Johannes Dierkes

Investment Manager

Johannes is an investment manager at HTGF and is looking for passionate founders with promising digital business ideas to complement the portfolio in the future. Before starting his career in the consulting environment, Johannes studied business administration in Münster, Vancouver and Munich.

As an investment manager, he brings experience from consulting and start-ups: In addition to supporting well-known clients from the financial services industry with digitalization projects, he was involved in the founding of a FinTech in the area of follow-up financing. While Johannes deals with strategy and investment topics in his professional field, he is a passionate sportsman (tennis, racing bike, soccer) and enthusiastic pianist in his free time.


Posts & mentions

13. March 2024

AI Startup – Tomorrow Things – secures €1.5m to help the manufacturing industry save money by automating system integration efforts

Tomorrow Things simplifies and accelerates the complex digitalization of machines and connects them seamlessly to the industrial internet. The “Cloud Connect” solution from Tomorrow Things allows non-technical users to create digital twins of machines in minutes – a process that usually takes days, sometimes even weeks. This saves up to 90 percent of costs. The Bonn-based startup has secured €1.5m in funding to develop an AI-powered operating system for global machinery. Th
13. June 2023

Start-up Stories with Betterfront: delighting customers!

How can technology help venture capital firms make better investments? We explore this question in the latest edition of Start-up Stories, HTGF’s short video format. Our guest is Michel Geolier, co-founder and CEO of Betterfront. The Munich-based investment technology company offers a fundraising and data analytics platform that enables fund managers to attract, engage and retain institutional investors. In doing so, Betterfront is creating the largest secondary market platform for LP
Sovity founders
15. February 2023

Seven-figure funding for sovity: Unlocking efficiency gains and digital business models through Data Spaces

Dortmund, February 15, 2023 – Dortmund-based start-up sovity has secured seven-figure seed funding to boost the efficiency and innovative potential of companies by providing fast and easy access to Data Spaces. sovity is backed by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), one of Europe’s leading seed investors, and Fraunhofer Technologie-Transfer Fonds (FTTF), which has supported sovity from the beginning. The fresh capital will be used for product development and the expansion of the comp