Our Exits

6 Wunderkinder

6 Wunderkinder develops and distributes web-based software for different platforms that makes it easier and more effective to collaborate with each other.

Exit since May 2012.

In portfolio 16. Dec 2012 – 24. May 2012


Adikteev offers a marketing platform with its own Data Management Platform (DMP) solution and an advertising network with over 400 connected publishers. The large number of tools enables the placement of targeted advertising in real time, broken down to the individual user, and enormously increases the conversion rate.

Website: www.adikteev.com
In portfolio 29. Aug 2011 – 09. Jan 2018


Amedrix develops & produces three dimensional implants (gel and liquid) based on collagen. Focus: treatment of articular cartilage damage in human an horse and other promising application areas. CE-mark for the cartilage repair product is granted & successfully used in patients.

Sector: Life Sciences
Website: www.amedrix.de
In portfolio 01. Dec 2009 – 15. Jul 2013

AQ Implants

The core competency of AQ Implants GmbH is the endoprosthetic reconstruction of severe and complex defects and anomalies. With the development of innovative implant systems AQ Implants GmbH provides surgeons with various surgical options to reconstruct a wide variety of defects.

Under the brand name REVISIO they offer a complete range of implants for the treatment of revision and tumour cases, from easy revision cases to modular-complex defect treatments.

Sector: Life Sciences
In portfolio 29. Aug 2011 – 18. May 2012


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).

Website: bab.la
In portfolio 29. Aug 2008 – 16. Apr 2015


bentekk develops gas measurement instruments for detecting toxic pollutants in industrial applications.
10x faster measurements at lower total cost enable regulatory compliance and increase workplace safety.

Website: www.bentekk.com
Added to portfolio 18. Mar 2016


bitstars GmbH has developed a SaaS platform technology that enables customers to set up their own augmented reality (AR) applications. Focus was laid on very intuitive usability and joy of use. The platform enables users to create applications meeting their specific requirements with little effort. These applications can be managed and used in multiple end user devices, such as smartphones, tablets and smart glasses.

Exit since September 2016.

Website: www.bitstars.com
In portfolio 18. Jun 2014 – 30. Sep 2016

CCI Custom Cells Itzehoe

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

Sector: Chemistry
In portfolio 06. Aug 2013 – 09. Aug 2017


Codetrails GmbH develops intelligent tools that facilitate knowledge transfer in software development teams. Using Big Data technology, they answer the question: How do I tell the machine what to do?

In portfolio 17. Nov 2015 – 13. Jun 2019


commercetools offers an eCommerce API development platform that enables future commerce business models. Administer, develop and deploy your commerce project through a flexible cloud solution

Exit since August 2014. Purchaser: REWE Digital.

In portfolio 07. Sep 2006 – 28. Aug 2014


CommSolid is the cellular IP company providing leading edge ultra-low power solutions for the growing IoT market. This market demands highly optimized and easy to integrate communication solutions for the NB-IoT standard, allowing every sensor to be directly connected to the Internet. Once integrated into customer integrated circuits (ICs), CommSolid’s baseband IP enables smart applications that modernize and enrich our life in areas like health care, smart home, transport, logistic systems, or industrial applications. Leveraging the experience of more than a decade at the forefront of the wireless communication business, we have unique capabilities to handle high volume and extremely integrated low power solutions.

In portfolio 11. May 2016 – 21. Nov 2018


More efficient industrial processes enabled by enhanced safety: Comnovo develops and markets a new radio-based warning system to reduce the accident risk for collisions between persons and vehicles, in particular for forklifts and wheel loaders.

Website: www.comnovo.de
In portfolio 30. Oct 2014 – 30. Jun 2017


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


connected-health.eu develops LifeTime - The easy smartphone connection to doctors
LifeTime enables doctors and patients to easily share health data via smartphone - even offline. The LifeTime-system consists of two components: Lifehub - a piece of connective hardware for doctor’s offices and hospitals and the LifeTime app for patients. By bringing their smartphone close to the LifeHub patients can share relevant information for the treatment with their doctors or take medical findings and other documents with them on their smartphones.

Sector: Life Sciences
In portfolio 17. Dec 2015 – 17. Aug 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
In portfolio 17. Dec 2007 – 23. Mar 2015


Corimmun is a drug-developing biotech company which focuses on personalized medicine in cardiovascular diseases. We concentrate on innovative peptide and biological drugs in indications with unmet medical needs.

Exit since June 2012.

Sector: Life Sciences
In portfolio 29. Dec 2006 – 22. Jun 2012


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

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.

In portfolio 27. Dec 2012 – 27. Mar 2017


Cunesoft provides pioneering online regulatory software for the life sciences and other regulated industries. The SaaS (Software as a Service) based solutions are delivered fully functional to customers and fulfill FDA, EU, ICH and GxP compliance regulations.

Sector: Life Sciences
Website: www.cunesoft.com
In portfolio 16. Oct 2014 – 23. Dec 2019


cytena's single-cell printer is a unique device for separating, sorting and handling of single biological cells. For the first time this method enables an automated, separation of single cells with high viability and proof of clonality without cross-contamination risks.

Sector: Life Sciences
Website: www.cytena.com
In portfolio 13. Apr 2015 – 05. Aug 2019

Dresden Silicon

Exit since August 2007.

In portfolio 23. Nov 2005 – 01. Aug 2007


EnShape GmbH develops, produces and sells highly accurate and very fast 3D sensors, which simplify manifold automation task or even make such possible for the first time.
Purchaser: Cognex

Exit since October 2016.

Website: www.enshape.de
In portfolio 05. Mar 2015 – 27. Oct 2016


Entelios is Germany’s first Demand Response aggregator and solution provider, pooling electrical loads of commercial and industrial energy users. Entelios builds and operates „virtual power plants“. Entelios markets the aggregated capacity to grid operators or provides Demand Response services to utilities.

Exit since Feb. 2014. Purchaser: EnerNOC, Inc.

In portfolio 19. Jan 2011 – 13. Feb 2014

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
In portfolio 22. Aug 2007 – 01. Aug 2017


B2B software for easy and fast flight booking and management. eWings.com's mission is to make it as easy as possible to find, book and manage flights via web and mobile. The ideal travel companion for the professional frequent flyer. eWings.com sorts flight itineraries by stress - weighted by cheapest price, duration and stop-overs. The top search results are the best itineraries, always. Flights are presented on a time table to identify uncomfortable flights as easy as possible. eWings.com's focus is to provide the most simple booking process ever.
Purchaser: Hogg Robinson Group

Website: eWings.com
In portfolio 14. Apr 2015 – 23. May 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
In portfolio 14. Sep 2007 – 25. Sep 2017

FTAPI Software

FTAPI®SecuTransfer is a platform-independent software suite. Easily transfer files of any size with end-to-end encrypted across company boundaries.
Main products:
- revolutionary secure e-mail extension
- (S)FTP/ MFTP replacement

Exit since Feb. 2014. Purchaser: QSC AG.

Website: www.ftapi.com
In portfolio 04. Jan 2012 – 24. Feb 2014


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
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
Added to portfolio 12. Oct 2012

Geospin GmbH

Geospin develops a B2B software-as-a-service solution for the analysis of geodata using machine learning methods. The solution makes it possible to link up internal company data with external geodata to produce real time predictions of when and where clients' products or services are in demand. The software unites the internal data of clients with more than 700 external pieces of information on the surrounding area, including weather, traffic, demographics, social media and points of interest such as restaurants and public institutions. Geospin's clients include HTGF fund investors Thüga and Bosch as well as Siemens, Volkswagen, Deutsche Bahn and Union Investment. The idea was developed by founders Dr. Sebastian Wagner, Dr. Johannes Bendler, Dr. Christoph Gebele, Niklas Goby and Dr. Tobias Brandt at the Information Systems Research department at the University of Freiburg. Geospin is backed by High-Tech Gründerfonds as well as Thüga AG.

Website: www.geospin.de
In portfolio 11. Jun 2018 – 06. Jan 2020