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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: come profit from our experience and the extensive network of our team and its technological and entrepreneurial expertise.

Facts & Figures

380 Investments

since 2005

576 Million €

Roughly 400 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 780 Mio.€ of additional capital have been raised into our portfolio in about 700 follow-on rounds of financing. Moreover, we successfully exited 38 of our portfolio companies in that same timeframe.

Tools & Events



fodjan is a web-based software to optimize the feeding of livestock. The new software is …

Codetrails GmbH develops intelligent tools that facilitate knowledge transfer in software development teams. Using Big …

OneShore Energy GmbH is involved in off-grid energy generation. OneShore's software-based product suite allows for …

bookingkit’s mission statement: to digitalize the leisure business! Furthermore, the software works as a middleware …

POSpulse is a POS analytics company that quickly delivers transparency over the real situation at …





High-Tech Gruenderfonds Investing in Farm Tech Startup fodjan

28. January 2015

fodjan, an intelligent feeding program, represents a milestone in digital agricultural management. The new fodjan smart feeding software is the first of its kind to More …

Transparency for Customers and Investors in Solar-Diesel Hybrid Projects: OneShore Energy wins support of HTGF for tapping into this fast-growing market

27. January 2015

OneShore Energy stands for efficient, cost-optimized combination of solar and diesel systems to provide stable, reliable power generation in off-grid areas. The software product suite More …

High-Tech Gruenderfonds and Business Angel Robert Kabs invest in booking solution “bookingkit”

26. January 2015

Berlin-based startup bookingkit successfully completed its first round of financ-ing with investments by the High-Tech Gruenderfonds (HTGF) and Business Angle Robert Kabs, thereby strengthening sustainable More …

Six new publishers buying shares in the Kimeta job search engine

24. January 2015

Kimeta, which currently offers more job listings than any other jobs portal in Germany, is expanding its ownership circle. Six new publishers are making an More …

Ceramic Matrix Composites for Industrial Heat Treatment: Constantia Industries Investing in WPX Faserkeramik

22. January 2015

In December 2014, Constantia New Business GmbH, a subsidiary of Constantia Industrie AG (CIAG), signed an equity participation agreement with WPX Faserkeramik GmbH for a More …

Europe’s leading online optician strengthens market position: Mister Spex receives 40 Million USD

8. January 2015

US bank Goldman Sachs leads financing round Europe’s leading online optician Mister Spex concludes its largest financing to date raising 40 Million USD in a More …

Kiwigrid cooperates with Gemalto to further develop and commercialize new features for Kiwigrid’s innovative high security Smart Grid as a Service Platform.

6. January 2015

Kiwigrid, a Dresden, Germany-based Smart Grid start-up is cooperating with Gemalto to further develop and commercialize new features for Kiwigrid’s innovative high security Smart Grid More …


18. December 2014

One has to try the impossible to achieve the possible. Hermann Hesse, German author, painter and Nobel Prize Laureate In 2014, the German start-up landscape More …

POSpulse receives second funding this year – High-Tech-Gründerfonds invests in retail-analytics company POSpulse

15. December 2014

POSpulse provides Smart Data for retailers and brands: By utilising crowdsourcing POSpulse collects data from the shopper’s perspective at the point-of-sale and provides retailers and More …

Growth capital for WeSustain (Series B)

15. December 2014

WeSustain, a software company with focus on Enterprise Sustainability Management, today announces that a new financing round of € 4 Mill. has been successfully closed. More …