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Since 2005, HTGF | High-Tech Gründerfonds has been a driving force behind German tech success. With a robust fund volume of €1.4 billion, they empower startups across digital tech, industrial tech, life sciences, chemistry, and related fields. HTGF goes beyond funding; they also offer expertise to help tech ventures achieve lasting success. 

With extensive experience spanning over 700 investments in companies like Instagrid, EGYM, and Tubulis GmbH, they showcase their ability to identify and nurture high-growth ventures. Their strong network and partnerships with over 45 fund investors provide startups access to a wealth of resources and connections. Additionally, offering flexible and fast initial financing of up to €1 million in seed funding with the potential for further investment, they cater to a startup’s specific growth needs. 

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Investment Range

up to € 1 m in seed round
up to € 4 m across all financing rounds

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Industrial Technology
Life Sciences
Digital Tech
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Investment Manager at Bayern Kapital
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