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LightnTec concludes additional financing round

5. February 2018
BORN2GROW Seedfonds and High-Tech Gründerfonds on board as investors Karlsruhe-based LightnTec GmbH, a developer and manufacturer of digital light and its illumination on thin film for innovative indoor and outdoor advertising spaces as well as digital lighting systems, has successfully completed an additional financing round. A seven-figure investment sum was raised and the investors include the seed fund BORN2GROW – More …

Content marketing platform contentbird completes rebranding and fresh financing round

31. January 2018
The content marketing platform linkbird, which is used by more than 500 companies, has now changed its name to contentbird and completed an additional financing round. The company formerly known as linkbird has secured investment from High-Tech Gründerfonds, ALSTIN Family, idealo.de founder Martin Sinner and other successful digital entrepreneurs. The funds are set to be used to drive the implementation More …

Dräger invests in HTGF III

23. January 2018
Dräger is investing in HTGF III, the third fund launched by High-Tech Gründerfonds. The move sees the company joining the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the KfW banking group, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V. and a range of established corporate investors from all industries and disciplines who have already invested in Europe’s most active seed-stage investor. Launched in 2005, HTGF More …

Migraines & headaches app M-sense receives seven-figure sum in follow-up financing

19. January 2018
Additional financing round to help expand treatment offering and open the brand up to new markets Migraine app M-sense allows users to follow a personalised and mobile migraine treatment plan, and can also learn from user data. The certified medical product is Newsenselab GmbH’s first application and has not only racked up around 80,000 users but also a number of More …

eBlocker successfully concludes additional financing round with HTGF investment

17. January 2018
Hamburg-based start-up eBlocker has secured a seven-figure sum in additional capital. Following the investments of Innovationsstarter Fonds Hamburg II and other renowned private investors, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) has provided eBlocker with a further investment boost. In addition, eBlocker founder Christian Bennefeld will be taking part in the High-Tech Partnering Conference (HTPC18) on 30 January. At the conference, the Hamburg-born data protection More …

Digital health start-up neotiv secures seed funding from High-Tech Gründerfonds

16. January 2018
From basic research straight to a digital medical product: this vision has been turned into reality by neotiv. The team headed by Chief Executive Officer Dr. Chris Rehse and dementia researcher Prof. Emrah Düzel develops user-friendly apps that are able to measure the psychological effects of Alzheimer’s disease in its early stage. The Magdeburg-based start-up is thus bringing the latest More …

MedTech Radar Live 2018 Joint start-up pitch day by BVMed, Earlybird, BARMER, High-Tech Gründerfonds and Medtech zwo

10. January 2018
The German Medical Technology Association (BVMed), venture capital firm Earlybird, BARMER, High-Tech Gründerfonds and the medtech magazine “Medtech zwo” are to hold a joint start-up day. At the “MedTech Radar Live 2018” on Mai 16th 2018 in cologne young medtech founders will have the opportunity to be introduced to established medical device companies and investors. Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, North More …

Thermoelectric generators from printing machines: fresh capital for Karlsruhe-based otego GmbH

9. January 2018
Energy self-sufficiency for sensors and IoT devices The pioneering method of Karlsruhe-based start-up otego GmbH for the production of thermoelectric generators (TEG) has made its mark on investors. otego, a spin-off of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), raised a seven-figure sum in seed funding by the close of its first round of financing. Among the financing consortium are High-Tech More …

Yoga Fitness App Asana Rebel Raised $6.5M in Series A

4. January 2018
Asana Rebel “The Yoga Inspired Fitness App” has successfully raised $6.5M in its Series A funding led by e.ventures. Besides Business Angels further investors are La Famiglia and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF). As the yoga app with the most downloads and the highest revenue in 2017, Asana Rebel is on a fast-track to become the category leader. The app offers a More …

Three wishes for a healthy startup year in 2018

21. December 2017
2017 was a very successful year for High-Tech Gründerfonds. We managed major exits, such as Rigontec GmbH in the amount of 465 million euros – but that’s not all. We also started our third fund, with 28 private-sector investors and an estimated volume of 310 million euros, which will allow us to invest more flexibly and more in line with More …