Dr. Nils Lang

Investment Manager

Dr. Nils Lang

Investment Manager

As an Investment Manager at HTGF, Nils specializes in two key sectors: Industrial Technology and Renewable Energy. His passion is centered around driving innovations in fields such as industrial digitization, data analytics, embedded systems, cybersecurity, and sustainable energy solutions.

Nils’ investment portfolio reflects his specialized focus in these sectors. It features companies like Ze Energy, which is revolutionizing photovoltaic parks with intelligent battery storage solutions, Refuel Green, which is pioneering plasma catalysis technology to produce green hydrocarbons, Emproof, which offers robust security solutions for embedded devices, or Senodis, which is advancing part identification for industries like metal forming, and ceramic circuit boards.

Before joining HTGF, Nils held various positions in management consulting (digital transformation and operational excellence focusing on a client-centric approach). He holds a dual degree in Engineering and Business (TU Darmstadt), and a PhD in Venture Capital (Lyon University, jointly with Berkeley Law School and HTGF).


Posts & mentions

12. January 2023

refuel.green receives €1.2 million pre-seed financing for more cost-effective production of fuels from renewable electricity (e-fuels)

A total of €1.2 million in fresh capital for particularly innovative technology refuel.green wins HTGF as lead investor for pre-seed financing TGFS Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen and two business angels are co-investors Team buildup and first customer project planned for 2023 Dresden, January 12, 2023 – e-fuels can make a decisive contribution to making the global economy independent of fossil crude oil and at the same time CO2-neutral and renewable. The refuel.green
12. July 2022

Embedded security startup Emproof secures €2m seed financing from European investor syndicate

Eindhoven/Bochum, July 12th, 2022 – Emproof B.V. successfully closed a € 2 million seed financing round, which enables the company to further develop its product range and serve customers in Europe and the USA. This financing round is led by the Dutch investment group TIIN Capital through its Dutch Security TechFund, alongside High-Tech Gründerfonds from Germany and the French venture capitalist Cyber Impact. Emproof has developed a unique technology which protects resource constrained
Senodis Team
24. February 2022

Senodis Technologies completes € 1.5m seed round

The Dresden-based (Germany) start-up Senodis Technologies GmbH successfully closed its seed financing round in February 2022. In addition to existing investor Fraunhofer Technologie Transfer Fonds (FTTF), High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen (TGFS) are now also supporting the young company on its growth path. Senodis Technologies GmbH thus has excellent conditions for the roll-out of its digital component detection in the metal industry. Dresden, 24 Febr


18. October 2023
Start-up Days 2023
Are you doing research and want to find out about your prospects as an entrepreneur? Do you have a vague business idea? Or are you already a founder? No matter whether you are still at the beginning or already active on the market, the Start-up Days are just right for you. Be the pulse of the future Be there in Munich from October 18 to 19, 2023, when the four major non-university research institutions – the Leibniz Association, the Fraunhofer Society, the Helmholtz Association and the Max