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Vacis raises capital from Brightlands Venture Partners, HTGF, LIOF and RVO

10. October 2019
The funding will be used for clinical evaluation of its technology; First application in vascular access for hemodialysis, prolonging the lives of patients with no other alternatives; The team has been expanded with seasoned biotech executives.   Every year, an estimated 300.000 hemodialysis patients worldwide die as they run out of medical alternatives. One of the main reasons for these More …

The decentralized identity and digital twin pioneer Spherity receives Seed Financing from HTGF

9. October 2019
Berlin start-up Spherity develops decentralized identity management solutions for industrial IoT applications Companies, machines, smart devices and algorithms are given a digital identity (“digital twins”) that is verifiable and globally addressable as a “URL for everything” These digital twins enable tamper-proof data sharing within highly complex and cross-enterprise business processes Proven use cases in the mobility, supply chain, or pharmaceutical More …

EUR 15 million growth financing for e-bike drive system company FAZUA

8. October 2019
Fazuas shareholders and The European Investment Bank (EIB) are providing EUR 15 million to the rapidly growing e-bike company Fazua GmbH. EUR 12 million of these funds are being made available through the EU bank’s Venture Debt Product, a type of risk capital for innovative companies. The loan is backed by a guarantee from the European Fund for Strategic Investments More …

Comydo: Smart front door opener for parcel carriers secures high six-figure seed investment

1. October 2019
Comydo offers a clever door opening system with a barcode scanner to facilitate access to apartment buildings. With Comydo, couriers are no longer standing in front of a locked front door or ringing all available door bells. “We turn the parcel itself into a temporary key granting the postman access to the entrance hall of apartment buildings,” says CEO and More …

How do Industrial Tech founders recognize Product-Market Fit?

30. September 2019
By Gregor Haidl (Investment Manager) Supported by Yann Fiebig (Senior Investment Manager), Fabian Hogrebe (Analyst), Ingo Fehr (Investment Manager), Dr. Andreas Olmes (Partner) Part 1: The emotional perspective „Have I found Product-Market Fit?“ This question is particularly difficult to answer for first-time founders in early-stage start-ups. The answer has far-reaching consequences: If I don’t have Product-Market Fit (yet), everything in More …

Tacalyx Raises €7 Million in Seed Funding to Generate First in Class Anti-TACA Antibodies for Cancer Treatment

25. September 2019
Tacalyx, a biotech company focused on the discovery and development of novel anti-TACA (Tumor Associated Carbohydrate Antigens) cancer therapies, today announced that it has successfully secured €7 million in seed funding. The funding round involves a syndicate of leading European life science and technology investors co-led by Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund and Kurma Partners and joined by Idinvest Partners, High-Tech More …

VMRay closes $10 million Series B round

16. September 2019
Digital⁺ Partners Leads New Funding Round in Growing Automated Malware Analysis & Detection Provider to Combat Latest Advanced Threats and Support Market Expansion VMRay, a provider of automated malware analysis and detection solutions, today announced that it has closed its series B round of funding in the amount of $10 million (€9 million) led by Digital⁺ Partners, one of the More …

Chemistry-for-Healthcare Start-up secures seed investment from Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF)

16. September 2019
Belyntic, a Berlin-based chemistry-for-healthcare startup and developer of the Peptide Easy Clean (PEC) purification technology, has completed its seed financing round amounting to €1.3 million. The funding is led by the Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB), with the High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) also climbing on board alongside business angel Till Knorr. Belyntic’s potential in the field of peptide therapeutics was immediately recognized by More …

SmartChem Security Token Offering (STO): A potential blueprint for financing capital-intensive chemistry startups?

6. September 2019
By Dr. Marie Asano, High-Tech Gründerfonds On the 27th of June 2019, Intelligent Fluids GmbH began its official fund-raising for its SmartChem (SCM) Security Token Offering (STO) seed phase. It would be to our knowledge, the first-of-its-kind STO for a chemistry startup. This is expected to have a large implication on the chemical financial landscape on how capital is raised More …

Project business as a critical growth factor for start-ups?!

28. August 2019
Strategie_Projektgeschäft vs. Product Development When can project revenue jeopardize the success of a start-up? Investors want to see quantitative evidence of the demand for a product, the so-called “traction”. These can be product sales, for example, but also registered and active users, etc.. Start-ups usually prove that the idea and the product can find customers and be sold on the market. Turnover is not More …