Dr. Gernot Berger

Senior Investment Manager

Dr. Gernot Berger

Senior Investment Manager

Dr. Gernot Berger is a physicist with a strong affinity for the strategic development of companies. He was co-owner of a start-up company and contributed significantly to its success as sales, marketing and product manager. With his keen sense of market requirements and business development, he helped to establish the invention as a worldwide industry standard in optics manufacturing after the exit. Parallel to his work, he earned an Executive MBA from the Mannheim Business School in 2018, which focuses on entrepreneurship and strategic leadership. Before joining HTGF in 2019, Gernot used his strategic knowledge profitably for a medium-sized company selling high-tech B2B products in the highly competitive 3C industry with complex stakeholder structures.

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Posts & mentions

Press
Crocus Labs Cofounders
23. November 2022

Crocus Labs closes a seven-figure seed investment round to build energy efficient lights designed for horticulture

Berlin, 23.11.2022 - Crocus Labs' vision is to spark life into spaces. The team achieves this by producing the most energy-efficient full-light spectrum lighting solutions that enable a sustainable future for vertical farms and greenhouses. With the seven-figure investment round led by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and Brandenburg Kapital, the company will focus on R&D and bring the next generation of luminaires to the market. The round is also supported by BACB Bet. GmbH, the invest
 
Press
17. October 2022

Grandperspective closes Series A financing of EUR 7 million together with Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures and existing investors 

Berlin/Kleinmachnow, Oktober 17th 2022 – Grandperspective, the German based company with the world’s first holistic emission monitoring system has successfully closed its Series A led by Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) together with the existing investors High-Tech Gründerfonds, Brandenburg Kapital and kineo finance.  The funding will be used to support the worldwide commercialization of Grandperspective’s scanfeld® system and for the development of new software applicati
 
Press
29. March 2022

Pixel Photonics, a Quantum technology spin-off from WWU Münster, raised 1.45 million euros in seed-funding from HTGF, Quantonation and business angels

Münster, 29th of March 2022 - Pixel Photonics, a start-up out of the physics department of WWU Münster founded in 2020, has raised 1.45 million euros in a seed-round from German VC fund High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), French quantum-focused VC fund Quantonation as well as the photonic industry veteran Dr. Hendrik Sabert. Pixel Photonics develops highly scalable integrated-optical single-photon detectors that enable scaling of solutions in quantum computing, QKD and imaging among others
 
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aegiq team
20. January 2022

Aegiq secures seed investment to revolutionize trust in global telecommunications and computing with quantum photonics

A quantum photonics spin-out from the University of Sheffield lands seven-figure investment from a syndicate, led by High-Tech Gründerfonds, to develop next-generation networking with quantum securityThe investment comes along with funding from Innovate UK and brings Aegiq’s total funding to over £3.5m Sheffield, UK; 20th January 2022: Aegiq has today announced that it secured seed investment from an investor syndicate led by High-Tech Gründerfonds, with participation of Deepbrid
 
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21S
15. April 2021

Novel laser technology for biomedicine - Twenty-One Semiconductors successfully closes seed financing round with High-Tech Gründerfonds.

High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) invests in the start-up Twenty-One Semiconductors (21S) as part of a first round of financing. The spin-off from the University of Stuttgart produces semiconductor-based laser crystals for biomedical applications. These crystals enable the realization of laser modules in the yellow spectral range, which is difficult to access with traditional laser technologies. Such yellow lasers are used to significantly increase the information content of biomedical investig