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“A strong signal, especially for start-ups”

6. July 2022
HTGF Geschäftsführung “A strong signal, especially for start-ups” High-Tech Gründerfonds is launching its fourth fund, HTGF IV, which has secured over €400 million in commitments at first closing. That makes it the seed investor’s biggest fund to date. Dr. Robert Habeck, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, recently announced the first closing of the fund at the HTGF Family …

GWA Hygiene and Dräger: From collaboration to investment

18. May 2022
Dräger GWA Hygiene BB GWA Hygiene and Dräger: From collaboration to investment How does a company specialized in medical and safety technology with a more than 130-year history end up getting together with a six-year-old start-up? Common goals, collaboration on an equal footing and good partners are key aspects in this regard. That is at least according to Jens Altmann, President Business Unit Data …

A strong call for entrepreneurship

5. May 2022
A strong call for entrepreneurship Think about your business from the perspective of the customer. Make sure you do not become arrogant. These two key tips to scaling companies come from someone who knows what he’s talking about. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hermann Simon is one of the most experienced economic experts and advisers in Germany. He is also …

“We had to scale up the scaling process itself”: An interview with BioNTech’s Dr Oliver Hennig

31. March 2022
“We had to scale up the scaling process itself”: An interview with BioNTech’s Dr Oliver Hennig How do you develop, test and produce a vaccine within an extremely short space of time to combat a disease that little is known about? BioNTech knows the answer. Dr Oliver Hennig, Senior Vice President Operations, is a part of this success story. At …

Quantum technology at the High-Tech Partnering Conference: Experience new opportunities  

10. March 2022
Quantum technology at the High-Tech Partnering Conference: Experience new opportunities   Many experts believe that quantum technologies will take digitalisation to a whole new level. These technologies are set to unlock more powerful measurement tools than ever before, enhance communication security and support logistics processes – and solve previously unsolvable problems with the help of their vast computing power. But …

The new HTGF Academy: “Knowledge transfer shouldn’t just happen by chance”

3. February 2022
HTGF Academy The new HTGF Academy: “Knowledge transfer shouldn’t just happen by chance” Since 2019, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) has offered a broad spectrum of knowledge to its portfolio companies through the HTGF Academy. The platform is now set to be systematically expanded, with fund investors, entrepreneurs outside the HTGF portfolio and other members of the start-up ecosystem now also benefiting from the …

“Industrial tech harbours a wealth of innovation potential”

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 …

Important developments to watch out for in 2022

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 …

Post-merger integration as a key factor for successful acquisitions  

14. December 2021
HTPC PMI ThinkTank 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 …

The added value of collaborations

4. November 2021
The added value of collaborations How can established companies and start-ups develop side by side? The secret is cooperation, to which HTGF attaches particular importance. Alex von Frankenberg, Managing Director of HTGF, picks up on a number of successful examples from the roughly 200 collaborations between portfolio companies and fund investors to show why in some cases one plus one …