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Investments

853

Portfolio Exits

94

Funds

3

Partners & Customers

1

About High-Tech Grunderfonds

High-Tech Grunderfonds (HTGF) is Germany's most active and leading seed-stage investor. The firm finances a technology-driven company – whether active in the fields of cleantech or robotics, developing new drugs, chemical processes, or new software: come profit from its experience and the extensive network of its team and its technological and entrepreneurial expertise.

High-Tech Grunderfonds Headquarter Location

Schlegelstrasse 2

Bonn, 53113,

Germany

+49 228-82300-100

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Genomics

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Pharma Startups

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Pharmaceutical companies working across drug discovery, drug development and drug manufacturing.

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Fitness Tech

227 items

We define fitness tech as companies leveraging software and technology to augment approaches to developing or maintaining physical fitness. Companies in this category develop tools and services including workout apps, wearables, and connected fitness equipment.

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Industrial Manufacturing Robotics

11 items

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Latest High-Tech Grunderfonds News

HTGF Investment Smarterials Technology

Sep 28, 2021

September 28, 2021 MedTech startup Smarterials Technology GmbH has successfully closed its second round of financing. Led by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), pre-seed investors Think.Health Ventures and Emanet also invest a total of nearly €1 million in the Berlin-based company. The new funding will be used to complete final development steps and prepare production for the mass market. Berlin, 28.09.2021 – Smarterials Technology develops surgical gloves based on innovative materials with a double barrier function and perforation indicator that help reduce the risk of injury and infection among healthcare workers. This novel product helps to avoid follow-up costs due to contamination with potentially infectious foreign blood – an estimated 500,000 cases with follow-up costs of up to 1,600 euros per case in Germany alone. In addition, the innovative double-layer gloves speed up the donning process and thus improve the workflow in hospitals and care facilities. The team of Smarterials was also able to convince the EU Commission of its innovative product and is receiving grants of 1.85 million euros as part of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument (Phase II) funding program. A lot has happened in the medical glove market during the Corona pandemic. With the capital provided, we are able to take advantage of the dynamics of the situation and scale our product. Our Two-in-One Gloves replace the current safety standard while reducing the consumption of materials and energy and contributing to the conservation of natural resources. Our goal is to make Two-in-One Gloves the global standard in the surgical field. Dr. Martin Bothe, co-founder and CEO of Smarterials Technology. We believe in Smarterials‘ technology to be the future in safety gloves for medical personnel to provide safety for both doctors and patients. The perspective to address a mass market rather quickly was the final convincing argument for our investment. Dr. Fabian Mohr, Senior Investment Manager at High-Tech Gründerfonds Dr. Martin Bothe, Michael Schneiker, Dr. Nikolaus Mirtschin, co-founders of Smarterials Technology (from left to right) About Smarterials Technology GmbH Smarterials Technology GmbH, located in Technology Park at Berlin-Adlershof, was founded in 2016. The company develops medical products based on innovative materials that help reduce the risk of injury and infection for employees in the medical and care sectors. Start-up financing for the company was provided by Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB). Press contact About High-Tech Gründerfonds High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is a seed investor that finances high-potential, tech-driven start-ups. With around EUR 900 million in total investment volume across three funds and an international network of partners, HTGF has already helped forge more than 650 start-ups since 2005. Driven by their expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and passion, its team of experienced investment managers and startup experts help guide the development of young companies. HTGF’s focus is on high-tech start-ups in the fields of digital tech, industrial technology, life sciences, chemistry and related business areas. To date, external investors have injected more than EUR 3 billion into the HTGF portfolio via more than 1,800 follow-on financing rounds. HTGF has also successfully sold interests in more than 140 companies. Investors in this public-private partnership include the Federal Ministry For Economic Affairs and Energy, KfW Capital, and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V., as well as the companies ALTANA, BASF, BAYER, B.Braun, Boehringer Ingelheim, Robert Bosch, BÜFA, CEWE, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Post DHL, Dräger, 1+1 AG, EVONIK, EWE AG, FOND OF, Haniel, Hettich, Knauf, Körber, LANXESS, media + more venture Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG, PHOENIX CONTACT, QIAGEN, RWE Generation SE, SAP, Schufa, Schwarz Gruppe, STIHL, Thüga, Vector Informatik, WACKER and Wilh. Werhahn KG.

High-Tech Grunderfonds Investments

853 Investments

High-Tech Grunderfonds has made 853 investments. Their latest investment was in FlyNex as part of their Series A on October 10, 2021.

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High-Tech Grunderfonds Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/11/2021

Series A

FlyNex

No

GPS Ventures, Snowflake Ventures, Stihl Digital, and Technologiegrunderfonds Sachsen

1

10/7/2021

Seed VC

FinMarie

Yes

Wallstreet Online

1

9/28/2021

Seed VC - II

Smarterials Technology

$1.17M

Yes

EMANET, and Think.Health

1

9/9/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

8/31/2021

Seed VC - II

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$99M

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10

Date

10/11/2021

10/7/2021

9/28/2021

9/9/2021

8/31/2021

Round

Series A

Seed VC

Seed VC - II

Series A

Seed VC - II

Company

FlyNex

FinMarie

Smarterials Technology

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Amount

$1.17M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

GPS Ventures, Snowflake Ventures, Stihl Digital, and Technologiegrunderfonds Sachsen

Wallstreet Online

EMANET, and Think.Health

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

High-Tech Grunderfonds Portfolio Exits

94 Portfolio Exits

High-Tech Grunderfonds has 94 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was MessengerPeople on September 22, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

9/22/2021

Acquired

$991

Sinch

5

8/2/2021

Acquired

Evonik

2

7/22/2021

Acquired

$991

Klarna

3

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10

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10

Date

9/22/2021

8/2/2021

7/22/2021

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Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

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Valuation

$991

$991

$991

Acquirer

Sinch

Evonik

Klarna

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Sources

5

2

3

10

10

High-Tech Grunderfonds Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

High-Tech Grunderfonds acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was Hornetsecurity on July 30, 2020.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

7/30/2020

Private Equity - II

Shareholder Liquidity

1

Date

7/30/2020

Investment Stage

Private Equity - II

Companies

Valuation

Total Funding

Note

Shareholder Liquidity

Sources

1

High-Tech Grunderfonds Fund History

3 Fund Histories

High-Tech Grunderfonds has 3 funds, including High-Tech Gründerfonds III.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

5/29/2018

High-Tech Gründerfonds III

Early-Stage Venture Capital

$258.05M

11

4/11/2014

High-Tech Gründerfonds II

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$99M

10

12/31/2005

High-Tech Gruenderfonds I

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$99M

10

Closing Date

5/29/2018

4/11/2014

12/31/2005

Fund

High-Tech Gründerfonds III

High-Tech Gründerfonds II

High-Tech Gruenderfonds I

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Amount

$258.05M

$99M

$99M

Sources

11

10

10

High-Tech Grunderfonds Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

High-Tech Grunderfonds has 1 strategic partners and customers. High-Tech Grunderfonds recently partnered with Swiss Startup Capital Investors Club on October 10, 2019.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

10/15/2019

Partner

Swiss Startup Capital Investors Club

Switzerland

Swiss Startup Group and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) partner to invest in the most promising early stage Swiss and German Startups

Max Meister , CEO of the Swiss Startup Capital AG , comments : `` It 's an important next step for us to partner with High-Tech Gründerfonds , one of the most renown and active early stage Startup investors in Europe .

1

Date

10/15/2019

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Swiss Startup Capital Investors Club

Country

Switzerland

News Snippet

Swiss Startup Group and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) partner to invest in the most promising early stage Swiss and German Startups

Max Meister , CEO of the Swiss Startup Capital AG , comments : `` It 's an important next step for us to partner with High-Tech Gründerfonds , one of the most renown and active early stage Startup investors in Europe .

Sources

1

High-Tech Grunderfonds Team

5 Team Members

High-Tech Grunderfonds has 5 team members, including current Controller, Gisela van den Boom.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Gisela van den Boom

Controller

Current

Michael Brandkamp

Managing Director

Current

Guido Schlitzer

Managing Director

Current

Alex von Frankenberg

Managing Director

Current

Alexander von Frankenberg

Managing Director

Current

Name

Gisela van den Boom

Michael Brandkamp

Guido Schlitzer

Alex von Frankenberg

Alexander von Frankenberg

Work History

Title

Controller

Managing Director

Managing Director

Managing Director

Managing Director

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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