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  • Berlin / Bonn / Hamburg - 14.12.2011 BVMed, Earlybird and High-Tech Gründerfonds launch “MedTech Radar” – a media service about innovations in medical technology

    The German Medical Technology Association (BVMed), Earlybird Venture Capital and High-Tech Gründerfonds launch "MedTech Radar" – a joint media service about innovation transfer and financing in the medical technology sector in Germany. Illustrated with examples from the industry, the periodic media service will give an insight into the world of innovation in the medtech sector, analyse

  • Bonn / Landshut / Nuremberg - 13.12.2011 HTGF, Bayern Kapital and Dr. Dieter Manstein invest in GME Medical Engineering GmbH

    The High-Tech Gründerfonds, Bayern Kapital and Dr. Dieter Manstein invest € 750.000 in the development of a new generation of laser and light systems for dermatological applications. Laser and light systems are used worldwide by a growing number of dermatologists and plastic surgeons to treat skin diseases and for aesthetic applications. GME German Medical Engineering GmbH ("GME") is

  • Bonn / Munich - 12.12.2011 Smartblue receives seed financing for the intelligent monitoring of photovoltaic systems

    "With existing monitoring solutions of photovoltaic systems, you cannot tell whether there was a bad summer or whether the PV system had a defect,“ explains Dr. Philipp Geiger, one of smartblue’s two founders. "We want to change this, because at the end of the day, PV systems have to work perfectly to prevent the investment from losing money. But also because the contribution to the energy

  • Berlin / Mühlheim an der Ruhr - 08.12.2011 Tengelmann invests in Online Games Publisher Neonga AG

    Neonga AG - an online games publishing specialist based in Berlin - has successfully completed a new financing round with Tengelmann Ventures GmbH being the lead investor. This investment was accompanied by the already existing shareholders High-Tech Gründerfonds as well as VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft Berlin, the latter of which is managed by IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft. Since Neonga was

  • Bonn / Munich - 01.12.2011 CargoGuard: Well equipped for continued growth

    CargoGuard GmbH, based in Munich, reports the conclusion of an extremely successful financing round with four new investors: BayBG Bayerische Beteiligungsgesllschaft, LBBW venture, FBcon and M-Investar. At the same time virtually all of the old shareholders, including High-Tech Gründerfonds and Bayern Kapital are increasing their shareholdings. Overall, the company founded in 2007 will receive

  • Bonn/Kiel, Wetter - 28.11.2011 TAPROGGE ESACO raises its stake in TER-RAWATER – exit for High-Tech Gründerfonds

    High-Tech Gründerfonds has successfully sold its stake in TERRAWATER GmbH. TAPROGGE ESACO further expands shareholdings in TERRAWATER GmbH as a strategic investor. TERRAWATER was founded by Nicolas Heyn, Till Schlickum and Thomas Brendel in 2007. With financial support from High-Tech Gründerfonds the company was able to successfully further develop its technology for modular seawater

  • Darmstadt - 25.11.2011 Zedira licenses ZED-101 for celiac disease therapy to Dr. Falk Pharma in Europe

    First successful 'Pharma Deal' of High-Tech Gründerfonds Portfolio company Zedira GmbH today announced that it has licensed exclusive rights to develop and market ZED-101 in Europe to Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH, Germany. ZED-101 is a new chemical entity blocking specifically tissue transglutaminase. Tissue transglutaminase is the key player in pathogenesis of celiac disease. Under the terms of

  • Milpitas, California - 25.11.2011 Nanometrics Acquires High-Tech Gründerfonds-Investment Nanda Technologies

    Nanometrics Incorporated (Nasdaq: NANO), a leading supplier of solutions for advanced process control, today announced the acquisition of Nanda Technologies, GmbH (“Nanda”) of Munich, Germany. Nanda has developed a high-throughput, high-sensitivity defect full wafer inspection technology for semiconductor manufacturing. With this acquisition, Nanometrics adds a highly differentiated and

  • Berlin - 17.11.2011 Atomico Invests $4.2 Million Series A Funding in Berlin-based 6Wunderkinder

    6Wunderkinder, a rising leader in the productivity sector, today announced that it has secured a $4.2m investment from Atomico, the London-based venture capital firm led by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström. The Series A financing round is secured alongside additional investment from High-Tech Gründerfonds. 6Wunderkinder currently offers a widely popular cross-platform and cloud-based task

  • Bonn / Munich - 16.11.2011 commercetools receives financing in the mid-million range for its cloud-based eCommerce solutions

    Bayern Kapital, High-Tech Gründerfonds, BayBG and private investors have acquired an interest in Munich software provider commercetools GmbH in the mid-million range. The successful closure of the financing round will enable the company to further develop and market its cloud-based software for eCommerce products. Since its founding in 2006, commercetools has become a leading provider of

  • Berlin - 07.11.2011 PressMatrix obtains further investment

    High-Tech Gründerfonds and IBB’s "ProFIT" boost the growing company’s capital More and more publishers are releasing digital content on tablets like the iPad Business Angel Henri Kühnert from SinnerSchrader Mobile continues support for PressMatrix   Tablets, Smartphones, eReaders – the publishing industry can no longer avoid mobile devices if it plans to reach the widest

  • Bonn - 04.11.2011 High-Tech Gründerfonds Success Story Continues

    High-Tech Gründerfonds II goes into operation In cooperation with KfW and the twelve industrial companies of ALTANA, BASF, B.Braun, Robert Bosch, CEWE Color, Daimler, Deutsche Post DHL, Deutsche Telekom, Qiagen, RWE Innogy, Tengelmann and Carl Zeiss, the German Ministry of Economics is making €288.5 m immediately available to start-ups in the high-tech sector. Industry investments in Fonds

  • Bonn / Skien, Norway - 02.11.2011 eZ Systems takes over High-Tech Gruenderfonds- investment YOOCHOOSE

    With the acquisition of the German high-technology start-up, YOOCHOOSE, the Norwegian company eZ Systems AS (www.ez.no) is expanding its content management system, eZ Publish Enterprise, with one of the world’s leading recommendation engines. YOOCHOOSE was founded in 2009 by Dr. Uwe Alkemper and Michael Friedmann, convincing High-Tech Gruenderfonds (www.high-tech-gruenderfonds.de) to provide

  • Berlin / Bonn - 27.10.2011 The Parliamentary State Secretary Burgbacher signals start of High-Tech Gründerfonds II

    The Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the German government's commissioner for SMEs and Tourism, Ernst Burgbacher, today signalled the start of High-Tech Gründerfonds II (HTGF). Starting immediately the fund is able to provide initial financing of up to €500,000 of venture capital to high-tech companies in search of capital, helping

  • Bonn / Berlin - 12.10.2011 Humedics successfully closed its first VC-financing round with Charité Biomedical Fund, VC Fonds Technologie, KfW, HTGF and Ventegis Capital AG

    Humedics GmbH, a specialist for rapid and mobile measurement of the individual liver function at the bedside of the patient, today announced the closing of its first equity financing round. The Charité Biomedical Fund (CBF) managed by Peppermint VenturePartners led this round which included VC Fonds Technologie managed by IBB-Beteiligungsgesellschaft, the ERP Startfonds of the KfW, Ventegis and