Timo Bertsch

Investment Manager

Timo has been part of the HTGF Industrial Tech team since the end of 2022. During his bachelor studies in automotive engineering at the University of Esslingen, he was able to gain practical experiences at Audi in Taiwan and Daimler in Stuttgart. Besides his master studies in Industrial Engineering at the University of Aachen, he worked as a working student at Streetscooter and was part of the startup oee.ai. He wrote his master’s thesis on the optimization of business processes at Mitsubishi Fuso in Japan. After his master’s degree, he focused on the development of the startup oee.ai and worked as a research assistant at the University of Aachen. He was a lecturer in the fields of business administration and operations management and involved in research as well as consulting projects. Besides work, Timo is passionate about sports and can be met on the water (surfing), on land (climbing and mountain biking) and in the air (paragliding).



Posts & mentions

18. January 2024

Battery start-up BTRY raises CHF 900,000 in pre-seed funding for the development of an innovative solid-state battery 

The battery start-up is developing safe, long-lasting thin-film solid-state batteries that can be charged and discharged in one minute.  BTRY receives CHF 900,000 from High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and Zürcher Kantonalbank.  BTRY will use the funding to produce a first generation of products on a pilot line.  Dübendorf, Switzerland, January 18, 2024 – Battery start-up BTRY has raised CHF 900,000 in pre-seed financing. The round is led by HTGF with participa


28. June 2024

Virtual Pitch Feedback Session: Climate Tech & Deep Tech

Attention, Climate Tech and Deep Tech founders! This is your chance to get insightful feedback from VC professionals. Our guest Tim Hos, investment analyst at Apex Ventures and Timo Bertsch, Investment Manager at HTGF, will provide valuable feedback and insights to presenting founders. Take the chance, register now, and get feedback! To book a slot, please register here: