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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 …

Boston Logic acquires Propertybase

8. June 2017
High-Tech Gründerfonds realises another successful exit Munich-based Propertybase GmbH, a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider for CRM and marketing for the real-estate industry, has been acquired by US firm Boston Logic, the two companies announced today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Propertybase offers an SaaS sales and marketing platform tailored to the needs of the real-estate industry. The More …

Venture Capital: Evonik invests in High-Tech Gründerfonds III

1. June 2017
Evonik is extending its corporate-venturing activities in Europe with an investment in High-Tech Gründerfonds III (HTGF III). The fund has a targeted fund size of more than €300 million. Evonik will invest an amount in the single-digit million euro range. HTGF is Germany’s most active seed-stage investor. It finances young, innovative technology start-up companies and actively supports them with the More …

STIHL participates in High-Tech Gründerfonds III

The STIHL Group is participating in the High-Tech Gründerfonds (Startup Fund), which is the largest seed fund for financing young technology companies in Germany. “By investing in the High-Tech Gründerfonds we want to support the development of innovative companies and further expand our activities in the area of research and development”, explained STIHL Executive Board Member, Finance and Controlling, Karl More …

m + mv invests in High-Tech Gründerfonds III

media + more venture Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG, a company comprising three regional publishers in Mainz, Freiburg and Heilbronn, is investing EUR 2.5 million in High-Tech Gründerfonds III (HTGF III). The consortium of three publishers is thus once again reinforcing its commitment to and investments in innovative technologies from Germany for the publishing industry. HTGF III invests venture capital More …

Haniel invests in High-Tech Gründerfonds

Complementing investments in venture capital funds as part of digital initiative Haniel, a German family-equity company, has invested in High-Tech Gründerfonds III (HTGF III). With HTGF III, up to 40 technology companies are expected to receive financial support with a target fund volume of €300 million per year. In addition to its financial involvement, the fund offers technology companies the More …

BÜFA fosters innovative tech start-ups

Oldenburg-based chemicals company takes stake in High-Tech Gründerfonds “I am delighted that BÜFA GmbH & Co. KG has decided to invest in High-Tech Gründerfonds. With your support, we intend to continue the success enjoyed by High-Tech Gründerfonds, a development that benefits Germany as a hub of business,” German cabinet minister Sigmar Gabriel wrote in an official letter to BÜFA, thanking More …

Drillisch AG invests in High-Tech Gründerfonds

30. May 2017
Telecommunication service provider Drillisch AG is investing in the third fund of High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), Germany’s most active seed stage investor. HTGF’s third fund is to have a volume of roughly EUR 300 million. Drillisch AG joins an esteemed group of investors in the fund. The company owns a number of renowned brands including smartmobil.de, yourfone, simply, sim.de, McSIM, helloMobil, More …

Kick-off for High-Tech Gründerfonds III: strong industry and business community partners support startups “Made in Germany“

Seed stage investor continues its success story High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) today announced the first closing of HTGF III with a volume of 245 million Euros to more than 1,000 participants from the business community, politics, and startup scene on the occasion of the Family Day 2017 in Bonn. In addition to public partners like the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs More …

Hogg Robinson Group Acquires Digital Travel Innovator

25. May 2017
Hogg Robinson Group announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the digital travel innovator eWings.com, a next-generation travel management company.  The acquisition is expected to complete within the next 15 working days. A totally online offering, eWings.com provides a fast and easy-to-use solution for digital business travel with a quick to start process and low cost service More …