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.


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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 such as
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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
8. December 2021

LiDAR technology firm Blickfeld announces extension of Series A funding to $31m

New investment supports the development of new products and internationalization of business Munich, December 8, 2021 - Blickfeld, the Munich-based start-up developing breakthrough high performance and mass-producible LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensing technology, announces the extension of the company’s Series A funding to $31 million. New Future Capital (NFC), a private equity firm that provides growth capital primarily in Asia, North America, and Europe, was won as a new inv
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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
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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,
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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
HighLine Gründer
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