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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 130 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
130
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
2. August 2021

Successful exit for High-Tech Gründerfonds – HTGF fund investor Evonik acquires biotech company JeNaCell

Acquisition of JeNaCell expands Evonik’s portfolio of biomaterials used in medical technologyJeNaCell to realize full potential of its innovative technology and further expand its technology portfolio with Evonik’s supportHigh-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) financed the seed round in 2012 together with the Foundation for Technology, Innovation and Research Thuringia (STIFT)bm|t acquired stake in JeNaCell in 2015 together with Sparkasse Jena-Saale-Holzland and HTGF fund investor Evonik Venture
 
Press
27. July 2021

Anne Ossenbühl appointed new CFO at High-Tech Gründerfonds

Bonn, July 27 2021 – Anne Ossenbühl (51) has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at seed investor High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) starting August 1, 2021. Anne Ossenbühl joins HTGF from Duales System Holding GmbH, where she was most recently Head of Finance, Accounting and Controlling. As well as assuming overall responsibility for all financial areas, she will be part of HTGF’s partners’ committee and the first point of contact for company management in commercial matters. M
 
Blog
6. July 2021

From backpack start-up to platform: The success story of HTGF fund investor FOND OF

To some, FOND OF is simply known as the backpack start-up, but the Cologne company sees itself as a platform for development, unleashing potential and personal growth. So what does that mean exactly? To find out, we asked Dr. Oliver Steinki, founder and Managing Director of the start-up, which is currently one of High-Tech Gründerfonds fund investors. We spoke to him about finding the right work environments, navigating the path to creating the perfect school bag – and why you shouldn’t
 

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.