About me+

Heinz RauferAfter graduating from high school and finishing an apprenticeship, Dr. Heinz Raufer (*13.02.1964) earned his degree in business administration at the University of Nuremberg in 1992.

He went on to complete his Phd with his doctoral dissertation focussing on document and workflow information technology.

While working on his Phd he started an Internet Service Agency named Atrada AG in 1995, which in 1998 solely specialized in internet auction tools.

In 2000 the company was bought by T-Online International AG. In 2001 Mr. Raufer founded the hotel.de AG, a leading hotel online reservation service with the Internet addresses www.hotel.de (German market) and www.hotel.info (markets abroad) for both business and leisure travellers where approximately 210,000 hotels worldwide could be booked directly.

In 2006 Mr. Raufer received the German Founders Award (Deutscher Gründerpreis) and was named “German Entrepreneur of the Year” (Ernst & Young Award).

In 2011 the HRS Group acquired hotel.de AG. After 2 years of integrating the profit center hotel.de/hotel.info into the HRS Group Heinz started as a professional Business Angel to co-found and to support several other interesting and highly scalable internet businesses.

Since 2014 Heinz operates as a professional Business Angel.

Current Portfolio

anwalt_de anwalt.de

Largest German Online Lawyer Directory

Seed Investor & Board Member (until 2011)

checkmybus fernbusse.de & checkmybus.com

Intercity Bus Search Engine

Seed Investor

flixbus flixbus.com

Long Distance Bus Provider
& Transportation Company

Seed Investor

gdvi gdvi.de & flugrecht.de & werbestopper.de

Legal tech platforms (e.g. flugrecht.de, werbestopper.de)

Seed Investor

head-on-solutions headonsolutions.com

CRM Cloud Solution for SME
(small/medium-sized enterprises)

Seed Investor

Mymoria mymoria.de

Platform for funeral needs

Seed Investor

nebenan_de nebenan.de

Social Network for your
Neighborhood Community

Seed Investor

paessler paessler.com

Powerful and easy-to-use
Network Monitoring Software

Seed Investor & Chairman of the Board

Track Record

hotel_de hotel.de & hotel.info

Worldwide Hotel Booking Site

Co-Founder & CEO (until 2013)
IPO (2006), Trade Sale – Acquired by HRS Group (2011)


Platform for Interactive Life Advice

Seed Investor (until 2011)
Trade Sale – Acquired by Questico AG (2010)

atrada atrada.de

E-Commerce Solution Provider

Co-Founder & Managing Director (until 2001)
Trade Sale – Acquired by Deutsche Telekom AG (2000/2001)

get-a-taxi-app Get-a-Taxi App

Software for Online Taxi Reservations

Seed Investor (2012)
Asset Sale (2014)