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19. September 2022
The start-up syte raises 2.6 million euros in its latest round of financing. High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and four other investors from the real estate industry invested. This brings the company closer to its ambitious goal of using AI to analyse the economic and ecological potential of land throughout Germany and make it accessible to users in a digital cadastre. Münster, 19. September 2022- Determining the development potential of land is a sought-after skill in Germany. With
 
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15. September 2022

Aignostics Raises €14m Series A to Advance AI-powered Pathology

Oversubscribed financing round with top-tier life science investors, led by Wellington PartnersSpin-off from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin developing sophisticated AI models to improve understanding, diagnosis and treatment of complex diseasesFunds to expand US market presence and further advance AI platform Berlin, Germany, 15th September 2022 – Aignostics, a spin-off from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, developing novel digital pathology solutions with “
 
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12. September 2022

AWAKE Mobility secures €4 million in seed financing to drive greener, more efficient bus services

Smart technology to drive greener, more efficient bus services €4 million in fresh capital for monitoring the condition of bus fleets with the aid of AIAWAKE Mobility secures B&C Innovation Investments as lead investor as part of capital increaseCo-investors include HTGF, the founders of Flixbus, the former CEO of MAN Truck & Bus, the former President/CEO of General Motors Europe, Synapse Partners from Silicon Valley and additional angel investorsAWAKE Mobility technology alread
 
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8. September 2022

ecopals secures seven-figure funding from High-Tech Gründerfonds and Fraunhofer Technologie-Transfer Fonds to make road construction more sustainable

Berlin, 8 September 2022 - In cooperation with the Fraunhofer ICT and the University of Kassel, ecopals has developed an asphalt additive made from non-recyclable plastics that increases the service life of roads, reduces their carbon footprint, and presents a new recycling option for waste plastics. With the successful seed financing from High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and existing investor Fraunhofer Technologie-Transfer Fonds (FTTF), ecopals is aiming to lift the product into a widespread
 
Press
7. September 2022

faCellitate, a BASF spin-off, closes a €3.7m seed round led by SARSTEDT and HTGF

Proprietary intelligent polymer surface coating platform enables development of first-in-class lab materials for modern cell culture applications Closing of seed round completed raising €3.7 million from SARSTEDT, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), R3 Consulting, ARVE Capital, ROI Verwaltungsgesellschaft and Chemovator.faCellitate has developed an intelligent and ultra-low attachment polymer surface coating platform. The first launched product thereof is targeting 3D cell culture, enabling
 
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7. September 2022

Plancraft receives seed funding & grants to digitize the craft industry

Hamburg, 7 September 2022 – In its seed financing round, the software-as-a-service start-up Plancraft receives 1.9 million euros from institutional investors as well as 200,000 euros in funding. The Hamburg-based trio of founders is using the funding to boost the marketing of its simplicity-driven invoicing software in the craft market, which has been little digitized to date. The vision behind Plancraft is getting closer: to create the basis for businesses to be economically successful.
 
Press
1. September 2022

C-mo Medical Solutions raises €4.1 million aiming to transform cough monitoring

C-mo Medical Solutions is an award-winning start-up that is unravelling the potential of assessing cough towards improved diagnosis, treatment courses and disease management. The company has now raised 4.1€Mn in a seed round led by Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund. This investment will allow the company to bring its innovative cough-monitoring technology to the market. Lisbon, 1 September 2022 – C-mo Medical Solutions has announced today the closing of a 4.1€Mn seed investment roun
 
Blog
10. August 2022

From the sandpit to product-market fit: Instagrid features in HTGF Start-up Stories

How do I find product-market fit? How do you find the right idea to start a business? And why is it so important to design a prototype early on? These are just some of the many questions that Andreas Sedlmayr, one of Instagrid’s founders, has got the answers to. In our brand-new series of short video clips, called Start-up Stories, we ask the founders of our portfolio companies to share some important tips and insights directly from the world of business. Instagrid specialises in
 
Press
27. July 2022

Energy transition startup node.energy raises 7 million euros in Series A financing

A total of four new investors are joining the company, while existing investors such as High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and renowned business angels are once again contributing fresh capital. The four new Series A investors were selected consciously. The financing round is led by Cologne-based VC BitStone Capital, the leading PropTech fund with strong expertise in the real estate industry. As co-investors, the 10x Founders contributes extensive experience in the software-as-a-service secto