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High-Tech Gründerfonds invests in Orbex orbital space launch vehicle

13. June 2017
High-Tech Gründerfonds makes first space sector investment European space launch company raises capital to accelerate orbital launch vehicle development Germany’s High-Tech Gründerfonds has made its first investment in the space sector with UK-based Orbex. Founded in 2015, Orbex is building an orbital micro-launch vehicle to insert small satellites into low Earth orbit from Europe. The Orbex launcher exploits a novel, More …

Eneco Group invests in Next Kraftwerke

9. May 2017
Dutch sustainable energy company Eneco Group has acquired a minority interest of 34% in Germany-based Next Kraftwerke, operator of one of the largest Virtual Power Plants (VPP) in Europe. The investment will allow for the further strategic expansion of Next Kraftwerke in Europe and contribute to the joint ambition of Eneco Group and Next Kraftwerke to accelerate the energy transition More …

godesys acquires Collinor: project management know-how meets ERP expertise

2. May 2017
Project and resource-planning software expands godesys’ portfolio / Investor High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) passes on the baton Process efficiency, innovation, data transparency, scalability and flexibile application – These are all areas in which both Collinor’s project-management solutions and godesys’ business software excel. Cologne’s Collinor Software GmbH and Mainz-based ERP specialists are pooling their experience and product portfolios in a move that More …

KSK Diagnostics GmbH gains Innovationsstarter Fonds Hamburg and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) as partners to finance the development of molecular point-of-care diagnostic tests

24. April 2017
KSK Diagnostics GmbH uses its isothermal amplification technology, KDx rITA®, for the development of molecular point-of-care tests to identify pathogens and antimicrobial resistance within 30 minutes. This significantly reduces the time before therapy is started. A financing round has now been completed with Innovationsstarter Fonds Hamburg and High-Tech Gründerfonds in order to accelerate the development of the product and its More …

Symetis and Boston Scientific reach USD 435 million purchase agreement

7. April 2017
Definitive purchase agreement whereby Boston Scientific will acquire Symetis for $435 million in an all cash, up-front payment Acquisition of Symetis will expand the treatment offerings for patients with aortic valvular heart disease Acquisition projected to close during the second quarter of 2017, subject to customary closing conditions Symetis’ IPO launched on Euronext Paris and very well received by the More …

Dräger acquires majority stake in Hamburg-based start-up bentekk

3. April 2017
Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA has acquired a 51 percent stake in bentekk GmbH from seed investors High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and Innovationsstarter Fonds Hamburg (IFH). This latest acquisition sees Dräger extend its expertise in the area of mobile gas measurement even further. bentekk, based in the south of Hamburg, specializes in developing innovative gas measurement devices for industrial applications. bentekk’s More …

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 …