Guido Schlitzer

Managing Director

Guido Schlitzer has 20 years of experience in venture capital and is considered an expert in professional fund management in the venture capital sphere. Schlitzer has been with High-Tech Gründerfonds since 2005, holding various positions during this time. He played a key role in the formation of the second and third HTGF funds, for instance. Before joining HTGF, the economist served as Investment Manager and then Head of Controlling at Deutsche Ausgleichsbank’s tbg Technologie- Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH and as CFO of IonGate Biosciences GmbH.

Posts & mentions

Press
9. April 2024

Change in the management of High-Tech Gründerfonds

Bonn, Germany, 9 April 2024 – Guido Schlitzer, responsible for finance, controlling, IT, ESG and fund administration on the management board of High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), will leave the seed investor at his own request on 31 December 2024 to pursue new professional challenges. Guido Schlitzer, whom we greatly value both professionally and personally, has provided significant impetus for both HTGF and the start-up ecosystem in Germany over the course of his long career. We very
 
Blog
20. December 2023

The year in review – 2023 

As the year draws to an end, we sat down for a chat with the High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) management team. Read on to find out what Romy Schnelle, Alex von Frankenberg and Guido Schlitzer had to say about how HTGF fared in 2023, which trends are becoming important, and what will really count for start-ups moving forward.   What would you say were the highlights for HTGF this year?   Alex von Frankenberg: Looking at the figures, 2023 was a good year for us –
 
HTGF Geschäftsführung
Blog
6. July 2022

“A strong signal, especially for start-ups”

High-Tech Gründerfonds is launching its fourth fund, HTGF IV, which has secured over €400 million in commitments at first closing. That makes it the seed investor’s biggest fund to date. Dr. Robert Habeck, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, recently announced the first closing of the fund at the HTGF Family Day. In this interview, HTGF Managing Directors Alex von Frankenberg and Guido Schlitzer talk about HTGF’s successful fundraising efforts and exp