had 36 employees and offices in Lübeck (HQ), Sunnyvale/Silicon Valley and Turino/Italy.
Early 2017, gestigon was fully acquired by the global automotive tier one Valeo and is, since then, taking the lead to develop Valeo’s 3D vision solutions, augmenting mobility experiences and enabling autonomous driving as well as interior cocooning. Whenever the work for gestigon does not sufficiently fill the weekend, Moritz likes supporting other startups with ‘stories from the war room’ as well as business angel investments. Moritz is married, has kids and loves – if he is not working or at home – outdoor activities such as looting, burning down villages as well as occasional torture parties.