Liquiverse Receives 500,000 Euro Venture Capital. High-Tech Gründerfonds invests in next generation technology displaying complex contents.
February 12, 2009
Liquiverse, software experts in visual data processing, today announced that the company has received EUR 500,000 venture capital from Bonn-based investor High-Tech Gründerfonds. The financial resources are designed to expand research and product development of visualization and interaction technologies while successfully introducing Liquiverse’s product portfolio to the market. Liquiverse develops and distributes software solutions based on Liquid Browsing®, a patented technology leveraging the concise, efficient and compact display of charts and information lists.
High-Tech Gründerfonds‘ investment enables the speedy, product-specific expansion of Liquiverse’s visualization technology. “From the beginning, we have been very much impressed with the customer-friendly, future-oriented design and data display of Liquid Browsing applications”, says Dr. Björn Momsen, Investment Manager at High-Tech Gründerfonds. “As indicated by the first customer projects on the way, there is huge demand for Liquid Browsing.”
Mainly targeting business customers, such as providers of standard software, Internet portals, or system vendors, Liquiverse also markets a visual browser tool for private customers — LiquiFile. Current market studies reveal that the use of conventional technologies results in more than half of company employees wasting at least one workday per week when searching for valuable information, unnecessary costs amounting to millions of US dollars every year. This is where the patented Liquid Browsing® technology offers relief by avoiding lists and charts characteristic for conventional user interfaces. Sample applications range from business intelligence and ERP systems (Enterprise Resource Planning) to Customer Relationship Management, file management systems, and other standard software solutions. Accelerating search requests, Liquid Browsing® simplifies the analysis of complex information.
“In addition to the classic display of information based on lists, we introduce a matrix, or scatter space, which is capable of restructuring the name, size, and date of any given file in a concise format, allowing users to recognize correlations between them,” explains Carsten Waldeck, CEO of Liquiverse GmbH. “Consequently, users are able to confidently deal with even large amounts of data in a fast and efficient way. The term Liquid Browsing is derived from the context and focus technology’s unique feature of harmonizing information architectures, providing a general overview, and enabling fluent work processes in return.”
“Liquid Browsing can be used in search engines and e-mail applications. This next generation technology for web and software solutions is also deployable in music libraries and spreadsheet solutions,” adds Christoph Herr, COO at Liquiverse. “List and tree structures are the classic form of displaying information, but experts promise a bright future to powerful applications visually unifying complex data in real time.”
Liquiverse is a young software company editing complex data lists in diagrams in order to accelerate searches and simplify the handling of large information architectures. Located in Weiterstadt, Germany, the company develops and distributes software solutions based on Liquid Browsing®, a patented technology leveraging the concise, efficient and compact display of charts and information lists. Thanks to the visualization and interaction technology Liquid Browsing®, companies of all sizes are able to centuplicate information density and benefit from efficiency and cost advantages, a powerful feature which is increasingly becoming essential for mobile handheld devices with limited screen sizes. Founded in 2007, the company’s list of customers includes Deutsche Messe AG, telegate Media AG (klickTel) in Essen, Wetzlar-based news agency idea, and Bechtle GmbH.
About High-Tech Gründerfonds
High-Tech Gründerfonds invests venture capital in young, high-opportunity technology companies implementing promising research results in an entrepreneurial manner. The start-up companies are planned to lead their R&D projects to the production of a prototype or a “proof of concepts” or market launch by means of seed financing of up to 500k EUR. High-Tech Gründerfonds has a fund volume of around 272m EUR. Investors of the public-private partnership are the Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology, the KfW bank group as well as the six industrial groups BASF, Deutsche Telekom, Siemens, Robert Bosch, Daimler and Carl Zeiss.
Dr. Björn Momsen
High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH
Tel: +49 228 96568500
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