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High-Tech Gruenderfonds announces profitable exit of portfolio company SOPAT

6. August 2014
SOPAT GmbH was founded in 2012 by Dr. Sebastian Maass, Juergen Rojahn and Joern Emmerich and offers the first fully automated, precise, in situ real-time analysis of particles in chemical processes. Since its foundation in Berlin, SOPAT has achieved strong growth in sales and could win well-known industrial clients. In 2013 High-Tech Gruenderfonds financed the company together with Steelhouse Ventures More …

WPX Faserkeramik: HTGF invests into energy efficiency in metal refining

23. January 2014
The European market volume for industrial heat treatment of metals exceeds EUR 25 bn annually. Conventional kiln furniture for industrial furnaces is typically made of metals or ceramics. This causes significant costs due to energy inefficiency, equipment downtime and wearout, and deficient products. Both metals and ceramics waste a significant share of thermal output due to their heat capacity. Furthermore, More …

evocatal draws two new investors as it closes €3.5m Series B round

24. June 2013
evocatal GmbH has completed a Series B financing round. All of the company’s existing investors took part, along with new investors NRW.BANK and LANXESS. In realizing the next step of its growth strategy, Düsseldorf-based enzyme specialist evocatal has partnered with two new investors: specialty chemicals company LANXESS and the NRW.BANK. The investments from this round of financing will be used More …

High-Tech Gründerfonds and Steelhouse Ventures Limited invest in SOPAT GmbH

4. February 2013
The Berlin high-tech startup SOPAT GmbH is concluding its first round of financing. The investors are High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and Steelhouse Ventures Limited (SVL). The mission of SOPAT is to revolutionize the measurement of particulate systems. Using the digital analysis of particle images in previously unattainable results, it becomes possible to directly optimize the production in chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnological More …