5. July 2023
The Berlin-based legal tech start-up has successfully closed a seed financing round with High-Tech Gründerfonds. Users can easily access the legal system through the digital consumer rights platform These services range from overpayment refunds for private health insurance, gym refunds, data breach compensation to gambling refunds. Soon, consumers will also be able to get help with delayed flights, tenancy law and employment law. Tobias Schulz, Principal at HTGF: R
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29. June 2023

Digital marketplace for wind farms: Caeli Wind wins High-Tech Gründerfonds as investor

Berlin, 29 June 2023 – Caeli Wind, Germany’s first digital marketplace for wind farms, has set itself the goal of driving the expansion of wind energy in Germany through intelligent solutions. High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), one of Europe’s leading seed investors, is now backing the innovative start-up. Caeli Wind has developed a digital platform that identifies areas with wind potential and enables their professional marketing. The groundbreaking software checks all
28. June 2023

Proven by Mittelstand: The B2B Tech Start-up FINDIQ raises €1 million to become the all-knowing service assistant for industrial machines  

B2B tech start-up FINDIQ develops solutions for an AI-based knowledge transfer in machine service   The aspiring company from the industrial region Ostwestfalen-Lippe has won the confidence especially of medium-sized companies, most recently of the global market leader Phoenix Contact €1 million in pre-seed financing for expansion into further industries and regions comes from renowned investors such as High-Tech Gründerfonds, Auxxo Female Catalyst Fund and Notion Capital.
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27. June 2023

Doctorflix Secures €2 Million Seed Funding to Re-think Continuous Medical Education

Doctorflix, a next-generation e-learning platform re-thinking the consumption and exchange of medical knowledge, has announced the successful completion of a €2 million seed funding round. The funds raised will be strategically allocated for the extension of product offerings, the growth of the team, and the development of the platform, to continue the mission of simplifying and democratising medical knowledge by interlinking doctors, hospitals, and industry players. The seed round was
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26. June 2023 raises €3.6M to bring precision diagnostics to immune medicine using AI-assisted analysis of single-cell blood data

Making clinical analysis of blood data automated & personalized’s mission is to make the clinical analysis of blood data — called cytometry — automated and fully objective to enable personalization of treatment to every person’s unique immune system. Currently, even for skilled laboratory personnel, cytometry analysis is a laborious process that has a large degree of subjectivity.’s mission is now backed by Elaia Partners, Heal Capital and High-Tech Gründerf
26. June 2023

Notch raises €1.1m to redefine the B2B SaaS buying journey

Hamburg, 26. Juni 2023 – Notch, a Hamburg-based start-up, today announced a €1.1 million pre-seed funding round led by investors including HTGF, WestTech Ventures, APX, and several prominent angel investors like Oliver Manojlovic (VP Sales at Personio), Sebastian Johnston (Founding Partner La Famiglia), Sebastian Haas (Co-Founder of Talen.One), Christoph Zöller (Co-Founder of Instaffo), Zou Yang (Co-Founder of GoTiger), Elias Russezki (Co-Founder of deltamethod), Alexander Eitner (Co-Fo
14. June 2023

Successful Exit for HTGF: FARCO-PHARMA acquires MedTech Startup Purenum GmbH

Cologne, 14 June 2023: FARCO-PHARMA, a company of the Klosterfrau Healthcare Group, is acquiring Purenum GmbH, which was founded in 2017. The MedTech start-up will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of FARCO-PHARMA and will continue to drive forward its work in the area of research & development. The seed investor High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), the investment company of BAB – Die Förderbank and FRIBA Investment have closely supported Purenum GmbH since 2018 and are selling thei
14. June 2023

DNTOX receives €1.4 million seed funding for non-animal testing of chemicals

The life science startup enables non-animal testing of chemicals for neurotoxicity.  DNTOX receives €1.4 million from High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), private investors Barbara Korte-Sturm and Nikolaus Sturm, Bool Capital, and AQAL Capital. The new capital will be used to set up the test laboratories in Düsseldorf, aim for GLP accreditation and launch the test battery on the market. Düsseldorf, June 14, 2023 – The Life Science startup DNTOX receives seed funding
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31. May 2023

GlassDollar connects leading corporations to cutting-edge startups to build the world of tomorrow

GlassDollar raises €2M (led by HTGF) to match startup solutions to corporate challenges and design the world of tomorrow. Through data, software and operational support, GlassDollar provides a Venture Clienting OS that helps corporate innovators use startup solutions to achieve tangible impact — on their organization and the world. Customers include leading innovation units at Bosch Siemens home-appliances, Volkswagen, A2A, LG, MTU and Infineon. In March, GlassDollar closed a
30. May 2023

A European champion for fusion: Proxima Fusion spins out of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics

Munich, May 30th 2023 – Proxima Fusion, a fusion start-up that is designing fusion power plants based on the stellarator concept, completed its pre-seed fundraising of €7m. The fundraising is co-led by Plural and UVC Partners, and joined by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and the Wilbe Group. Proxima Fusion is the first spin-out from the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP). The startup was founded by former scientists and engineers from the Max Planck IPP, MIT, and Google
23. May 2023

smartbax Announces Seed Financing of €1.2 Million to Develop Next-generation Antibiotics

Munich, Germany, May 23, 2023 – smartbax, a biotech company developing next-generation antibiotics against multi-drug resistant bacteria, today announced the close of its seed financing round of €1.2 million from Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund (BIVF) and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), bringing smartbax’s total capital raised to €1.9 million. The funds will be used to advance smartbax’s small molecule antibiotics through preclinical studies, expand the company’s scientific tea
15. May 2023

Using an app to combat skin conditions: Nia Health receives millions in funding

The Berlin-based health tech start-up Nia Health receives 3.5 million euros in a seed financing round. The company originates from the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and operates leading dermatology apps, including “Nia,” the most widely downloaded app for people with atopic dermatitis. The company has a network of renowned cooperation partners consisting of pharmaceutical companies, health insurance companies and clinics. The great potential lies above all in Nia
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15. May 2023

Dualyx raises €40 million to progress Treg therapies for autoimmune diseases into the clinic

Use of proceeds will enable the development of the Company’s lead autoimmune program DT-001, targeting TNFR2, as well as its pipeline of Treg candidates Financing co-led by Fountain Healthcare Partners, Forbion and Andera Partners with support from existing investors Bernard Coulie appointed as Independent Chairman with immediate effect May 15, 2023, Ghent, Belgium – Dualyx NV, a Ghent based biotech developing next generation immune modulators, today announces that it has
11. May 2023

HTGF Family Day 2023 brings together start-ups, companies and investors

The HTGF Family Day 2023 attracted over 1,000 participants from all over Europe to Bonn, including founders, investors and innovators. Speakers included Christian Lindner, Simone Menne, Anna Christmann, Kenza Ait Si Abbou and Christian Angermayer. The winners of the Venture Clienting Awards 2023, which GlassDollar presented in cooperation with HTGF, were DB Schenker, Bosch, BSH Startup Kitchen and Siemens Energy. In 2024, the important networking event for the start-up and investor
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8. May 2023

High-Tech Gründerfonds expands management team: Partner Romy Schnelle made Managing Director 

Bonn, 8th May 2023 – The Investor Advisory Board has appointed Romy Schnelle (44) as a Managing Director of High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF). Together with Dr. Alex von Frankenberg and Guido Schlitzer, she is responsible for managing one of Europe’s leading seed investors. HTGF launched its fourth fund in February and now manages around €1.4 billion of capital in total. With around €500 million in this fund, HTGF can invest even more capital in each start-up.  Romy Schnelle h