Axel Fuchs is a global technology executive whose expertise is turning new technologies into profitable business in automotive, consumer electronics, security, IoT, and industrial markets. Over the past three decades Axel has an established record of success managing critical aspects of high-tech global businesses including research and development, systems engineering, product management and business development.
After completing his Doctorate in Control Engineering at Darmstadt University of Technology, Axel started his career at Daimler building self-driving cars and trucks in the early 1990s. Axel landed in Silicon Valley in 1995 to co-found the Daimler Benz Research and Technology office in Palo Alto. He and his team built the first “Internet Car” which won the Smithsonian Computerworld Award. In 1999 Axel joined Motorola’s newly established Telematics Division helping to productize connected cars. Since 2002 Axel has held leadership positions in Silicon Valley with startup companies in various stages, including SimpleDevices, EZ4Media, Wheelz, Telenav, and most recently Quanergy, a Motus portfolio company.