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6 Wunderkinder (Exit)

6 Wunderkinder develops and distributes web-based software for different platforms that makes it easier and more effective to collaborate with each other.

Exit since May 2012.

In portfolio 16. Dec 2012 – 24. May 2012
Brunnenstr. 141
10115 Berlin

Amedrix (Exit)

Amedrix develops & produces three dimensional implants (gel and liquid) based on collagen. Focus: treatment of articular cartilage damage in human an horse and other promising application areas. CE-mark for the cartilage repair product is granted & successfully used in patients.

In portfolio 01. Dec 2009 – 15. Jul 2013
Schelztorstraße 54-56
73728 Esslingen

AQ Implants (Exit)

The core competency of AQ Implants GmbH is the endoprosthetic reconstruction of severe and complex defects and anomalies. With the development of innovative implant systems AQ Implants GmbH provides surgeons with various surgical options to reconstruct a wide variety of defects.

Under the brand name REVISIO they offer a complete range of implants for the treatment of revision and tumour cases, from easy revision cases to modular-complex defect treatments.

In portfolio 29. Aug 2011 – 18. May 2012
Kurt-Fischer-Straße 22
22926 Ahrensburg (Exit)

Multilingual language portal, including dictionaries, language quizzes, language games and a vocabulary trainer. Wiki-style approach allows users to collaborate.

Exit since April 2015. Purchaser: Oxford University Press (OUP).

In portfolio 29. Aug 2008 – 17. Apr 2015
Alter Fischmarkt 5
20457 Hamburg


bitstars GmbH has developed a SaaS platform technology that enables customers to set up their own augmented reality (AR) applications. Focus was laid on very intuitive usability and joy of use. The platform enables users to create applications meeting their specific requirements with little effort. These applications can be managed and used in multiple end user devices, such as smartphones, tablets and smart glasses.

Added to portfolio 18. Jun 2014
Hanbrucher Straße 40
52064 Aachen

commercetools (Exit)

commercetools offers an eCommerce API development platform that enables future commerce business models. Administer, develop and deploy your commerce project through a flexible cloud solution

Exit since August 2014. Purchaser: REWE Digital.

Sector: e-Commerce
In portfolio 07. Sep 2006 – 28. Aug 2014
Adams-Lehmann-Str. 44
80797 München


CONTROS provides sensor systems for detecting dissolved CO2, hydrocarbons and methane in water for up to 6,000m. These systems find their applications in Offshore risk management (platform safety, leak detection, blow out prevention, etc.), general oceanographic research such as greenhouse gas studies as well as the exploration / exploitation of methane hydrates. One major future challenge is the monitoring of CO2 sequestrated oil and gas deposits.

Exit since March 2015.

Sector: Metrology
In portfolio 17. Dec 2007 – 23. Mar 2015
Wischhofstraße 1-3
24148 Kiel

Corimmun (Exit)

Corimmun is a drug-developing biotech company which focuses on personalized medicine in cardiovascular diseases. We concentrate on innovative peptide and biological drugs in indications with unmet medical needs.

Exit since June 2012.

In portfolio 29. Dec 2006 – 22. Jun 2012
Fraunhoferstr. 17
82152 Martinsried


The mission of Cumulocity is to make mobile machine-to-machine applications profitable for all businesses through ready-made, cloud subscription services.

In portfolio 27. Dec 2012 – 27. Mar 2017
Schiessstraße 43
40545 Düsseldorf

Dresden Silicon (Exit)

Exit since August 2007.

Sector: Semiconductor
In portfolio 23. Nov 2005 – 01. Aug 2007
Eversbuschstr. 29
80999 München


Exit since Dec. 2011. Purchaser: EMAG ECM GmbH.

In portfolio 12. Dec 2006 – 15. Dec 2011
Mozartstr. 12
71032 Böblingen


EnShape GmbH develops, produces and sells highly accurate and very fast 3D sensors, which simplify manifold automation task or even make such possible for the first time.
Purchaser: Cognex

In portfolio 05. Mar 2015 – 27. Oct 2016
Moritz-von-Rohr-Straße 1A
07745 Jena


Entelios is Germany’s first Demand Response aggregator and solution provider, pooling electrical loads of commercial and industrial energy users. Entelios builds and operates „virtual power plants“. Entelios markets the aggregated capacity to grid operators or provides Demand Response services to utilities.

Exit since Feb. 2014. Purchaser: EnerNOC, Inc.

In portfolio 19. Jan 2011 – 13. Feb 2014
Claudius-Keller-Str. 3c
81669 Munich

FTAPI Software (Exit)

FTAPI®SecuTransfer is a platform-independent software suite. Easily transfer files of any size with end-to-end encrypted across company boundaries.
Main products:
- revolutionary secure e-mail extension
- (S)FTP/ MFTP replacement

Exit since Feb. 2014. Purchaser: QSC AG.

In portfolio 04. Jan 2012 – 24. Feb 2014
Stefan-George-Ring 24
81929 München


gestigon develops software solutions for skeleton tracking and gesture control on the basis of 3D depth data for the markets consumer electronics and automotive offering a B2B licensing model.

Added to portfolio 10. Dec 2012
Maria-Goeppert Straße 9a
23562 Lübeck

H.C. Carbon (Exit)

H. C. Carbon develops and produces tailor-made products, which allow to replace metals by plastic materials. Further application is possible for paint/varnish, lubricant and production of batteries.

Exit since June 2015.

Sector: New Materials
In portfolio 12. Aug 2009 – 26. Jun 2015
Ziegelstraße 7
91126 Rednitzhembach

ICE Gateway

Lighting as a Service: Intelligent lighting with M2M (Machine to Machine) services in outdoor sector with focus on Information, Communication, Energy efficiency (ICE).

Added to portfolio 31. Oct 2013
Technology Center Adlershof
12489 Berlin

Industrial Solar (Exit)

Industrial Solar concentrates on the enormous market for the generation of process heat and specialises in providing industrial solutions including the air-conditioning of large buildings by using its innovative Fresnel-collector technology.

Exit since August 2011. Purchaser: Centrotec Sustainable AG

In portfolio 25. Feb 2011 – 25. Aug 2011
Emmy-Noether Str. 2
79110 Freiburg

Intana Bioscience (Exit)

Intana Bioscience uses single molecule sensitive spectroscopy to analyze molecular interactions. Customers benefit from short assay development times and the sensitive quantification of binding and dissociation constants in lysates.

Sector: R & D Tools
Added to portfolio 26. Feb 2009
Lochhamer Straße 29a
82152 Planegg

InterMed Discovery (Exit)

InterMed Discovery is a world class Natural Product lead discovery company, driving innovation through the generation of novel product candidates for the life science, food, and cosmetics industries.

Exit since July 2012.

Sector: R & D Tools
In portfolio 30. Oct 2006 – 31. Jul 2012
Otto-Hahn-Str. 15
44227 Dortmund

Kimeta (Exit)

Intelligent Job Search Engine, which searches job boards, recruiting agencies and company career sites for jobs. Artificial Intelligence helps identifying the best jobs.

Exit since Jan. 2015.

Sector: Communication, Jobs
In portfolio 20. Jan 2006 – 23. Jan 2015
Rheinstraße 99.3
64295 Darmstadt


KINAXO supports pharmaceutical companies in the development of targeted drugs and predictive biomarkers for personalized healthcare.

Exit since Feb. 2011. Purchaser: Evotec AG

Sector: R & D Tools
In portfolio 21. Jul 2006 – 09. Feb 2011
Am Klopferspitz 19a
82152 Martinsried

kinkaa (Exit)

kinkaa is a Meta Travel Search Engine for all relevant travel categories (flights, hotels, cars, packages and more to come) focusing on various European markets.

Exit since Sep. 2010.

In portfolio 28. Dec 2007 – 08. Sep 2010
Schönhauser Allee 180
10119 Berlin


Kiwigrid is an energy management system, which is connecting producers of renewable energy, consumers, storages, electric mobility and the energy grid with Microgrids.
Purchaser of HTGF-Shares: AQTON SE

In portfolio 26. Sep 2011 – 12. Dec 2016
Kleiststraße 10c
01129 Dresden

KonTEM (Exit)

Sample analysis in structural biology often suffers from weak contrast in the transmission electron microscope (TEM). The KonTEM PhazR solves this contrast problem and thus enables scientists to extract more information about structure and function of cells on molecular level.

Exit since May 2014. Purchaser: FEI Company (NASDAQ: FEIC)

In portfolio 04. Apr 2012 – 02. May 2014
Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2
53175 Bonn

LEDexchange (Exit)

LEDeXCHANGE produces LED retrofit lamps based on own development and patens. The USP of the products are the color fastness which means that the LED lamps have the same luminous color as the classic lamps (light bulbs) and the high compatibility with existing electronic devices.

Exit since March 2014.

In portfolio 19. Nov 2012 – 31. Mar 2014
Rolandsecker Weg 39
53619 Rheinbreitbach


Lockbox is the temporary Packstation for your apartment door. With Lockbox you won’t miss any parcels and don’t have to wait for your deliveries anymore.

Added to portfolio 27. Oct 2014
Kronenstraße 55-58
10117 Berlin


Luphos develops and manufactures high-precision optical sensors for quality and process control in industrial fabrication as well as metrology platforms for the quality control of high precision optics.

Exit since May 2014. Purchaser: AMETEK Inc. (NASDAQ: Ametek)

Sector: Metrology
In portfolio 27. Nov 2008 – 30. May 2014
Weberstraße 21
55130 Mainz


MAGAZINO develops, builds and sells innovative storage and picking machines. They enable highly efficient individual item storage and dispensing of a wide range of objects.

Exit since May 2015. Purchaser: Siemens Novel Businesses.

In portfolio 15. May 2014 – 28. May 2015
Landsbergerstr. 234
80687 München

mbmSystems (Exit)

mbmSystems develops a technology for the three-dimensional hardcover presentation of maps and other print media.

Exit since April 2012.

In portfolio 13. Dec 2006 – 19. Apr 2012
Lingnerallee 3, 01069 Dresden