Dr. Nikolaus Raupp

Senior Investment Manager

Dr. Nikolaus Raupp

Senior Investment Manager

Nik has always been fascinated by the challenges how to finance an innovative start-up company.  While researching for his PHD about financing of biotech companies in Japan, Nik started working as a consultant and later as project manager for a German-Japanese biotech pharma partnering project.

In 2011 Nik has joint BASF. With different roles in BASF, he has gained extensive experience in the field of sustainable innovation, renewable raw materials and climate protection. Since 2018 Nik has worked as a senior marketing manager for BASF in Hong Kong. He has initiated and launched several new solutions for customers in China, Japan, India and Australia.

In April 2021, Nik has joint the life science team as Investment Manager with a special focus on the chemical industry.


Posts & mentions

24. August 2023

High-tech for sustainable agriculture

Call for Applications – AgriTech Pitch Day 2023 in Hannover Bonn and Hannover, August 24, 2023 – The AgriTech Pitch Day 2023 on September 28 in Hannover will focus on the future of agriculture. The event is organized by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and RootCamp, with RootCamp serving as host. Founders of agricultural technology companies (AgriTech) will have the exclusive opportunity there to present their innovative solutions and ideas to a select group of investors, corporat
12. July 2023

How the circular economy will change our world 

Many companies are transforming their operations from a linear towards a more circular economy. The transformation process often takes a long time, is complex and costly.  Developing and promoting the circular economy is not just beneficial for the environment, but obviously it creates the possibility of better and more sustainable access to raw materials in the long-term. It might help to reduce the dependency on international suppliers and can strengthen the own position in the v
Gründer Plastformance
11. July 2023

PlastFormance wins HTGF as lead investor for growth financing round – Internationally patented platform technology for innovative materials

Teisendorf, 11 July 2023 – The new material start-up PlastFormance strengthens the foundation for further growth and series production at its production site in Berchtesgadener Land, Bavaria. High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is investing in PlastFormance GmbH with its newly launched HTGF IV fund together with ICIG Ventures Holding S.A. and Jobest GmbH. From e-mobility to fuel cell technology and nuclear medicine – the technologies of the future require the use of sophisticated m
Hema To Team
26. June 2023

hema.to raises €3.6M to bring precision diagnostics to immune medicine using AI-assisted analysis of single-cell blood data

Making clinical analysis of blood data automated & personalized hema.to’s mission is to make the clinical analysis of blood data — called cytometry — automated and fully objective to enable personalization of treatment to every person’s unique immune system. Currently, even for skilled laboratory personnel, cytometry analysis is a laborious process that has a large degree of subjectivity. hema.to’s mission is now backed by Elaia Partners, Heal Capital and High-Tech Gründerf
ESy-Labs Founders
17. November 2022

ESy-Labs receives seed funding to advance its automated and AI-powered platform for sustainable electrosynthesis processes

Regensburg, November 17th 2022 –In a seed financing round, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) invests EUR 600,000 in ESy-Labs’ proprietary platform technology. The fresh capital raised will be used to expand the technical equipment and employ additional staff to further advance the ESy screening technology. Through the electrosynthesis of organic fine chemicals and electrolytic recycling processes it is possible to develop significantly more efficient and also new processes to mak
EEDEN Founders
22. June 2022

TechVision Fonds I and High-Tech Gründerfonds invest in textile recycling startup EEDEN

Textile recycling rethought: Innovative process enables upcycling of old clothing Aachen, 22 June 2022 – TechVision Fonds I, together with High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and a business angel, are the first investors to invest in EEDEN. The startup from Moenchengladbach, Germany has developed an innovative process for the sustainable and environmentally friendly recycling of clothing and other textile products. With the financing, EEDEN plans to further expand their R&D-activitie


6. June 2024
AgriTech Pitch Day 2024
Are you an AgriTech founder and want to present your high-tech solutions for sustainable agriculture to leading investors and corporate decision-makers? Take the opportunity to pitch your technology to an exclusive audience of investors, corporate VCs, and industry experts! Together with our fund investor, Maschinenenringe, High-Tech Gründerfonds is organizing AgriTech Pitch Day on 6 June in Neuburg an der Donau. Apply by 5 May. Register here with your company details and submit your non-confid