HTGF News

Our press pages provide up-to-date information on important developments at the High-Tech Gründerfonds and in the HTGF family. This also includes news from our portfolio companies.

We are convinced that a strong start-up ecosystem is important for Germany as a business centre. As Europe’s most active early-stage investor, with around 900 million euros under management, we are an important part of this ecosystem. We want to strengthen it, which also involves providing information about our work. We are the media’s go-to contact for all matters relating to start-ups, venture capital and, of course, our portfolio companies. Please get in touch with us.

27. July 2021

Anne Ossenbühl appointed new CFO at High-Tech Gründerfonds

Bonn, July 27 2021 – Anne Ossenbühl (51) has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at seed investor High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) starting August 1, 2021. Anne Ossenbühl joins HTGF from Duales System Holding GmbH, where she was most recently Head of Finance, Accounting and Controlling. As well as assuming overall responsibility for all financial areas, she will be part of HTGF’s partners’ committee and the first point of contact for company management in commercial matters. M
 
12. July 2021

Next growth steps for Cevotec: Welcome GFM as new partner and shareholder, changes in management

In July 2021, Cevotec welcomes GFM GmbH as new partner and shareholder. GFM has acquired a 49% share in Cevotec from early financial investors who exit their investments after 5 years of supporting the company from the onset. Along with the new partnership, also the management team continues to adapt and grow.Shaping future innovations: since its foundation in 1945, GFM is recognized as a global leader for high-tech industrial systems tailored to individual customer needs. Their lines of mac
 
5. July 2021

Cutanos closes first financing round with investor consortium from Austria and Germany

Max Planck spin-off develops immunotherapies through innovative platform technology Vienna, July 5 2021 - Cutanos GmbH, a Viennese biotech start-up, announces the successful closing of its first financing round with KHAN Technology Transfer Fund I (KHAN-I), High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), IST cube and another private investor. Cutanos was founded in early 2021 as a spin-off of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces. The core of the company is its Langerhans Cell Target Del
 
2. July 2021

Stock market launch for Mister Spex SE: Major success for early-stage investor HTGF

Mister Spex goes public 14 years after its launch: The IPO is a major success for High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), which has held a stake in the eyewear company since 2008 as its first institutional investor.With more than 1,000 employees and annual sales of EUR 164 million (2020), Mister Spex is the leading digital omnichannel eyewear brand in Europe.Alex von Frankenberg, Managing Director of HTGF: “The IPO of Mister Spex is a fantastic achievement for the management team and founders