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Seed investor for high-tech start-ups

HTGF is a venture capital investor for innovative technologies and business models. We successfully support the best founders whose ideas can revolutionise entire industries and improve people’s lives – from seed to exit.

As a seed investor, we have already financed more than 600 start-ups in the industrial tech, digital tech, life sciences and chemicals sectors. We have overseen more than 140 exits, including IPOs. When founding your company together with us, you benefit from an experienced partner at your side.
Further information for founders

We are a public–private partnership that works closely and successfully with companies from a wide range of industries. Our more than 30 fund investors include medium-sized companies, family businesses and corporations. We provide them with access to innovative start-ups and technologies insights into deal flows and connections to our global network.
Further information for fund investors

More than
140
Exits & IPOs
More than
600
Investments
 
895 M €
Mio. under Management
 
35
Fund investors

Our portfolio

Our investment companies are the heart of HTGF. We are proud of each and every one of them. Our investment managers have a direct line to the founders and are on hand with support and the entire HTGF network.

All our investments
HTGF shares its experience with us in matters of reporting, for example. That helps enormously when it comes to optimizing processes on the one hand and remaining transparent on the other. However, the investor never intervenes more deeply than necessary, so that our start-up momentum is maintained.
Dipl. Ing. Miriam Haerst Co-founder and managing partner
HTGF has developed a very rational and scientific approach to addressing problems in start-ups. I like that. The experience and the breadth of the portfolio make that possible.
Pierre Baqué Co-Founder / CEO – Neutral Concept Ltd.
Participating in HTGF’s network as a start-up cannot be overstated. We met our first customer at an HTGF event, even though we weren’t even in the portfolio at the time.
Philipp Bürling Founder Numaferm GmbH
HTGF has supported us unconditionally for many years. On the journey of a startup, many things develop differently than expected. We entrepreneurs therefore need a partner who supports us with advice and peace of mind to get up anew each time and make things better.
Philipp Roesch-Schlanderer Founder and managing director eGym
HTGF was the first investor who understood our idea and vision and invested pre-product.
Julia Bösch Founder and managing director OUTFITTERY
We really enjoy being at the HTPC every year. This is where we meet corporate champions from large industrial companies who pass us on to the relevant contacts. That’s worth its weight in gold for our business development.
Dr. Tim Pohlmann Founder and managing director IPlytics GmbH
At Family Day, we found a strong investor for our follow-on financing.
Felix Brand Founder and managing director CardioSecur

Insights

Press
22. September 2021

Successful exit for High-Tech Gründerfonds and its fund investor media + more venture – Sinch acquires MessengerPeople

“The MessengerPeople team led by Franz Buchenberger has continually proven its executional excellence and always adapted to market requirements in order to gain market leadership. I’m delighted whenever strong portfolio companies find strong partners such as Sinch and are together able to further develop their potential,” says Dr. Tanja Emmerling, Partner at High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF). She has supported the company together with co-investor and HTGF fund investor media + more ventu
 
Press
9. September 2021

Workpath, Software platform for outcome-focused strategy execution, closes a 10.5 million euros Series A financing round

The Munich-based software company welcomes new tech investors Capnamic Ventures and Iris Capital alongside existing investors signals Venture Capital and High-Tech Gründerfonds.Moving from a goal-setting tool for the agile method OKR to a comprehensive platform for outcome-oriented, strategic business management and collaboration, Workpath’s revenue has increased by 250% in the past yearThe company signed several well-known market leaders as new customers such as Bosch, E.ON, and Ströer.
 
Blog
31. August 2021

What HTGF can offer its fund investors (besides investments) 

 Ever since it was established 16 years ago as a public-private partnership, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) has always worked closely with companies. The third fund alone secured over 30 fund investors, and a fourth fund generation has already been announced. HTGF sees itself as a platform that offers added value for private and public fund investors, portfolio companies and the start-up ecosystem. In this interview, Alex von Frankenberg, the seed investor’s Managing Director, outline
 

Our Exits

Finding a promising Start-up is our expertise, then leading it to a successful exit is our job. We are very proud of every sale, in most cases to grow further with even more energy.

All exits

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.

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.

Sector focus?

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

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.

Financing?

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

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.

Added Value?

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