20. November 2023
ESG at HTGF: Helping to drive sustainable innovations
In this interview, Claudia Raber and Dr. Adrian Fuchs from our ESG team offer insights into their work and present High-Tech Gründerfonds’ (HTGF) recently published ESG Report. They talk about the importance of sustainability in the start-up world and show how we and our portfolio are actively contributing to a more sustainable future.
Our first ESG Report was recently published. What did it focus on?
Claudia: The ESG Report centred on our fourth fund generation, HTGF
19. October 2023
Is Product Management the missing puzzle piece in Europe?
In his daily work with early-stage Industrial Tech founders, our Principal Gregor Haidl places particular emphasis on deeply understanding the customer and defining a successful product. Effective product management is a cornerstone, vital not only for start-ups, but for companies of all sizes and industries. Gregor sat down with Elias Lieberich, who brings an extensive background in product management.
Having spent over a decade at Google and YouTube building some of their biggest
19. October 2023
Quo vadis e-fuels? The road ahead for alternative fuels
What role will e-fuels play for the drivetrains of tomorrow? It’s a topic that is being talked about more and more in politics and across society – sometimes in a highly emotional way. After all, many believe that the use of alternative drivetrains hinges on a fundamental question: Will we ever be able to move away from the principle of using combustion engines?
The discussion at the start of the year was an important one, as it shone a spotlight on the important topic of e-fuels an
18. September 2023
The best network is an active one – how HTGF supports C-level recruitment
For every company, finding access to specialized expertise and especially finding the perfect individual to complement a team can be a lengthy and resource-intensive search. This is where the HTGF can offer excellent support, thanks to its extensive network. It connects those who are seeking with those who are offering. For nearly three years, these threads have come together through Christina Siebel, Senior HR Relationship Manager. With over 15 years of professional experience in human reso
15. September 2023
Generation Greentech: How young ideas change the world
Five quick questions for Daniela Bach, Senior Investment Manager HTGF and Christian-Hauke Poensgen, Co-Founder Maya Climate
Christian-Hauke Poensgen, Co-Founder, Maya Climate and Daniela Bach, Senior Investment Manager, HTGF
What is Maya Climate and why can your idea make the world a little better?
Christian-Hauke Poensgen: We are a financing platform for nature-based solutions (NbS). These are some of the most efficient and scalable solutions for avoiding and reducing carbon in
15. August 2023
Investments in drug development: “We need to get to the source of the deals”
Dr. Frank Hensel is Principal at High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), where he is primarily responsible for start-ups from the field of drug development. Before joining HTGF, he was a successful entrepreneur himself and is now able to share his practical experience with start-ups. We sat down for a chat with him about the challenges of the sector, how HTGF is on the lookout for new innovations and why partnerships are especially important in this field.
Frank, your investments are focused
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
12. July 2023
How the circular economy will change our world
Many companies are transforming their operations from a linear towards a more circular economy. The transformation process often takes a long time, is complex and costly. Developing and promoting the circular economy is not just beneficial for the environment, but obviously it creates the possibility of better and more sustainable access to raw materials in the long-term. It might help to reduce the dependency on international suppliers and can strengthen the own position in the v
13. June 2023
Start-up Stories with Betterfront: delighting customers!
How can technology help venture capital firms make better investments? We explore this question in the latest edition of Start-up Stories, HTGF’s short video format. Our guest is Michel Geolier, co-founder and CEO of Betterfront. The Munich-based investment technology company offers a fundraising and data analytics platform that enables fund managers to attract, engage and retain institutional investors. In doing so, Betterfront is creating the largest secondary market platform for LP