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Digital marketplace for wind farms: Caeli Wind wins High-Tech Gründerfonds as investor

June 29, 2023

Berlin, 29 June 2023 – Caeli Wind, Germany’s first digital marketplace for wind farms, has set itself the goal of driving the expansion of wind energy in Germany through intelligent solutions. High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), one of Europe’s leading seed investors, is now backing the innovative start-up.


Caeli Wind has developed a digital platform that identifies areas with wind potential and enables their professional marketing. The groundbreaking software checks all important criteria, from spatial planning to grid connection and economic viability.
By accelerating the evaluation, planning and awarding processes, Caeli Wind makes a significant contribution to increasing the likelihood of implementation and the speed of wind energy development.

Caeli Wind Team
Team of Caeli Wind (Picture: Caeli Wind)

Heiko Bartels, Managing Director of Caeli Wind, explains that HTGF’s investment will enable Caeli Wind to strengthen its activities in the German market and prepare for expansion into neighbouring markets: “We are excited about the confidence High-Tech Gründerfonds has placed in us. HTGF’s capital and network will be a strong catalyst for our further growth and thus an important contribution to the energy transition. HTGF is a well-established player in the start-up ecosystem. We are proud to be part of this community.“

Klaus Lehmann, Partner Industrial Tech at High-Tech Gründerfonds, sees Caeli Wind as an exciting investment: “Caeli has managed to make an important contribution to accelerating the energy transition in a very short time. The company has proprietary, highly disruptive software algorithms that simplify and shorten the process of identifying and analysing wind-energy sites. With a site pipeline of more than 2 gigawatts of wind power, Caeli is already very successful in terms of sales despite its young age. Caeli is led by an experienced founding team that has successfully built companies in the renewable energy sector. We intend to support the growth process with capital and expertise.“

Caeli Wind Marktplatz
Digital marketplace of Caeli Wind (Visualization: Caeli Wind)

About Caeli Wind
Caeli Wind is a digital marketplace that identifies wind potential sites for landowners and enables professional AI-based analysis and marketing. We want to dramatically increase the likelihood and speed of implementation in the wind industry – that’s why we bring project developers and landowners together on our marketplace and create land liquidity.
For more information, please visit www.caeli-wind.de.

Media Contact
Linda Günther
+49 162 384 32 51
linda.guenther@caeli-wind.de

About High-Tech Gründerfonds
The seed investor High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) finances tech start-ups with growth potential and has supported more than 700 start-ups since 2005. With the launch of its fourth fund, HTGF now has about 1.4 billion euros under management. Its team of experienced investment managers and start-up experts support young companies with expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and passion. HTGF’s focus is on high-tech start-ups in the fields of digital tech, industrial tech, life sciences, chemistry and related business areas. To date, external investors have injected more than 4.5 billion euros of capital into the HTGF portfolio via more than 2,000 follow-on financing rounds. In addition, HTGF has already successfully sold shares in more than 160 companies.
Fund investors in this public-private partnership include the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, KfW Capital and 45 companies from a wide range of industries.

Media contact
High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH
Tobias Jacob, Senior Marketing & Communications Manager
+49 228 82300–121
t.jacob@htgf.de

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