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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 Investment NOVUM engineering +++

Innovation leader for large-scale battery storage monitoring NOVUM secures capital increase for product portfolio expansion Dr. Hettich Beteiligungen and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) invest a 7-digit sum in the battery monitoring start-up NOVUM. NOVUM has developed a…

+++ HTGF Exit Synoste Oy +++

Successful exit for High-Tech Gründerfonds and Evonik Venture Capital – Synoste Oy becomes part of Globus Medical Globus Medical, based in Audubon, Pennsylvania, USA, is a leading medical device manufacturerThe Finnish start-up Synoste, with offices in Helsinki and…

+++ HTGF Exit ChromoTek +++

HTGF Exit ChromoTek
Successful exit for High-Tech Gründerfonds and Bayern Kapital –Proteintech acquires ChromoTek Proteintech, which is based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, is the benchmark in antibodiesMartinsried-based startup ChromoTek is a market leader in nanobodiesThe acquisition enables…

Pivoting to become the market leader

In this interview, Ralf Rottmann, Managing Director and founder of grandcentrix, and HTGF Partner Markus Kreßmann talk about how grandcentrix…

“HTGF plays a valuable role that goes beyond seed financing”

High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is celebrating its 15-year anniversary. Professor Dieter Jahn, who spent many years heading up BASF Group’s…

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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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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