Exits & IPOs
€ 895.5
Mio. under Management

HTGF is THE seed investor for innovative technologies and business models. We are successful in supporting the best founders whose ideas can revolutionize entire industries and improve people’s lives. From the foundation of a start-up to its exit.

Founders tread an unknown path. Anyone who founds a company along with us has an experienced partner at their side. We know how financing works because we have already accompanied more than 600 start-ups on their journey and achieved more than 100 exits, including IPOs. If you are successful, then so are we.

Above all, we know what makes founders tick, what hopes and expectations they have – but also what challenges await them. We’ll stay on board even if the going gets tough. In doing so, we support our portfolio companies as a sparring partner.






+++ HTGF Exit Next Kraftwerke +++

Strong exit for High-Tech Gründerfonds – Shell to acquire Next Kraftwerke Shell is acquiring Next Kraftwerke to strengthen its position in the field of renewable energy tradingThe Cologne-based start-up Next Kraftwerke GmbH will obtain the necessary resources to fuel…

+++ HTGF Financing Neural Concept +++

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With additional funding raised and a new advisory board Neural Concept is getting ready for a strong year 2021 Neural Concept, the Swiss design and engineering software company, is extremely pleased to announce new steps in its development. With the start of the year,…

+++ HTGF Investment Angiolutions +++

Gründerteam Angiolutions
Angiolutions’ novel vascular implant defuses the abdominal ticking time bomb The award-winning team of the medtech startup Angiolutions successfully secured its seed financing round with High-Tech Gründerfonds, FRIBA Investment and NBank Capital. Based on the founders’…

Why pivoting is a radically good move and fundamentally important

After more than 600 seed investments, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) has conducted a study to see how founders can perform a successful pivot.…

Challenges and highlights of 2020 and an outlook for 2021

Overall, 2020 was a successful year for High-Tech Gründerfonds despite the difficult circumstances. And the seed investor just recently signed…

We work as a team. Our investment managers contribute a great deal of experience and expertise. They are not only financing experts, but many of them have also founded their own companies or bring years of industry experience or specialized scientific know-how with them.

Our start-ups become part of the #HTGFFamily, one of the strongest networks in the high-tech venture sector, where we use our expertise to actively support growth, customer acquisition, hiring, co-investment and follow-up financing.

Facts and Figures

Sector focus?

We invest in start-ups in the fields of industrial technology, digital tech, life sciences and chemistry.

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Investment criteria?

Your start-up is less than three years old and its headquarters are in Germany. Start-ups from abroad need a clear connection to Germany.

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We invest flexibly according to the needs of the start-up.

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Investment volume?

In the seed round up to 1 million euros. In total we can invest up to 3 million euros in a start-up.

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Added Value!

We are sparring partners in all questions regarding the development of start-ups and will open doors for you.

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Become Part of the HTGF Family

Are you the founder of a high-tech start-up? Does your company match our industry focus and meet our investment criteria? Then we look forward to getting to know you and your company! Send us your pitch deck – we’ll be in touch.

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