Dr. Tanja Emmerling appointed Partner of High-Tech Gründerfonds
Since March 2018, Dr. Tanja Emmerling (41 years) has headed the Berlin office of High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF). Now she has been appointed partner. “Following the extremely successful and rapid establishment of the Berlin office, we are very pleased to strengthen the extended management team with Tanja. This will give us even more impact for the entire HTGF”, explains Dr. Alex von Frankenberg, Managing Partner of the HTGF. In total, there are eleven partners, more than a quarter of them are women.
Ms. Emmerling has been a member of the HTGF team since 2014. AI, IoT, Mobility & Logistics, IT Security, Block chain and SaaS companies are her passion. She is involved as a start-up mentor and is a welcome guest on various panels. Before joining HTGF, she was Head of New Ventures responsible for incubation and corporate ventures at a media company. “Being able to represent Europe’s most active seed investor as a partner in Berlin offers incredible opportunities to launch new companies,” says Ms. Emmerling.
Berlin is an important location for the HTGF. The metropolis is a central contact point for start-ups, international investors and companies. A team of five investment managers is already working there. “But we have not only expanded the team in Berlin. New investment managers have also come on board at the Bonn location. With around 220 transactions per year – i.e. new investments, follow-up financing and exits – the need for excellent investment managers has increased further,” explains Dr. Alex von Frankenberg.
About High-Tech Gründerfonds
High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is a seed investor that finances high-potential, tech-driven startups. With EUR 895.5 million in total investment volume across three funds and an international network of partners, HTGF has already helped forge more than 550 startups since 2005. Driven by their expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and passion, its team of experienced investment managers and startup experts help guide the development of young companies. HTGF’s focus is on high-tech startups in a range of sectors, including software, media, internet, hardware, automation, health care, chemistry and life sciences. To date, external investors have injected over EUR 2 billion into the HTGF portfolio via more than 1,400 follow-on financing rounds. HTGF has also successfully sold interests in more than 100 companies.