Johannes Weber

Senior Investment Manager

Johannes Weber

Senior Investment Manager

Johannes Weber has been supporting HTGF in Berlin since November 2020 in the fields of ClimateTech, DeepTech und IndustrialTech. Johannes holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from universities in Germany and UK. He started his career as a management consultant and then spent six years building a VC-funded start-up as Co-Founder & CEO and successfully sold it to an international medical and safety technology group. The product was awarded with the German Innovation Prize and is available in more than 20 countries worldwide. Johannes brings extensive entrepreneurial experience to the collaboration with startups.


Posts & mentions

25. September 2023

traceless materials secures €36.6 Million Series A to build first industry plant for bio-circular alternative to plastic

The financing round was led by UB FIGG and SWEN CP’s Blue Ocean fund. traceless materials secures the funding to expand the production capabilities for its innovative biomaterial technology to industrial scale. Hamburg, Germany - September 25, 2023. Bioeconomy startup traceless, which produces a natural biomaterial as an alternative to plastic, announces the completion of a €36.6 million funding round. The Series A funding round is led by private equity fund UB Forest Industry Green G
9. August 2023

German robotic Start-up is Ready to Shape the Future of Automation in Textile Industry

Munich, Germany, 9 August 2023 - Munich-based deep tech start-up sewts closed a €7m series A financing round with an impressive set of top tier investors on board. The funding round was dominated by international leading industrial and tech investors: Emerald Technology Ventures, CNB Capital, EquityPitcher Ventures and Nabtesco Technology Venture as new investors, as well as further contributions from existing shareholders Bayern Kapital, APEX Ventures and HTGF. With the new funding sewts
30. May 2023

A European champion for fusion: Proxima Fusion spins out of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics

Munich, May 30th 2023 - Proxima Fusion, a fusion start-up that is designing fusion power plants based on the stellarator concept, completed its pre-seed fundraising of €7m. The fundraising is co-led by Plural and UVC Partners, and joined by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and the Wilbe Group. Proxima Fusion is the first spin-out from the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP). The startup was founded by former scientists and engineers from the Max Planck IPP, MIT, and Google-X. Th
25. October 2022

AI start-up DeepScenario closes financing round to accelerate the deployment of autonomous systems

DeepScenario secures seven-digit funding from HTGF, MobilityFund, and business angels. The investment boosts DeepScenario’s mission to help customers deploy autonomous systems in less time and with less cost. Munich, 25th October 2022- Self-driving cars and other autonomous systems are spreading rapidly across the world. Ensuring that these systems operate as intended, without posing risk to people and the world around them, is an increasingly critical need. The physical world is com
19. September 2022
The start-up syte raises 2.6 million euros in its latest round of financing. High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and four other investors from the real estate industry invested. This brings the company closer to its ambitious goal of using AI to analyse the economic and ecological potential of land throughout Germany and make it accessible to users in a digital cadastre. Münster, 19. September 2022- Determining the development potential of land is a sought-after skill in Germany. With
22. February 2022

Resourcify raises another €5 million to expand its recycling platform

Hamburg, 22.02.2022 - Resourcify, Europe’s leading digital platform for waste management and recycling, announced today the successful closing of its latest €5m funding round. This brings the total raised by the startup to over €9 million. Resourcify's recycling platform enables companies to digitize and optimize their recycling and open up new revenue streams.  The financing round, led by Ananda Impact Ventures and Speedinvest joins them together with existing investors such a
9. February 2022

instagrid: The Expert for Mobile High-Performance Battery Systems Raises 33 Million U.S. Dollars

Instagrid, the Ludwigsburg-based off-grid battery expert, raises $33 million in a Series B financing roundThe technology offers mobile power supply from renewable sources that is entirely disconnected from the power gridClimate tech investor Energy Impact Partners led the financing roundThis funding will drive the international expansion of the company and the development of new, scalable business models Ludwigsburg, 09.02.2022 - instagrid, a leader in high-performance mobile battery


12. October 2023
Innovation meets Money
Start-ups and investors take note! On 12 October, the 6th “Innovation meets Money” matching event will be held by ZUKUNFT.unternehmen in cooperation with the High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), BÜFA group, Gründungs- und Innovationszentrum (GIZ) of the University of Oldenburg and Cornexion! At this event, innovative start-ups present themselves to HTGF as well as other financial investors, strategic investors, business angels, family offices and many more. This event is the ideal platform to g