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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 650 start-ups in the industrial tech, digital tech, life sciences and chemicals sectors. We have overseen more than 150 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
150
Exits & IPOs
More than
650
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
27. January 2022

Altavo completes Seed Financing Round for the Development of AI-based Voice Prosthetics

Altavo GmbH, a speech technology and medical technology spin-off of TU Dresden, successfully completed its seed financing round in December 2021. A consortium led by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is investing in the development of Altavo’s AI-based speech prosthesis. Altavo is developing a non-invasive prosthesis aimed at restoring an individual, natural-sounding voice for people who have lost their voice, for example, due to laryngectomy. The approach is based on non-invasive radar se
Press
26. January 2022

UK-based health tech company bioniq acquires LOEWI

LOEWI is a scientific spin-off of the TU München, which provides tailor-made nutrients based on your blood work and lifestyleThe acquisition is a continuation of bioniq´s global expansion and accelerates the European market presenceHigh-Tech Gründerfonds invested in LOEWI´s seed round in 2020   London, January 26th – Through the acquisition to the UK-based health tech company bioniq, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) has sold its stake in LOEWI, a scientific spin-off of the TU
Blog
10. January 2022

“Industrial tech harbours a wealth of innovation potential”

Markus Kückelhaus has spent over 25 years driving innovation, strategy and financial topics for corporations – and has worked with many start-ups in the process. The 53-year-old has now joined High-Tech Gründerfonds as a partner. In this interview, he outlines the opportunities that arise when corporations and start-ups cooperate, takes a look at industrial tech trends, and reveals what he expects from start-ups in Germany. Welcome to HTGF, Markus. We’re delighted to have you
Blog
16. December 2021

Important developments to watch out for in 2022

What trends does next year have in store for us? Five High-Tech Gründerfonds Partners take a look into the crystal ball, reveal the technologies they feel will become relevant, and explain why start-ups need to focus on corporate culture and employer branding from an early stage. Implementing good ideas very well In 2022 we’ll be looking beyond the pandemic. If the extreme developments are able to be kept in check, we could see the economy recovering and picking up quite r
Blog
14. December 2021

Post-merger integration as a key factor for successful acquisitions  

An acquisition is far from over with the signing of a contract – what then follows is the important process of integration. This is why High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is offering a think tank on this topic at the High-Tech Partnering Conference in February. The aim of the think tank is to discuss the topic with experts from different viewpoints. In this interview, Anke Caßing and Axel Nitsch, both princip
Event
9. March 2022
MedTech Pitch Day 2022
MedTechStartups – Take your opportunity and present your technology to leading MedTech investors and corporate decision makers.  👇 The High-Tech Gründerfonds, together with B. Braun Stiftung – der Gesundheit neue Wege bereiten, B. Braun Accelerator, Dräger, Health Innovation Port (HIP) by Philips and Die Techniker, is organizing the 8th MEDTECH PITCH DAY on March 9, 2022 in Berlin. 👩‍🔬🧬 📧 Apply until January 31, 2022 for an active pitching slot ➡ pitchday@htgf.d
 

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.