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Simplify your private cloud – cloudplan closes second financial round

23. March 2017
cloudplan offers a next-gen most secure and intelligent private cloud solution based on peer-to-peer technology for Enterprises (SaaS model). To finance international roll-out and further development a second financial round has been closed with INNOVATIONSSTARTER FONDS HAMBURG, High-Tech Gründerfonds and 7 private investors. Frank Brügmann, CEO cloudplan: „With our solution Enterprises can build their secure private cloud locally or globally More …

Crealytics Raises $9.3 Million to Scale Rich Intersection of Ad Tech and Retail Technology

15. March 2017
Series C underscores progressive investments in ad tech outside the hype cycle Paid search and Google Shopping leader Crealytics announced the close of $9.3 million in Series C financing from a group of private investors. Led by Optima, a privately owned investment group, the raise signals a progressive, mounting movement toward investments outside the typical ad tech hype cycle and More …

FAZUA GmbH races to market launch with successful Series B financing round

14. March 2017
FAZUA GmbH, the development and distribution firm behind the evation e-bike motor, has successfully completed its Series B financing round Long-standing shareholders High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), Bayern Kapital and five private investors as well as a new stakeholder, entrepreneur Rolf Nied, are providing the company with EUR 3 million in funding as part of a capital increase. The financing will be More …

Valeo acquires gestigon, specialized in software for cabin 3D image processing

13. March 2017
Paris, March 13, 2017 – Valeo has acquired all of the outstanding shares of gestigon, a German start up specialized in developing 3D image processing software for the vehicle cabin. Designed to reinforce Valeo’s technological leadership in automated driving, this acquisition provides a solution to the need to develop simple, intuitive and effective human-machine interfaces (HMI) in a hyper-connected world. With More …

Skoove, the piano learning platform, announces €1.2m investment

8. March 2017
Skoove (www.skoove.com), the freemium piano-learning platform, is announcing 1.2 million EUR of fresh capital, from IBB-Bet and EGORA Holding. By joining the existing investor, High-Tech Gründerfonds, this new investment signals both venture capital firms’ faith in the ongoing growth of the online learning market, which, according to a KPMG and CB Insights Q4 Venture Pulse study, received over $1 billion More …

fodjan secures Series A financing and gains new partners

7. March 2017
Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen (TGFS) and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) are investing in the fast-growing sector of smart farming. Lely Group has also agreed a strategic partnership with the company. Dresden-based start-up fodjan is a specialist in the field of efficient feed management for livestock. The firm’s smart, cloud-based software makes it possible to reduce feed costs, increase operational efficiency while also improving More …

Fraunhofer start-up award for Multiphoton Optics GmbH

22. February 2017
On 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 award honors the company’s development in the area of high-precision 3D printing. Multiphoton Optics GmbH was founded in 2013 as a spin-off of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Silicate Research ISC and develops and markets a high-precision More …

Startup Takes up Speed – Tailwind for Robotics-Expert Synapticon by Increase in Capital Stock

22. February 2017
Seven years after its founding, Synapticon GmbH is taking the next big step forward. The young technology company today announced an important increase in capital stock. The developer and manufacturer of embedded technology for robot control systems has grown rapidly in the past two years, mainly due to a massive increase in demand from Asia. With 7 Industries, a family More …

High-Tech Gründerfonds, Bamac GmbH and business angel Markus Plümer invest in animal feed start-up PerformaNat

14. February 2017
Berlin-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, innovative ingredients, PerformaNat GmbH closed a seven-figure financing round including High-Tech Gründerfonds, Bamac GmbH and business angel Markus Plümer. Berlin-based start-up PerformaNat develops animal-feed additives that optimise the intake of nutrients from animal feed. PerformaNat´s More …

High-Tech Gründerfonds invests in Fraunhofer Spin-Off wetransform

13. February 2017
The 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 and disaster recovery require cross-border collaboration. Often, necessary collaboration suffers due to missing, interoperable data. wetransform helps organisations that need to work together to make data interoperable, with just a fraction of the effort and More …