Dr. Anne Umbach

Investment Manager

Since obtaining her doctorate in physical chemistry, Anne Umbach has been involved with new technologies at both the academic and industrial levels. After leading an interdisciplinary research group at the University of Cologne, she moved to Philips in Aachen as a development engineer. From 2015, she was employed in a leading position at the COPT Center for Organic Electronics in Cologne; initially as scientific and technical manager, later she took over the overall management. In addition to conducting R&D projects, the center offered consulting, technology space, and an open device platform for tech startups. The close collaboration with start-ups formed in Anne the thought to move into direct start-up funding and to support them with her experience from process and product development as well as her network and knowledge regarding sustainability / circular economy.



Posts & mentions

30. May 2024

Unlocking Soil Carbon: Berlin-based Climate Tech startup Seqana raises €2.1M Seed round to unlock scalable carbon farming on 6 continents from space

Seqana, a SaaS platform that measures the climate impact of carbon farming projects, has announced its €2.1M first-closing seed round led by HTGF and Counteract with further commitment from existing investor ReGen Ventures. Seqana’s earth observation / satellite imagery powered ML models slash the costs of soil carbon measurement by up to 50%, further improving month over month and empowering the agrifood sector and the voluntary carbon markets to scale one of the most cost-effective
9. October 2023

Soluterials’ innovative and sustainable aluminium material revolutionises the industry – Seed investment from HTGF and business angels

Beelitz, 9 October 2023 – German start-up Soluterials has raised a seven-figure sum in the first closing of its seed round to accelerate the market launch of its innovative and sustainable high performance pure aluminium material »SoluteriAL«. SoluteriAL reduces the carbon footprint and offers superior properties compared to conventional aluminium metal or alloys, opening new opportunities for a wide range of industries. Backed by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and three business ang