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FINDIQ offers the first approach to intelligently exploit the outgoing knowledge of the mechanical engineering industry. For the first time, a new type of AI integrates knowledge management and an assistance system in a service software. It takes only 20 hours to digitize the knowledge of a machine, only 6 clicks to retrieve this knowledge for the right service solution. The speed and self-learning in the application will please not only large industrial companies, but also medium-sized machine manufacturers in particular.

HTGF-Manager: Martin Möllmann
Added to portfolio

finleap connect Exit

As a B2B provider, finleap connect enables third parties to access various financial sources. This includes processed data of bank accounts, credit cards, deposits, Paypal accounts, as well as a variety of FinTechs. Initially, companies used the finleap solution, for example, to automate bookkeeping, simplify credit checks, or make account changes a trivial issue. In the meantime, more and more banks have counted themselves among the finleap customers. They develop products that deliver added value to the user. These applications allow banking to not take place at the bank, but in everyday life, offering aesthetic appeal and ease of use.

HTGF-Manager: Martin Möllmann
In portfolio 03. May 2013 – 31. Oct 2023


finmarie is B2B2C financial provider that enables female clients to offer wealth-management solution with robo-advisor tools and insurance products. As a one-stop-solution, finmarie offers digital financial education and mobile app. For companies, finmarie integrates a branded or white-label SaaS solution with personal financial coaching and a hybrid digital Financial Wellness Academy.

HTGF-Manager: Tobias Schulz
Added to portfolio 05. Oct 2021


Within the European Union, all companies working with food products must provide their own complete and traceable hygiene documentation. This is almost always conducted in paper form. However, these checklists throw up a number of risks: they are easy to manipulate, the documentation is fragmented, and instructions for action often arrive far too late. The administrative burden posed by printing, distribution, collection, monitoring and archiving for two to five years presents a major strain for all parties involved.

Flowtify helps in implementing HACCP documents in a complete and traceable fashion in accordance with EU Regulation 852/2004 on tablets and smartphones.

HTGF-Manager: Christian Arndt
Added to portfolio 27. Oct 2016


FlyNex was founded in 2015 and develops automated solutions for the integration of unmanned aerial systems in existing value chains of corporations. The software company currently employs 20 employees in Hamburg and Leipzig. In 2016 it got a grant from Investitions- und Förderbank from city of Hamburg as one of the 16 most innovative companies.

HTGF-Manager: Johannes Dierkes
Added to portfolio 02. Aug 2017

FMC – Ferroelectric Memory Company

FMC is the provider of extremely efficient FeFET memory solutions for non-volatile storage. FeFET is ultra-low-power, high-performance, very dense, and extremely temperature stable. It will scale to transistor sizes ranging from 28nm to 5nm and below. The FMC team has been supported by “EXIST Forschungstransfer”, a program of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The company is based in Dresden, Germany.

Sector: Semiconductors
HTGF-Manager: Yann Fiebig
Added to portfolio 26. Oct 2017

fos4x Exit

Founded in Munich in 2010, fos4X GmbH is a specialist for reliable, fiber-optic measurement technology and sensor technology as well as for innovative data analysis. It develops intelligent solutions for optimizing wind energy. These solutions are primarily used in wind turbines to optimize operation.
The fiber optic sensors and solutions are also used in the fields of electromobility, process measurement technology and railway technology.

In portfolio 07. May 2012 – 14. Sep 2020

FTAPI Software Exit

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.

Sector: IT-Security
HTGF-Manager: Romy Schnelle
In portfolio 04. Jan 2012 – 24. Feb 2014

FundaMental Pharma

FundaMental Pharma GmbH (FMP) is developing new types of drugs that act as ‘molecular spacers’ and disrupt a death signaling complex in the brain. Using this pharmacological strategy, FMP scientists succeeded in eliminating the toxic properties of the glutamate-controlled NMDA-type neurotransmitter receptor.

FMP has already identified first drug candidates that are currently in pre-clinical development and will be tested in humans within the next 2-3 years.

The discovery of an entirely new pharmacological principle ('interface targeting') raises hopes that previously untreatable neurodegenerative diseases in humans can be mitigated. Interface inhibitors open up new possibilities, both in terms of drug treatments and gene therapy approaches.

FMP was established in 2016 as a biotech start-up of the Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences (IZN) at Heidelberg University by Professor Hilmar Bading, Junior Professor Daniela Mauceri and Dr. Thomas Schulze.

Sector: Neurology
HTGF-Manager: Niels Sharman
Added to portfolio 04. May 2021

Geospin GmbH Exit

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.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Maurice Kügler
In portfolio 11. Jun 2018 – 06. Jan 2020

gestigon Exit

gestigon develops software solutions for skeleton tracking and gesture control on the basis of 3D depth data for the markets consumer electronics and automotive offering a B2B licensing model.

Exit since February 2017.

In portfolio 10. Dec 2012 – 27. Feb 2017


Gilytics, an ETH Zurich spin-off, was founded in 2017 by Stefano Grassi, Heather Pace Clark and Philippe Bieri. The company’s software, Pathfinder, is a Geographic Information System (GIS) cloud platform used for overhead line and underground cable connections, identifying routes with the lowest cost or least overall impact on the public and the environment. The solution helps clients to automate infrastructure routing, monitoring and management with big data and specialized algorithms to reduce time, costs and CO2.

Sector: Energy
HTGF-Manager: Gregor Haidl
Added to portfolio 16. Dec 2020

givve Exit

givve® ia an exclusive provider of individually designed prepaid open-loop card especially for corporates based on a MasterCard®.

Sector: E-Commerce
HTGF-Manager: Jens Baumgärtner
In portfolio 13. Dec 2011 – 29. Jun 2018


Through data, software and operational support, GlassDollar provides a Venture Clienting OS that helps corporate innovators use startup solutions to achieve tangible impact — on their organization and the world. GD, founded in 2019 by Fabian Dudek, makes impactful technology accessible to corporations and generates revenue for startups. Customers include leading innovation units at BSH, Volkswagen, A2A, LG, MTU and Infineon. GlassDollar is backed by HTGF and a select group of value-adding angels, including Sigmar Gabriel, Brigitte Zypries, Peter Borchers, and Stefan Gross-Selbeck.

HTGF-Manager: Dominik Lohle
Added to portfolio 13. Dec 2011


GME German Medical Engineering develops and markets a new generation of laser and lightsystems (small, light weight, modular) for the use in cosmetic and medical dermatology.

Sector: Aesthetics
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Jan Engels
Added to portfolio 05. Dec 2011

GQ Bio Therapeutics Semi-Exit

GQ Bio is pioneering a high-capacity gene therapy vector platform (HCAd) that addresses some of the big challenges in the gene therapy field: Transfer of large and multiple genes with a single vector, highly efficient gene delivery (high transduction efficiency), and large-scale manufacturability. Based on its HCAd vector platform, GQ Bio develops transformative treatments for chronic, prevalent conditions such as osteoarthritis and intervertebral disc degeneration. GQ Bio is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany and has sites at Luckenwalde (greater Berlin area), Germany and Liège, Belgium.

Sector: Gene Therapy
HTGF-Manager: Jakob Lilienweiss
Added to portfolio 12. Oct 2012

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.

HTGF-Manager: Markus Kreßmann
In portfolio 19. Mar 2010 – 05. Dec 2019


The Grandperspective GmbH was founded in Berlin in 2018 with the purpose of protecting people and the environment. Grandperspective is introducing revolutionary remote sensing technology into a highly professional market with severe hazard potentials. The scanfeldTM early warning solution combines novel sensors with an intelligent software solution to the world's first remote monitoring solution for chemical plants. With FTIR spectroscopy hundreds of different gases are identified from a distance of up to several kilometres. The founders René Braun, Peter Maas und Alexander Herrmann bring in 25 years of experience in the development an application of remote monitoring technology together with extensive experience in business development.


Graswald builds the next-generation automated 3D tooling for enterprise brands and 3D creatives to democratize 3D creation with its community of over 160,000 users. Graswald.ai's 3D AI pipeline enables anyone to turn physical objects into photorealistic 3D content within a few minutes of work, producing 3D content faster and cheaper with unmatched life-like results. Enterprise brands use Graswald.ai to create product visuals at a lower cost and higher speed — from 3D viewers to 2D product images, videos, ads, or product demos.

Website: graswald.ai
HTGF-Manager: Dominik Lohle
Added to portfolio 29. Apr 2022


Graylog provides service and support for the open source Graylog solution which stores, searches, and analyzes machine data collected from IT infrastructures and applications. The company enables organizations, at a fraction of the cost, to improve IT operations efficiency, security, and reduce the cost of IT. Graylog has received funding from the Mercury Fund and is based in Houston, Texas. For more information visit: www.graylog.com

Sector: IT-Security
HTGF-Manager: Axel Nitsch
Added to portfolio 09. Oct 2013

gridscale Exit

As the world’s easiest IaaS-solution gridscale depicts the way to the next generation of Cloud-Computing. We offer our customers a wide variety of options for highly available and reliable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) components like a virtual cloud server, storage and network resources that can be furthermore, easily connected to our complementary Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) components, such as a loadbalancer, firewall and S3 solutions.

In a world in which complexity and volumes of data are extremely rising there is a need to focus on your core-skills instead of your cloud-infrastructure. As a specialized provider, gridscale solves this issue for our B2C and B2B customers with highly automated and easy-to-use infrastructure services. For this reason gridscale is not only built from developers for developers, but can be integrated seamlessly in almost any corporate and system development processes.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Maurice Kügler
In portfolio 18. Aug 2016 – 04. Sep 2023

GS Bavaria

GS Bavaria is the world‘s first supplier of nano- hard metal materials on industrial scale. Production is extremely cost-efficient, sustainable and comes with minimal energy consumption through our unique bioleaching recycling process. This process yields nano- powders which we transform into nano- additives to make it as easy as possible for our customers to produce high-performance composites. For now, additives based on Tungsten (W) are available, other metals to come.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Anne Umbach
Added to portfolio 05. Aug 2022

GWA Hygiene

GWA Hygiene is committed to reducing the number of hospital infections. For this purpose, the company has developed NosoEx, a modern monitoring system for measuring hand hygiene. The IoT system can be seamlessly integrated into the infrastructure of the health facilities. For this purpose, the existing disinfectant dispensers are equipped with sensors. The software can then be used to see how the disinfection figures for each station, donor and occupational group are developing. Measures to improve the hygiene situation can then be initiated.
The Stralsund start-up was founded in 2015 and now has 25 employees. In addition to Maik Gronau and Tobias Gebhardt, Dirk Amtsberg, Marcel Walz and Daniel Neuendorf are among the founding partners. The NosoEx system is currently being used by a double-digit number of customers in Europe.
The NosoEx system is currently being used by a double-digit number of customers in the DACH region.

Sector: Digital Health
HTGF-Manager: Tilmann Petersen
Added to portfolio 07. Aug 2018


Hanko.io enables the switch to secure and completely passwordless multifactor authentication. The company is a member of the international FIDO Alliance and the first European provider of a certified FIDO solution. With the FIDO Developer API Hanko addresses especially software developers in companies. The customers include international software and cloud providers, the public sector and companies from the financial and healthcare sectors.

Sector: IT-Security
HTGF-Manager: Axel Nitsch
Added to portfolio 31. Mar 2020


Hapila's counter-current crystallisation process provides a cost effective procedure for purification of active pharmaceutical ingredients, completed by experience in synthesis and particle design.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Bernd Goergen
Added to portfolio 28. Aug 2008

HBOX Therapies

HBOX Therapies has developed a technology that facilitates lung-protective treatment of respiratory patients, the patented platform technology HBOX (Hyperbaric Blood Oxygenation). The management team of HBOX Therapies consists of the founders and shareholders Dr. Peter Schlanstein, Dr. Matthias Menne and Niklas Steuer. Before founding the company, they worked together for many years at the Institute for Applied Medical Technology (AME) at RWTH Aachen University and are highly specialized in their fields.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Caroline Fichtner
Added to portfolio 02. Feb 2023

heartbeat medical

heartbeat ONE provides a streamlined patient management tool for health care facilities of all sizes. It offers intelligent evaluations of diagnostics and treatment methods. It supports the preparation, documentation and evaluation of medical interventions. Patient reported outcomes can automatically be collected for every patient. heartbeat ONE is hosted for customers in certified data centers in Germany or if desired self hosted on site.
Fully web-based the system heartbeat ONE runs on all major operating systems and requires only a modern browser. The integrated medical documentation has been enhanced by an algorithm that dynamically adapts to the treatment situation. In order to conduct patient surveys and a digital anamnesis via tablet at cite, native applications for iOS and Android platforms are available. Follow-up patient surveys are carried out over a separate patient portal which can be accessed from all devices (pc, smartphone, tablet, etc.).

Sector: Digital Health
Added to portfolio 18. Dec 2015


Heliatek GmbH, a spin-off of the Technical University Dresden and the University of Ulm. heliatek focusses on research and development and perspectively with the production of organic solar cells for electricity generation.

HTGF-Manager: Ulrike Kalapis
Added to portfolio 26. Sep 2006


hema.to is an easy-to-use software for clinical decision support for blood cancer from cytometry data using AI. hema.to makes the diagnostic workflow both faster and better, helping both diagnosticians as well as patients. hema.to is a CE-IVD, FDA registered and already in routine use by leading hematology laboratories. Founded in 2021, hema.to’s mission is to make clinical analysis of cytometry data completely objective, to enable doctors to personalize treatment to their patient’s unique immune system.

Sector: Diagnostic
Website: hema.to
HTGF-Manager: Dr. Nikolaus Raupp
Added to portfolio 26. Sep 2006


Since its operational start in 2017, HepaRegeniX has successfully discovered and developed several drug candidates for the treatment of acute and chronic liver diseases based on a novel proprietary molecular target Mitogen-Activated Protein (MAP) Kinase Kinase 4 (MKK4). A first compound has recently started clinical development.
MKK4 is a key regulator of liver regeneration and suppression of MKK4 unlocks the regenerative capacity of hepatocytes even in severely diseased livers. This new and unique therapeutic concept for the treatment of liver diseases was discovered by Prof. Lars Zender and his research group at the University Hospital Tubingen, Germany. Investors in HepaRegeniX include the Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund (BIVF), Novo Holdings A/S, Coparion, High-Tech Gruenderfonds and Ascenion GmbH.

HTGF-Manager: Dr. Frank Hensel
Added to portfolio 14. Nov 2016