Uli Pillau
Uli Pillau

Uli Pillau

Founder and CEO of apaleo

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.
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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 led 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. He is a frequent speaker on hotel and travel technology.
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About Apaleo

Founded in 2017 out of Munich, Apaleo is the open property management platform for hotel and serviced apartment groups. Apaleo empowers accommodation providers to create the ultimate digital experience for guests & staff with Apaleo and some of the hundreds of integrations available in the Apaleo Store.

The platform was built on the core belief that hospitality software should never be fixed in time because guest and staff expectations are constantly evolving & increasing, and every hospitality business must adapt to survive and thrive. Operators join Apaleo believing in the true value of the ecosystem and community to accelerate innovation. Customers include numa, Limehome, Mollie’s by Soho House and Vagabond Club.


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