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Cumulocity Exit

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 Exit

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: Regulatory
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Bernd Goergen
In portfolio 16. Oct 2014 – 23. Dec 2019


CustomSurg, founded in 2021, is a Spin-Off from ETH Zurich and Harvard University. The company is developing software-as-a-medical-device (SaMD) solutions for the optimal selection and placement of orthopaedic implants in the human body, thereby making surgery safer, faster, and simpler.

Sector: Digital Health
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Jan Engels
Added to portfolio 10. Dec 2023


Cutanos GmbH is a biotech company founded in early 2021 focussing on the development of antigen-specific vaccines and new treatments for autoimmune disorders. Cutanos uses a modular and highly flexible drug delivery system called the Langerhans Cell Targeted Delivery System (LC-TDS). With this technology, the company aims to realize innovative immunotherapies in conjunction with minimally invasive administration. As a spin-off of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Cutanos will demonstrate the full range of its platform technology from their headquarter in Austrian capital of Vienna, financed by an equally motivated investment consortium (including KHAN-I, HTGF and IST cube).

Sector: Drug Delivery
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Katharina Severin
Added to portfolio 23. Apr 2021


Cycle develops, produces and markets ultra-short pulse laser technology.
Main product categories are laser-based synchronization, lasers and micro-electronics.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Gernot Berger
Added to portfolio 06. Jan 2016


Cyclize, a spin-off from the University of Stuttgart, has developed a technology to defossilize the chemical industry using mixed plastic waste and CO2 as raw materials to produce synthesis gas (a gas mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen). This synthesis gas is a fundamental building block for advanced chemicals and is used in making plastics, methanol, hydrogen, and e-fuels. Until now, synthesis gas has been obtained through the linear use of fossil resources such as natural gas. The innovative plasma-based process replaces fossil resources with waste materials, enabling a circular carbon economy and avoiding hundreds of megatons of CO2 annually by 2050.

HTGF-Manager: Johannes Weber
Added to portfolio 06. Feb 2024


This innovative biotechnology company was founded in 2012 as a spin-out of the Institute for Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster. Cysal is active in the production of biopolymers, peptides, and especially dipeptides. Furthermore, Cysal specializes in developing biotechnology solutions in General.

HTGF-Manager: Ulrike Kalapis
Added to portfolio 27. Jun 2012

Cytena Exit

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: R&D Tools
In portfolio 13. Apr 2015 – 05. Aug 2019

Data Virtuality Exit

Data Virtuality’s data integration solutions enable detailed insights from real time and historical data with any BI tool. By combining data virtualization with an automated ETL engine, customers benefit from reducing their data integration effort by 80%.

HTGF-Manager: Axel Nitsch
In portfolio 23. Apr 2012 – 04. Apr 2024


Datarade's mission is to organize the universe of external data and make it easily accessible to organizations across the globe.
Datarade's platform empowers companies and data professionals to easily discover, compare, and connect with more than 1,500+ data providers across 80+ data categories. Enterprises - with hundreds of external data sources - use Datarade to track and optimize their external data spend, usage, and compliance. On the other side, the platform enables data providers to reach potential data customers and build trusted data partnerships.
Datarade was founded in Berlin in 2018 by Thani Shamsi, Florian Rösler, and Richard Hoffmann.

Website: datarade.ai
HTGF-Manager: Kilian von Berlichingen
Added to portfolio 31. Jul 2019


DCUBED (Deployables Cubed GmbH) develops mass-customizable, export restriction free Actuators and Deployable Structures that make advanced SmallSat & CubeSat missions possible by keeping especially the need of New Space Customers in mind.

Sector: New Space
HTGF-Manager: Christian Ziach
Added to portfolio 17. Dec 2020


DearEmployee is the platform for mental health at the workplace. The Corporate Health Start-Up supports employers in creating healthy and motivating work environments for their employees in order to reduce mental illness and to increase employee productivity. Through the DearEmployee platform, companies can scientifically, easily and digitally measure work-related stress and book health and HR measures. The solution meets the legal requirements for work related stress risk assessment and connects external consultants with experts within the companies.

HTGF-Manager: Louis Heinz
Added to portfolio 10. Sep 2019


DeepScenario is an AI start-up that provides the world’s leading platform for training, testing, and validating autonomous systems of any kind, with a particular focus on the automotive industry. The company traces its roots to cutting-edge research in computer vision, autonomous systems, and artificial intelligence spanning multiple man-years. The team at DeepScenario combines scientific domain knowledge, industrial usage knowledge, and a passion for innovation and entrepreneurship to help customers efficiently build and deploy autonomous systems in their chosen market. DeepScenario was founded by Dr. Holger Banzhaf, Dr. Jacques Kaiser, and Nijanthan Berinpanathan who share the vision of bringing autonomous systems to the world at scale.

HTGF-Manager: Johannes Weber
Added to portfolio 20. Sep 2022


The Cologne-based EdTech start-up DeepSkill is a digital platform for holistic personnel development. Miriam Mertens and Peter Goeke have founded the startup in 2020 out of the conviction that emotional intelligence is the key to professional success in the future. Personalized learning and coaching programs, which are partially conducted in live sessions and accompanied by experienced coaches, help professionals, managers and employees to develop emotional skills, i.e. deep skills, such as empathy, cooperation and mental strength and to transfer them into everyday life. The aim is not only to strengthen individuals in their professional and per-sonal development, but also to make entire organizations more humane, productive and sustainable. The goal: to establish a human-centered leadership culture in companies and to actively help shape a more humane working environment.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Maurice Kügler
Added to portfolio 20. Sep 2022

Delft Circuits

Delft Circuits designs and manufactures i/o (cabling) solutions for cryogenic environments to operate quantum systems. These environments have stringent space-, thermal-, and electronic requirements. Our Cri/oFlex® technology is the first technology to carefully balance these requirements and therefore is an enabler for large scale quantum systems.

Sector: Quantum
HTGF-Manager: Christian Ziach
Added to portfolio 20. Sep 2022


denovoMATRIX develops and manufactures biomimetic coatings for the cultivation of human stem cells. Our focus is on enabling culture conditions for stem and primary cells closer to the natural conditions found in the body. Our products offer a biologically relevant solution, which is both chemically defined, and modular for adapting to specific applications. Our vision is to enable human biology in vitro, beginning with Life Science research and onwards to cell therapies of the future.

Sector: R&D Tools
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Katharina Severin
Added to portfolio 15. Oct 2018


deviceTRUST provides the central contextual platform for enterprises, enabling users to work with their digital workspace from any location, with any device, over any network and at any time, giving IT departments all the information and control they need to meet all security, compliance and regulatory requirements.

Sector: IT-Security
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Tanja Emmerling
Added to portfolio 23. Aug 2017


DIMATE is an innovative and dynamic company based in Bochum, Germany, whose IT solutions are leading industrial materials testing, inspection and maintenance into the digital future.
With DIMATE PACS, the company has developed software that makes non-destructive testing in various industries safer and more efficient.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Olaf Joeressen
Added to portfolio 11. Nov 2019


The outdoor clothing industry is struggling to replace harmful chemicals in their products. dimpora offers high performing waterproof and breathable membranes based on sustainable materials. We empower outdoor enthusiasts to finally enjoy the nature they love so dearly without leaving a trace.
dimpora is a membrane company producing porous membranes. The first products are focused on allowing the outdoor industry to dress their customers in comfortable high performance gear based on sustainable materials. Founded in 2019 as a spin-off company of ETH Zürich, the company develops, produces and sells waterproof and breathable membranes made from a range of materials. Located in Zürich, dimpora supplies materials into the textile supply chain internationally.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Olaf Joeressen
Added to portfolio 08. Apr 2021


DNTOX GmbH was founded in March 2022 as a spin-off from the IUF - Leibniz Institute for Environmental Medicine Research and is based on the longstanding research work of Professor Dr. Ellen Fritsche, medical scientist and toxicologist at the IUF. The team of the founders Prof. Fritsche, the economist Silke Beaucamp, the biotechnologists Dr. Katharina Koch and Dr. Kristina Bartmann as well as the bioinformaticians Dr. Arif Dönmez and Prof. Axel Mosig could already be completed by three full-time employees.

Sector: R&D Tools
Website: dntox.de
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Caroline Fichtner
Added to portfolio 13. Feb 2023


Founded by Dr. Hans Lennartz and Leopold von Schultzendorff, Doctorflix combines extensive experience and deep understanding of the medical and technological sectors to transform medical education. With a broad spectrum of content including on-demand videos, live events, articles, and podcasts, Doctorflix enables healthcare professionals to translate theoretical knowledge into practical application. By fostering a community of learning, Doctorflix allows doctors to share insights, learn from one another, and earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) points through engagement with the content.

HTGF-Manager: Kilian von Berlichingen
Added to portfolio 13. Feb 2023


dotscene GmbH develops hardware and software for the efficient capture of 3D models, with the special focus on mobile 3D laser scanning and mapping for indoor and outdoor environments. Our latest laser scanner development dotcube 600k can be used as handheld device, on drones, and on vehicles. Mobile and flexible data acquisition is enabled by applying SLAM algorithms (Simultaneous Localization And Mapping) from the domain of mobile robotics. This makes laser scanning independent of external reference variables such as GPS or specific markers. Based on this technology dotscene creates CAD models, true-to-scale floor plans and facade projections for its customers, mainly from the real estate sector.

HTGF-Manager: Johannes Weber
Added to portfolio 14. Dec 2018

Dracoon Exit

DRACOON is the market leader in the field of enterprise file sharing in German-speaking countries and is one of the fastest growing SaaS companies in Germany.
The highly secure, platform-independent software is available in cloud, hybrid and on-premises versions and has been described as a 'Leader' by independent top analysts such as ISG. Various certificates and seals such as ISO 27001, EuroPriSe and ULD certify that DRACOON meets the highest security standards. The universal API offers a wide range of applications from data exchange and workflow integrations to secure e-mail communication and the complete modernisation of file services.

Sector: IT-Security
HTGF-Manager: Markus Kreßmann
In portfolio 01. Feb 2010 – 21. Nov 2023

Draupnir Bio

Draupnir Bio is a spin out company, from Aarhus University and the Max-Planck Society and establishing itself at the forefront of protein degradation. Draupnir’s novel and proprietary platform technology is enabling the development of protein degraders that target extracellular disease proteins, with potential to target 40% of the human proteome and offering broad disease applicability across multiple areas. Through this differentiated platform technology, it’s building a broad pipeline of oral small molecule degraders of extracellular pathogenic proteins.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Natalya Baltrukovich
Added to portfolio 27. Dec 2018

Dresden Silicon Exit

Exit since August 2007.

Sector: Semiconductors
In portfolio 23. Nov 2005 – 01. Aug 2007


Dualyx aims to create next-generation biologic drugs for autoimmunity therapies with novel mechanisms of action, lower toxicity, and improved patient outcomes than traditional therapeutics. The company is developing the pipeline together with our academic and industry partners such as Wurzburg University, argenx, KU Leuven and VIB.

Sector: Immunology
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Frank Hensel
Added to portfolio 23. Nov 2005


DyNAbind is offering innovative drug discovery products and services based on its proprietary Dynamic DNA-Encoded Library (D-DEL) technology platform. With D-DEL, DyNAbind can simultaneously screen hundreds of millions of compounds against a target protein. Follow-up hit triage is also rapid, thanks to the Binding Profiler system for hit validation. Altogether, DyNAbind’s platform delivers higher-quality, more relevant medicinal chemistry starting points at about 10 times the speed of conventional approaches.

Sector: R&D Tools
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Laura Pedroza
Added to portfolio 17. Apr 2019


Ebenbuild is a health tech pioneer that creates personalized treatment recommendations for mechanical ventilation and ICU patient care for clinical users. Founded in Munich in 2019, the company develops software tools that generate precise patient-specific simulation models of lungs based on patient data, so-called digital twins of the lungs. These enable pinpoint individual medical decisions for intensive care patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In this way, Ebenbuild aims to make a significant contribution to improving treatment as well as reducing mortality.

Sector: Digital Health
HTGF-Manager: Niels Sharman
Added to portfolio 18. Mar 2022


The Berlin-based start-up ecopals is dedicated to developing sustainable solutions for a more
resource-efficient road construction industry. In cooperation with the Fraunhofer ICT and the
University of Kassel, this has resulted in a first product that has already proven itself on several pilot
roads: EcoFlakes are an asphalt additive made from non-recyclable plastics that can no longer be
used elsewhere. They offer an economical alternative to newly produced polymer additives and
improve the performance properties of the asphalt. Independent material tests ensure that the
composition of the additive remains constant and that it is free of emissions and pollutants. Most
importantly, regional production can reduce the asphalt's carbon footprint by up to 30%. ecopals is
thus focusing on innovation by linking existing competencies in science, road construction and

Sector: New Materials
Website: ecopals.de
HTGF-Manager: Jens Baumgärtner
Added to portfolio 12. Aug 2022


eddyson GmbH provides solutions for the digital exchange of documents between any two companies. Its solutions cover all EDI processes and suited specifically to answer needs of the B2B e-Commerce. eddyson’s solutions are available on-premises as well as on-demand.

HTGF-Manager: Markus Kreßmann
Added to portfolio 19. Aug 2014