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27. February 2024

Successful Exit for HTGF: Valispace Joins Forces with Altium in a Strategic Acquisition 

Altium and Valispace are joining forces to accelerate the execution of a shared vision for empowering engineers.  HTGF was the first institutional investor and led the seed round in 2018 and has closely supported Valispace throughout all phases of their growth journey. As part of the deal HTGF will sell its shares.  Louise Lindblad, co-founder of Valispace: “We’re now excited to, together with Altium, continue our mission of empowering engineers to build great products,
 
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22. February 2024

€1.6 million investment for XITO: Seed funding for easily accessible robotics

With the completed seed financing, XITO now has €1.6 million to expand sales and product development. Toolify Robotics GmbH enables companies to implement robots independently with its XITO solution platform. Thanks to their product XITO, especially SMEs can get started with automation at low cost – without programming knowledge and without external specialists. Ulm, 22. February 2024 – The start-up Toolify Robotics, founded by the three robotics experts Dr. Dennis S
 
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21. February 2024

ClimateTech startup Cyclize secures €5 Million in Seed Funding for revolutionary plastic recycling technology

Stuttgart, February 21, 2024 – Cyclize, the ClimateTech startup from Stuttgart, is forging ahead with €4.75 million in startup capital to initiate a revolution in the chemical industry – the goal: To replace fossil resources using innovative carbon recycling of plastic waste and CO2. The funding round is led by UVC Partners, with complementary investments from High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), Aurum Impact, UnternehmerTUM Funding for Innovators, and high-profile business angels, includin
 
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21. February 2024

Industrial 3D specialist Threedy Secures $10.4 Million in Latest Series A Investment Round

Threedy is a high-tech start-up founded in 2020 as a spin-off from Fraunhofer’s Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD) in Darmstadt, Germany. Three remarkably successful years after its foundation, Threedy has secured a $10.4 million investment to accelerate growth across industries and regions. New investors comprise LBBW Venture Capital, TRUMPF VENTURE, Futury Capital and EquityPitcher Ventures. The investment underlines Threedy’s strong position to capture a substantial market
 
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20. February 2024

Altavo concludes Series A for the development of its Artificial Voice

February 20, 2024 – Altavo, a startup in AI-based voice rehabilitation founded in 2021, successfully closed its Series A financing round on February 1, 2024. A European consortium led by OCCIDENT is investing € 5.0m in the development of Altavo’s novel Artificial Voice. Altavo’s Artificial Voice is a medical device designed to help voiceless people, for example after laryngectomy or during mechanical ventilation, regain their own, natural sounding voice. The proprietary “sil
 
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8. February 2024

ATMOS on Track to Assemble its Space Cargo Return Capsule Prototype to fly into Space with an additional €1.3M in Funding

ATMOS successfully extends its initial seed financing round from June 2023, which was oversubscribed at €4 million, in preparation for assembling the first prototype of its Phoenix return capsule to fly into space and back OTB Ventures, leading European SpaceTech investor, is joining the consortium of experienced space tech investors High-Tech Gründerfonds, the Amadeus APEX Technology Fund, Seraphim, E2MC, VENTIS and another.vc in showing continued strong support of ATMOS’ groundbre
 
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6. February 2024

Frank Kerim Reinecke appointed new Partner at High-Tech Gründerfonds

Frank Kerim Reinecke, Partner at High-Tech Gründerfonds Bonn, 6 February 2024 – Frank Kerim Reinecke has been appointed Partner at High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), one of Europe’s leading seed investors, effective 1 January 2024. The former entrepreneur, IT consultant and initiator of a corporate venture capital unit has been working for HTGF’s Digital Tech team in Berlin since 2019. His investments are focused on the area of B2B software, particularly fintech, blockchain and cyb
 
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1. February 2024

Supply Chain Visibility Platform BOX ID Accelerates Growth with €3.5M Financing Round 

BOX ID raises €3.5M in financing round led by KPN Ventures  Funding round to accelerate product development and business expansion  Streamlining in- and outbound logistic flows for 60+ customers worldwide  BOX ID is recognized innovation leader and finalist in 2024 IFOY award  Garching, Germany, February 1st, 2024 – The Munich-based logistics software provider BOX ID has raised €3.5M to further scale its product offering for IoT-based supply ch
 
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1. February 2024

Fresh Growth Capital: Innerspace secures € 5.7 Million for Further Expansion to the USA

Financing round secures Tyrolean start-up €5.7 million for continued growth   Cooperation agreement with global industry association “PDA”  Innsbruck, 1 February 2024. The Innsbruck-based tech start-up Innerspace, which enables risk assessment of production processes and effective training of cleanroom personnel for leading pharmaceutical companies using software and Virtual Reality (VR), can advance its growth trajectory after a highly succes
 
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31. January 2024

Breakthrough for an Alternative to Crude Oil & Palm Oil: COLIPI Receives €1.8 Million Seed Funding for Further Development of CO2-Neutral Climate OilTM

The global annual demand for oil is staggering, with 4400 million tons of fossil oil and 210 million tons of vegetable oil, often sourced from palms. It is increasing, exacerbating the threat of global warming that poses a significant risk to humanity The Hamburg-based startup COLIPI addresses this challenge with a patented Carbon Capturing & Biotransformation technology that will convert CO2 into Climate Oil. This Climate Oil is intended to have broad applications in the cosmetics a
 
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29. January 2024

akirolabs Raises $5M in Seed Funding to Revolutionize Strategic Procurement

Founded in 2021, Berlin-based akirolabs empowers procurement organisations to unlock 4-5x higher sustainable business value beyond traditional cost savings. The funding round was led by HTGF, OTB Ventures and D11Z. Ventures and strengthened by angel investments from industry leaders Fredrick Spalcke, Heiko Schwarz, Markus Ehrle, and Detlef Schultz. The funds will be used to evolve akirolabs SaaS product and enhance its AI capabilities, as well as to further scale customer growth and b
 
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24. January 2024

Chipmetrics Secures € 2.4 Million Seed Funding Round to Accelerate Product Innovation and Global Expansion

24.01.2024, Joensuu, Finland – Chipmetrics Ltd, the Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology company and a pioneer in 3D ultra-high aspect ratio test elements for metrology of semiconductor and advanced thin film material manufacturing, announces the successful closure of a €2.4 million investment round. The international investor syndicate was led by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and co-led by OCCIDENT from Germany. Other investors were Innovestor, REDSTONE and BALD Engineering.
 
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23. January 2024

Instagrid raises $95mn and enters the North American market

Series C round led by Teachers’ Venture Growth (“TVG”) as part of climate tech strategy Company well-positioned to capitalise on huge, growing demand for clean portable power Stuttgart, Germany [23 January 2023]: Europe’s leading provider of high-performance portable battery systems, Instagrid, today announces a Series C funding round of $95 million. The round was led by Teachers’ Venture Growth (TVG), part of the C$250bn Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, with parti
 
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18. January 2024

Battery start-up BTRY raises CHF 900,000 in pre-seed funding for the development of an innovative solid-state battery 

The battery start-up is developing safe, long-lasting thin-film solid-state batteries that can be charged and discharged in one minute.  BTRY receives CHF 900,000 from High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and Zürcher Kantonalbank.  BTRY will use the funding to produce a first generation of products on a pilot line.  Dübendorf, Switzerland, January 18, 2024 – Battery start-up BTRY has raised CHF 900,000 in pre-seed financing. The round is led by HTGF with participa
 
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17. January 2024

QphoX raises €8m to bring quantum modem technology to market, building towards the quantum internet

QphoX is building the world’s first Quantum Modem device as a critical step towards scaling quantum computers and establishing a quantum internet, connecting quantum computers across the globe The funds will be used to bring its first products to market, helping to push quantum computing towards its commercial potential Round led by QDNL Participations, alongside the EIC Fund, and existing investors Quantonation, SpeedInvest, High-Tech Gründerfonds, and Delft Enterprises