High-Tech Gründerfonds

High-Tech Gründerfonds

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The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 16.

The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If there are 4 founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. Outfittery, Mister Spex, GWA Hygiene are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Mobile, Health Care. In addition, there are 18 more industries where it has achieved success. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 2-3 years old to get investment from this fund.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 2-3 participants. Aside from High-Tech Gründerfonds, start-ups are often funded by KfW, Peppermint Venture Partners, Earlybird Venture Capital and 49 other funds. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Neuhaus Partners, NRW.BANK, MBG Baden Wuerttemberg, the total number of co-investors is 112. The investors in the following rounds are usually Wellington Partners, Creathor Ventures, bm-t beteiligungsmanagement thüringen, and 123 VCs in total.

We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2019. In 2013, the fund's activity was at its peak. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The fund usually participates in 25-48 investment rounds per year. At the time of investment by High-Tech Gründerfonds, a typical start-up valuation would be 5-10 millions dollars.

Fund Activity


Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

97.1% of cases

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

15.7% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

0.7 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.3 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

KfW, Peppermint Venture Partners, Earlybird Venture Capital

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