Former Kuka boss Till Reuter joins Spread

Reuter becomes angel investor of the Berlin-based start-up. The manager has invested several million euros with others.

Till Reuter, CEO of industrial robot manufacturer Kuka until 2018, is joining Spread as a business angel. The Berlin-based startup makes assembly instructions and software for visualizing machines. Among other things, the software can generate 3D animated models of engines on which all individual parts should be recognizable. Mercedes, Porsche and Volkswagen are among the Berliners' customers.

In addition to Reuter, Berlin-based VCs Cavalry and La Famiglia, as well as former Microsoft executive Charles Songhurst and Founders Foundation initiator Sebastian Borek, have already invested a total of €2.9 million in Spread. "The complexity that engineers have to manage today and in the future to put a car on the road, for example, is enormous," Reuter told Handelsblatt


"It is high time to give them an intelligent and networking tool to do so. Such a solution has enormous potential not only in automotive manufacturing, but for all companies that build complex products. In perspective, I am convinced that the software will also become a key technology for robotics due to its intelligent product understanding."

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