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We are convinced that a strong start-up ecosystem is important for Germany as a business centre. As one of the leading seed investors in Europe, 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.

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1. February 2023

Edtech startup Sdui extends Series A funding round to €25 million

2023-02-01, Koblenz (Germany) - German startup Sdui secures follow-on funding to invest in scaling the business. Sdui builds the operating system foreveryday digital education and facilitates communication and organisation in schools and daycare centres with functions such as chat, digital class book or cloud. By focusing on internationalization and the extension of its product, Sdui will position itself more broadly as a reliable and innovative digitalisation partner for educational institu
 
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1. February 2023

German startup Maya Climate closes €1.2M pre-seed round to their global natural capital project financing platform to market

Funding round led by High-Tech Gründerfonds, alongside Antler and high profile business angels Maya Climate’s platform will provide project financing for natural capital projects - an investment market set to grow to $100bn per annum by 2030 Pre-seed funding will be used to launch Maya Climate into the market and accelerate product development Berlin, Germany: 1st February 2023: Maya Climate, a global project financing platform for natural capital projects, has today announ
 
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26. January 2023

Refined Laser Systems Raises €2.7m to Diagnose Cancer in Minutes

Refined Laser Systems has developed an innovative microscopy procedure to support pathology in diagnosing cancer within minutes and avoid revision surgeries. The investment was led by High-Tech Gründerfonds and APEX Ventures alongside Onsight Ventures, NRW.BANK, and Papst Venture Capital. The Seed funding will be used to develop an intraoperative microscope prototype that identifies tumor margins directly in the surgery room and will offer a diagnosis within minutes by a remote patho
 
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16. January 2023

Fintech Cerchia closes CHF 1.3 million financing round with HTGF and other investors to finance and hedge climate damages through a novel, decentralized marketplace

CHF 1.3 million seed financing round closed with lead investor HTGF and additional private investors. Cerchia AG ("Cerchia") has created the world's first marketplace for direct risk transfer on the Zilliqa Blockchain. The Swiss fintech is building a novel capital markets platform to create an efficient, transparent, and compliant solution for direct risk transfer between reinsurers and investors. The team consists of experienced capital markets and risk management executives, rein
 
Blog
12. January 2023

Start-up stories: From science to business

Their first pitch deck didn’t contain a business slide. And there wasn’t any information on market potential. These were things that Dr Isabel Schellinger and Dr Uwe Raaz simply hadn’t thought of. After all, their focus was on their research, on the amazing opportunities made possible thanks to science, and on a medical solution to an aortic disorder in humans that they had developed. This is their passion and their field of expertise. Pitching to investors and founding a start-up were
 
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refuel.green
12. January 2023

refuel.green receives €1.2 million pre-seed financing for more cost-effective production of fuels from renewable electricity (e-fuels)

A total of €1.2 million in fresh capital for particularly innovative technology refuel.green wins HTGF as lead investor for pre-seed financing TGFS Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen and two business angels are co-investors Team buildup and first customer project planned for 2023 Dresden, January 12, 2023 – e-fuels can make a decisive contribution to making the global economy independent of fossil crude oil and at the same time CO2-neutral and renewable. The refuel.green
 
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PraxisEins Founders
11. January 2023

PraxisEins closes seven-figure seed funding to relieve GPs through digital solutions and process optimisation

Frankfurt am Main, 11 January 2023 - Health tech start-up PraxisEins raises a mid-seven-figure sum in a seed financing round. Alongside the seed investor High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), family offices and business angels from the healthcare scene are also investing - with doctors being part of the investor mix. The Frankfurt-based start-up facilitates the entry of young doctors into outpatient care and thus addresses the looming shortage of GPs. With the new capital, the start-up wants to fu
 
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10. January 2023

Swiss fintech Relio secures CHF 3m in SEED round to automate compliance for complex SMEs

Relio offers SME customers a digital payment account within a short time thanks to its automated and granular compliance checking process - also for customers with more complex compliance backgrounds. The main investors in the CHF 3 million seed round include TX Ventures, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and SIX Fintech Ventures. Relio is driven by an experienced team led by Lav Odorovic, who already founded the successful SME neobank Penta in Germany. Digital business account for demanding
 
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VisioLab Founders
10. January 2023

VisioLab extends seed funding to €3.1m and prepares US market entry with Sodexo Live Accelerator

Osnabrück, 10 January 2023 - VisioLab has received additional seed funding of €2 million to accelerate scaling and ramp up its activities in the US market. The start-up offers AI-based self-checkout solutions for food service providers. The financing round was led by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), joined by local family office zwei.7 and current shareholders NBank Capital, Axel Springer & Porsche Accelerator (APX) and Jens Ohr. VisioLab will also participate in the Sodexo Live Acc