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  • Hamburg - 24.08.2012 BDMI, Holtzbrinck Ventures and Project A Invest in Semasio

    Seven-digit cash injection for Hamburg startup Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI), the venture capital fund of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Holtzbrinck Ventures and the incubator Project A have joined the High-Tech Gründerfonds in investing a seven-digit sum into Semasio GmbH. The Hamburg startup will use the funds to fuel its continued geographical expansion, and accelerate

  • 17.08.2012 High-Tech Gründerfonds Moving into New Premises in Bonn’s Government District

    On 1st September 2012 High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) will be moving into the recently built “brandtelf” office building in Schlegelstraße (on the corner of Willy-Brandt-Allee/Heussallee) in the midst of the Bonn government district. Here HTGF will be located in the immediate vicinity of the Federal Art and Exhibition Hall, the German House of History, the head offices of Deutsche Telekom and

  • Neuss - 26.07.2012 Investors Realize exit VIA Trade Sale of Portfolio Company Corimmun GmbH

    Following the sale of their portfolio company CorImmun GmbH to Janssen-Cilag for an undisclosed upfront payment and a contingent future clinical milestone payment, Corimmun’s investors led by MIG have realized an important return on investment. CorImmun’s lead compound, COR-1, is a small cyclic peptide currently in early clinical development for the treatment of heart failure. COR-1 has

  • Leipzig / Bonn - 18.07.2012 Fresh capital for data warehouse technology form Data Virtuality GmbH

    Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen (TGFS) and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) together invested around 1 million euros in the Leipzig-based software company Data Virtuality GmbH.  The funding will be used to further develop and market the company’s innovative software solutions for the automated creation of data warehouses. Data Virtuality GmbH develops and markets software which enables

  • Münster / Stuttgart / Bonn / Munich - 16.07.2012 Subitec GmbH raises 4.5 m euros in second round financing

    Subitec GmbH, a manufacturer of fully automated algae photobioreactors, hascloseda second round of financing. The CleantechFonds of eCAPITAL entrepreneurial Partners AG, Fraunhofer Venture, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) [High-Tech Start-Up Fund] and KfWBankengruppe’s ERP-Startfonds [ERP Start Fund] participated in the capital increase. Subitec funds to the amount of 4.5 m euros will accrue in

  • Bonn / Düsseldorf - 11.07.2012 Epigenetics Specialist Epivios Financed by High-Tech Gründerfonds and Life Science Inkubator´s Pre-seed Fund

    Start-up financers High-Tech Gründerfonds and the investment company of Life Science Inkubator are investing together with the TTHU [Technology Transfer Heinrich Heine University GmbH] and a private investor in the development of molecular diagnostic cancer tests. Epivios GmbH, a spin-off of the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf is receiving seed financing that will secure the further

  • Bonn - 20.06.2012 Start-up Scene 2020 – Trends and Developments

    International Sharing Expertise at Family Day 2012 in Bonn on 20 June High-Tech Gründerfonds' Family Day has established itself as one of the largest events in the venture capital scene in Germany. This venue is where HTGF’s portfolio meets institutional and non-institutional investors from Germany and abroad to share experiences and initiate possible investments. Over 750 attendees, 300 of

  • 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