Dr. Tanja Emmerling

Dr. Tanja Emmerling

Dr. Tanja Emmerling is a partner at High-Tech Gründerfonds and leads the Berlin office. She has been active as an investment manager in the Digital Tech area of the fund since 2014 and is very interested in topics such as Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Mobility & Logistics, IT-Security, Blockchain and SaaS. She is also active as a start-up mentor and is committed to strengthen the role of female investors in these areas. Before joining HTGF, she worked for more than six years in a media company and was responsible as Head of New Ventures for incubations in B2B.


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7. February 2020
Pitch Feedback Session
This is your chance to get early feedback on what is already great and where you can improve your 5 minutes pitch. You can ask us all the questions you might have, such as … – Which information is the most relevant for an investor? – What is a good way to show your information? – How can you improve your presentation skills? – What do you add in case you have 10 or even 20 minutes? … and all other questions you might have in mind! We are meeting your team 1:1 on a

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22. September 2021

Successful exit for High-Tech Gründerfonds and its fund investor media + more venture – Sinch acquires MessengerPeople

“The MessengerPeople team led by Franz Buchenberger has continually proven its executional excellence and always adapted to market requirements in order to gain market leadership. I’m delighted whenever strong portfolio companies find strong partners such as Sinch and are together able to further develop their potential,” says Dr. Tanja Emmerling, Partner at High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF). She has supported the company together with co-investor and HTGF fund investor media + more ventu
8. September 2020

bookingkit receives Millions in additional Strategic Investment Capital

bookingkit, Europe's leading Software-as-a-Service company for providers of tours, attractions and activities, emerges strengthened from the Covid-19 crisis: The industry-wide dip in tourism-related revenue after the Europe-wide contact restrictions in spring is now facing a strongly accelerated sales development. In order to make strategic use of this momentum and further expand its position in various European markets, the Berlin-based company is receiving additional capital in the million
6. May 2020

A conversation about concluding an exit during the coronavirus crisis and why it’s crucial for start-ups to adopt professional standards from an early stage

Dennis Schmoltzi, Founder & CEO of Emma, and Tanja Emmerling, a partner at HTGF, talk about why it’s important to have a good network in the start-up ecosystem and about how to achieve a successful exit during a global economic crisis. Tanja, Dennis – The topic of our discussion today is very much a success story, wouldn’t you agree? Tanja: Absolutely – although at the start it may not have seemed that way at all. A high-tech investor investing in a mattress start-up? A
6. April 2020

Another milestone in the transformation process: Emma becomes part of Haniel Group

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19. December 2019
IT security start-up deviceTRUST successfully completes its 7-digit Series A financing round
Hessen Kapital I GmbH and TF H III Technologiefonds Hessen GmbH invest together with Seed Investor High-Tech Gründerfonds in the German IT security start-up deviceTRUST. With its context-based security, deviceTRUST offers companies the secure and flexible provision of modern, digital workplaces. “Companies want and need to provide their employees and external partners with a digital workplace that enables them to work flexibly and productively from anywhere. However, all security, compliance
30. October 2019

Tanja and Dr Dennis Schmoltzi, the CEO of Emma – The Sleep Company (Bettzeit GmbH), discuss the right HR strategy in high-growth startups

Tanja:  Hi Dennis, so we invested in your company, Emma – The Sleep Company, back in 2015. At that point, you were of course a classic seed company. Just 4 years later, you’re making an annual profit of more than EUR 100 million and you have over 250 employees. To keep things running, you need plenty of capacity for recruitment, job interviews, onboarding, training and employee support. How did you get to that point on an operative level in such a short space of time?  Denn