Dr. Ulrich Schmitt

Dr. Ulrich Schmitt

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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9. June 2021
Futuresax | Finanzierung-Konkret: Contents and negotiation of participation agreements
Within the format of the futureSAX-Finanzierung Konkret, our colleague, Dr. Ulrich Schmitt (Senior Investment Manager) will give a talk about the various possible components of an investment contract and contract types for investment documentation. In addition, he will give an overview of which types of contracts belong to the participation documentation, as well as the usual market structuring options for the conditions and the rights and obligations. Date: 09.06.2021 Time: 15:00 to 16:00 Link
10. June 2021
nexmart Hub | Start-up Pitch Event for the construction industry
The Startup Pitch event, hosted by nexmart Hub, offers a “platform” for all startups to network with stakeholders. Date: 10.06.2021 Time: 11:00 – 13:00 Starting at 13:00: Networking 1:1 video calls between selected startups and manufacturers. Start-ups must be “qualified” for the 1:1 face-to-face conversations at the pitch tables by being able to answer an impulse question in advance by the interviewers. HTGF is pleased to announce that we will actively participate

Posts & mentions

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
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
18. February 2020

Frankfurt-based blockchain start-up Agora Innovation Closes a Seven-digit Pre-series A financing from FinLab EOS VC

FinLab EOS VC makes a seven-digit Euro investment into Agora Innovation GmbH. The Frankfurt-based blockchain start-up will extend its marketing and sales activities and aims to enter European and Asian markets. The access to the EOS blockchain enables the company’s reach for its market leading IVE.ONE software. Frankfurt's Agora Innovation announced today a seven-digit pre-series A investment from FinLab EOS VC, a venture capital fund backed by Block.one, the publisher of the blockchai