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

30. May 2017
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 …

High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) invests in Freiburg-based start-up Blue Inductive

19. July 2017
Blue Inductive GmbH develops wireless charging systems and is revolutionising power supply systems for mobile robots deployed in industrial settings. The maintenance-free systems enable fully automatic charging – without human intervention. This solution eliminates the disadvantages associated with conventional plugs and charging contacts, thus enhancing process efficiency in logistics and production facilities. Together with Phoenix Contact Innovation Ventures, VC Fonds More …

Linde Material Handling acquires start-up Comnovo

11. July 2017
Industrial-truck manufacturer Linde Material Handling has acquired Dortmund-based start-up Comnovo, in a deal that bolsters Linde MH’s extensive portfolio of safety solutions with the addition of leading vehicle localisation technology. High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), SeedCapital Dortmund and Acquarium Partners are delighted to have secured a successful exit. There has been a substantial reduction in the number of workplace accidents in Germany More …

Successful Series B financing: POSpulse raises EUR 3 million

10. July 2017
Extended group of investors: Former managing director of toy manufacturer Schleich and founder of moebel.de invest in POSpulse Real-time information, benchmarks and recommended actions at the touch of a button POSpulse aiming to become the world’s leading shopper insights intelligence platform Success story for POSpulse: The shopper insights intelligence provider has raised EUR 3 million as part of a Series More …

Eight science teams give presentations at 3rd Munich Life Science Pitch Day at IZB – Start-ups profit from being in close contact with the venture capital scene

6. July 2017
High-Tech Gründerfonds, Bayer Pharma AG, Merck KGaA and the Innovation and Startup Center for Biotechnology (IZB) hosted the 3rd Munich Life Science Pitch Day at the IZB. Eight start-up teams had the opportunity to present their pioneering projects in front of 15 renowned venture capital and pharmaceutical companies. Among the prominent names taking part were MIG Fonds, Forbion Capital Partners, More …

Focus on innovative medical aids: BVMed, Earlybird, High-Tech Gründerfonds, and BIOCOM AG publish „MedTech Radar 8″

6. July 2017
The medical aids market in Germany is worth billions, and will continue to grow – fuelled by the demographic change. Together with the possibilities of digitalisation and technological innovation such as 3D-printing, this market enables individual solutions as well as completely novel business models. Nevertheless, due to budgetary constrictions as well as strict legal regulations it is particularly challenging for More …

HTGF welcomes Enscape GmbH, a portfolio spin-off and category leader: 71 out of the TOP100 architectural firms are customers of Enscape after only two years

5. July 2017
Enscape™ is a leading global provider of visualization software for architects. The company spun off in 2017 as a separate company from Inreal Technologies GmbH, a HTGF portfolio company since 2012.  Enscape’s real time 3D rendering plugin delivers stunning one-click design reviews. Since the first release, Enscape has upgraded its real-time 3D rendering plugin for Autodesk® Revit® and Trimble® SketchUp®. As the More …

Financing for explosive growth: US$ 8.5M in funding fuels expansion for Make.TV’s Live Video Cloud

4. July 2017
Financing accompanies new U.S. headquarters, additions to board members and management team Make.TV, the industry-leading cloud-based live video acquisition and management solution, announced an initial US$ 8.5 million round of US funding, led by Voyager Capital. As one of the first investors of the company, the German High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) participated in the financing along with Microsoft Ventures, Vulcan Capital More …

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 …