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ICO-LUX was founded in 2018 as a spin-off of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena and the TU Ilmenau and is specialized in software for automated document forensics. With ICO.Fraud for private health insurance companies, the start-up is the only provider of a software solution for fully automatic detection of forged documents to date. Customers are currently mainly private health insurance companies. ICO-LUX has 7 employees at its Jena site, including mathematicians, physicists and computer scientists with doctorates.

Website: www.ico-lux.de
HTGF-Manager: Dominik Lohle
Added to portfolio 18. Sep 2020

Iconiq Lab Holding

Iconiq Holding is a global crypto asset management firm headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany with offices in London and New York. Iconiq Holding launched Iconiq Lab, the world’s first decentralized venture capital group and token sale accelerator program, in early 2017 and is issuing a series of crypto asset index funds under the Iconiq Funds brand. Iconiq Holding is the developer of the crypto asset management platform, AMaaS, as well as an authorized Sponsor Firm of the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) and the issuer of the ICNQ token.

HTGF-Manager: Tobias Schulz
Added to portfolio 18. Jan 2019


Implisense offers a solution for lead generation as well as cross- and upselling for B2B marketing and sales. Their self-developed company index, which is kept up-to-date on a day-to-day basis and stores information about several million companies in Germany is the foundation of their solution. Users can obtain access to this index via a Web-based interface and perform their own customer and market analysis. The solution can compute a target profile based on examples of a user’s existing customers. With the help of this profile the solution can recommend new potential customers as well as cross- and upselling opportunities immediately.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Tanja Emmerling
Added to portfolio 08. Oct 2014

incapptic Connect

Error-prone manual labor and frustrating communication loops – to date, large companies need multiple days to publish a new app version. With incapptic Connect it's a matter of seconds: Our software simplifies the data exchange with external developers. incapptic Connect signs automatically with your enterprise's private keys. incapptic Connect is compatible with popular app distribution systems such as MobileIron, Apple App Store and Google Play. It enables large enterprises to move as fast as startups. incapptic Connect saves you money, time, and sanity.

Website: incapptic.com
HTGF-Manager: Louis Heinz
Added to portfolio 05. Sep 2017

Inreal Technologies

Inreal supports the digitalization of presentation and marketing processes for office and residential properties as well as entire areas. Photorealistic and customizable virtual reality tours, online configurators for equipment and room layouts as well as a data analysis module ensure earlier and faster marketing of real estate at the best possible price.


INVENTORUM connects local trading and the online world. Founded in 2013, INVENTORUM offers a POS solution that enables retailers to optimize all responsibilities and activities. The modern software combines a cash point, inventory management, accounting and e-commerce in just one app. Additional hardware, such as receipt printers and barcode scanners, is easy to connect. With so many functions that more than meet the requirements of cash register software in 2018, INVENTORUM is truly the digital cockpit of the future for retail.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Maurice Kügler
Added to portfolio 08. Aug 2013


IPlytics offers an online-based market intelligence tool (IPlytics Platform) to analyze technology trends, market developments and a company’s competitive position. The underlying big data algorithm enables an intelligent linking, processing and visualization of comprehensive data sources such as e.g. patents, M&A deals, industry alliances or standards. With IPlytics Platform, users can easily navigate, analyze, and drill down into information enabling in-depth market analyses or a long term Monitoring of particular technologies or market segments.

Website: www.iplytics.com
HTGF-Manager: Tobias Schulz
Added to portfolio 18. Sep 2015


Itembase developed a web application that tracks more than 2,5 million purchases a month and that helps more than 15.000 web retailers increase their margins through using the full set of itembase e-commerce solutions.

Website: www.itembase.com
HTGF-Manager: Simon Math
Added to portfolio 18. Mar 2013


JobLeads is the first quality controlled online recruiting channel allowing companies to systematically use the power of personal referrals to get cheaper and faster access to highly qualified candidates.

Website: www.jobleads.de
HTGF-Manager: Jens Baumgärtner
Added to portfolio 06. Aug 2007


Founded in January 2014, Juniqe is a Berlin-based e-commerce site that specialises in art prints, apparel and accessories. Art lovers can discover new designs by independent artists every day.

Website: www.juniqe.com
HTGF-Manager: Tobias Schulz
Added to portfolio 23. Jul 2014

Kimeta (Exit)

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

kinkaa (Exit)

kinkaa is a Meta Travel Search Engine for all relevant travel categories (flights, hotels, cars, packages and more to come) focusing on various European markets.

Exit since Sep. 2010.

Sector: Digital Tech
Website: www.kinkaa.de
In portfolio 28. Dec 2007 – 08. Sep 2010

Lockbox (Exit)

Lockbox is the temporary Packstation for your apartment door. With Lockbox you won’t miss any parcels and don’t have to wait for your deliveries anymore.

Exit since November 2016.

Sector: Digital Tech
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Tanja Emmerling
In portfolio 27. Oct 2014 – 04. Nov 2016


Geotagging of fotos: Internet platform and clients for mobile devices.

Website: de.locr.com
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Alex von Frankenberg
Added to portfolio 22. Dec 2006


Makerist is the online destination for creative hobbies – to learn in a relaxed and success-oriented way with video classes, to find daily inspiration for your next project, to order all the material you need, and to connect with Europe’s biggest online hobby communities.

Website: www.makerist.de
HTGF-Manager: Romy Schnelle
Added to portfolio 20. Nov 2013

mbmSystems (Exit)

mbmSystems develops a technology for the three-dimensional hardcover presentation of maps and other print media.

Exit since April 2012.

Sector: Digital Tech
In portfolio 13. Dec 2006 – 19. Apr 2012


MEINPROSPEKT aims to be a “shopping-center at your finger-tips”. It contains all your favorite brands. It´s always open, it´s great big and it´s really simple. Offline and online shopping on your personal mobile device.

Exit since July 2014. Purchaser: kaufDA

Sector: Digital Tech
HTGF-Manager: Romy Schnelle
In portfolio 07. Oct 2010 – 16. Jul 2014


MessengerPeople enables Marketing Automation, Customer Service and Chatbots via Instant Messenger like WhatsApp, Apple Business Chat and Facebook Messenger.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Tanja Emmerling
Added to portfolio 29. Apr 2013

metoda (Exit)

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


minubo is an eCommerce “as a Service“ solution that makes online retailers drive their growth by converting data into action – on the basis of comprehensive possibilities of analyzing and reporting.

Website: www.minubo.com
HTGF-Manager: Axel Nitsch
Added to portfolio 13. Aug 2013

Mister Spex

Mister Spex is the largest online retailer for designer glasses in Germany. The company offers a wide variety of high quality glasses, sunglasses, sport glasses as well as contact lenses, that can be bought at fair prices via Internet.

Website: misterspex.de
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Andreas Olmes
Added to portfolio 22. Dec 2008


MoBerries is Germany's largest shared candidate pool. The corporate network consists of leading DAX and digital companies as well as venture capital funds. All member companies recommend candidates for urgent posts. The MoBerries software filters candidate quality and can be integrated directly into companies’ applicant tracking systems.

Website: moberries.com
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Maurice Kügler
Added to portfolio 19. Aug 2016


Natif.ai is a deep-tech start-up in the field of intelligent document process automation (IDP). Thanks to high-performance AI models and a self-developed Deep-OCR, a wide variety of documents can be analyzed extremely quick, accurate and relevant data is extracted. Natif.ai provides a fast and efficient way to productively bring artificial intelligence into the economy. It was founded by a German-French team and is an official spin-off of the German Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).

Sector: AI, Digital Tech
Website: natif.ai/en
HTGF-Manager: Christian Arndt
Added to portfolio 31. Jul 2020

Neural Concept

Deep learning and AI have revolutionized how images, sounds and natural language are processed. However, software for Computer-Aided Design (CAD) for the development of technical products is still using traditional techniques. Neural Concept Shape is the first deep learning software solution dedicated to Computer Assisted Engineering and Design. The cloud-based simulation software allows clients to speed up development cycles, enhance product performance and reduce computational costs.

Neural Concept was founded in the spring of 2018. The start-up is a spin-off from EPFL’s computer vision laboratory where the founding team developed the fundamental technology. The company has also been supported by the Venture Kick support scheme.

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


node.energy offers a software-as-a-service for the commercial optimization of local energy concepts – so-called microgrids. This allows industrial and commercial companies with on-site power generation to reduce both, their energy costs and CO2 footprint. The company is supported by the Climate-KIC Accelerator of the European Union and is the winner of the Startup Award 2017 of the auditing company EY. node.energy was founded in 2016 by Matthias Karger and Lars Rinn and is based in Frankfurt am Main.

Nordantech Solutions

Nordantech develops an intelligent project management software for enterprise transformations: Falcon. Falcon makes it possible to coordinate and manage complex projects in addition to the daily business in terms of milestones and financial effects through time-saving and clear-cut features. Falcon learns independently. Hence delays are detected early. Since Falcon can be used simultaneously in any number of departments and companies, especially management consultancies, holding companies and private equity firms enjoy Falcon.

HTGF-Manager: Louis Heinz
Added to portfolio 01. Nov 2018

Northworks Software (Exit)

northwoks develops and publishes top quality browser based sport games using the framework „njin”. This framework was specifically created by northworks in order to economize time, resources and expenses. “njin” offers a competitive edge in technology, which most industry contenders cannot compete with. Already published game titles such as goalunited (football/soccer) and ballersunited (basketball)
were able to win numerous awards (amongst others goalunited: 2nd Place „Best German Sports Game 2007“, German Developers Award, ballersunited: 1st Place „Best Sports Game 2008“, Browser game of
the Year). Both games have convinced more than 1.3 m users already. goalunited has been localized in 15 languages so far.

Exit since Feb. 2010. Purchaser: Travian Games GmbH

Sector: Digital Tech
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Alex von Frankenberg
In portfolio 31. Jul 2007 – 18. Feb 2010


NYRIS provides a state-of-the-art image and object recognition engine using latest Artificial Intelligence frameworks. The unique concept delivers very accurate results for 1D (codes), 2D (print2web) and 3D (real world products) typically below one second. The solution is available „as-a-service“ for both retail and industry customers.

Sector: Digital Tech
Website: nyris.io
In portfolio 23. Dec 2016 – 13. Jul 2018


The ondeso software suite offers tamper-proof, completely documented, release and patch management for computer systems used in production. It minimizes downtime, enhances production safety, enables preventive maintenance and offers optimum control of operational safety.

Website: www.ondeso.com
HTGF-Manager: Markus Kreßmann
Added to portfolio 29. Apr 2011