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3. November 2015
figo GmbH – FinTech startup successfully completes financing round
figo GmbH, Europe’s first banking service provider, successfully completed another financing round. In addition to High-Tech Gruenderfonds (HTGF), the new investment syndicate consists of Carlo Koelzer, founder of professional e-trading platform 360T, and Joerg Heilig, Vice President of Engineering at Google. This financing round sets a milestone for the Hamburg-based FinTech startup. The team is now set to strengthen the German market position and to capture the financial sector in Europe, ta
 
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30. October 2015
Soley GmbH: A consortium of Business Angels invests, together with HTGF, in Engineering Intelligence
The Munich-based company, Soley GmbH, demonstrates how better decisions can be made, and more quickly, in engineering, even in complex situations. Soley is developing and marketing a new type of software for Engineering Analytics. A consortium of Business Angels has now invested in Soley GmbH, together with High-Tech Gründerfonds. Developers must understand and manage large quantities of data and dependencies in their processes and products more quickly. The quantity of information is growin
 
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29. October 2015
High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) concludes a cooperation agreement with one of China’s most successful investment banks – Donghai Securities (Donghai)
China is the world's largest and most dynamic market, and one that is difficult for small companies to develop. The Chinese investment bank Donghai Securities and the German HTGF have therefore concluded a cooperation agreement that will allow German high-tech companies to access this important market. Not only will Donghai contribute its expertise and excellent contacts, it will also facilitate German high-tech companies with capital resources for production set-up and market launch in China. H
 
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21. October 2015
Berlin-based market intelligence start-up IPlytics successfully closes seed funding with High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF)
The leading German start-up for market intelligence and technology trending has successfully closed its first investment round, raising a 6-digit funding from High-Tech Gründerfonds. IPlytics develops a SaaS Solution (IPlytics Platform) that connects millions of data points on relevant market activities, helping companies to make better business decisions. With just a few clicks IPlytics Platform provides answers to critical questions such as: Who is the technology leader in a market segment? W
 
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13. October 2015
High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) invests in the waiting service virtualQ®
Waiting on hold is part of many call centers. The startup virtualQ® based in Berlin and Stuttgart puts an end to waiting on hold. HTGF supports this idea with a seed funding. Now customers do not have to wait on the phone anymore, not knowing when it is their turn. With the virtualQ® waiting service they can choose to wait virtually and hang up the phone. In addition, they can also line up with an App on their smart phone or using the Web. A push notification or text message is sent to info
 
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28. September 2015
Change the way you think storage – cloudplan closed first financing round
Hamburg based cloudplan develops a next generation file storage solution that can replace central storage based products such as dropbox™, local NAS (Network Attached Storage) etc. To accelerate further development and market entry a first round of financing has been closed with OP Advisory Services GmbH and High-Tech Gruenderfonds. Led by an experienced team that has successfully built up other companies in the past such as Telecom Carrier Broadnet AG (IPO 2000, tradesale 2006), cloudplan is
 
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24. September 2015
KUKIMI secures seven-figure investment
Innovative diet program raises capital from existing investors as well as new partners Losing weight no longer has to be associated with sacrificing good taste or flavour. KUKIMI aims to fill the gap between convenience and health. The start-up delivers fresh and tasty ready-to-eat diet meals. Convinced by the concept, investors, like the founders themselves, the High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), seedcamp and existing partners like Atlantic Labs, Valessa Tech and NewBorn Capital invest a seven-
 
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18. September 2015
Pharmaceutical research and life sciences profit from unique biosensor technology
Biametrics GmbH today announced the completion of their most recent financing round with €3.1 Million. Partners of the A Series Investment were LBBW Venture GmbH, MBG Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft BW, and KfW Bankengruppe. Together with seed investors HTGF and Seedfonds BW, they are aiming to accelerate the expansion of Biametrics’ bioanalytical business activities to an international level. The fresh capital will facilitate the development of the operating production and sales
 
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19. August 2015
EBS Technologies raises additional 1.1 million Euros in new round of financing
Investor group led by Earlybird and High-Tech Gruenderfonds sees strong growth potential in the neurostimulation market segment EBS Technologies, focused on the development and commercialization of EBS Therapy for the treatment of visual field loss, has successfully launched a new round of financing by raising 1.1 million Euros. Three private investors joined the new round led by Earlybird and High-Tech Gruenderfonds which is still open to additional investors. The newly raised capital will b
 
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2. July 2015
payever makes commerce easier for everyone and closed a seed round with the leading early stage venture capital firm in Germany
Over 3.000 businesses of all types and sizes use payever solutions to run and grow - in online shops, websites, facebook or local stores. Huge banks and payment service provider like PayPal, Stripe or Santander Consumer Bank cooperate with payever. After two years the team closed their first investment round with High-Tech Gruenderfonds. Europe´s small commerce businesses miss access to tools big businesses have in order to maximise their revenue. Especially payment is a critical factor. Whi
 
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30. June 2015
Web 3.0 with the Semantic Product Search from SEMKNOX
Who hasn’t had the problem of using an online shop’s search engine and just not finding the right products? Over the past three years, SEMKNOX has developed an unparalleled semantic product search engine that understands customers’ queries in everyday language. Search queries such as “long summer dress in red with sequins” or “affordable 4K TV with YouTube app and 50 inch screen” can be precisely understood and only fitting results shown. The High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and West
 
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29. June 2015
coModule Raises €500,000 from High-Tech Gruenderfonds to Empower Electric Vehicle Revolution
Estonian mobility company coModule has secured €500,000 in capital for its seed round from renowned German investor High-Tech Gruenderfonds (HTGF) to bring mobile connectivity, data analytics and Internet of Things to the world of electric vehicles. The “Android of light electric vehicles” coModule has developed a hardware and software platform for Light Electric Vehicles (LEVs). The hardware monitors vehicle and environmental metrics and sends the data directly to the end user’s s
 
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31. March 2015
A consortium led by High-Tech Gründerfonds and Innovationsstarter invests in Sonormed: E-health solution Tinnitracks can alleviate tinnitus
In a series-A financing round, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), Innovationsstarter Fonds Hamburg, Quotas Beteiligungs GmbH and Heiko Hubertz, the Bigpoint founder, have invested jointly in Hamburg-based medical technology company Sonormed GmbH. With its Tinnitracks solution, the young company offers a therapeutic option for people affected by tinnitus. In Germany alone, three million people suffer from the bothersome ear sound. The classified medical product treats the causes of subjective, to