At the HTGF we work together as a team, with each of us being an expert in their field. We combine our knowledge of start-up financing, technology and incorporation to provide optimal support for our portfolio companies. This also applies to our committees.
Investment committees make the final decision as to whether or not the HTGF invests in a start-up. Start-ups are proposed by the investment manager who supervises them. However, the investment manager is not the only one who decides whether a start-up succeeds. Two parties always have to be consulted.
To ensure that informed decisions are made, there are three different investment committees with experts in their respective fields.
Investment Committee – Industrial Technology
Investment Committees – Life Sciences & Chemistry
Investment Committees – Digital business models
Investor advisory board
The investor advisory board consists of representatives of fund investors. It has a role comparable to that of the supervisory board and monitors the work of the HTGF’s management. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) appoints the chairman of the advisory board as well as another member. The advisory board also includes a representative of the KfW group and a private investor or invested company representative.