Dr. Olaf Joeressen

Senior Investment Manager

Dr. Olaf Joeressen

Senior Investment Manager

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.


Posts & mentions

24. January 2024

Chipmetrics Secures € 2.4 Million Seed Funding Round to Accelerate Product Innovation and Global Expansion

24.01.2024, Joensuu, Finland – Chipmetrics Ltd, the Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology company and a pioneer in 3D ultra-high aspect ratio test elements for metrology of semiconductor and advanced thin film material manufacturing, announces the successful closure of a €2.4 million investment round. The international investor syndicate was led by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and co-led by OCCIDENT from Germany. Other investors were Innovestor, REDSTONE and BALD Engineering.
17. January 2024

QphoX raises €8m to bring quantum modem technology to market, building towards the quantum internet

QphoX is building the world’s first Quantum Modem device as a critical step towards scaling quantum computers and establishing a quantum internet, connecting quantum computers across the globe The funds will be used to bring its first products to market, helping to push quantum computing towards its commercial potential Round led by QDNL Participations, alongside the EIC Fund, and existing investors Quantonation, SpeedInvest, High-Tech Gründerfonds, and Delft Enterprises
Sunvigo Founders
18. April 2023

Solar Utility Sunvigo raises EUR 20 million

Future Energy Ventures, Triodos Energy Transition Europe Fund and existing Sunvigo shareholders invest EUR 12 million growth capital DKB AG provides another EUR 7.5 million to finance Sunvigo’s residential solar PV systems, batteries and e-vehicle charging solutions Sunvigo to use growth funding to scale its smart solar-as-a-service proposition and further develop its virtual power plant Cologne 18th of April, 2023 – Leading greentech investors Future Energy Ventures (
Team InCirT
24. October 2022

Aachen based semiconductor start-up InCirT closes seed round with High-Tech Gründerfonds

Aachen, 24.10.2022 – InCirT develops microchips for the next generation of mobile wireless communication such as 5G-Advanced and 6G. Their groundbreaking microchip achieves an up-to 100x higher data rate than current state-of-the-art. It is at the same time up to 10x more energy efficient and implemented in low-priced standard semiconductor technology. The investment of HTGF will be used to finance the ongoing product development and market entry. Mobile applications of the future s
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28. April 2022

Another successful exit for High-Tech Gründerfonds – Bosch Sensortec acquires Arioso Systems

Bosch enters the attractive market segment for micro speakers. Acquisition means broader diversification of Bosch Sensortec’s portfolio.Arioso Systems is one of the world’s most innovative providers of MEMS micro speaker technology. Together with Bosch, it will leverage the full potential of its micro speakers.Dr. Alex von Frankenberg, Managing Director of High-Tech Gründerfonds: “Highly innovative start-ups provide a real business and technology boost to established companies. HTGF i


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