The High-Tech Gründerfonds (or HTGF) is a public-private venture capital investment firm based in Bonn, Germany. High-Tech Gründerfonds is an early stage seed investor, focused on high potential high-tech start-ups. The seed financing is provided to allow start-ups to take their ideas through the prototyping phase up to the market launch. Usually High-Tech Gründerfonds invests €0.5 million in the seed stage and up to a total of €2 million per portfolio company in later rounds.
High-Tech Gründerfonds has approximately 250 companies in its portfolio, including Trademob, a mobile app marketing platform, 6Wunderkinder, the company behind Wunderlist and Wunderkit,fruux, a cross-platform synchronization service, AYOXXA Biosystems, a protein multiplexing company based in Cologne and Singapore, Mister Spex, a large German online retailer for glasses, and plista, a recommendation platform.