Dr. Olaf Joeressen

Dr. Olaf Joeressen

Olaf Joeressen holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and leverages his experience in industrial R&D since 2018 in the Industrial Technology Team of the HTGF. After his Ph.D. in the area of signal processing and semiconductor implementations he worked 15 years for Nokia where he had the privilege to lead the team that developed world’s first Bluetooth Chipset. He also developed new technologies for mobile gaming and mobile phone accessories with his teams. In his subsequent position as head of R&D of an international beverage can manufacturer Olaf gained expertise with respect to industrial mass production, metal forming and the challenges involved with bringing product innovations to a mature mass market. His name can be found on 22 patent families. In his spare time he can be seen playing the bass guitar in a big band. His current portfolio demonstrates a clear focus on deep-tech Hardware.


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8. June 2021
EIC E-Pitching Semiconductors & Quantum Computing
The European Innovation Council would want to invite all eligible startups to participate in the monthly EIC ePitching with investors. This edition will focus on semiconductors and quantum computing and will be held online. A limited number of EIC-funded SMEs will have the chance to present their innovative solutions to a panel of investors during the online event. Date: 08.06.2021 Jury Investors from HTGF: Olaf Joeressen (Senior Investment Manager) Gregor Haidl (Senior Investment Manager) Lin
21. June 2021
Investor Week 2021
Meet us at the Investor Week 2021 from June, 21st till June,25th. Get inspired and connect with international investors that foster tech innovation & new business models in various ecosystems. Vector Venture Capital and acitoflux host the Investor Week.io to strengthen and build an international investor community. We are happy to contribute our share to this community by coming on stage with a keynote about Seed funding of tech startups HTGF Speaker: Olaf Joeressen (Senior Investment Manage

Posts & mentions

12. July 2021

Next growth steps for Cevotec: Welcome GFM as new partner and shareholder, changes in management

In July 2021, Cevotec welcomes GFM GmbH as new partner and shareholder. GFM has acquired a 49% share in Cevotec from early financial investors who exit their investments after 5 years of supporting the company from the onset. Along with the new partnership, also the management team continues to adapt and grow.Shaping future innovations: since its foundation in 1945, GFM is recognized as a global leader for high-tech industrial systems tailored to individual customer needs. Their lines of mac
26. May 2021

The next generation of sustainable functional membranes is on the way

dimpora AG closed a seed financing round with High-Tech Gründerfonds, Safer Made, and Closed Loop Partners as lead investors, joined by several other local and international investors, some with ties to the textile industry. The waterproof and breathable membranes made with dimpora’s patented technology are used in outdoor and active apparel and footwear to keep moisture out and allow perspiration to evaporate and keep the body comfortable. This financing allows dimpora to grow the team,
11. May 2021

QphoX raises €2m to turbo-charge quantum computing with breakthrough Quantum Modem

Linking quantum computers over the ‘quantum internet’ will allow them to talk to one another for the first time, enabling them to achieve more, faster.QphoX conceived the Quantum Modem at Delft University of Technology and will now develop it into a commercial product that will serve as the gateway to the quantum internet.Round led by Quantonation, Speedinvest and High-Tech Gründerfonds, with participation from TU Delft Quantum technology startup QphoX has raised €2 million to brin
11. March 2021

HighLine with new partners on its way towards market entry 2021

The High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and Fraunhofer Technologie Transferfonds GmbH (FTTF) invest in the Tech Start-up HighLine Technology GmbH. HighLine develops high precision printing technology for the semiconductor industry with current focus on solar cells. The seed investment amounts to EUR 1.2 million and is contributed equally by the HTGF and FTTF. The use of solar energy represents a central pillar of the future energy supply. However, scaling of the corresponding PV systems al
3. December 2020

High-Tech Gründerfonds invests in Synthara, targeting breakthrough edge-AI chips with participation from a global coalition of investors and R&D partners

Synthara AG, a spin-off from the UZH-ETH Institute of Neuroinformatics (INI) in Zurich, has secured seed funding and research partnerships to develop the next generation of adaptive AI processors for edge applications. The seed financing round was led by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF). Edge AI chips are a specialized and rapidly growing multi-billion dollar market. Our algorithm-aware chips are designed to deliver up to 500 times better performance for the next generation of smart sen
2. April 2020

Arioso Systems closed it’s Venture Capital Seedround to advance a revolutionary µSpeaker technology

Arioso Systems GmbH, provider of a new disruptive micro-transducer technology announces the completion of its first financing round. Arioso Systems 2,6M€ financing round is led by Brandenburg Kapital (Potsdam, Germany), a subsidiary of Brandenburger Förderbank ILB, and supported by High-Tech-Gründerfonds (HTGF), Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen (Dresden) and business angels. Arioso Systems is developing and marketing a novel kind of an all silicon mirco-speaker chip which is able to r