More Than Capital

HTGF is THE seed investor for innovative technologies and business models. We are successful in supporting the best founders whose ideas can revolutionize entire industries and improve people’s lives – from the foundation of a start-up to its exit.

The HTGF shares its experience with us, for example concerning reporting. This helps enormously when it comes to optimizing processes on the one hand, while remaining transparent on the other. However, the investor never intervenes more deeply than necessary, so that our start-up momentum is maintained.
Miriam Haerst Co-Founder / Managing Partner Kumovis GmbH
Thanks to the very broad portfolio, HTGF has developed a very rational and scientific approach to addressing the issues of start-ups. They are able to provide very valuable insights in our decisions based on experience and facts.
Pierre Baqué Co-Founder / CEO Neutral Concept Ltd.
As a Start-up the value of being able to participate in the HTGF network cannot be overemphasized. We met our first client at an HTGF event, although we were not even in the portfolio at that time.
Philipp Bürling Founder Numaferm GmbH
We’ve been receiving HTGF’s unconditional support for eight years now. During a start-up’s journey, a lot of things don’t turn out the way you expected. That’s why as entrepreneurs we need a partner at our side who can provide us with considered advice and support, and help us to get back up every time we fall and to do things better.
Philipp Roesch-Schlanderer Founder and CEO eGym
HTGF was the first investor who understood our idea and vision and invested in the pre-product phase.
Julia Bösch Founder and CEO Outfittery
We were able to successfully secure our exit after just three years. During this intensive process, our investment manager was an excellent sparring partner for us when it came to hiring consultants and lawyers and sorting out contractual details, among various other things. HTGF’s experience in exiting companies was invaluable.
Johannes Weber Co-Founder bentekk GmbH | A Dräger Company
We love being on the HTPC every year. This is where we meet corporate champions from large industrial companies who refer us to the relevant contact persons. This is invalueable our business development.
Dr. Tim Pohlmann Founder & CEO IPlytics GmbH
“We found an investor for our follow-on financing at the Family Day event.”
Felix Brand Founder and Managing Director CardioSecur

Sectors we invest in

Our passion is high tech. We invest in start-ups in the fields of digital tech, industrial technology, life sciences, chemistry and related business areas. Our (former) portfolio companies include: 6Wunderkinder, MisterSpex, Rigontec, Amal Therapeutics, Next Kraftwerke, Orbital Express (Orbex), Outfittery, IconicLab, Emma, NFON, Immunic, Grancentrix and Kiwigrid.

Our investment criteria

Your company

  • is a high-tech start-up from the fields of digital tech, industrial technology, life sciences, chemistry or a related business area.
  • is at most three years old (since commercial registration).
  • has so far received no more than 500,000 euros in equity capital, silent partnerships or convertible loans from other investors.
  • has its headquarters in Germany or an independent branch office in Germany if it is based in another European country. Start-ups from abroad must have a clear connection to Germany and use a large part of our investment sum there. We also work with regional investors abroad.

How we offer financing

We invest up to 1 million euros in the seed round either as the lead investor or with partners. You can either bring partners with you or we can approach suitable investors from our network on your behalf.

In total, we can invest 3 million euros across all financing rounds – and we open doors. So far, more than 2.4 billion euros of capital from external investors have flowed into the HTGF portfolio.

We do not have a single financing model. We finance flexibly, as suits your company.

Everything for your success

Our start-ups become part of the #HTGFFamily, one of the strongest networks in the high-tech venture sector, where we use our expertise to actively support growth, customer acquisition, hiring, co-investment and follow-up financing.

Around 900 millions euros under management

Since 2005 we have invested in almost 600 start-ups. In addition, more than 2.4 billion euros of capital from external investors have flowed into the HTGF portfolio across more than 1,500 follow-up financing rounds. We have already achieved more than 100 successful exits, including IPOs.

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