High-Tech Gründerfonds 

The SPIN-OFF Team of Humboldt-Innovation competently consults in the application process for government grants and private funding. We are looking forward to connect you to founding relevant contacts, experts and founders from the network.

SPIN-OFF team of Humboldt-Innovation
Humboldt-University of Berlin

Mail: Request for counceling interview
Phone: +49 (30) 2093 70760

High-Tech Gründerfonds

Since 2005 High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is Germany's biggest and most active seed stage investor that finances high-potential, tech-driven startups.
Driven by their expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and passion, its team of experienced investment managers and start-up experts help guide the development of young companies. HTGF’s focus is on high-tech start-ups in a range of sectors, including software, media, internet, hardware, automation, health care, chemicals and life sciences.
With EUR 892,5 million in total investment volume across three funds (EUR 272 million in HTGF I, EUR 304 million in HTGF II and EUR 316,5 million for HTGF III) and an international network of partners, HTGF has already helped forge 500 start-ups. This group also includes a number of success stories, such as Mister Spex, Rigontec, 6Wunderkinder, Next Kraftwerke and Cumulocity, as well as Juniqe, an online shop for art enthusiasts.

How does the support work?
  • Up to €1 million in seed-stage financing
  • Up to €3 million in total financing per company
  • Flexible financing – equity model or convertible loan
  • Experienced investment professionals as sparring partners to bounce ideas off of
  • Access to an extensive network comprising national and international investors, industry partners, experts and our large portfolio of companies
  • Strategic business support from the HTGF team and HTGF scouts
  • duration of seven years

What must be considered?
  • Your company is in the seed phase and is no more than three years old
  • company might employ maximum 50 employees
  • balance sheet total or yearly revenue might not be higher than € 10 m
  • technology oriented
  • high innovation degree
  • qualification of the management (technical and management)
  • ensuring the liquidity for at least 18 months
  • focus on information- and telecommunicationtechnic (ICT), media, life & material sciences, energy

Further information: High-Tech Gründerfonds