Christian Ziach

Principal / Authorized Signatory

Christian Ziach

Principal / Authorized Signatory

The aerospace engineer has been dealing with cutting-edge technologies his entire professional life and, as a Principal/Authorized Signatory 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.

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Press
7. September 2023

DTXL invests in quantum scale-up Delft Circuits in round of 6.3 M€

With this step, production will be scaled up and the company will receive support from partners in high-tech such as ASML and Philips. Delft, 7 September 2023 – Delft Circuits has been working for a few years now on the supply of high-tech cabling for quantum computers. It has several tech giants as customers and organizations such as space agency NASA. DTXL is a 100 M€ deep tech investment fund with leading partners such as ASML, Philips, PME pension fund and is therefore deeply r
 
Press
28. March 2023

talpasolutions raises €15mn in a Series B to boost industrial intelligence in heavy industry

talpasolutions is key enabler for customers in mining, construction, and logistics towards a fully optimized, safe, and sustainable equipment fleet. The financing round is led by Bosch Ventures and MIG Capital with the participation of all existing investors. The company will use this financing to enhance its industrial intelligence platform and expand its footprint from mining into construction, logistics and other heavy industries. HTGF has been invested in talpasolutions since 2
 
Blog
Blog
22. February 2023

Space for new ideas: investment in new space

In his earlier career, Christian Ziach used to work on space missions. Now, he’s investing in start-ups taking off into space. The HTGF Principal is viewed as an expert in the field of new space. In this interview, he talks about his latest investment, sheds light on the commercial use of space, highlights opportunities for start-ups, and he also reveals how he once helped to bring a rock sample from space down to Earth. Christian, where does your fascination with space travel com
 
Press
5. December 2022

Successful end to the year 2022: NewSpace satellite manufacturer Reflex Aerospace receives seven million euros in seed financing round

Seed financing: First closing includes investments of approx. EUR 7 million. Bulent Altan (Investment Partner Alpine Space Ventures): “The number of satellites in space will skyrocket from 5,500 to 100,000 by 2030: this is Reflex Aerospace's demand environment.” Christian Ziach (Principal HTGF): “50% market growth to come from broadband satellites. Catch-up demand especially in Europe. Reflex Aerospace is perfectly positioned to leverage this market potential.” Walter
 
Blog
Blog
10. March 2022

Quantum technology at the High-Tech Partnering Conference: Experience new opportunities  

Many experts believe that quantum technologies will take digitalisation to a whole new level. These technologies are set to unlock more powerful measurement tools than ever before, enhance communication security and support logistics processes – and solve previously unsolvable problems with the help of their vast computing power. But what is the technology already capable of? How can it be leveraged by industry? What are its initial applications? And where do start-ups, the research sector
 
Press
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