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Crowdfunding triggers Capital Increase of 800,000 Euros at Rodos Biotarget

18. August 2017
After his initial crowd investment, medical entrepreneur and business angel Otto H. Gies invests in the biopharmaceutical company via direct shareholding. Rodos Biotarget is the first German life-science company to initiate crowdfunding campaigns via two crowd platforms. In 2016, a first round took place with Seedmatch, and a current financing round is running with aescuvest. With this approach, in addition More …

P3 group GmbH takes strategic stake in specialist lithium battery manufacturer Custom Cells Itzehoe GmbH

17. August 2017
P3 group, a leading corporate consulting firm in the field of e-mobility, has this week secured a stake in Custom Cells, a manufacturer of lithium accumulators for specialist applications. As part of the deal, P3 group has acquired the stakes held by the company’s long-standing shareholders. Founded in 2012, Custom Cells manufactures tailored electrode foils and special types of rechargeable More …

FlyNex: Seven-digit seed-round for drone software

10. August 2017
German DroneTech company FlyNex, founded by former special ops officers, raises big seed round. The co-investment by TGFS and HTGF ensures the implementation of the drone business software into industrial enterprises. The software empowers these companies to use drones for own applications, without having deeper technological and legal knowledge. The DroneTech start up FlyNex closes a seven-digit seed round and More …

Neu-Ulm-based medical device producer and High-Tech Gründerfonds found spin-off Zimmer BioTech: New therapy to combat skin cancer

9. August 2017
In the field of dermatology, Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH, a company based in Neu-Ulm (southern Germany), has long been the global market leader for cryotherapy products. In founding the spin-off Zimmer BioTech, the company is now taking another step forward and utilising its wealth of experience to treat skin cancer. Together with High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), the medical device producer is investing More …

Selfapy secures seven-figure funding

7. August 2017
High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft and experienced business angels invested a seven-figure sum in the Digital Health start-up Selfapy in July. Selfapy offers scientifically proven online therapy courses that make fast and affordable care easily accessible to people with mental disorders such as depression, eating disorders and anxiety. “The funding enables us to help even more people suffering from mental More …

Specialty biotech company Advanced Enzymes acquires HTGF Portfolio company evoxx technologies

1. August 2017
The industrial biotechnology company evoxx technologies GmbH has become a part of the leading specialty biotech company Advanced Enzyme Technologies Limited. Both companies announced that they have entered into a binding agreement about the acquisition of 100% stake in evoxx technologies. evoxx technologies is proud to announce that it will become part of the global enzyme manufacturing company Advanced Enzyme More …

High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and MBG invest in stimOS’ Mimicking Bone Technologies: Constance-based Start-Up Company gains HTGF and MBG as investors

27. July 2017
German HTGF acts as seed investor at stimOS GmbH located in Constance: Together with MBG, Baden-Württemberg (MBG), the seed stage investor provides 720,000 euros for further development and approval of stimOS’ patented Mimicking Bone Technology (MBT). To ensure best possible recovery for the patient and achieve a pain-free life after surgery, stimOS GmbH has developed a unique biochemical procedure that 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 …