Christian Ziach

Senior Investment Manager

Christian Ziach

Senior Investment Manager

The aerospace engineer has been dealing with cutting-edge technologies his entire professional life and, as a senior investment manager at HTGF, supports start-ups in the areas of industrial IoT, software, security, space and quantum technologies. Before Christian came to HTGF in October 2017, he worked as a senior systems engineer on the international asteroid landing mission MASCOT at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and was able to gain a lot of experience in the field of agile development methods in the hardware sector. For the first 12 years of his career, he was an air force officer in the German Armed Forces, responsible for the management of complex armaments projects. In 2011, while working for the German Armed Forces, he also obtained a diploma in business and economic sciences. Christian shares his experience as a startup mentor in cooperation with the incubators of the European space organization, the Space Founders Accelerator, and advises DLR and ESA in the area of ​​New Space.


+49 – (0) 228 – 82300 – 162


Posts & mentions

24. November 2021

Capital for Quantum cooling – kiutra closes another financing round

Munich, November 24th 2021 - To calculate and solve complex problems faster than currently possible with supercomputers, to exchange information securely against eavesdropping and to determine physical quantities such as pressure, time, position, speed and magnetic fields with unprecedented accuracy: These promises and more combined with an immense economic potential are some of the possibilities of the second generation of quantum technologies. As extremely low temperatures, close to th
14. April 2021

Successful Investment in Delft Circuits - Quantum Company in the Netherlands

Quantum technologies are transitioning from an academic to an industry-driven endeavour. Various corporates, governments, and large VC backed companies are heavily investing in building quantum-computing, -communication and -sensing devices. In order for the quantum industry to flourish, a mature supply chain of dedicated high-tech products is needed. Since 2017, Delft Circuits designs and manufactures i/o (cabling) solutions for cryogenic environments to operate quantum systems. These en
7. January 2021

Boost for "New Space made in Germany" through investment by HTGF and ILV in Munich-based Start-up DCUBED

The German New Space Start-up DCUBED is now backed by the investors High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and Interlink Ventures (ILV) , and can now scale the commercialization of its space products. DCUBED develops and sells innovative actuators and deployable structures for the rapidly growing space market. "New Space" is the name of the game, where the pace for opening up space is no longer set by space agencies alone, but increasingly by visionary companies that truely open up space for busines
4. February 2020

Hprobe, Leader in Magnetic Field Testing Announces Completion of a New Funding Round with International Investors

Hprobe, a provider of semiconductor Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) for magnetic devices, today announced the completion of a new funding round driven by international investors, providing an exceptional depth of expertise, a global ecosystem of partnerships and the endorsement of industry market leaders. Hprobe has raised more than 2 million euros to support its strong international development in the field of spintronics based devices testing, such as MRAMs (Magnetic Random Access Memories)


17. June 2021
10. Global Navigation meets Geoinformation | cesah GmbH, ESA/ESOC
The annual conference Global Navigation meets Geoinformation is back, this year as an online event. The event includes exciting panel discussions, a live broadcast from the European Satellite Control Center ESOC and presentations on current topics in the fields of satellite navigation and Earth observation. In addition, participants will be informed about the two innovation competitions “Galileo Masters” and “Copernicus Masters“. Date: 17.06.2021 Time: 9:00 to 13:00 Parti