Ulrich „Uli“ Pillau is an entrepreneur and angel investor. He is founder of apaleo, a Munich based
start-up developing a next generation cloud platform for the hospitality industry.
Previously Uli was involved in building up several very successful software companies in the hotel
and travel space. His companies included Fidelio Software, today the worldwide leading Property
Management System for hotel chains and hotels. Fidelio was later acquired by Micros and today is
part of Oracle.
Subsequently he was leading IDeaS, a company offering the first scientific revenue management
software for the hotel industry which quickly became the standard Yield & RMS system for hotels
around the globe. In 2010, IDeaS was sold to SAS Institute and today is actively managing over a
Million hotel rooms with its software.
Between 2010 and 2016 Uli was Managing Director of hetras which invented the first true Cloud PMS
for hotel chains.
Apart from his current venture apaleo, Uli invests in start-up companies that develop innovative
software and apps. for the hotel industry.
Uli is a frequent speaker on many conferences and panels for hotel and travel technology, and in his
private life has a big passion for hotels & travel, technology and running.
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