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VISUS Industry IT receives funding for the digital revolution in quality assurance

16. January 2020
Gründerfonds Ruhr, NRW.BANK and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) invest a seven-digit amount in VISUS Industry IT, which digitizes industrial test procedures with their test data and report management system JiveX NDT and provides a standardized archiving and distribution of the results. Today, the processes and results in material testing, inspection and maintenance of safety-relevant components or systems are still not entirely More …

A successful start into the new year: New Growth Funding for MedTech Company Mecuris GmbH

13. January 2020
German med-tech company Mecuris GmbH has successfully concluded a new funding round amounting to 3.6 million euros. In addition to the seed investors Bayern Kapital and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), the international investment company Mulcan, life science venture capital investor Vesalius Biocapital, and Sana Kliniken AG, one of the top five hospital chains in Germany, are once again also on board. More …

Dr. Michael Brandkamp is leaving the HTGF to establish the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund

7. January 2020
On December 31, 2019, Dr. Michael Brandkamp is leaving the High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) after 14 very successful years in order to set up the new European growth fund (ECBF) as a general partner. The European Commission has mandated the European Investment Bank (EIB) to launch this fund to close the gap in the financing of growth companies in the fields More …

Startups and corporate partners: a relationship of hope and challenge

19. December 2019
Author: Dr Martin Pfister, Senior Investment Manager According to a recently published study by Wayra, the accelerator programme set up by the Spanish telecommunications operator Telefónica, major corporations founded 264 new venture capital businesses in 2018. It is interesting to note that this type of support for innovative, non-corporate projects has experienced a new boom since the 2008 financial crisis. Moreover, More …

envelio successfully completes Series A financing round with eCAPITAL

12. December 2019
eCAPITAL invests in energy grid digitization startup envelio. With the Intelligent Grid Platform (IGP), envelio offers distribution system operators a platform to digitize their energy grids and all related planning and operations processes. The existing shareholders Demeter and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) both also join this Series A financing round with significant additional investments. The total round amounts to six million More …

Over 5 Million Euros For Lindis Blood Care: Development Of A New Product For The Removal Of Tumor Cells From Surgical Blood

11. December 2019
Clinical development of the product CATUVAB secured CATUVAB is designed to enable tumor cell free return of autologous blood collected during a surgery without significantly altering standard surgical procedures High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), Brandenburg Kapital and five private investors participated in a capital increase Including the ILB grants from the “ProFIT” program of the European Regional Development Fund (3.3 million euros), More …

The product needs a product manager

27. November 2019
Produktmanagement Author: Martin Möllmann, HTGF Investment Manager Especially at the beginning of a company’s history, resources are extremely scarce. Everybody helps out everywhere. This situation is no different in product development. While established companies can fall back on an entire structure of product managers, designers and developers, this is rarely the case for young start-ups. The technical component is often included, More …

Laclarée raises 2m€ for its seed round with two of the most active Seed investors in France and Germany

21. November 2019
Laclarée Team HTGF Seedinvestment Laclarée gets financial support from Kreaxi (France) and High-Tech Gründerfonds HTGF (Germany) alongside with Bpifrance and a pool of banks. The total amount raised will be 2m€, including non-dilutive financing. Laclarée develops adaptive eyeglasses for presbyopia correction. This seed investment will help developing the product to reach industrialisation and market readiness by the end of 2021. In Europe, more than More …

Berlin-based startup Datarade raises €1m seed investment from HTGF to help companies source external data more efficiently

19. November 2019
Investment HTGF Gründerteam Datarade High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) invests EUR 1 million in Datarade GmbH. Datarade is building a platform for companies to discover, compare and connect with already over 1,500 data providers across the globe. The invested capital will be used to grow the team in Berlin to further develop the platform. Companies increasingly use external data sources to fuel their analytics and predictions More …

Successful exit of High-Tech Gründerfonds – Vodafone intends the acquisition of IoT solution provider grandcentrix

15. November 2019
With this strategic acquisition, Vodafone intends to strengthen its IoT business and its position as a partner for the digitization of the economy grandcentrix brings the products of the German “Mittelstand” into the “Internet of Things” High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) was the only institutional investor to accompany grandcentrix   Whether cameras, washing machine, Smart Home devices, jukebox or professional tools – More …