Digital Tech

Driving digitalization and creating sustainable value

Have you founded a start-up in the field of digital tech and are looking for a reliable partner to help you achieve your vision and make your mark in the digital world? Our Digital Tech team has the financing know-how you need, and also supports start-ups with its almost 17 years of venture capital experience and technology expertise. You will benefit from exclusive access to our extensive industry network and from valuable exchanges with HTGF alumni and serial entrepreneurs.

Practical advice and a hands-on mentality, as well as being a sounding board for your ideas – that’s what we have to offer. We support you in topics such as strategy, management and organization, and can lend you a helping hand or offer advice whenever you need it.

We invest in start-ups from all industries in areas such as business software, e-commerce, FinTech, IT security, PropTech, HealthTech, LegalTech, mobility and sustainability. The technologies we focus on include AR/VR, AI, blockchain, the cloud, machine learning, machine vision, mobile technology and the web.

We invest in people

We know how financing works, but we also know the specific challenges and opportunities for founders like yourselves in the field of digital technology. We understand your individual needs from seed stage to exit.

As a platform, we offer crucial benefits that go beyond financing:

Help with fundraising

  • Fast, flexible and uncomplicated initial financing
  • Connecting you with suitable co-investors from our network
  • Inspiration and knowledge transfer throughout all phases

Support for scaling

  • Joint refinement of the organizational strategy
  • Experience-based support with growth financing and access to investors
  • Sharing experiences with “grown-ups“, serial entrepreneurs and alumni from our network
  • Individual access to relevant industry players
  • Opening doors to customers and cooperation partners (especially to our fund investors)

Exit – Identifying the right time and approach with us

  • Access to potential buyers
  • Preparing for negotiations and due diligence
  • Company valuation
  • Support in finding the most suitable M&A advisors

Our team

What you can expect from us

  • We offer our own entrepreneurial experience.
  • We not only invest money, but also provide comprehensive added value.
  • We support you with our expertise in every phase and understand your needs.
  • We give you access to one of the largest VC and start-up networks in Europe.
  • We have successfully helped many founders navigate their way out of crisis situations.

In the field of digital tech, the areas in which we invest include:

 Business software

   Cloud

   IT security

Sustainability

   E-commerce

 FinTech

   LegalTech

Mobility

  PropTech

  HealthTech

and related technology fields

Our digital tech portfolio

Let’s shape the digital world of tomorrow

Digital services and products have transformed the way we live and work. Founders like yourselves have developed many innovative technologies over the past 20 years and successfully launched them on the market. Some of these start-ups remain at the forefront of innovation and have helped to shape the world’s highest valued companies.

We see huge potential to revolutionize entire industries and create value for all stakeholders. Together with you, we want to leverage these opportunities in a systematic way.

Let’s drive digitalization forward and create sustainable value.

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HTGF Academy

HTGF Academy – the knowledge platform for the entire start-up ecosystem Benefit from High-Tech Gründerfonds’ many years of experience: In seminars and training sessions, the HTGF Academy teaches you everything you need to know about founding companies, venture capital and innovation. How do I achieve product-market fit? What do I need to pay attention to when growing my business? How do I organize remote work and team structure? What legal aspects do I have to con