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Tobias Jacob – Senior Marketing & Communications Manager
12. June 2024

New component for Germany’s Future Fund: HTGF Opportunity Fund launches with €660 million for growth-phase investments

Through the new fund, HTGF will be able to invest in selected HTGF portfolio companies. The objective of the HTGF Opportunity Fund is to increase the volume of later-stage financing rounds in the HTGF portfolio as required. Tenth Future Fund component added – another measure taken by the German government as part of its start-up strategy, helping to strengthen the country’s profile as a start-up hub. HTGF is one of Germany’s most active early-stage investors. Since its i
6. June 2024

SmartLoC secures 1.8 million Euros seed funding to revolutionize international trade payments

Hamburg, Germany – 6 June 2024 – SmartLoC, a pioneering startup focused on developing a cutting-edge, fully digital B2B payment solution based on the monitoring of shipments and specifically tailored for international trade, today announces the successful closure of its seed round, raising a total of 1.8 million euros. The round is led by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), one of the leading seed investors in Europe. Other investors include Loggerhead -Ventures, an early stage climatech VC
5. June 2024

Synthara Raises Over USD 11M to expand the embedded computing market and enable AI applications

Swiss semiconductor startup Synthara raises USD 5.5m in financing and USD 5.9M in grants to increase compute performance of embedded chips by orders of magnitude. Synthara’s ComputeRAMTM enables general-purpose embedded chips to address a wide variety of AI-rich applications, lowering costs and time to market and creating new opportunities for chipmakers and device makers. The round is led by leading European deep tech investor Vsquared Ventures, with OTB Ventures, Hermann Hauser’
5. June 2024

Plancraft secures €12 million funding to digitalize the European labor industry

● Plancraft, which helps craftsmen digitize their work processes, raises €12 million in Series A funding led by Creandum.● Plancraft enables businesses to tackle current challenges like labor shortages and bureaucracy. One billion euros in construction volume has already been processed through the software.● The Hamburg-based company was founded in February 2020 by Julian Wiedenhaus, Alexander Noll, and Richard Keil. Today, Plancraft employs more than 40 people and serves over 10,000
3. June 2024

Neural Concept Raises $27 million Series B to further accelerate global growth

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 3, 2024- Neural Concept, the leading Engineering Intelligence platform that transforms product design with 3D Deep Learning, today announced that it has raised $27 million in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Forestay Capital, with the D. E. Shaw group and existing investors Alven, CNB Capital, HTGF, and Aster Group also participating. This round follows the company’s $9 million Series A round in March 20
30. May 2024

Unlocking Soil Carbon: Berlin-based Climate Tech startup Seqana raises €2.1M Seed round to unlock scalable carbon farming on 6 continents from space

Seqana, a SaaS platform that measures the climate impact of carbon farming projects, has announced its €2.1M first-closing seed round led by HTGF and Counteract with further commitment from existing investor ReGen Ventures. Seqana’s earth observation / satellite imagery powered ML models slash the costs of soil carbon measurement by up to 50%, further improving month over month and empowering the agrifood sector and the voluntary carbon markets to scale one of the most cost-effective
28. May 2024

€1.3 Million for the Legal AI: Successful Funding for Legal Tech JUPUS

The startup JUPUS has successfully attracted new investors for its AI-powered secretary for lawyers which is the first to enable the legally trained and fully automated communication and processing in legal matters. Leading the funding is the High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), along with Combination VC, consisting of business angels such as Refurbed founder Kilian Kaminski and Wandelbots CTO Georg Püschel. Among the existing investors returning for this round are well-known family offices, as
16. May 2024

Caeli Wind, the digital platform for wind energy sites, secures €11 million in fresh capital in a Series A funding round.

Notion Capital, Santander Alternative Investments and existing investors provide the digital wind energy pioneer with growth capital for deeper value creation and international expansion. Berlin, London, Madrid (16 May 2024) – Caeli Wind, the platform for analysing and marketing wind energy locations founded by Ben Schlemmermeier and Heiko Bartels in 2022, announced today that it has secured €11 million in growth capital from international investors. The round was led by re