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Smart assistant robot made in Baden-Württemberg – Fraunhofer spin-off Unity Robotics GmbH raises seed financing

30. November 2017
Unity Robotics GmbH has sealed a seven-figure sum of investment in a seed-financing round involving High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V., Staufen.Digital Invest GmbH, Haas Equity GmbH and Stokar mach3 GbR. The company intends to use the money to take the pre-series model of the robot assistant Care-O-bot 4 into series production and tap additional fields of application alongside the retail More …

Dresden Memory Start-up Ferroelectric Memory Company (FMC) Receives Seed Investment by HTGF

26. October 2017
Higher speed, extremely low power: The Ferroelectric Memory Company (FMC) brings a new semiconductor memory to market. The technology revolutionizes how people interact with applications ranging from smart watches to self-driving cars. FMC received a seed investment from HTGF to implement first memory IP products by 2018. FMC provides the 17B€ microcontroller industry a future-proof memory technology. For non-volatile storage, More …

Seed financing round for sensor startup Blickfeld paves the way for autonomous driving

24. October 2017
A so far missing piece of autonomous vehicles are cost-efficient laser-based 3D sensors, also known as LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). The Munich-based startup company Blickfeld develops such sensor systems and was now able to raise EUR 3.6 million in a seed financing round from Fluxunit – OSRAM Ventures, High-Tech Gründerfonds, Tengelmann Ventures, und Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners. Autonomous systems, More …

Investors sell their shares in the fastener company FIDLOCK

7. September 2017
Investors sell their shares in the fastener company FIDLOCK The Wuppertal based business man Ralf Putsch purchases the majority shares in FIDLOCK GmbH. Founded by Joachim Fiedler in 2007, the Hannover based FIDLOCK GmbH has made a name for itself in the world of fasteners. FIDLOCK designs and produces fasteners that combine the benefits of side release buckles and magnet More …

Compositence GmbH gains GON Holding as strategic partner

22. August 2017
Chinese advanced material manufacturer GON Holding takes majority stake in Compositence Compositence GmbH, specializing in innovative Preforming Technologies for Carbon, Glass and other fibre types and supplier of tailored preforms wins Chinese advanced material manufacturer as a new strategic partner for its future development. High-Tech Gründerfonds and MBG Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg have been supporting Compositence growth by initial funding in 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 …

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 …

High-Tech Gründerfonds invests in ATC ALUVATION Technology Center Paderborn GmbH

10. May 2017
The ALUVATION system devised by ATC ALUVATION Technology Center Paderborn GmbH is revolutionising the way in which aluminium components undergo heat treating, a process that has to date been based on permanently installed large-scale systems. Founded by Markus Belte in October 2016 and based in Paderborn, eastern Westphalia, the technology company has today announced that it is the recipient of More …

Software AG Acquires Cumulocity GmbH and Extends its Internet of Things Technology Leadership

27. March 2017
High-Tech Gründerfonds, HCS, Verso Ventures and founders of Cumulocity GmbH implement exit Cumulocity provides a comprehensive IoT cloud platform for integrating networked devices Software AG now integrates the IT world with IoT devices and Operational Technology With this acquisition Software AG strengthens its leading position in the IoT market   Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) today announced the acquisition of 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 …