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VENTURE CAPITAL FOR HIGH-TECH FOUNDERS.

MADE IN GERMANY.
113
Exits & IPOs
600
Investments
€ 895.5
Mio. under Management
35
Fundinvestors

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 almost 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.

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+++ HTGF Series A financing KUMOVIS +++

Press release Kumovis
Kumovis closes Series A funding led by Renolit and Solvay 3D printing system developer to enter new markets, accelerate growth, and enable medical device manufacturers to leverage the full potential of high-performance polymers Kumovis, the developer of the world’s…

+++ New Managing Director of the HTGF +++

Press release - Guidi Schlitzer neuer Geschäftsführer
High-Tech Gründerfonds appoints new Managing Director from its own ranks Guido Schlitzer is to become Managing Director of High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH effective 1 June, 2020, after having been appointed to the position by HTGF’s investor advisory board. In…

+++ HGTF Investment PXL Vision +++

Artificial Intelligence against identity fraud: PXL Vision secures CHF 4.6 Million (USD 4.7 million) seed financing Zurich, 20th May 2020 – ETH spin-off PXL Vision has developed an AI-based software platform to deliver secure, automated identity verification. The company…

A conversation about concluding an exit during the coronavirus crisis and why it’s crucial for start-ups to adopt professional standards from an early stage

Dennis Schmoltzi, Founder & CEO of Emma, and Tanja Emmerling, a partner at HTGF, talk about why it’s important to have a good network in…

Why we need to see more investment diversity in the life sciences sector to overcome crises such as the current one

Dr. Bernd Goergen has been working at High-Tech Gründerfonds for the last 12 years. The HTGF Partner is an expert in the field of life sciences. His investment portfolio includes PEPperPRINT, a Heidelberg-based start-up which is making a valuable contribution to the fight against the coronavirus. In this interview, he sheds light on start-ups in the life…

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 business models, 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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Financing?

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 directly – feedback is guaranteed.

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