5. September 2023

Hong Kong firm invests in Jena-based Oncgnostics GmbH

Jena, September 05, 2023. The Hong Kong-based company Grande Bio-tech Co. Ltd. is making a seven-digit Euros investment in the Jena-based diagnostic company Oncgnostics GmbH. Oncgnostics has developed the cancer diagnostic Gyntect for the reliable detection of cervical cancer. Since 2022, this test has also been distributed and utilized in collaboration with a local partner in China. Following the successful launch of Oncgnostics’ test in China, Grande Bio-tech Co. Ltd. has decided to make
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29. August 2023

traide secures seven-figure funding to streamline customs processes for businesses using AI

Berlin, 29 August 2023 – Berlin-based AI startup traide has secured a seven-figure funding round led by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) with participation from Smart Infrastructure Ventures, Prequel Ventures and renowned angel investors including the founders of Taxdoo and Byrd. The capital will be used to further develop and scale the AI-based SaaS solution that enables companies of all sizes and industries to automate their customs processes. traide’s solution is a breath
24. August 2023

High-tech for sustainable agriculture

Call for Applications – AgriTech Pitch Day 2023 in Hannover Bonn and Hannover, August 24, 2023 – The AgriTech Pitch Day 2023 on September 28 in Hannover will focus on the future of agriculture. The event is organized by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and RootCamp, with RootCamp serving as host. Founders of agricultural technology companies (AgriTech) will have the exclusive opportunity there to present their innovative solutions and ideas to a select group of investors, corporat
23. August 2023

beeOLED raises EUR 13.3m in Series A funding from world-class deep tech investors to solve the last big challenge of the OLED industry

The German deep tech startup will use the investment to further develop its innovative, high-efficiency, deep-blue emitter technology towards go-to-market-readiness. Dresden, 23 August 2023 – beeOLED, a Dresden-based deep-tech startup, today announced it has raised EUR 13.3m for a Series A funding co-led by eCAPITAL and Innovation Industries. The round was joined by KBC Focus Fund as well as existing investors M Ventures (the corporate venture capital arm of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, G
9. August 2023

German robotic Start-up is Ready to Shape the Future of Automation in Textile Industry

Munich, Germany, 9 August 2023 – Munich-based deep tech start-up sewts closed a €7m series A financing round with an impressive set of top tier investors on board. The funding round was dominated by international leading industrial and tech investors: Emerald Technology Ventures, CNB Capital, EquityPitcher Ventures and Nabtesco Technology Venture as new investors, as well as further contributions from existing shareholders Bayern Kapital, APEX Ventures and HTGF. With the new funding
4. August 2023


Cologne-based gridscale offers an innovative range multi-tenant IaaS and PaaS products and services. The strategic acquisition will enable OVHcloud, the European cloud leader, to significantly accelerate its geographical deployment, and to enter the very fast-growing market of Edge Computing. High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) was the first investor back in 2016 and has closely supported the successful development of gridscale. The start-up’s existing investors including HTGF, En
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2. August 2023

YOND, the innovative Gym Operating System, secures pre-seed funding from HTGF

FitTech start-up from Wiesbaden successfully closes pre-seed financing round with High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF). Innovative Gym Operating System enables gym club chains to scale their business model. The fresh capital will boost the young company’s innovation and growth. Wiesbaden, Germany, 2 August 2023 – YOND, the emerging FitTech start-up with its innovative Gym Operating System, has received pre-seed funding from HTGF. The mission of the YOND team, led by foun
1. August 2023

Supportwave raises $2.2 Million Seed Funding to accelerate the Future of IT Support Services

London, United Kingdom – 1 August 2023 — Supportwave is pleased to announce the successful closure of its seed funding round, following their pre-seed round in late 2021. The capital injection will enable the IT Support resource platform to continue to deploy its industry leading strategic sourcing of IT Support Specialists.  The round of investment has been secured by industry leaders including High-Tech Gründerfonds, Big Sur Ventures and Fuel Ventures. The capital rais
1. August 2023

Bind-X secures €10 million in financing as part of its Series B financing round

Specialist in biological binding of materials expands internationally and prepares further market entries in agriculture, mining, and infrastructure. Martinsried, 1st of August 2023 – Bind-X, a fast-growing industrial biotechnology company, has successfully closed a €10 million financing round. The funding was provided by renowned investors from Germany and abroad (HG Ventures, K&K 1, Greeneering Invest, Saxovent) and will help drive the decarbonization and biologization of es
27. July 2023

Materials Nexus raises £2m to accelerate the world’s change to net-zero materials

Materials Nexus’ unique technology combines AI with quantum mechanics to accurately and rapidly predict novel, high-performing and sustainable materials. The innovation bypasses slow, conventional experimental approaches and accelerates material development from decades to just months – aiding our journey to net-zero. Many of our greenest technologies, including wind turbines and electric vehicles, can benefit from developments in efficiency and performance from their advance
14. July 2023

Pioneering research projects at the 8th Life Science Pitch Day at the IZB

A total of sixteen teams presented their innovative ideas to more than 50 investors at the Munich start-up center. Investors at the 8th Life Science Pitch Day (Photo: Dominik Gierke / IZB) Martinsried near Munich, July 14, 2023 – On July 13, 2023, the Munich Innovation and Start-up Center for Biotechnology (IZB) organized the 8th Life Science Pitch Day in cooperation with High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), Leaps by Bayer, and Boehringer Ingelheim, which brought together sixteen biotech
12. July 2023

ReCatalyst Announces Successful Closing of Oversubscribed Seed Financing Round

ReCatalyst is developing a nano-tech platform for production of next-generation of intermetallic platinum-alloy PEM fuel cell catalysts with the core mission to enable an optimized usage of platinum group metals.   Slovenian Startup ReCatalyst was able to convince an outstanding international syndicate consisting of HTGF, xista science ventures and OCCIDENT, along with Slovenian investors, to invest €1.7 million. The funding will be used to enhance market readiness and accele
12. July 2023

Vertama raises seven-figure seed funding for efficient, digital healthcare processes

Berlin, 12 July 2023 – Vertama digitises medical reporting processes in the hospital environment, transforming time-consuming manual work into efficient, partially fully automated processes. Led by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), Berlin Angel Fund and renowned business angels are jointly investing in the seed round of the Berlin-based start-up. Following the philosophy of developing accessible services that can be easily implemented in existing systems as scalable products, Vertama
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11. July 2023

PlastFormance wins HTGF as lead investor for growth financing round – Internationally patented platform technology for innovative materials

Teisendorf, 11 July 2023 – The new material start-up PlastFormance strengthens the foundation for further growth and series production at its production site in Berchtesgadener Land, Bavaria. High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is investing in PlastFormance GmbH with its newly launched HTGF IV fund together with ICIG Ventures Holding S.A. and Jobest GmbH. From e-mobility to fuel cell technology and nuclear medicine – the technologies of the future require the use of sophisticated m
6. July 2023

Record investment for HTGF portfolio company: EGYM receives €207 million in growth capital from new US investor Affinity Partners

Shared vision: drive digitalization of the fitness industry and connect it with the healthcare market through corporate health This investment will allow for further expansion of EGYM Wellpass employee corporate health network EGYM expects a profitable fiscal year in 2023 EGYM has been part of HTGF’s portfolio since 2011. The round is one of the largest in the seed investor’s portfolio CEO Philipp Roesch-Schlanderer: “EGYM’s smart workout solutions accele