Dr. Ulrich Schmitt

Principal / Authorized Signatory

Dr. Ulrich Schmitt

Principal / Authorized Signatory

Prior to joining the HTGF team, Dr. Ulrich Schmitt, as a management consultant, supported software and financial services companies in strategy, business unit and organizational development. Dr. Ulrich Schmitt studied mathematics at the University of Cambridge and got a PhD in number theory from Heidelberg University. Besides work, he is a passionate surfer.

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Posts & mentions

Press
12. January 2022

Berlin-based Fintech Banxware raises EUR 10m to expand its embedded Business Lending solution

Banxware is a lending-as-a-service provider for Embedded Financial Services that enables digital platforms such as marketplaces, payments providers, and other aggregators to offer embedded lending products such as white label merchant cash advance. Element Ventures, D4 Ventures and FinVC as well as Banxwares strategic partner Varengold Bank AG are new investors, joined by all of the existing
 
Press
3. February 2021

High-Tech Gründerfonds celebrates providing seed funding for 600th start-up – Successful investment in Banxware

After 15 years on the market, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) has now financed its 600th start-up. Banxware, a software-as-a-service provider for Embedded Financial Services, secured a total of EUR 4 million as part of a seed financing round. Co-investors include UK-based FinTech investor Force over Mass, VR Ventures and several business angels from the FinTech environment. Not long after celebrating its 15-year anniversary, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) has now reached another important
 
Press
30. July 2020

Seed investor HTGF and HCS sell their stakes in Hornetsecurity GmbH to growth equity investors

Perfect exit with very substantial returns for High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and HCS Beteiligungsgesellschaft GmbH (HCS)Growth equity investors Providence Strategic Growth (PSG) and Verdane acquire stakesHornetsecurity’s leadership team to remain on boardTransaction subject to antitrust clearance HTGF invested in Hornetsecurity back in 2007, shortly after the company was founded, while HCS came on board in 2017. The two investors were quick to foresee the increasingly important role th