Yann Fiebig

Principal / Authorized Signatory

Yann Fiebig

Principal / Authorized Signatory

Yann Fiebig, Principal, has an Engineering background and has been supporting start-ups in the fields of mobility, industrial software and deep tech since 2016. Yann has pioneered new investment theses for HTGF through lighthouse investments in the fields of space and quantum technologies, among others. He has successfully led many financing rounds with international top-tier investors and has successfully exited three companies from his portfolio. Yann holds two master’s level degrees both in electrical and industrial engineering from RWTH Aachen and Ecole Centrale Paris and was trained in value creation in venture capital at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. Before joining HTGF, he supported the German market entry of an international energy supplier as a team leader and worked as a technology scout in the automotive industry.


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Posts & mentions

18. October 2022

Orbex Secures £40.4 Million in Series C Funding

Forres, UK, October 18, 2022 – UK-based spaceflight company Orbex has secured £40.4 million for its Series C funding round, led by a new investor, the Scottish National Investment Bank. The new round of funding will allow the company to scale up its resources as it counts down to the first vertical launch from UK soil, as well as unlocking additional funding to support future projects. Orbex recently revealed its “Prime” rocket in its final form, making this the first full orbital
25. January 2022

HQS Quantum Simulations brings in 12 million euros in series A

Quantonation VC fund, specialising in quantum computing, is leading a financing round. Capital investors UVC Partners, btov Industrial Technologies and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), who already hold a stake in the company, are once again investing.As part of the Q-Exa consortium, HQS Quantum Simulations supplies software for the first quantum computer manufactured in Germany.With the new injection of capital, HQS Quantum Simulations is looking to enhance its HQS Quantum Assisted Design clo
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17. December 2021

Successful exit for High-Tech Gründerfonds - E.ON acquires majority stake in envelio GmbH

The Cologne-based startup envelio provides the Intelligent Grid Platform (IGP) to grid operators for the next phase of the energy transitionThe acquisition of envelio is part of E.ON’s ambition to provide an open digital energy ecosystem In 2018 High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and Demeter invested in the seed round Bonn, December 17, 2021 – High-Tech Gründerfonds sold its shares in envelio GmbH after accompanying the company for the past three years. The energy transition will onl
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11. May 2021

Qnami closes 4.0M CHF Series A financing round

Qnami announced today the closing of a 4.0M CHF (4.4M USD) Series A financing round led by Venture Capital funds Runa Capital and SIT Capital, further supported by Seed Round investors Quantonation, Verve Ventures, ZKB Start-up Finance and the High-Tech Gründerfonds. The funds will support extension of Qnami’s patented quantum microscope technology into applications enabling the design and production of quantum computers and spintronics devices, plus scaling the launch of the Qnami Proteu
Product Market Fit
19. March 2021

Finding Product-Market Fit: The “n=1” rule

By Andreas Olmes (Principal / Proxy) Co-authored by Ulrike Kalapis (Investment Manager), Yann Fiebig (Senior Investment Manager) , Gregor Haidl (Investment Manager) and Fabian Hogrebe (Investment Manager) In a nutshell When you start looking for product-market fit, the rule of "n = 1" prescribes that you should initially focus on exactly one single customer. By contrast, introducing personas or generic customer segments is often found misleading. Quick wins Consistently fo
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11. December 2020

Orbex Secures $24 Million Funding Round for UK Space Launch

New funding secures roadmap to first launch from Sutherland spaceport in ScotlandOrbex is 1st UK space-sector company to win prestigious Horizon 2020 funding Orbex, the innovative European space launch company, has secured $24 million in a funding round led by BGF, the UK's most active investment company, and Octopus Ventures, one of the largest VCs in Europe. BGF and Octopus Ventures have joined existing investors High-Tech Gründerfonds, Heartcore Capital and Elecnor S.A. - parent co