Our Exits


Altruja provides social fundraising software that can easily and quickly be integrated into any website. Using this software and Web 2.0, aid organizations and other fundraising institutions like universities, associations, schools, political initiatives etc. can reach new contributors and thereby exponentially increase the amount of funds they raise.

Website: www.altruja.de
HTGF-Manager: Daniela Bach
Added to portfolio 21. Sep 2010


Hornetsecurity is premium provider of cloud-based security services. Hornetsecurity products protect companies’ IT infrastructure and data.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Ansgar Kirchheim
In portfolio 02. Oct 2007 – 23. Jul 2020


Multilingual language portal, including dictionaries, language quizzes, language games and a vocabulary trainer. Wiki-style approach allows users to collaborate.

Exit since April 2015. Purchaser: Oxford University Press (OUP).

Sector: Digital Tech
Website: bab.la
HTGF-Manager: Romy Schnelle
In portfolio 29. Aug 2008 – 16. Apr 2015

Collinor Software

According to market surveys Collinor IRP is one of the leading Project Management Systems in the Enterprise Area and due various interfaces (above all to SAP) specially designed for midsized and big companies.

Website: www.collinor.de
HTGF-Manager: Jens Baumgärtner
Added to portfolio 27. Feb 2007


Compositence, a University of Stuttgart spin-off, offers innovative platform technology combining the fully automatic and low-cost mass production of composite components with maximum flexibility in the fibre architecture.

Exit since January 2017.

Sector: Chemistry
In portfolio 07. Jun 2011 – 27. Jan 2017


CONTROS provides sensor systems for detecting dissolved CO2, hydrocarbons and methane in water for up to 6,000m. These systems find their applications in Offshore risk management (platform safety, leak detection, blow out prevention, etc.), general oceanographic research such as greenhouse gas studies as well as the exploration / exploitation of methane hydrates. One major future challenge is the monitoring of CO2 sequestrated oil and gas deposits.

Exit since March 2015.

Website: www.contros.eu
HTGF-Manager: Klaus Lehmann
In portfolio 17. Dec 2007 – 23. Mar 2015


crossvertise is the first marketplace for online and offline advertising media, where advertisers and agencies get free access to comprehensive sector news and have the possibility to book all kinds of media directly online.

HTGF-Manager: Louis Heinz
In portfolio 13. Dec 2011 – 13. Jul 2020


Cuciniale develops and markets intelligent cooking assistence systems enabling everybody to cook ingeniously easy like a Chef.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Andreas Olmes
Added to portfolio 29. Feb 2012


The mission of Cumulocity is to make mobile machine-to-machine applications profitable for all businesses through ready-made, cloud subscription services.

Sector: Digital Tech
In portfolio 27. Dec 2012 – 27. Mar 2017

CCI Custom Cells Itzehoe

Custom Cells manufactures customer-specific acculumators and intermediate products based on lithium technology.

Sector: Chemistry
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Frank Hensel
In portfolio 06. Aug 2013 – 09. Aug 2017

Quentic (Teilexit)

Quentic is one of the leading providers of HSE and CSR software in Europe.The software is suitable for management systems according to ISO 14001, ISO 50001 and OHSAS 18001. Quentic connects software and people, involves people in a task-oriented manner, and generates enthusiasm for the whole HSE and CSR field – via web browser or app. The solution supports seamless cooperation across departments, locations, and even countries, thereby helping companies to coordinate all processes efficiently and in compliance with legal requirements.

evoxx technologies

evoxx technologies GmbH, a German Industrial Biotechnology Company, is focusing on the development and production of industrial enzymes and novel carbohydrate ingredients produced by enzymatic bioconversion. With its proprietary enzymes and carbohydrate ingredients, evoxx is active in high growth markets addressing consumer needs in the Global Food Health & Wellness Sector and Consumer Products Markets. Product development is based on the proprietary technology and patent platform covering the whole value chain from early enzyme and process development to industrial scale production and product deregulation. evoxx industrial partners and customers benefit from the unique metagenomics libraries, the enzyme and carbohydrate development skills and tech-transfer and production capabilities. evoxx is located on the Creative Campus in Monheim am Rhein and on the Biotech Campus Hermannswerder in Potsdam.

Website: www.evoxx.com
HTGF-Manager: Kay G. Balster
In portfolio 22. Aug 2007 – 01. Aug 2017

FIDLOCK (exit)

Development, manufacture and marketing of patented magnetic closure and coupler technology for a variety of applications where a high degree of comfort and function is in demand.

Website: www.fidlock.com
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Andreas Olmes
In portfolio 14. Sep 2007 – 25. Sep 2017


Founded in Munich in 2010, fos4X GmbH is a specialist for reliable, fiber-optic measurement technology and sensor technology as well as for innovative data analysis. It develops intelligent solutions for optimizing wind energy. These solutions are primarily used in wind turbines to optimize operation.
The fiber optic sensors and solutions are also used in the fields of electromobility, process measurement technology and railway technology.

Website: www.fos4x.de
HTGF-Manager: Lucille Bonnet
In portfolio 07. May 2012 – 14. Sep 2020


futalis provides personalized petfood for dogs. To prevent health issues caused by feeding mistakes, each individual dog is offered a veterinary diet calculation. Based on scientific criteria, the nutritional requirements of each dog are calculated. On that basis a unique feed with personal recipe consisting of high quality ingredient is created.

Exit since July 2015.

Sector: Life Sciences
Website: futalis.de
HTGF-Manager: Marco Winzer
In portfolio 01. Dec 2011 – 10. Jul 2015

GeneQuine (Teilexit)

GeneQuine Biotherapeutics is a biotech company focused on the development of gene therapy-based drugs for treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. In the lead program GeneQuine develops drug candidates with potentially disease-modifying activity for treatment of osteoarthritis.
In 2017, one of GeneQuine's lead candidates was acquired by the US pharma company Flexion Therapeutics Inc.

Sector: Life Sciences
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Martin Pfister
Added to portfolio 12. Oct 2012


gestigon develops software solutions for skeleton tracking and gesture control on the basis of 3D depth data for the markets consumer electronics and automotive offering a B2B licensing model.

Exit since February 2017.

Website: www.gestigon.de
In portfolio 10. Dec 2012 – 27. Feb 2017


grandcentrix is a quality leading system integrator for Internet of Things, Smart Products and Distributed Ledger Technologies. With more than 150 experts from the areas of embedded development, cyber-physical systems security, IoT cloud platform development and operation, machine learning and frontend development, we work for some of the most renonwed clients in the German market.

grandcentrix is a certified Microsoft Gold Azure IoT Cloud Solution Provider and a Microsoft Cloud Platform Advisor, OPC Foundation member, LoRa Alliance member, Bluetooth SIG member, zigbee Alliance member and Thread Group member.

HTGF-Manager: Markus Kreßmann
In portfolio 19. Mar 2010 – 05. Dec 2019

H.C. Carbon

H. C. Carbon develops and produces tailor-made products, which allow to replace metals by plastic materials. Further application is possible for paint/varnish, lubricant and production of batteries.

Exit since June 2015.

HTGF-Manager: Kay G. Balster
In portfolio 12. Aug 2009 – 26. Jun 2015

ICE Gateway

Lighting as a Service: Intelligent lighting with M2M (Machine to Machine) services in outdoor sector with focus on Information, Communication, Energy efficiency (ICE).

Exit since November 2016.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Ansgar Kirchheim
In portfolio 31. Oct 2013 – 28. Nov 2016


Intelligent Job Search Engine, which searches job boards, recruiting agencies and company career sites for jobs. Artificial Intelligence helps identifying the best jobs.

Exit since Jan. 2015.

Sector: Digital Tech
Website: www.kimeta.de
In portfolio 20. Jan 2006 – 22. Jan 2015


Kiwigrid is an energy management system, which is connecting producers of renewable energy, consumers, storages, electric mobility and the energy grid with Microgrids.
Purchaser of HTGF-Shares: AQTON SE

Exit since December 2016.

Website: www.kiwigrid.com
HTGF-Manager: Romy Schnelle
In portfolio 26. Sep 2011 – 12. Dec 2016


MAGAZINO develops, builds and sells innovative storage and picking machines. They enable highly efficient individual item storage and dispensing of a wide range of objects.

Exit since May 2015. Purchaser: Siemens Novel Businesses.

Website: www.magazino.eu
In portfolio 15. May 2014 – 26. May 2015


Development of innovative, bioabsorbable products with a focus on medical applications.

Website: www.medovent.com
HTGF-Manager: Kay G. Balster
In portfolio 11. Oct 2006 – 31. Oct 2018

Middle Peak

Posterior-leaflet-implant for treatment of mitral valve diseas.

Exit since February 2017.

Sector: Life Sciences
In portfolio 24. Jun 2013 – 03. Feb 2017

NFON (Teilexit)

We connect the world in Munich. In 2007 we stirred up the blue and white sky above Bavaria with an invisible cloud. A very special cloud still revolutionizing worldwide business telephony to this day. We’re NFON AG, a worldwide leading provider of high-end telephone systems from the cloud. More than 150 creative, skilled and passionate employees in Munich, Mainz and over ten countries (eight other branches) throughout Europe ensure you stay talking. Whenever you want. Wherever you want. With whomever you want.

We take the telephone system out of the office – and into the NFON high performance computer centers. With an encrypted internet connection you can now access your phone system from around the world by phone, computer or smartphone, always connected to the classic telephone network.

Regardless of location, flexible, free and at a low price. And thanks to free for life cloud updates you’re always up to date. We make everyday business life a little simpler. And your communications more secure.

Whether you’re a local small business or international major enterprises: Our cloud telephone system can serve businesses of 2 to 249,000 employees. That’s what we like to do. That’s what we do best. With more than 10,000 satisfied customers. We’ve also received a certificate and seal from TÜV Saarland. And frequent praise from the media. ChannelPartner elected us the best known provider of cloud telephony service, the Handelsblatt writes about “calls from cloud 9”. And we keep doing what we know best: we connect what belongs together.

Sector: Digital Tech
Website: www.nfon.com
HTGF-Manager: Markus Kreßmann
Added to portfolio 20. May 2008

Photonics Healthcare

Photonics Healthcare enables doctors to monitor cellular oxygen.

HTGF-Manager: Ulrike Kalapis
Added to portfolio 08. Aug 2013


The Global Sourcing Platform provided by pliXos GmbH secures the quality of globally distributed software and IT services in an efficient and economic way. The customers benefit from enhanced transparency and control over the projects.

Exit since August 2016.

Website: www.plixos.com
HTGF-Manager: Markus Kreßmann
In portfolio 07. Apr 2009 – 24. Aug 2016


metoda provides a tool for e-commerce participants to monitor prices, analyze the market, and optimize the profit. Retailers can also identify new products and plan inventory levels based on actual demands.

Website: www.metoda.com
HTGF-Manager: Romy Schnelle
In portfolio 28. Oct 2013 – 21. Mar 2020


Propertybase is the leading cloud-computing CRM tool for real estate companies. The customer base continues to grow globally and includes real estate developers, brokers, and agents in Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Asia.

Sector: Digital Tech
HTGF-Manager: Markus Kreßmann
Added to portfolio 19. Apr 2010