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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 …

German Digital Care Act: Industry Experts Examine The New Law’s Impact In 13th MedTech Radar

13. November 2019
With the new Digital Care Act (“Digitale-Versorgung-Gesetz”, DVG), the German digital health scene is gaining momentum. However, what potential does it offer for healthcare in Germany, and where do companies still see a need for improvement? These topics will be covered in the joint publication “MedTech Radar” of the German Medical Technology Association (BVMed), Earlybird Venture Capital, the High-Tech Gründerfonds More …

EverReal Successfully Completes Seed Investment Round

Seed X Liechtenstein AG and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) invest seven-figure euro amount EverReal offers real estate companies a digital platform for renting and selling of real estate The new capital will be invested into the further development of the platform, customer acquisition and the expansion of the team.   The two institutional venture capital companies HTGF and Seed X have More …

Qnami Closes CHF 2.6M Seed Financing Round

12. November 2019
Qnami announced today the closing of a CHF 2.6M (USD 2.6M) seed round led by Venture Capital fund Quantonation and further supported by investiere, ZKB Start-up Finance and the High-Tech Gründerfonds. The funds will support the market entry of Qnami’s first product, a quantum microscope for inspection of magnetic materials at the nanoscale, and further developments of quantum sensing applications. More …

Tanja and Dr Dennis Schmoltzi, the CEO of Emma – The Sleep Company (Bettzeit GmbH), discuss the right HR strategy in high-growth startups

30. October 2019
Tanja:  Hi Dennis, so we invested in your company, Emma – The Sleep Company, back in 2015. At that point, you were of course a classic seed company. Just 4 years later, you’re making an annual profit of more than EUR 100 million and you have over 250 employees. To keep things running, you need plenty of capacity for recruitment, More …

Ark-Biodiversity and HTGF have completed the first joint financing round

25. October 2019
Ark-Biodiversity is the newest foundation of the serial entrepreneur Alexander Olek. The 50-year-old father of four children says: “I don’t believe in the survival of humanity without biodiversity; and I do not believe in the conservation of biodiversity, unless our societies find joint mechanisms to assign financial value to biodiversity and develop business models that benefit from its preservation. Nobody More …

HQS Quantum Simulations closes seed financing round

21. October 2019
HQS enables chemical and material science companies with quantum chemical and advanced material simulations to use medium-term available NISQ processors UVC Partners, HTGF, and btov lead seed financing round Funding used to strengthen world-leading quantum simulation team   From the development of more powerful batteries to highly efficient solar cells, finding new materials with specific predefined properties is of critical More …