Frank Gaenzle

Managing Partner of Startup Factory in Kunshan and SmartFactory Kunshan


Frank Gaenzle was born and grew up in Southern Germany, close to the automotive & technology hub of Stuttgart city.

He started his business life in banking and holds a Diploma in Business Administration with majors in real estate and controlling.After positions in construction, real-estate and manufacturing he moved to Shanghai in 2002 and joined a German world leader in aluminum structures for events and modular construction. As General Manager of Losberger Shanghai, he developed the company from its startup phase to a large-scale manufacturer and major event-supplier in China as well as world-wide exporter.

He steered the company through Beijing Olympics 2008, Shanghai World Expo 2010, numerous Formula 1 races and many other mega-events.

Since 2019 he is managing partner of Startup Factory in Kunshan, an incubator for German manufacturing companies in China, with a unique business model.

He is also managing partner of Smartfactory Kunshan, the largest independent real-life hub for Industry 4.0 technologies and IIoT solutions in China.