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.

Press
18. May 2022

Ventech, HTGF and Renown Business Angels Invest More than €4 Million in the Retail Tech Startup 7Learnings

7Learnings has secured more than €4 Million from Ventech (lead investor), HTGF and Celonis managers in its latest funding roundSince 2019, 7Learnings offers retailers a SaaS solution for machine learning-based pricing & marketing optimizationThe software increases profits for its clients by >10% on averageThe company targets to make its software the leading platform for retail optimization of tomorrow Berlin, May 18, 2022 - The start-up was founded in 2019 by Martin Nowak, Ei
 
Press
12. May 2022

Very successful exit for HTGF: AMCS to acquire Quentic – strong partners for a green future

With its modular SaaS solution, Quentic simplifies management and reporting in the fields of environmental, health, safety and quality (EHSQ) management and environment, social and governance (ESG).The acquisition by AMCS will further strengthen Quentic GmbH’s position as one of the leading providers of integrated software solutions in EHSQ and ESG.Together with a business angel, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) was the first investor in the company back in 2008 and has closely supported its
 
Press
3. May 2022

Tubulis Closes €60 Million Series B Financing to Accelerate its ADC Pipeline and Expand its Breadth of Platform Technologies

MUNICH, GERMANY, May 3, 2022 – Tubulis today announced the successful completion of a €60 million (USD $63 million) Series B financing led by Andera Partners with participation from new investors Evotec and Fund+. All existing investors also participated in the round, including Bayern Kapital (with Wachstumsfonds Bayern 2), BioMedPartners, coparion, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), OCCIDENT and Seventure Partners. The new capital will be used to advance Tubulis’ proprietary pipeline of
 
Press
28. April 2022

Venly Raises 21 Million Euros in Series A to Bring More Users Into Web3

Venly, a blockchain wallet solution, surpasses 2M users to provide frictionless solutions for game publishers and ecommerce businesses worldwide. April 28th, Antwerp / Berlin—Venly, a major blockchain technology provider from Belgium, today announces it has secured over €21 million (USD$23 million) in Series A funding, led by Courtside Ventures with participation from Transcend Fund, Coinbase Ventures, Tioga Capital, High-Tech Gründerfonds, Fortino, Plug and Play, Leadblock Partners,
 
Press
28. April 2022

Another successful exit for High-Tech Gründerfonds – Bosch Sensortec acquires Arioso Systems

Bosch enters the attractive market segment for micro speakers. Acquisition means broader diversification of Bosch Sensortec’s portfolio.Arioso Systems is one of the world’s most innovative providers of MEMS micro speaker technology. Together with Bosch, it will leverage the full potential of its micro speakers.Dr. Alex von Frankenberg, Managing Director of High-Tech Gründerfonds: “Highly innovative start-ups provide a real business and technology boost to established companies. HTGF i
 
Press
27. April 2022

Successful exit for High-Tech Gründerfonds: Fagron acquires HiperScan

High-Tech Gründerfonds invested in technology company HiperScan, a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, shortly after its founding in 2008Dresden-based HiperScan has established itself as the market leader for raw material identification in German pharmaciesBecoming part of Fagron will help accelerate the international establishment of HiperScan's technology and promote the adoption of personalized medicine Bonn, 27 April 2022 – Fagron, a leading global c
 
Press
20. April 2022

Tangany closes €7m in seed round to continue their Whitelabel Crypto Custody growth strategy

Tangany uses proprietary technology to offer reliable, scalable and highly secure white-label custody of digital assets on the blockchainProvides custody services to more than 40 clients including Tezos Foundation, Quirin Privatbank and Exporo Currently has €400m digital assets under custodyFunding round is led by Nauta Capital and supported by existing investor HTGF and new investor C3 VC Fund Munich, 20 April 2022 - Tangany, a BaFin-regulated white-label platform for custody
 
Press
12. April 2022

Coinpanion raises seed round to over 5 million €: US-Ledger-Investor & Ex Bitpanda Executives invest in crypto company

New investors: US crypto Unicorn VC (Ledger, Blockchain.com), Finanzcheck.de founders, Busuu founder Bernhard Niesner, ex Bitpanda executives as well as existing investors Gschwandtner / HansmannOne of the highest seed investments in Austrian startup historyFunding for growth and expansion in Europe Vienna, 12 April 2022 - Coinpanion, the Austrian start-up for easy entry into the world of crypto investments, increased its seed investment from last autumn (note: 1.8 million euros) to a
 
Blog
31. March 2022

“We had to scale up the scaling process itself”: An interview with BioNTech’s Dr Oliver Hennig

How do you develop, test and produce a vaccine within an extremely short space of time to combat a disease that little is known about? BioNTech knows the answer. Dr Oliver Hennig, Senior Vice President Operations, is a part of this success story. At HTGF’s High-Tech Partnering Conference (HTPC) on 12 April 2022, he’ll be talking about his experiences during the past months. In this interview, Dr Hennig explains how he and his team went about planning and implementing the production and d