Grandcentrix Exit

grandcentrix is IoT Solution Provider for Smart Products, Internet of Things, Smart Home and Smart Energy. Over 200 experts in embedded development, IoT security, IoT cloud platform development and operation, machine learning and front-end development advise some of the strongest references in the German market. The company is among others a certified Microsoft Gold Azure IoT Cloud Solution Provider and Microsoft Cloud Platform Advisor, OPC Foundation member, LoRa Alliance member, Bluetooth SIG member, zigbee Alliance member and Thread Group member.

Press releases

8. October 2020

Pivoting to become the market leader

In this interview, Ralf Rottmann, Managing Director and founder of grandcentrix, and HTGF Partner Markus Kreßmann talk about how grandcentrix made a radical departure from its original business idea to become a leading IoT solutions provider – and why HTGF was the only conceivable investor for the team of founders. Markus, HTGF was the sole investor in grandcentrix. The exit took place just under a year ago, in November 2019, when Vodafone completed a takeover of the company, which
15. November 2019
Successful exit of High-Tech Gründerfonds – Vodafone intends the acquisition of IoT solution provider grandcentrix
With this strategic acquisition, Vodafone intends to strengthen its IoT business and its position as a partner for the digitization of the economy grandcentrix brings the products of the German "Mittelstand" into the "Internet of Things" High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) was the only institutional investor to accompany grandcentrix   Whether cameras, washing machine, Smart Home devices, jukebox or professional tools - grandcentrix brings the products of the German "Mittelstand" into
30. March 2010
Successful start of GrandCentrix GmbH – Investment in next generation of “Smartphone Analytics”
GrandCentrix attracts new investors with exciting clients, technical finesse and a managerial team with an extraordinary amount of experience. High-Tech Gründerfonds adopts a leading role on board the Cologne start-up and thereby invests in the strongly expanding “Smartphone Analytics“ technology. Smartphones and mobile computers have been the talk of the town since the Apple iPhone at the latest. These all-round multimedia talents are fascinating an ever-increasing number of users and

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Holzmarkt 1
50676 Köln

In portfolio

19. Mar 2010 – 05. Dec 2019

HTGF Manager

Markus Kreßmann, Partner