Dr. Alex von Frankenberg

Managing Director

Dr. Alex von Frankenberg has been Managing Director of High-Tech Gründerfonds since 2005 and has worked in the venture capital/start-up scene since 2000. Prior to that, he was Venture Manager at the Siemens Technology Accelerator where he was responsible for spin-offs from Siemens Corporate Technology. In 2001/2002, he was Head of Sales and Marketing at an IT start-up, having previously held the position of project manager at Siemens Management Consulting where he was responsible for setting up an internal incubator. He started his career at Andersen Consulting with the development of complex IT systems for the payment market. Alex von Frankenberg studied at the University of Mannheim and the University of Texas at Austin (MBA), earning his doctorate in Mannheim on the subject of establishing de facto technology standards.



Posts & mentions

20. December 2023

The year in review – 2023 

As the year draws to an end, we sat down for a chat with the High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) management team. Read on to find out what Romy Schnelle, Alex von Frankenberg and Guido Schlitzer had to say about how HTGF fared in 2023, which trends are becoming important, and what will really count for start-ups moving forward.   What would you say were the highlights for HTGF this year?   Alex von Frankenberg: Looking at the figures, 2023 was a good year for us –
6. July 2023

Record investment for HTGF portfolio company: EGYM receives €207 million in growth capital from new US investor Affinity Partners

Shared vision: drive digitalization of the fitness industry and connect it with the healthcare market through corporate health This investment will allow for further expansion of EGYM Wellpass employee corporate health network EGYM expects a profitable fiscal year in 2023 EGYM has been part of HTGF’s portfolio since 2011. The round is one of the largest in the seed investor’s portfolio CEO Philipp Roesch-Schlanderer: “EGYM’s smart workout solutions accele
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6. July 2022

“A strong signal, especially for start-ups”

High-Tech Gründerfonds is launching its fourth fund, HTGF IV, which has secured over €400 million in commitments at first closing. That makes it the seed investor’s biggest fund to date. Dr. Robert Habeck, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, recently announced the first closing of the fund at the HTGF Family Day. In this interview, HTGF Managing Directors Alex von Frankenberg and Guido Schlitzer talk about HTGF’s successful fundraising efforts and exp