High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is Germany’s most active and leading seed stage investor. We finance your technology-driven company – whether you are active in the fields of cleantech or robotics, whether you are developing new drugs, chemical processes or new software: benefit from our experience and the extensive network of our team and its technological and entrepreneurial expertise.
Over 460 High-Tech companies have been launched successfully since 2005. Next to the 576 Mio. € originating from our own funds (HTGF I and HTGF II), so far, more than 1 billion Euro of additional capital have been raised into our portfolio in about 940 follow-on rounds of financing. Moreover, we successfully exited 69 of our portfolio companies in that same timeframe.
Our Scouts support you personally and within your region through your founding stages of your High-Tech start-up. They can also help you to find the right investor.
Our Partners within universities and research institutions accompany you with respect to your spin-off and the realization of your own technology company.
RWTH Aachen University is a place where the future of our industrialised world is thought out. The University is proving to be a hotspot with increasing international recognition where innovative answers to global challenges are developed. Many areas make up the character of a modern university. Get to know the numerous markers that make RWTH Aachen one of the leading technical universities in Europe→ Website
Profund Innovation supports students, scholars, scientists, researchers, and alumni who left Freie Universität Berlin not longer than five years ago, in different areas; protecting intellectual property and commercial exploitation thereof; Entrepreneurship Education; starting businesses, especially those with a connection to research; financial planning and applying for public funding (VIP+, EXIST, ZIM etc) and looking for other investors→ Website
Strengthening the start-up eco-system within Berlin's University of technology is the main focus of the Centre for Entrepreneurship (CfE). With direct access to the substantial resources of the seven faculties we develop start-up ideas and start-up teams whilst nurturing the start-up mentality within a technological and knowledge based environment.
The University of Technology combines expertise in research, education and start-up support. Thus a start-up one-stop shop has been established with our Centre for Entrepreneurship. Here all stakeholders involved in entrepreneurship meet as part of a highly developed network, including members of the university with an interest in this topic, alumni founders, teachers, investors, business angels and many more.
Dresden | exists supports students and scientists in discovering the fascinating world of entrepreneurship; in testing their own ideas, in filling a gap in their competencies and in implementing the idea. Prospective founders profit from a comprehensive offer of information- and skill-improving-events. The whole entrepreneurial process is accompanyied - from the first idea to a substantial businessplan all the way to founding a real company.
Every year, dresden exists accompanies between 50 and 70 founding ideas. Roughly 20 companies originate every time.
Fraunhofer Venture is the central department for the Fraunhofer-society as well as a partner for founders, start-ups, Fraunhofer-institutes, corporates and investors. The company offers young companies access to Fraunhofer-technologies, -infrastructure and know-how with more than 5200 patent families. This way, start-ups can establish themselves a lot quicker in any market.
Activities of Fraunhofer Venture include the entire support and consulting from idea genertion to company builing as well as finding the right investor until the potential exit of the company.
Max Planck Innovation is responsible for technology transfer from the research institutes of the Max Planck Society, Germany's leading basic research organization.
MPI is partner of both science and industry. The offered services contribute to an important task: the transfer of basic research results into products, which contribute to the economic and social progress.
The Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE) was established in 2002 by Falk F. Strascheg, a venture capitalist and entrepreneur. It acts as a focal point for Munich University of Applied Sciences’ (MUAS) enterprise and knowledge exchange activities. In 2011, the SCE and MUAS became one of the six EXIST Start-Up Universities in Germany.
SCE´s goal is to nurture entrepreneurial thinking and action through education and business start-up support measures.
UnternehmerTUM, the Center for Innovation and Business Creation at the Technische Universität München, accompanies and supports start-ups and established companies when founding successful businesses – from initial idea to growth stage. You benefit from many years of experience in building up new businesses, a unique infrastructure, innovative methods, and a strong network in industry, connecting with experts and investors.→ Website
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Sample analysis in structural biology often suffers from weak contrast in the transmission electron microscope (TEM). The KonTEM PhazR solves this contrast problem and thus enables scientists to extract more information about structure and function of cells on molecular level.
Exit since May 2014. Purchaser: FEI Company (NASDAQ: FEIC)
evoxx technologies GmbH, a German Industrial Biotechnology Company, is focusing on the development and production of industrial enzymes and novel carbohydrate ingredients produced by enzymatic bioconversion. With its proprietary enzymes and carbohydrate ingredients, evoxx is active in high growth markets addressing consumer needs in the Global Food Health & Wellness Sector and Consumer Products Markets. Product development is based on the proprietary technology and patent platform covering the whole value chain from early enzyme and process development to industrial scale production and product deregulation. evoxx industrial partners and customers benefit from the unique metagenomics libraries, the enzyme and carbohydrate development skills and tech-transfer and production capabilities. evoxx is located on the Creative Campus in Monheim am Rhein and on the Biotech Campus Hermannswerder in Potsdam.
eGym is going to digitalize the fitness industry. New strength machines have been developed that generate the resistance electronically. These machines offer training methods that are 4 times more effective and healthier than current training methods and push all data to the eGym web portal. The eGym personal fitness portal targets end users with individual services around their training and health.
akvolution sells water treatment plants equipped with akvoFloatTM —an energy-efficient flotation-filtration process based on ceramic materials— for desalination and industrial wastewater treatment, such as in the oil and gas industry.
22. February 2017On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, Multiphoton Optics GmbH received the EUR 5,000 Fraunhofer start-up award, a joint initiative of Fraunhofer Venture and High-Tech Gründerfonds. The More …
22. February 2017Seven years after its founding, Synapticon GmbH is taking the next big step forward. The young technology company today announced an important increase in capital More …
14. February 2017Berlin-based start-up PerformaNat specialises in the development of livestock feed additives with a positive effect on animal health. To drive forward the development of new, More …
13. February 2017The High-Tech Gründerfonds invests in wetransform, a start-up that builds a cloud solution for particularly easy data transformation and migration. Tasks such as environmental protection More …