“From our point of view, the activities of High-Tech Gründerfonds have been very successful,” explains HÜBNER General Manager Helge Förster. “We expect valuable inspiration and insights into the start-up scene. With our entry into HTGF, we will have options to further develop our core business through knowledge transfer and the early recognition of market-related and international trends, for example in mobility concepts of the future.”
“Developing and driving innovation is more than just a phase for companies,” says General Manager Ingolf Cedra. “The investment in the High-Tech-Gründerfonds enables direct cooperation with start-ups and is therefore an important building block for shaping change in our own company and for expanding or supplementing our core business in a targeted manner.”
About High-Tech Gründerfonds
The seed investor High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) finances technology start-ups with growth potential. With a volume of around EUR 900 million spread over three funds and an international partner network, HTGF has supported more than 670 start-ups since 2005. A team of experienced investment managers and start-up experts supports the young companies with know-how, entrepreneurial spirit and passion. The focus is on high-tech start-ups from the fields of digital tech, industrial tech, life sciences, chemistry and related business areas. To date, external investors have invested more than EUR 4 billion in the HTGF portfolio in more than 1,900 follow-up financing rounds. In addition, the fund has already successfully sold shares in more than 150 companies.