Romy Schnelle

Romy Schnelle

Romy Schnelle is Partner at HTGF. In HTGF’s Digital Tech sector she has been funding startups since 2008 and has successfully sold 10 companies out of her own portfolio. Her entrepreneurial mindset and hands-on experience in company building, business development/sales, fundraising and corporate finance contribute to the strong development of HTGF’s Digital Tech portfolio. Today, Romy and her team are responsible for around 30 investments with a focus on D2C, Digital Health, Fintech, AI as well as SaaS. In addition, Romy is a valued advisor and member of supervisory boards in start-ups as well as Chair of the Investment Committee of tx Group, one of the leading Swiss publishers. Previously, she co-founded the Fraunhofer spin-off IOSONO, now Barco Audio Technologies, together with mp3 inventor Prof. Karlheinz Brandenburg. She started her career in business development at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Digital Media Technology. Romy holds a degree in media science from Technical University of Ilmenau.


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Posts & mentions

14. January 2021

Successful exit for High-Tech Gründerfonds – UNICEPTA acquires social intelligence specialist Ubermetrics

UNICEPTA is a global full-service provider for media and marketing intelligenceBerlin-based start-up Ubermetrics has developed a content intelligence platform to meet the needs of communicators based on specially developed and trained artificial intelligenceThe two companies will now combine their AI-based technology platforms and pool their technical expertise; both brands will be maintainedUbermetrics founders Patrick Bunk and Daniel Siewert (CEO and CTO) will have a stake in the new combi
9. November 2020

Successful Internationalisation

Markus Kurch joined Crealytics as Chief Operating Officer in 2013. He was given the important task of internationalising the online marketing specialist's business. Today, Crealytics has offices in New York, London and Berlin. In this interview, Kurch and HTGF Partner Romy Schnelle talk about their successes and setbacks and explain how the analytical approach adopted by the search engine advertising (SEA) specialist might serve as a blueprint for other founders seeking to internationalise t
8. April 2020

Maxburg Capital Partners takes over High-Tech Gründerfonds portfolio company metoda

High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), together with co-investors Bayern Kapital (the venture capital company of the State of Bavaria) and TEV, has successfully sold its stake in Munich-based software firm metoda. metoda is one of the leading providers of software-as-a-service solutions for real-time market analysis in online retail. The company's new owner is Maxburg Capital Partners. The three early stage investors had taken up a stake in metoda together with several business angels as part of a