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German Bitcoin Startup Bitwala Raises €800k in Seed Round To Empower Global Money Transfer Based on Blockchain Technology

4. April 2016
Bitwala, the easiest way for international money transfers using blockchain technology, announced today that it has raised €800k in a seed funding round including the largest German VC investment firm High-Tech-Gründerfonds (HTGF) and the leading bitcoin and blockchain investor Digital Currency Group (DCG). Traditional banking is no longer making the cut for global payments. International wire transfer options offered today …

Amal Therapeutics raises CHF 3 million in a Series A financing round led by Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund

30. March 2016
Amal Therapeutics (Amal) completes CHF 3 million (EUR 2.75 million) Series A financing round with Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund (BIVF) as cornerstone investors. VI Partners and High-Tech Gründerfonds also participated in the round which will help progress Amal’s cancer vaccines. Amal Therapeutics is a Swiss biotech company developing and progressing therapeutic cancer vaccines. The company will use the funds to …

Luxoft Acquires Symtavision, a Leading Provider of Software Tools and Services for Real-time System Design and Development for the Automotive Industry

15. March 2016
Luxoft Holding, Inc (NYSE:LXFT), a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions to a global client base, today announced that it has acquired Symtavision GmbH, a provider of automotive software tools and consulting services focused on scheduling analysis, architecture optimization, and timing verification. These tools and services are for planning, optimizing, and verifying embedded, real-time systems within …

Scopis GmbH awarded the Fraunhofer Start-up Prize

24. February 2016
On Tuesday, 23 February 2016, Scopis GmbH was awarded the Fraunhofer Startup Prize. The prize was established by the Fraunhofer Venture together with the High-Tech Gründerfonds and is worth 5,000 euros. It recognizes the current success and phenomenal development of the Fraunhofer spin-off on the international market for medical technology. Scopis GmbH is now active in more than 50 countries …

Baimos Technologies GmbH announces seven-digit funding round

16. February 2016
Baimos Technologies, a company specialising in secure mobile communication and authorisation management for smart devices, has announced today a seven-digit investment from HCS Beteiligungsgesellschaft, High-Tech Gruenderfonds (HTGF) and Bayern Kapital, to support future company growth. Baimos Technologies is a developer of award winning BlueID device authentication and authorisation technology which enables objects to securely connect and interact with smart phones …

SeNostic GmbH raises seed round for the clinical development of a novel technology for the differential diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases

25. January 2016
The diagnostics company SeNostic GmbH announced today the closing of a seed round of financing led by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF). SeNostic will set out to develop and commercialize a reliable differential diagnostic test for neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy-bodies. Currently, the company is validating its SeedCycler platform technology that makes use of highly specific, …

Venture Capital: Evonik invests in SYNOSTE, a medical technology start-up in Düsseldorf and Helsinki

21. January 2016
High-tech implant will make leg-lengthening treatment easier and less painful New medical application with high performance polymer VESTAKEEP® PEEK from Evonik Technology estimated to be available on the market in 2017 Evonik Industries has invested in the start-up company SYNOSTE Oy via its venture capital arm and now holds a minority share in the medical technology company based in Düsseldorf …

Series A Financing: POSpulse receives seven-digit investment

12. January 2016
Intermedia and Mobile Ventures invest in POSpulse  Further growth to be boosted by international expansion and enhancement of analytics platform POSpulse gathers shopper insights via smartphone in the stationary retail sector The point of sale analytics provider POSpulse (www.pospulse.com) once again attracts new investors: The young Berlin startup receives a seven-digit investment in a Series A financing round. Among the …

The HTGF team wishes you a Merry Christmas!

22. December 2015
Don’t keep forever on the public road, going only where others have gone. Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods. Alexander Graham Bell, British and American Speech Therapist, Inventor and Large-scale Manufacturer Disruptive innovations are rarely reached via signposted routes. Every day, start-up entrepreneurs and individuals making their way in the tech ecosystem face the challenge of …

SimScale secures Series A financing round led by Union Square Ventures for its web-based simulation technology

2. December 2015
SimScale, the web-based simulation company, today announced it has closed its Series A funding round, led by Union Square Ventures with support from Earlybird Venture Capital and angel investor Axel Bichara. The funding will be used to accelerate its vision of bringing high-performance 3D simulation technology to designers and engineers everywhere. Companies use SimScale’s platform to virtually test their designs …