High-Tech Gründerfonds

Founded in 2005, High-Tech Gründerfonds is a Bonn, Germany-headquartered private equity firm targeting seed and early stage investments in diversified sectors in Germany High-Tech Gründerfonds is a powerful engine that drives the success of high- tech startups. Armed with expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and passion, the experienced team of investment managers and startup experts guide top companies on their journey from launch to success.
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Marie Asano

Investment Manager

Lucille Bonnet

Senior Investment Manager

Michael Brandkamp

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Tanja Emmerling

Partner

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Tobias Faupel

Principal

Alexander von Frankenberg

MD and Member of Executive Board

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Bernd Georgen

Partner

Gregor Haidl

Investor

Frank Hensel

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Simon Math

Investment Manager

Kristin Müller

Investment Manager

Axel Nitsch

Principal

Claudia Raber

Partner Relationship Management

Philipp Rittershaus

Investment Manager

Michael Strzyz

Investment Manager

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Contentbird

Venture Round in 2018
Content creates digital identities and changes marketing. Together with their users, they have created a method that helps companies increase their digital visibility and win customers through content.

Coinpanion

Seed Round in 2021
Coinpanion is the digital crypto manager of the future for crypto assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. It enables you to benefit from the crypto market without any prior knowledge by creating portfolios of carefully pre-selected cryptocurrencies and managing them with Coinpanion's unique automated trading algorithm.

CorTec GmbH

Seed Round in 2011
CorTec GmbH develops a neurotechnological device for measuring and stimulating of brain activity. It offers CorTec Brain Interchange, a brain pacemaker technology that provides treatment of neurological diseases. The company’s solutions are used for developing neurotherapies, pre clinical neuroscientific research, and clinical diagnostics and research. It also offers ready to use components, as well as custom made design solutions to suit individual needs. CorTec GmbH was founded in 2010 and is based in Freiburg, Germany.

Bitwala GmbH

Seed Round in 2016
Bitwala GmbH designs and develops trading platform for cryptocurrency. The company provides international money transfers and payment processing services through digital currency. It offers debit cards, e wallet, and bank account services. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Berlin, Germany.

Symtavision GmbH

Venture Round in 2006
Symtavision GmbH provides timing-analysis solutions for processors, control-units, buses, and integration for the automotive and consumer electronics markets. Its tool suite detects bottlenecks arising from software and system integration, understands and debugs timing errors, compare alternatives, and optimize systems. The company's products include analysis engine, plug-ins, and import and export interfaces. It also offers services, including customizations and special analyses, such as requirements analysis and product selection, realization of tool interfaces and integration into existing design flows, analysis libraries for special components, and plug-ins for increased productivity; and analysis and optimization services, including identification and selection of data, analysis and optimization of systems based on given data, and support for performance specification sheets between OEM and supplier. Symtavision GmbH was founded in 2005 and is based in Braunschweig, Germany.

Caterna Vision Gmbh

Venture Round in 2011
Caterna Vision Gmbh develops and markets treatment software for therapeutic applications in ophthalmology. The company offers its technology to physicians and patients through a telemedical therapy platform on the Internet. It provides caterna vision therapy of visual training supplementary to occlusion therapy for children with amblyopia or lazy eye. Caterna Vision Gmbh company is based in Potsdam, Germany.

CryoTherapeutics

Series A in 2013
CryoTherapeutics is focusing on the development, demonstration of clinical benefit, and early-stage commercialization of a proprietary cryotherapy system for use in the treatment of coronary artery disease that causes heart attacks. The safety and efficacy of cryoenergy in the cardiovascular system has been demonstrated and CryoTherapeutics intends to extend the benefits of cryoenergy to the problem of diseased coronary arteries.

Hofmann & Stirner

Seed Round in 2018
Hofmann & Stirner ist ein Hersteller für automatisierte Zuführsysteme mit Schwingförderern und nutzt Simulationsverfahren zu deren Entwicklung. Entsprechend unserem Leitbild EXCITED BY SCIENCE transferieren wir dazu Ergebnisse aus der Forschung in die industrielle Anwendung. Unser Anspruch ist es, dem Kunden die leistungsstärksten und flexibelsten Zuführsysteme zur Verfügung zu stellen, die den Anforderungen einer modernen Produktion mit kurzen Produktlebenszyklen und hohen Taktraten genügen. Hierfür haben wir die Zuführsysteme PARU und ROTU entwickelt. Durch Einsatz digitaler Zwillinge kann parallel zum Betrieb das reale System für neue Fördergüter vorbereitet werden. Fortlaufend erhobene Betriebsdaten halten den digitalen Zwilling auf einem aktuellen Stand und verhelfen uns zur kontinuierlichen Weiterentwicklung des Systems. Mit einem Zuführsystem von Hofmann & Stirner müssen Sie keine Entscheidung zwischen Zuführleistung und Flexibilität mehr treffen.

Drug Response Dx

Series A in 2013
Drug Response Dx is based in Hennigsdorf, Germany and was founded in February 2012 by Dr. Zoltán Konthur, Dr. Jörg-M. Hollidt, Dr. Karl Skriner and Dr. Joachim Rautter. The biomarker set is prevalidated; the biochemicals and test samples are present. The proof of concept in serums from RA patients is established.

Pylba

Angel Round in 2013
Pylba, Inc. offers a Mobile Media Publishing Platform (M2P2) that enables publishers to deliver their content to mobile users through an application, named Simply News. It also offers its technology for content owners in a App-as-a-Service model. Pylba, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in San Mateo, California.

MetisMotion GmbH

Seed Round in 2018
MetisMotion GmbH develops actuators. The company offers lightweight force optimized actuators for robotics, aviation, vehicle, and safety applications. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

m2p-labs GmbH

Venture Round in 2006
m2p-labs was founded in November 2005 as a spin off of the department of biochemical engineering and the institute of materials in electrical engineering of the RWTH Aachen University. m2p-labs is a biotechnology company focused on the support of micro reaction solutions in biochemical engineering. The company offers a unique quantitative micro reactor cultivation system which is applicable in high content screening and bioprocess development.

MEDOVENT

Seed Round in 2006
MEDOVENT GmbH was founded in summer 2006 by Dr. Thomas Freier and Dr. Rivelino Montenegro. Both have a long-term expertise in the field of biomaterial research and medical device development.

PAS-Analytik

Venture Round in 2010
PAS-Analytik Gasanalytik GmbH in Hamburg develops, produces and sells innovative analyzers that detect gases and measure their concentrations. The name of the company derives from the acronym for „Photo-Acoustic Spectroscopy“ - P A S. PAS-Analytik is worldwide the only provider of gas analyzers, that utilizes the proprietary and extraordinarily powerful technique of "Laser-Based Photoacoustics". This principle enables extremely high detection sensitivities and selectivities and allows particularly simple and compact gas analyzers.

CereGate GmbH

Series A in 2022
CereGate GmbH, a brain-machine interface company, develops a computer-brain-interface software platform that augments the programming of neuromodulation systems for patients enabling completely novel forms of therapy. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Hamburg, Germany with an additional office in San Diego, California.

Inventorum

Series A in 2014
Inventorum GmbH develops an iPad point of sale application for retailers and online businesses. Its software enables small retailers to manage their offline and online businesses by supporting daily processes which includes point of sale and inventory management. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Berlin, Germany. As of July 1, 2020, Inventorum GmbH operates as a subsidiary of Shore GmbH.

cytena GmbH

Seed Round in 2015
cytena GmbH develops a laboratory device to separate single cells. Its products include singlecell printer, c.sight, b.sight, f.sight, and cartridge. The company offers its single cell printer technology for applications in cell line development, single cell genomic, and application development, including research and development aspects. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Freiburg, Germany with distribution networks in Europe, North America, India, Asia, and the United Kingdom. As per the transaction announced on August 5, 2019, cytena GmbH operates as a subsidiary of Cellink AB (publ).

Venneos GmbH

Seed Round in 2015
Venneos GmbH is a German high-tech startup based in Stuttgart. Founded in 2014 as a spin-off from Max Planck Society, it develops and markets the ‘CAN-Q‘, a silicon-chip-based imaging system for the label-free analysis of biological cells. Venneos’ products build upon the innovative technology ‘CAN-Spectroscopy’ that allows customers to detect cellular changes for example in the area of cell adhesion which remain invisible with other technologies.undation of modern computers and approximately 80% of all new technologies are based on it.

BlueID GmbH

Venture Round in 2008
baimos technologies is the company behind award-winning BlueID technology – the digital key ring for your smartphone. Innovative products of baimos technologies enable the use of smartphones in identification, access control, authentication, secure command execution as well as in the sharing of jointly used goods by smartphone. BlueID technology integrates seamlessly into apps, backend systems and existing hardware. Solutions of baimos technologies are known to be simple, smart and secure. The origin of baimos technologies lies in the development of security technology for the automotive industry. In past years, the product portfolio has also expanded to facility management and IT. The widely recognized company cooperates with partners such as Marquardt, Emerson Network Power, eQ-3/ELV, Microsoft and noris network. The client base includes customers such as Daimler, Sixt, Pango Mobile Parking and LMU Munich.

adivo GmbH

Seed Round in 2018
adivo is a veterinary biotechnology company developing therapeutic antibodies for pets. The focus is on the treatment of serious diseases in dogs with the potential to offer therapies for other species as well. The antibody selection is based on a new, fully synthetic, dog-specific drug library that can be used to isolate antibodies with optimal properties using phage display technology. adivo is a spin-off of MorphoSys AG. Many years of expertise in the development of human therapeutic antibodies transfer the adivo team into veterinary medicine.

Neonga

Series A in 2010
Neonga GmbH offers online game publishing solutions. The company offers its product for free as personal computer downloads, browser games, facebook or to be played on mobile handsets. Neonga GmbH was founded in 2010 and is based in Berlin, Germany.

dotdotdot GmbH

Seed Round in 2013
dotdotdot develops a reading platform focused on the printing and typesetting industry.

VisuMotion

Venture Round in 2006
The VisuMotion Team consists of accredited experts having profound and long-lasting experience in the field of 3D visualisation. Their team members have been involved in far more than 100 protective right applications pertaining to 3D visualization and have been instrumental in the development of the world-wide largest glasses-free Multi-View 3D-display, the first live/live broadcast from a stereocamera onto a Multi-View 3D-display, the first glasses-free 3D projection suited for daylight as well as in various Cutting Edge software products for spatial representation.

evocatal

Series B in 2010
evocatal develops and produces enzymes and fine chemicals for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. We offer a catalog of enzymes (evozymes) as well as and tailor-made biocatalysts for specific industrial applications. Our biocatalysts are applied in various consumer goods industries, including the production and refinement of textiles, adhesives, detergents, nutrition and cosmetics. Our customers regard evocatal as a premium provider of high quality chiral building blocks (evochemicals): from a few grams to several tons. At evocatal we have also continued to focus on providing efficient biocatalytic processes as a service (evoservices). Do you need a biocatalyst for a very specific application? Contact us!

eBlocker GmbH

Venture Round in 2018
eBlocker GmbH designs and manufactures smart devices that is connected to user’s home network and anonymizes online behavior. It blocks all ads, stops all trackers, blocks inappropriate contents from kids, and hides IP. The company analyzes all TCP/IP packages, recognizes patterns of data collectors, and blocks these connections. eBlocker GmbH was founded in 2014 and is based in Hamburg, Germany.

Coredinate

Venture Round in 2017
COREDINATE is a fully integrated, professional and innovative solution for security companies, maintenance companies and care providers that helps optimize your processes, help you maintain your quality, and help you satisfy your customers. Whether it's control system, tour planning, task management or event capture: COREDINATE security , maintenance or maintenance automates all your daily tasks and optimizes monitoring
TRANSCATHETER TECHNOLOGIES is developing a unique aortic valve implantation system that will increase the safety and durability of aortic valve implantation. The TRINITY repositionable transcatheter aortic valve system is at the forefront of next-generation transcatheter valve implantation technology. In the near future, transcatheter valve implantation will become the preferred therapy for aortic valve implantation, and TRANSCATHETER TECHNOLOGIES‘ goal is to provide the most advanced technology available.

Asana Rebel

Series A in 2018
Asana Rebel offers a Yoga-inspired fitness app combining the best of Yoga and fitness. The mobile fitness App is available in six languages (DE, EN, FR, PT, ESP, IT), has been featured multiple times by Apple and Google and is rated as one of the top health and fitness apps, with an average of more than 4.6 / 5 stars. The startup was founded in 2015 by Pascal Klein and Robin Pratap and is based in Berlin.

Userlane

Series A in 2018
Userlane automates user onboarding and employee training with interactive guides to help companies boost trial conversion, reduce support cost & increase user engagement. Userlane provides a technology to create step-by-step guides within minutes, without any coding or having to change the underlying software. This allows online businesses to implement and adapt interactive guides in every part of their existing software without implementation effort.

Seiratherm

Venture Round in 2012
SEIRATHERM is a privately held medtech company based in Herzogenaurach, Germany. The SEIRATHERM devices regulate the core body temperature of critically ill or surgical patients in a rapid, safe and effective way.

altusInsight GmbH

Seed Round in 2015
atlusInsight is a technology company that provides its clients with big data and cloud-based solutions. The firm offers requirement analysis, data management, and application design services to its clients. Furthermore, it offers big data and cloud consulting services to its clients. atlusInsight was founded in 2013 by Sebastian Kreusler and Christian Richter and is based in Berlin.

Zahnarzt-Helden

Seed Round in 2019
As an independent platform, they help you to quickly and transparently get good offers for major investments in your dental practice. They advise you in the selection of the right product, negotiate with manufacturers and dealers for you and organize construction, maintenance and long-term technical support. As with Check24 or Booking.com, you can enjoy the benefits of a neutral portal through dentist heroes , such as ensuring reliable technical support and making sure you are not surprised by hidden costs.

cloudplan GmbH

Series A in 2017
cloudplan GmbH develops a Software-as-a-Service application that connects PCs and servers of a company to a data storage network. Its application allows companies to build their private network storage, organize backups, and integrate cloud storage. The company also designs file/storage and management product that allows users to manage data. cloudplan GmbH is based in Hamburg, Germany.

Delphi Optics GmbH

Seed Round in 2010
Delphi Optics GmbH is a Germany-based company that develops and distributes automatic, optical classification systems for medical applications. It was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein.

Sablono Gmbh

Series A in 2014
Sablono is a Berlin-based startup developing software solutions for the digital planning and controlling of complex construction projects. With Sablono's first solution Sablono Onsite, users can monitor and analyse the progress of a project in real-time by using highly detailed schedules than can be updated und verified directly on-site. Sablono is a member of the SAP Start-up Focus Programme and is supported by its partners High-Tech Gründerfonds, Hasso Plattner Ventures and Nemetschek Allplan Systems GmbH. At CeBIT 2014 the company won the first prize of the founders’ competition "IKT Innovativ" awarded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs.

Customer Alliance

Series A in 2011
Customer Alliance manages and improves hotels online reputations and increase revenue. They collect, analyze, distribute and integrate customer centric data to provide valuable insights for the hotel's operational and strategic decisions. Since officially started in the year of 2009, Customer Alliance has grown to over 5000 customers in 35 countries worldwide. By today, Customer Alliance is a +90 people strong, multinational team coming from various backgrounds on the tourism & hotel industry.

KUMOVIS GmbH

Series A in 2020
KUMOVIS GmbH manufactures 3D-printing systems for medical applications. Its products include KUMOVIS R1, a 3D printing system based on fused layer manufacturing for thermoplastic materials. The company offers systems designed to manufacture variety of medical products starting from prototyping up to personalized human implants. It provides 3D printer based manufacturing of industrial and medical applications. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

FarmInsect

Seed Round in 2021
FarmInsect GmbH develop a machine and IoT system that enables automated insect fattening, which helps in regional insect breeding for the farmer as animal feed for chickens, pigs, and fish. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Bergkirchen, Germany.

HandEX

Seed Round in 2019
HandEX is revolutionising the export finance market by using leading technology, to revamp processes and make it as easy as possible for exporters and importers alike to access the financing they need for international trade.

Entelios AG

Series A in 2011
Entelios provides its clients with demand response and virtual power plant solutions. It was founded in 2010 and was acquired by EnerNOC in 2014.

Revobotik

Seed Round in 2015
REVOBOTIK nutzt die umlaufende Antriebsweise um die Leistungsfähigkeit von Delta-Robotern im Dauerbetrieb zu erhöhen. Das Wirkprinzip ist hierbei eine günstige Bewegungsübertragung und die fortlaufende Bewegung der Antriebe mit weniger Beschleunigungs- und Abbremsvorgängen. Gegenüber schwenkenden Syste­men kann somit schnell eine 50% höhere Traglast erzielt werden. Dieses Potential bietet zudem die Möglichkeit die maximalen Taktgeschwindigkeiten in der Anwendung zu erhöhen.

UP Web Game GmbH

Seed Round in 2010
United prototype is a team of developers, designers, and creative thinkers who strive to simplify, reduce and be pragmatic with projects.

FUNDFLOW GmbH

Seed Round in 2016
FundFlow stellt Ihnen binnen 24 Stunden Liquidität zur Verfügung. Hierfür nutzen wir eine oder mehrere Rechnungen an Ihre Kunden als Sicherheit.

Free2Move

Seed Round in 2015
Free2Move allows people to find and compare vehicles from a wide variety of carsharing providers in one app. Users can see cars from major carsharing providers in their area, find the closest one, compare offers and book the best fit.Their mission is to provide people with easy access to a variety of vehicles and enable them to book directly from the app. The Free2Move App is available for Android, iOS and Windows devices.

CargoGuard

Seed Round in 2008
CargoGuard GmbH develops and delivers security and transparency solutions in logistics. It offers portable tracking, secure monitoring of valuables, fixed tracking, and security container and Internet-of-Things-Lock solutions. The company also offers a cloud based security monitoring system. It serves cash and valuables transports, logistics, automotive, logistic service providers, and coordination centers, as well as manufacturing and insurance industries. CargoGuard GmbH was founded in 2007 and is based in Merseburg, Germany.

Predemtec GmbH

Seed Round in 2014
Predemtec GmbH develops diagnostic tests to determine risk factors for dementia and other illnesses. It offers Predemtec DX, a serum-based immunoassay for use in the detection and risk diagnosis of senile dementia in Alzheimer patients and mild cognitive impairment patients. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Hennigsdorf, Germany.

immersight

Seed Round in 2014
immersight® develops and sells point-of-sale solutions. The most known product are the Room Glasses®, which enable the user to totally immerge in virtual spaces thus creating an almost real experience. Based on this, immersight markets the 3D-Showroom platform – a software solution for virtual exhibitions

Crealytics

Venture Round in 2011
Crealytics is a forward-thinking performance marketing agency. It works exclusively in the retail sector, offering a holistic approach to search, shopping and paid social campaigns on Google, Bing, Amazon, Pinterest, and Facebook. A 150+ person company, it prides itself on challenging assumptions about digital advertising. Crealytics breaks down the silos isolating marketing from merchandising and pricing policy. As a result, retailers can direct product ad investment to maximize profitability and Customer Lifetime Value. Proprietary technology underpins our success. Backed by an in-house team of business intelligence and data scientists, our platform removes the heavy lifting normally associated with campaign management—and elevates strategic thinking beyond basic search practices. Crealytics’ paid search campaigns occur globally – across 150 markets and in 20 languages. We have offices in London, New York and Berlin.

Contentbird

Funding Round in 2018
Content creates digital identities and changes marketing. Together with their users, they have created a method that helps companies increase their digital visibility and win customers through content.

Neural Concept

Seed Round in 2021
Neural Concept is a software company that employs deep learning algorithms to transform the industrial engineering process. This allows companies to focus on core strategic design choices, speed up R&D cycles, and reduce computational costs. The company was established in 2018 and is based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Thermosome GmbH

Seed Round in 2016
Thermosome GmbH, a biopharmaceutical company, develops drug candidates using its drug delivery technology, which exploits a mechanism of action called intravascular drug release. Its lead product under pipeline is a formulation of chemotherapeutic compound that is currently within the final pre-clinical development stage. The company’s platform technology is used for delivery of various active pharmaceutical ingredients with its application in localized diseases. Its drug development activities focus on cancer patients with locally-advanced solid tumors. The company is based in Planegg, Germany.

WAKU Robotics GmbH

Pre Seed Round in 2020
WAKU Robotics is a supplier-independent, SaaS-enabled procurement platform for mobile robots for warehouses and production facilities. We help our end-customers to make the best robot selection through our online comparison site lotsofbots.com and our online Robot Solution Designer. Once our customers are set-up we provide them with AI software to monitor, quantify and optimise their robot workforce.

MetisMotion GmbH

Seed Round in 2021
MetisMotion GmbH develops actuators. The company offers lightweight force optimized actuators for robotics, aviation, vehicle, and safety applications. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

MoBerries

Series A in 2019
MoBerries is a network that connects companies and professionals. MoBerries mission is to revolutionize the old fashioned recruitment processes, offering networking software with a unique real-time matching algorithm, tailored to both professionals as well as partners. The system enables employers to expand their reach when sourcing high-quality candidate leads for their job openings without wasting precious time and resources. The added value for professionals is that MoBerries provides them qualified leads for potentially matching positions.

TolerogenixX

Seed Round in 2017
High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is Germany’s most active seed stage investor. With EUR 576 million under management in two funds we provide financing for technology-driven companies active in a wide range of fields, including robotics, IoT and energy, Medtech and Biotech, chemicals and software. Investors in this public-private partnership include the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, the KfW Banking Group, and 18 strategic corporate investors.

NovaPump

Series A in 2020
NovaPump GmbH engages in researching, developing, and distributing non-invasive and percutaneous heart assist devices. It offers PERKAT, a self-expanding heart pump. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Jena, Germany.

Pulsar Photonics GmbH

Seed Round in 2016
Pulsar Photonics GmbH engages in development, production, and sale of machines, integrated tools, and measuring systems for material processing with short and ultrashort pulse lasers. It offers lean laser machines for laser drilling, laser micro structuring, and precision laser cutting applications; and scan system for the production of multiple laser foci in working plane for various applications ranging from laser drilling, parallel processing of plurality of components to overall parallelization of laser processes. The company also provides machine construction, on-site installation, and after-sales services. It serves its customers in Germany and internationally. Pulsar Photonics GmbH was founded in 2013 and is based in Herzogenrath, Germany.

RevenueMax

Seed Round in 2011
RevenueMax is an advertising agency specialized in revenue maximization solutions. It optimizes the advertising revenues of its customers’ web pages, helping them concentrate on their premium advertisers and content. The agency offers advice in all matters related to marketing websites; completes and customizes setups of advertising spaces for its customers’ websites in all networks, ad exchanges, and publishers; provides campaign management and optimization solutions within the networks; maintains visibility and controls through its regular reporting; and transfers monthly sales. Founded in 2010, RevenueMax is based in Hamburg, Germany.

Synapticon

Seed Round in 2012
Synapticon is reshaping the world of motion control for robotics and machinery at the point of motion. The company introduces an entirely new approach to motion axes by integrating formerly discrete components, such as motors, drives, sensors and gearboxes into seamless units and digitalizing performance and quality factors that are so far dependent on costly mechanical manufacturing. Innovation leaders in robotics, automation and machinery around the world choose to work with Synapticon to path their way into the future of intelligent, motion control-related systems.

DJTUNES.COM

Venture Round in 2006
DJTUNES is the first and leading European dance music download portal, designed to serve the needs of the club culture of the future. On DJTUNES dance music professionals and fans can legally download and listen to a growing library of DRM free house, techno, minimal, trance and electro tracks, albums and dj-mixes from the worldÔs most popular producers and labels. On top of that, members are given the opportunity to interact with likemind individuals through built-in social media features and to add their own productions to the DJTUNES catalogue, enabling them to sell tracks and releases directly to their audience. Users from around the globe are taking advantage of DJTUNESÔ innovative features, convenient handling and large variety of hight quality dance music content.

Rodos BioTarget

Venture Round in 2013
Rodos BioTarget GmbH, a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the development of drug delivery technologies. It offers TargoSphere, a nanocarrier drug delivery system that is tailored with molecular structures on its surface to act as targeting ligands to bind to different cell surface receptors; TargoBiotics, which contains the CLR-TS with an encapsulated payload of different antibiotics for the intracellular treatment of bacterial infections; and TargoVir for the treatment of HIV and other viral infections. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Hanover, Germany.

Qnami AG

Series A in 2021
Qnami AG manufactures non-invasive sensors. Its products include ProteusQ, non-invasive magnetic imaging microscope; and Quantum Diamond, which includes Quantilevers MX, diamond probes containing a single NV for high resolution magnetic imaging, and NV diamond membranes, ready-to-use diamond with NV centers. Its applications are multiferroic antiferromagnet, antiferromagnetic ram, microwave imaging, magnetic nanomemories, and superconductivity. Qnami AG was founded in 2017 and is based in Basel, Switzerland.

Iconiq Lab

Series A in 2019
Iconic envisions a tokenized economy where blockchain and cryptographic technology enable inclusive, transparent and secure financial markets. We are the bridge enabling enterprise-grade crypto asset investment opportunities as the tokenization of financial and real-world assets enhance financial institutional markets. Our team brings a wealth of professional, financial experience and a proven track record in the digital assets and blockchain industry. Our business units deliver excellence, providing the quality assurances investors expect from a world-class asset manager, as we champion our mission to decentralize wealth generation.

Banxware

Seed Round in 2022
Banxware is a software provider for embedded financial technologies. With Banxware's solution any company can offer financial services to their customers. Those who integrate Banxware's white-label software benefit from the unique know-how of the founders team and the end-to-end approach that covers the entire value chain for financial services. Banxware's first market-ready product is an instant business lending solution that allows digital platforms, marketplaces, and payment service providers to offer loans to their merchants based on platform transaction data. The process of onboarding, verification, credit decision and payout takes less than 15 minutes. For lenders and bank partners, Banxware manages the loan throughout the entire lifecycle. The Berlin-based company was founded in 2020 by Miriam Wohlfarth, Jens Röhrborn and Fabian Heiß.

Clickworker GmbH

Seed Round in 2009
clickworker is an internet platform for paid crowdsourcing. As an innovative service provider, clickworker uses the know-how of qualified Internet users for the flexible and effective processing of business processes that cannot make efficient use of automation, for example in the areas of text creation, SEO texts, web research, tagging and categorization, product data management, surveys, mobile crowdsourcing and translations, Complex tasks are broken into micro jobs by clickworker. These tasks are then made available to the Cickworkers (Internet users registered at www.clickworker.com). The task is converted back into a complete project after successful processing and strict quality inspection.

pluriSelect

Venture Round in 2009
pluriSelect is a developer of biotechnical devices and supplies designed to offer efficient tools for cell and protein separation. The company's biotechnical devices and supplies help in isolating cells from whole blood, buffy coat, cell culture and other heterogeneous biological liquids and isolate targets from unbound material, enabling researchers in academic science to ensure high quality results and additionally reduce time and resources for their routine tasks.

Lophius Biosciences

Series B in 2010
Lophius Biosciences GmbH operates as a research and development partner for immunology/T cell solutions from research tools and services to diagnostic systems. It offers diagnostic kits, ready-to-use elispot kits, elispot plates, antibodies, stimulants, and supplemental material; and sample access and handling, antigen, immune assay development and performance, IVD, and better therapy services. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Regensburg, Germany.

JobLeads GmbH

Seed Round in 2011
JobLeads GmbH develops and operates a recruitment portal aimed at the referrers. It develops and operates a platform that enables financially motivated referrers introduce friends and colleagues to jobs in return for a fee. JobLeads GmbH was founded in 2007 and is based in Hamburg, Germany.

Algiax Pharmaceuticals

Series A in 2012
Algiax Pharmaceuticals GmbH is an independent biotechnology company that was established in April 2011. It is dedicated to the discovery and development of innovative products in the field of nervous system disease or dysfunction with a strong focus on neuropathic pain. The company is financially stable having raised 4,3 million Euro’s in Series A financing from a consortium of private and state-backed investors.

Atriva Therapeutics

Series A in 2019
Atriva Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company which aims to develop new antiviral therapies against different respiratory viral infections. Atriva Therapeutics completed preclinical development of ATR-002 and recently filed a request for scientific advice from a European regulatory authority to provide guidance on the executed preclinical development program and the planned ATR-002 Phase I study in healthy volunteers.

oncgnostics GmbH

Seed Round in 2012
oncgnostics GmbH develops molecular assays based on epigenetic biomarkers which allows early and reliable cancer diagnostics. It develops GynTect, which enables reliable and fast diagnosis of cervical cancer and pre-cancerous stages; and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests for screening, therapeutic decision making, and follow-up care in cancer diagnostics. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Jena, Germany.

Sdui GmbH

Series A in 2021
Sdui is the solution for mobile communication in schools. With amazingly easy features for messaging, timetables and a wide range of third party integrations, the app digitizes processes and reduces administrative effort. Within two years, Sdui has reached hundreds of institutions and grown a serious reputation in the educational market.

minubo

Seed Round in 2013
minubo is an eCommerce Intelligence “as a Service” solution particularly developed to meet online retailers specific analytics requirements. As eCommerce companies face rapid growth today, they require a pioneering solution that helps them connect data from fragmented sources and thus capture its complete value without imposing costly and complex IT demands. Having built up comprehensive eCommerce experience during their long-term work in the domain, the minubo team developed a ready-to-use analytics solution that works as the central data hub for every online shop: A unified database with comprehensive possibilities of reporting and analysis based on eCommerce best practice metrics creates transparency in all business areas and helps retailers make better, metrics-based decisions. Thus, they grow sales and profitability by converting data into action!

Skive

Series A in 2015
We are a young startup in the mobile learning sector. Our goal is to move the way students study and revise into the modern era by offering them targeted learning content on great mobile apps. Our learning material is curated by top students for each university course, so our users benefit from the best knowledge out there. Additionally, we also connect students with potential employers and open up a world of mobile employer branding opportunities for companies.

MoBerries

Venture Round in 2017
MoBerries is a network that connects companies and professionals. MoBerries mission is to revolutionize the old fashioned recruitment processes, offering networking software with a unique real-time matching algorithm, tailored to both professionals as well as partners. The system enables employers to expand their reach when sourcing high-quality candidate leads for their job openings without wasting precious time and resources. The added value for professionals is that MoBerries provides them qualified leads for potentially matching positions.

WISE Srl

Venture Round in 2013
WISE Srl manufactures implantable biomedical devices for applications in the fields of biotechnology, biomedicine, and sensors. Its supersonic cluster beam implantation technology enables to embed biocompatible, flexible, and stretchable conductive micro-electrodes in polymers, in particular elastomers for the usage in implantable medical devices. The company’s technology also produces leads for neurostimulation that are implanted in the spinal cord or brain of patients for treating neurodegenerative diseases, such as chronic pain and Parkinson’s disease. WISE Srl was founded in 2011 and is based in Milan, Italy.

Blickfeld GmbH

Seed Round in 2017
Blickfeld GmbH manufactures light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensors. Its product helps to survey near-infrared light to detect the shape of objects, allowing autonomous vehicles to see, and analyze the world around them. The company also develops object detection and mapping software which measures the data provided by the sensors and helps in city planning, connected mobility, real-time mapping, and usage pattern analysis. The company caters to automotive, transportation, industrial, and robotics sectors. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Munich, Germany.

Lumatix

Venture Round in 2011
Lumatix is a Germany-based company developing high-tech software solution that simulates how natural light behaves in the real world.

Simreka

Seed Round in 2019
Simreka empowers brands and manufacturers rapidly bring new products to market with 100x faster experiments using AI and ML. Using Simreka, materials manufacturers can accelerate innovation and new product discovery to transform supply chains for chemicals/materials that will be profitable, safer and sustainable. This acceleration is driven by our advanced technology platform (data collection, predictive- simulation, collaboration) that delivers high quality and uniquely public and proprietary data based multi-perspective decision support. By accelerating materials- and process innovation using unique technology, we improve financial performance, reduce environmental impact and brand risk for materials manufacturers and brand owners.

SIGNATOPE

Seed Round in 2017
It develops the next generation of protein biomarker assays using a novel type of mass spectrometry-based immunoassays. SIGNATONE immunoassays are capable of detecting and quantifying protein biomarkers in humans and all pharmacologically relevant model species. Antibodies comprising epitopes of 4 amino acids are the key reagents of SIGNATOPE´s immunoassays. The short epitope allows us to establish quantitative assays for the same pro

Corimmun

Seed Round in 2007
Corimmun is a clinical drug developing company located in Martinsried near Munich, Germany, and is focused on novel therapeutics and diagnostics for heart and vascular diseases. Corimmun's activities and experiences comprise all steps from research to drug development and commercialization.

Innerspace GmbH

Venture Round in 2020
Innerspace GmbH develops virtual reality (VR) software that provide virtual reality training to employees in the life science industry. The company develops experience-based training with a deep learning psychology background. It also offers a Training Management System (TMS) for enterprise-wide distribution and VR hardware. It offers its VR training products to international pharmaceutical companies. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Wattens, Austria.

Clickworker GmbH

Series A in 2010
clickworker is an internet platform for paid crowdsourcing. As an innovative service provider, clickworker uses the know-how of qualified Internet users for the flexible and effective processing of business processes that cannot make efficient use of automation, for example in the areas of text creation, SEO texts, web research, tagging and categorization, product data management, surveys, mobile crowdsourcing and translations, Complex tasks are broken into micro jobs by clickworker. These tasks are then made available to the Cickworkers (Internet users registered at www.clickworker.com). The task is converted back into a complete project after successful processing and strict quality inspection.

ubigrate

Series B in 2010
ubigrate is specialised powerful integration software to connect enterprise software with data from various intelligent devices, such RFID, Barcode, sensors, PLCs, industrial scales, and others. The company develops its own range of software products for process data capture in production and logistics. It is offered in the SaaS model under the "Geqoo" brand (see http://geqoo.ubigrate.com). ubigrate is also active in licencing its technology in the form of OEM-products for other technology companies.

enercast GmbH

Series A in 2012
enercast GmbH offers renewable energies forecasts. The company offers software-as-a-service products that delivers power forecasts for wind power and solar plants, which enables the integration of renewable energy into power grids and energy markets. It also develops enercast city system, a dashboard that displays the predicted proportion of renewable energy from energy resources. enercast GmbH was founded in 2011 and is based in Kassel, Germany.

GrandCentrix GmbH

Seed Round in 2010
GrandCentrix offers support and services to build digital productions, including IoT platforms, smart home solutions, and digital business models. It provides user experience design, application development, mobile analytics, and system integration, maintenance, and operation services for its customers. GrandCentrix was founded by Ralf Rottmann in 2009.

VMRay

Series A in 2016
The VMRay Platform is a breakthrough solution for dynamic analysis of advanced threats, including zero day and targeted attacks. By surmounting inherent flaws that plague other products, VMRay Analyzer has become the gold standard for malware sandboxing among leading DFIR teams worldwide. The core of the VMRay Platform is an agentless, hypervisor-based sandbox, which is unique in combining near-total evasion resistance with full visibility into malware behavior: a trait we call X-Ray Vision. Because nothing touches or modifies the analysis environment, monitoring is invisible, and even the most evasive malware strains fully execute in the sandbox. By monitoring every interaction between malware and the target system, VMRay captures a complete and accurate record of threat behavior – data that enriches detection, incident response, digital forensics, and threat intelligence. VMRay Intelligent Monitoring excels over other solutions in distinguishing between malicious behavior and legitimate activity. As a result, VMRay Analyzer delivers precise, noise-free output that reduces false positive rates to near zero. This shortens investigations, enhances efficiency and prevents legitimate traffic from being blocked

multiBIND biotec

Venture Round in 2006
multiBIND biotec GmbH develops solutions for decontamination and disinfection. Its bioDECONT. A solution for all problem associated with horizontal gene transfer and it results in to removal of genetic material (DNA/RNA) and other biomolecules such as proteins and lipids; bioCLEAN, a technology for all kind of antimicrobial and antiviral solutions. The company also develops solution related to CleanExtract, a tool for the fast determination of microbial ATP in lubricants, oil emulsions, turbid fluids, metal working fluids, paint, and other problematic solutions. multiBIND biotec GmbH was founded in 2005 and is based in Dortmund, Germany.

Semasio

Series A in 2012
Semasio GmbH offers user intelligence platform which facilities and targets the activities of marketers. The company develops and markets solutions for profiling and targeting digital media users based on statistical modeling and machine learning. It offers intelligence platform that enables users to build their own database profiles on internet in which they are commercially interested and helps media agencies, publishers, and direct customers in identifying individual target groups with transparency and data ownership. It also enables advertisers to reach through the real time advertising. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Hamburg, Germany.

Dimpora

Seed Round in 2021
Dimpora produces eco-friendly functional membranes for the outdoor textile industry. The 2D products involve a conventional lamination of the dimpora membrane onto a textile. The waterproof fluorine-free membrane is mainly based on polyurethane and undergoes a template removal approach to create the necessary porosity, thus achieving excellent breathability. Dimpora vision is to provide sustainable solutions for performance wear in order to enjoy nature in its fullest, without damaging it. The company's mission is to innovate and develop the next-generation functional and sustainable high-performance membranes for outdoor enthusiasts.

siOPTICA

Venture Round in 2013
siOPTICA GmbH offers secretive solutions that can screen data from unauthorized views for payment terminals or ATMs. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Jena, Germany.

KonTEM

Venture Round in 2012
KonTEM develops phase contrast systems for transmission electron microscopes. With these, image quality can be improved significantly, especially in biological applications.

Scylab medic

Series A in 2006
Scylab medic develops an environment sensing device for blind and visually impaired people. Its products include feelix, a light device that uses a 3D sensor to facilitate the user to partially recognize surroundings without physically touching, as well as to identify stationary and moving objects. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Leipzig, Germany.

DearEmployee GmbH

Seed Round in 2023
DearEmployee is the Workplace Mental Health Platform. As a corporate health start-up, we support employers in designing healthy and motivating working conditions for their employees in order to reduce mental stress and to increase employee productivity. Using the DearEmployee platform, companies can easily and digitally measure mental stress at the workplace in a scientific way, and subsequently sign up to tailored health and HR measures. The solution also meets the legal requirements for mental health risk assessment in Germany.

incapptic Connect GmbH

Seed Round in 2017
incapptic Connect is an intuitive mobile automation app release software specifically designed to enable swift digital transformations for enterprise companies. By automating the app deployment process, incapptic Connect helps global brands establish effective control of app project portfolios, save countless labor hours and accelerate app time to market. Founded in 2016 by CEO Rafael Kobylinski, incapptic Connect has been implemented by companies at the forefront of digitization. Our customers range from hidden champions to Fortune Global 500 organizations across a diverse array of industries.

Sunvigo

Series A in 2022
Sunvigo provides you with cheap solar power from your roof and real green power from the grid.

ReCoTech

Venture Round in 2009
ReCoTech is a young software company that specialises in IT-based solutions for the optimisation of space allocation in office buildings that was founded in 2008. The range of services encompasses both projects, license sales as well as support in the data acquisition and data modelling in both cases. The Berlin based company currently develops interfaces to selected products in the area of real estate and facility management. The company enjoys a close cooperation relationship to the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.

MessengerPeople GmbH

Series A in 2017
MessengerPeople GmbH develops a software solution for messenger communication. Its software allows companies to use messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Apple Business Chat, Telegram, and Viber for customer communication. The company intuitively manage customer inquiries via messaging apps. It also help to communicate with your customers professionally and in full compliance with data protection regulations. MessengerPeople GmbH was formerly known as WhatsBroadcast GmbH and changed its name to MessengerPeople GmbH in July, 2018. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Munich, Germany.