Klaus Lehmann


Klaus Lehmann


Klaus Lehmann joined the fund in its early days and has been an investment manager for high-tech start-ups since 1999. His focus is on supporting the individual portfolio companies in the implementation of their growth plans and M&A processes, as well as their corporate financing or restructuring. The business graduate is a member of numerous advisory boards of his portfolio companies. He also holds the seat for HTGF on the jury of Exist Forschungstransfer Ingenieurwissenschaften.


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Posts & mentions

11. January 2022

Successful Exit for HTGF: Enscape to Merge with Chaos, Backed by TA Associates and LEA Partners

The Karlsruhe-based start-up Enscape has quickly grown, establishing its position as a leading SaaS provider for real-time rendering and design workflow technology to the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industryHigh-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) has been an investor in the company since it was spun off in 2017 from Inreal Technologies – a HTGF portfolio start-up since 2013The merger will create a global leader in 3D visualization and design workflow technology Bonn, Ja
16. December 2021

Important developments to watch out for in 2022

What trends does next year have in store for us? Five High-Tech Gründerfonds Partners take a look into the crystal ball, reveal the technologies they feel will become relevant, and explain why start-ups need to focus on corporate culture and employer branding from an early stage. Implementing good ideas very well In 2022 we’ll be looking beyond the pandemic. If the extreme developments are able to be kept in check, we could see the economy recovering and picking up quite r
24. June 2021

High-Tech Gründerfonds secures successful exit – Schunk Group takes stake in Pulsar Photonics

Pulsar Photonics, a start-up based in Herzogenrath near Aachen, eyes new opportunities to further develop its cutting-edge technology and market it around the world thanks to tech company’s international networkForay into laser technology marks a technological expansion for Germany’s Schunk GroupHigh-Tech Gründerfonds was the start-up’s first institutional investor back in 2015, with Falk Strascheg Holding coming on board in 2018 Bonn, 24 June 2021 – The exit is a perfect match f
4. June 2021

EWE takes up stake in Solandeo

Partnership aims at developing digital business models for the energy sector. Oldenburg, 04 June 2021 - Oldenburg-based energy and telecommunications company EWE AG is to become a new minority shareholder in Berlin technology firm Solandeo and is the second energy company after TWL AG, Ludwigshafen on the Rhine, to acquire shares in Solandeo. Solandeo GmbH is a specialist in smart metering solutions as well as in intelligent forecast and analysis products. Individual forecasts for efficie
25. February 2021

Strong exit for High-Tech Gründerfonds – Shell to acquire Next Kraftwerke

Shell is acquiring Next Kraftwerke to strengthen its position in the field of renewable energy tradingThe Cologne-based start-up Next Kraftwerke GmbH will obtain the necessary resources to fuel further growth and the development of complex new commercial products  High-Tech Gründerfonds has been an investor in the company since its foundation in 2010The transaction remains subject to regulatory approval Subject to regulatory approval, Shell* is to acquire 100% of the shares in Next
4. March 2020

How scientists become successful entrepreneurs 

Interview with Klaus Lehmann, Partner Successful industrial technology start-ups – Klaus Lehmann has helped scientists and researchers to found successful start-ups on behalf of the High-Tech-Gründerfonds since 2014. Now the industrial technology expert has been appointed partner of the HTGF. In an interview he explains what start-ups from the world of science and academia need to bear in mind and why the HTGF is great partner for them in particular. Robotics, lasers, sensory,
17. February 2020

Klaus Lehmann appointed partner at High-Tech Gründerfonds

Klaus Lehmann (48), who has already worked for High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) for 14 years, has now been appointed to the post of partner with effect from April 1, 2020.  We are delighted to welcome Klaus, a highly experienced colleague, into our group of partners. Klaus has built up his own portfolio with focus on industrial technology that is well above average. Right from the very outset, he has had a significant impact on the company as a wholeDr. Alex von Frankenberg,