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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: Life Sciences
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Lena Krzyzak
In portfolio 13. Apr 2015 – 05. Aug 2019

Data Virtuality

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
Added to portfolio 23. Apr 2012

Datarade

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

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.

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

DearEmployee

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

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.

HTGF-Manager: Christian Ziach
Added to portfolio 10. Sep 2019

denovoMATRIX

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.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Fabian Mohr
Added to portfolio 15. Oct 2018

deviceTRUST

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.

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

DIMATE

DIMATE is an innovative and dynamic company based in Bochum, Germany, whose IT solutions lead materials testing into the digital future. With JiveX NDT, DIMATE has developed a software that makes non-destructive and destructive testing in various branches of industry safer and easier.

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

dimpora

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

dotscene

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.

Dracoon

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.

HTGF-Manager: Markus Kreßmann
Added to portfolio 01. Feb 2010

Draupnir Bio

Draupnir Bio is founded on the pillars of outstanding protein and carbohydrate chemistry. Its mission is to understand the molecular basis of how disease-risk proteins interact with carbohydrate structures of the vascular glycocalyx, and use this knowledge to develop therapeutics for life-threatening illnesses. The company is a spin out from Aarhus University, Denmark and Max Planck Institute, Potsdam, Germany.
The lead program is a small molecule oral available PCSK9 inhibitor for lowering LDL cholesterol. Its discovery is based on the finding that PCSK9-induced degradation of the LDL receptor requires the interaction of PCSK9 with distinct heparan sulfate structures of the liver glycocalyx. Inhibition of the PCSK9/heparan sulfate interaction protects the LDL receptor and allows it to remove LDL cholesterol from the blood, thereby preventing the progression of ischemic heart disease, the biggest killer worldwide.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Lena Krzyzak
Added to portfolio 27. Dec 2018

Dresden Silicon (Exit)

Exit since August 2007.

In portfolio 23. Nov 2005 – 01. Aug 2007

DyNAbind

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. Fabian Mohr
Added to portfolio 17. Apr 2019

eddyson

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

eGym

eGym is going to digitalize the fitness industry. New strength machines have been developed that generate the resistance electronically. These machines offer training methods that are 4 times more effective and healthier than current training methods and push all data to the eGym web portal. The eGym personal fitness portal targets end users with individual services around their training and health.

Website: www.egym.de
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Alex von Frankenberg
Added to portfolio 18. Feb 2011

EH-D

EH-D develops and distributes innovative electro-hydrostatic direct drives for various applications.

Website: www.eh-d.de
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Andreas Olmes
Added to portfolio 30. Aug 2010

emax digital

emax digital GmbH is a software and technology company based in Munich, Germany. In 2018, Andreas Kleofas and Dominik Pietrowski founded the eCommerce analytics hub with its focus on Amazon analytics. In 2019, Dimitri Dumonet joined the team as Chief Developer. Together with their team of experts, they develop AI-drive solutions for brands and advertising companies aimed at optimizing their presence at the digital point of sale and at increasing revenue. The flagship product from emax digital is the smart SaaS platform that deciphers complex eCommerce patterns. In addition to the insights and recommendations the SaaS platform provides, the former Amazon employees also offer comprehensive strategic consulting services. emax digital is a member of Werk1, a startup incubator in Munich supported by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, as well as alumni from Wayra, the accelerator behind Telefonica.

HTGF-Manager: Martin Möllmann
Added to portfolio 09. Feb 2021

Emergence Therapeutics

Development of antibody conjugate-based cancer therapeutics for solid tumors with high unmet needs that are otherwise difficult to treat
Problem: Solid cancers are still very difficult to treat. Most treatments increase life expectancy, but only a few lead to a complete cure. Antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) have proven to be a promising therapeutic approach, but still cause significant and toxic side effects.

The solution: Emergence Therapeutics has identified several areas where ADCs can be improved. These are the antibody itself, the toxin used to kill the cancer cell, and the linker that couples the toxin to the antibody.

Technology/ IP: The antibody-related IP is in-licensed from the University of Aix-Marseille (France) and the toxin-related IP is in-licensed from Heidelberg Pharma.
The IP and all results generated for the ADC in development will be out-licensed or sold by Emergence.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Anke Caßing
Added to portfolio 26. Nov 2019

Emma Sleep (Bettzeit)

"Sleep Happier" - that is the main goal of Emma Sleep according to which the Startup develops and sells products for a better sleep. Key products include mattresses, pillows and boxspring beds under the main brands Emma and Dunlopillo. Emma Sleep is one of the fastest-growing tech and e-commerce companies in Europe with over 185 employees from 30 nations at its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. The products are inspiring people in over 15 countries, which are available both online and in many countries via cooperation partners in brick & mortar retail stores. In addition, the products have already won several international awards – as the team has developed their own technologies and continues to work every day to deliver happier sleep.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Tanja Emmerling
In portfolio 14. Jul 2015 – 03. Apr 2020

Emteria

The open-source Android operating system increasingly finds demand in professional and industrial contexts, for example in applications like smart city, vending machines, point-of-sale systems, vehicle infotainment systems, and medical devices. Despite the lively interest, however, conventional Android is not suitable for operation in professional devices, among other things due to the lack of support for professional hardware and the absence of security updates. Such customization is difficult to build.

Website: emteria.com
HTGF-Manager: Daniela Bach
Added to portfolio 31. Oct 2019

enexion

enexion secures enduring energy procurement cost and risk reductions for industry and medium sized businesses. Based on the innovative IT platform, enexion implements comprehensive energy procurement solutions for clients.

HTGF-Manager: Markus Kreßmann
Added to portfolio 02. Jul 2009

Enscape™

The Enscape software is a virtual reality and real-time rendering plug-in for architectural software such as Autodesk Revit or Trimble SketchUp.
With their solution, you only need one click and in a few seconds you can commit the project in high quality and directly from the architect software.

EnShape (Exit)

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.

In portfolio 05. Mar 2015 – 27. Oct 2016

ENTELIOS (Exit)

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

envelio

envelio is a spin-off from RWTH Aachen University and provides the Intelligent Grid Platform to distribution system operators for the next phase of the energy transition. Grid planning and operation processes are digitalized and automated by envelio’s IGP. This automation enables a faster and more cost-efficient integration of renewable generation and charging points for electric vehicles into the energy system. The core of envelio’s technology are optimization and machine learning algorithms based on the five PhD theses of the founders. envelio was founded in 2017 and now has 15 employees. Among envelio’s customers are e.g. Westnetz and E.DIS.

HTGF-Manager: Yann Fiebig
Added to portfolio 23. May 2018

Erium

Erium GmbH was founded in 2019 and is based at the “gate” technology and start-up centre in Garching near Munich. The company currently has 10 employees and is a leader in technology for the optimisation of complex processes using AI. With its software solution HALerium, Erium is helping people from various disciplines to create their own AI models without needing to be data scientists. Erium is thus making machine learning accessible for all and helping people to overcome complexities.

Website: erium.de
HTGF-Manager: Gregor Haidl
Added to portfolio 20. Jan 2020

Etvas

Hamburg-based Etvas GmbH was founded in December 2019 by financial services expert Sören Timm and IT entrepreneur Ilie Ghiciuc. Etvas is the world's first digital B2B2C marketplace for additional services from various providers that add value to the products and services of banks and insurance companies. With just one API, banks and insurance companies have quick access to all services on the Etvas marketplace thanks to the platform technology, which creates highly personalized customer experiences through a variety of relevant services. This customer engagement platform ensures better monetization of customer relationships while keeping implementation and usage costs low and customer retention high. Etvas partners can thus increase their market share.

In early 2019, Etvas' innovative service platform was awarded funding from the InnoFounder program of Hamburg-based IFB Innovationsstarter GmbH. Subsequently, Etvas received INVEST accreditation from the BMWi. In October of the same year, Etvas achieved a place in the fifth batch of the Next Commerce Accelerator. One of the first customers is Sparkasse Bremen, which offers its customers added value through individually tailored additional services.

Sector: Digital Tech
Added to portfolio 23. May 2018

EverReal

EverReal helps real estate companies to process transactions faster and smarter. The cloud-based platform enables large landlords, property managers and brokers to complete rental and sales transactions with more profitability and a unique customer experience for tenants / buyers.
With EverReal real estate companies can manage the complete letting and sales process in a customer-oriented, holistic and automated way - from the marketing, to the execution of the contract up to the handover of the property.

HTGF-Manager: Tobias Schulz
Added to portfolio 28. Oct 2019