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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
 
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17. January 2024

SKY ENGINE AI raises $7M to accelerate vision AI development for automotive, robotics, medical diagnosis & more

Rapidly growing Synthetic Data Cloud builds on commercial momentum with Series A led by Cogito Capital Partners with Edge VC, Taiwania Capital, Movens Capital and HTGF Investors’ previous portfolio include Unity and Landing.ai Company serves customers like Renault Group, Samsung, Ericsson, partnering Nvidia and Microsoft London, UK – 17 January 2024: SKY ENGINE AI has raised its Series A round to help tech companies improve computer vision with Synthetic Data Cloud for A
 
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16. January 2024

INERATEC Raises $129 Million Led by Piva Capital to Usher in the Next Era of Sustainable Mobility

Investment to Accelerate the Production and Commercialization of Carbon-Neutral e-Fuel Karlsruhe, Germany – January 16, 2024 – INERATEC, a pioneering e-Fuel company, announced it has raised over $129 million in its Series B funding round, led by Piva Capital with additional participation from HG Ventures, TDK Ventures, Copec WIND Ventures, Rock Creek, Emerald, Samsung Ventures as well as the increased support from current investors, including global corporates like ENGIE New V
 
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19. December 2023

Next-generation laser technology: Midel Photonics secures EUR 1 million in seed funding

Targeted shaping of laser beams is an increasingly important topic in manufacturing. Many processing steps rely on lasers and are reaching their limits. Bonn-based startup Midel Photonics solves this problem with an innovative laser beam shaping solution. Midel Photonics successfully closes EUR 1 million seed financing round led by HTGF. The financing round is strengthened by angel investments from several industry experts, including Thomas Merk and Dr. Markus Dilger. With the n
 
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12. December 2023

AuditOne closes €800k seed round to scale smart contract audits and other Web3 security services delivered by a decentralized workforce.

Cybersecurity remains a strong market, while Web3 is a fast-growing sector becoming increasingly important. Cologne-based AuditOne, a smart contract security platform, has completed a seed round of more than €800k led by HTGF. Business angels, such as Sebastian Herzog, Florian von Bodman, and others, are also investing. The funding will be used to drive the development of AI SaaS solutions and to scale faster. There are now more than 400 security experts on the platform who re
 
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28. November 2023

PraxisEins – Strategic capital increase by HTGF and Hessen Kapital

Frankfurt am Main, 28.11.2023 – The state-supported practice network PraxisEins is receiving a further strategic capital increase from High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), bmh Beteiligungs-Managementgesellschaft Hessen (via the Hessen Kapital I fund) and market expert investors. The Frankfurt-based company makes it easier for doctors to enter the field of outpatient care, thereby addressing the impending shortage of GPs. The new capital will be deployed to further develop the company’
 
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22. November 2023

Very Successful Exit for HTGF: DRACOON joins Kiteworks

DRACOON joins Kiteworks. As part of the deal, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) will sell its shares.  HTGF was the first institutional investor in the seed round in 2010.  HTGF has actively supported DRACOON through various stages of its development, backing it on its way to becoming a leading player in the field of enterprise file sharing and collaboration. DRACOON is a fast-growing market leader in the field of enterprise file sharing and collaboration in German-spea
 
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3. November 2023

GlassFlow raises $1.1m in pre-seed funding to democratize the data streaming market

Data streaming is one of the biggest growing markets benefiting from the adoption of new technologies.   Big data, IoT, and AI generate continuous data, but organizations lack the infrastructure expertise to harness it.   The Berlin-based startup GlassFlow secured $1,1m in a pre-seed round led by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) for their streaming infrastructure solution to democratize data streaming.     Further investors include TinyVC, Roos
 
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31. October 2023

Graylog Secures $39 Million Investment to Accelerate Growth and Security Product Line Expansion

HOUSTON — Oct. 31, 2023 — Graylog, the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and log management company, announced that it has secured $39 million in funding to help continue its significant growth momentum. New investor Silver Lake Waterman and existing investors Piper Sandler Merchant Banking and Harbert Growth Partners led the funding. Other existing investors such as High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) also participated in the financing round. In the third quarter of 2023, G
 
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26. October 2023

RAYDIAX secures €3.5 million in fresh capital to develop its therapy assistance computed tomography system in the fight against cancer

RAYDIAX, a Magdeburg spin-off of the STIMULATE research campus, secures a total of €3.5 million in seed funding and grants The capital will be used to advance the development of RAYDIAX’s assistance system for image-guided, minimally invasive cancer interventions up to the pre-clinical prototype and to accelerate market development in Europe and the US Investors in the seed round include High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), bmp Ventures with the IBG funds and experienced business a
 
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23. October 2023

FarmInsect raises oversubscribed €8m Series A to commercially scale its insect farming technology  

Agritech start-up FarmInsect has successfully completed an oversubscribed Series A financing round, raising a total of € 8 million.   The round was led by Sandwater with participation from Bayern Kapital, Australia’s Minderoo Foundation, and the EIC fund, with additional participation from existing investors HTGF and UnternehmerTUM Funding for Innovators.  The Munich-based company has developed an end-to-end, modularized solution for decentralized production of inse
 
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9. October 2023

Soluterials’ innovative and sustainable aluminium material revolutionises the industry – Seed investment from HTGF and business angels

Beelitz, 9 October 2023 – German start-up Soluterials has raised a seven-figure sum in the first closing of its seed round to accelerate the market launch of its innovative and sustainable high performance pure aluminium material »SoluteriAL«. SoluteriAL reduces the carbon footprint and offers superior properties compared to conventional aluminium metal or alloys, opening new opportunities for a wide range of industries. Backed by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and three business ang