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Bonn - 14.06.2012
High-tech start-ups on the way to becoming the new hidden champions of tomorrow?
International Sharing Expertise at the Family Day 2012 in Bonn on 20 June German small or medium-sized world market leaders, the so-called hidden champions, are essential for the export-driven German economy. Hardly known, mostly owner-operated, but unsurpassed in their sector – those are the qualities of these enterprises. What potential does a start-up need to get that far? What rules and
Bonn / Berlin - 14.06.2012
Topsfield Medical GmbH announces seed financing from High-Tech Gründerfonds
Founded in February 2012 and headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Topsfield is developing a novel solution that addresses the underlying problem of premature shoulder implant loosening by improving the prosthesis fixation method. This next generation shoulder replacement system extends the life of the implants and address a major unmet clinical need. These technological advances allow a significantly
Berlin - 12.06.2012
Holtzbrinck Ventures and High-Tech Gründerfonds invest in men‘s fashion
Holtzbrinck Ventures and High-Tech Gründerfonds invest in Berlin-based ecommerce start-up PAUL SECRET (www.paulsecret.com). PAUL SECRET aims at taking the pain out of shopping for men. The start-up provides an innovative shopping alternative for the male customer where they are individually counselled and clothed by professional stylists. The team, which founded the company in early 2012, is
Bonn / Berlin - 12.06.2012
KeyRocket received seed financing from High-Tech Gründerfonds
High-Tech Gründerfonds invests as lead investor in KeyRocket (Veodin Software GmbH). KeyRocket is a unique trainer for keyboard shortcuts and software knowledge. The financing round enables the international distribution of KeyRocket as well as expanding the team to accelerate product development for additional applications and platforms. KeyRocket shows users time-saving keyboard shortcuts,
Bonn/Offenbach am Main - 08.06.2012
High-Tech Gruenderfonds, venturecapital.de and Business Angels Invest in zuuka group GmbH
zuuka group GmbH, publishers of the iTalk entertainment apps, zuuka Comics and iStoryTime, the largest library of mobile children’s book apps, announced a financing round from High-Tech Gruenderfonds and Business Angels. This new round of funding allows zuuka to continue to expand its ongoing development and expansion within children’s mobile entertainment. The lead investors are
Bonn - 08.06.2012
International Sharing Expertise at the Family Day 2012 in Bonn on June 20
Company Exit: End of the Line or New Start? As soon as a company in the high-tech field is founded the so-called exit forms part of many business plans, because a successful sale is in most cases the consequence of a successful development of the company and its value. But what is the real motivation for founders and investors to sell their company or their majority shares? And what comes next?
Bonn - 31.05.2012
Germany: start-up country – ready for take-off?
International sharing expertise at the Family Day 2012 on 20th June in Bonn Bonn, 30th May 2012 – From Berlin as the new Silicon Valley to the med-tech and bio-tech sectors in greater Munich and through to the energy and clean-tech market - ever more foreign VCs and non-institutional investors are persuaded by German companies and the location, Germany and are investing here. On 20th June
Bonn / Berlin - 29.05.2012
High-Tech Gründerfonds and Business Angel Invest in AudioCure Pharma GmbH Drug Development
AudioCure Pharma concentrates on the clinical development of drug candidates in neurodegenerative disease indications with a high unmet medical need. The lead candidate is a small molecule compound for the treatment of acute and chronic hearing impairments via local, regenerative therapy of the damaged nerve cells in the inner ear. Seed financing from High-Tech Gründerfonds and business angel
Kleinmachnow/Berlin - 15.05.2012
t-cell Europe GmbH successfully completes initial financing round
t-cell Europe GmbH, a spin-off of the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, has announced the successful completion of its first round of financing, raising a total of EUR 1.45 million from Germany’s High-Tech Gruenderfonds, Constantin Bastian Leander Venture Capital GmbH, and the Brandenburg state development bank (ILB). The start-up company, located in Kleinmachnow, a suburb of
Bonn / Erkrath - 14.05.2012
High-Tech Gründerfonds, Private Investors and KfW invest €4.3 million in Algiax Pharmaceuticals GmbH
Advanced Therapy for Neuropathic Pain Algiax Pharmaceuticals GmbH, headquartered in Erkrath, is a biotechnology research company which was founded in July 2011. It is dedicated to drug development addressing central nervous system (CNS) illnesses and dysfunctions, with a focus on neuropathic pain. A consortium of private investors, as well as KfW and High-Tech Gründerfonds, are investing
Münster / Feldafing / Bonn - 09.05.2012
Cleantech Fonds by eCAPITAL invests in Smart Hydro Power GmbH
eCapital entrepreneurial Partners AG has participated in the second round of funding of Smart Hydro Power GmbH with its Cleantech Fond. In this round, the company, which develops, manufactures, sells and markets micro-hydro power plants, will receive further capital to the amount of € 2.7 million. The capital increase is earmarked for the financing of reference projects and the development of
Bonn / Landshut / Munich / Garching - 07.05.2012
High-Tech Gruenderfonds, Bayern Kapital, UnternehmerTUM’s venture capital fund and private business angels jointly invest in fibre-optic measurement start-up
High-Tech Gruenderfonds, Bayern Kapital, UnternehmerTUM’s venture capital fund and private business angels jointly invest in fibre-optic measurement start-up business. The joint investment will finance fos4X's market entry. Among other things, fos4X offers innovative solutions for increasing the efficiency of wind power plants. Increasing efficiency plays a major role in staying competitive
Berlin / Bonn - 03.05.2012
Focus on stroke therapy: The German Medical Technology Association (BVMed), Earlybird and High-Tech Gruenderfonds publish “MedTech Radar 2″
Innovations in stroke therapy are the main focus of the second issue of "MedTech Radar", a joint media service from the German Medical Technology Association (BVMed), Earlybird Venture Capital and High-Tech Gruenderfonds. Improvements in acute care mean that today many more patients survive a stroke, yet the damage to the relevant areas of the brain often results in lasting disabilities.
Leipzig / Bonn - 26.04.2012
High-Tech Gründerfonds invests in health-oriented dog food from Leipzig
futalis offers an individualized dog food that is produced according to all relevant nutritional aspects of each individual dog ensuring an optimal nourishment for particularly demanding and disease-prone canines. Based on nine scientifically proven criteria the nutritional needs of each dog are determined in order to create an optimally balanced dog food. With the seed financing of the High-Tech
Essen/Bonn/Kassel - 23.04.2012
Innogy Venture Capital and High-Tech Gründerfonds invest in enercast GmbH, an Energy Forecasting Service Provider
Innogy Venture Capital and High-Tech Gründerfonds are going to invest in a first round of financing up to EUR 2.25 million in the start-up company enercast GmbH. The young technology company provides electricity generation forecasts from wind and solar which lead to significant cost savings along the energy supply chain. “enercast addresses a fundamental problem of renewable energies.