Dr. Andreas Olmes

Principal/Authorized Signatory

Dr. Andreas Olmes

Principal/Authorized Signatory

Dr. Andreas Olmes, Principal & Authorised Signatory, has a PhD in physics from Leibniz Universität Hannover and invests in hardware-related start-ups at HTGF in the Industrial Tech Team. He has always developed companies strategically: In his first ten years in the profession, he managed the transformation of an ophthalmic surgery practice into a clinic, built his own VC-funded technology company and successfully established a pure distribution company, together with the owner, in the laser market. Currently, his diverse portfolio includes seven companies. Andreas has led numerous financing rounds and has already supported nine successful exits, including the IPO of Mister Spex in July 2021, one of HTGF’s biggest successes.


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Posts & mentions

HiperScan Management
27. April 2022

Successful exit for High-Tech Gründerfonds: Fagron acquires HiperScan

High-Tech Gründerfonds invested in technology company HiperScan, a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, shortly after its founding in 2008Dresden-based HiperScan has established itself as the market leader for raw material identification in German pharmaciesBecoming part of Fagron will help accelerate the international establishment of HiperScan's technology and promote the adoption of personalized medicine Bonn, 27 April 2022 – Fagron, a leading global c
18. November 2021

Operaize receives €1.5 million in seed capital to increase production efficiency and sustainability by leveraging AI

Cologne, November, 18th 2021 – Cologne-based start-up Operaize has successfully closed a seed financing round with three investors: High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), Fraunhofer Technologie-Transfer Fonds (FTTF) and NRW.BANK invest a total of 1.5 million euros in Operaize to accelerate the development of the AI-based product, drive the product market fit and to acquire new customers. Operaize provides AI-based production planning that enables manufacturers to better manage the increasing c
Mister Spex Logo
2. July 2021

Stock market launch for Mister Spex SE: Major success for early-stage investor HTGF

Mister Spex goes public 14 years after its launch: The IPO is a major success for High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), which has held a stake in the eyewear company since 2008 as its first institutional investor.With more than 1,000 employees and annual sales of EUR 164 million (2020), Mister Spex is the leading digital omnichannel eyewear brand in Europe.Alex von Frankenberg, Managing Director of HTGF: “The IPO of Mister Spex is a fantastic achievement for the management team and founders
EH-D Bosch Rexroth
29. June 2021

High-Tech Gründerfonds secures another successful exit – EH-D acquired by Bosch Rexroth

By taking over an extensive technology package, Bosch Rexroth will increase its range of electrically driven, servo-hydraulic compact axesEH-D is the ninth HTGF portfolio company to be acquired by a HTGF fund investorHTGF and Bayern Kapital took up stakes in EH-D in 2010 as part of a seed financing round  Bonn, 29 June 2021 – High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) has achieved another successful exit, with the EH-D assets being sold to Bosch Rexroth. The company’s site will be retained,
31. March 2021

Merger of Heidelberg Instruments and Multiphoton Optics strengthens German competitiveness in the international micro-optics market

Multiphoton Optics GmbH has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik GmbH. The pooling of development capabilities and technologies for producing microstructures further underscores the global importance of research, development and production of direct-writing laser systems “Made in Germany”. The merger also extends the company’s market position in the micro-optics sector. Following the successful conclusion of M&A negotiations, the employees of M