Signavio GmbH – a provider of SaaS-based business process and decision management technology – announced on December 17, 2015 the completion of a €31 million minority investment from global growth equity investor Summit Partners. The investment will help Signavio expand its international footprint and continue its very strong growth trajectory. Read more
REVOBOTIK GmbH, a company that develops and distributes robots for mass production, shows how to set new standards in an established market. The remarkable thing is that their robots significantly outperform previous systems in terms of payload and speed; this means that the number of robots in a machine can be greatly reduced, resulting in savings both on costs and space. High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is using seed financing to acquire an interest in this unique technology. Read more
A consortium of investors has closed investment Round A for Multiphoton Optics GmbH’s High-Precision 3D Lithography Platform which closes the gap between classical 3D printing and optical lithography. Investors are Sack & Kiesselbach GmbH, High-Tech Gründerfonds GmbH, Bayern Kapital GmbH, the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft e.V. and a consortium of Business Angels with Dr. Ruth Houbertz, Dr. Moritz Esslinger, and Dr. Boris Neubert. Read more
The 3D printing company trinckle 3D GmbH (“trinckle”), based in Hennigsdorf near Berlin, has completed a financing round. In this process, it gained KfW Bankengruppe (“KfW”) and redpartners gmbh (“redpartners”) as new investors. A business angel also came on board as a new investor in addition to the existing shareholder BFB Frühphasenfonds Brandenburg GmbH (“BFB”). The latter has made use of its conversion rights from a subordinated loan and will therefore continue to hold a 15% stake in trinckle. Read more
Catchys, an e-commerce platform and search engine for second-hand vintage designer accessories, received investment from several business angels, including Philipp Kreibohm (Home24), Björn Kolbmüller (Flaconi), Philipp Frenkel (Mister Spex), Florian Huber (United Domains), Oliver Roskopf, Martin Rost (Zalando Lounge), Stefano Langenbacher (Home24) sowie Sebastian Pollok und Lea-Sophie Cramer (beide Amorelie) as well as Astutia Ventures. The company is based in Munich and was founded by Yzcine Coco, Franzi Majer, Magdalena Oehl, and Frederik Lipfert.
Young Berlin-based FinTech startup Cookies has closed a seed round worth €1.5 million to develop Europe’s fastest and most secure P2P payment app. The experienced team will be supported by Holtzbrinck Ventures, studiVZ founder Ehssan Dariani, auxmoney’s Raael Johnen, and Dennis Bemmann (founder of studiVZ, Bergfürst), as well as by Wunderlist luminaries Chad Fowler (formerly CTO, now General Manager), Benedikt Lehnert (Chief Design Ocer), Steen Kiedel (CFO), and other angel investors. Read more
Bomedus GmbH announced that it has received €2.5 million in its series B round of equity funding on November 24, 2015. The round included participation from new investors, NRW.Bank, Investment Arm, Christoph Schug, and existing investors, High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH, and the Pre-Seed Fund, Andreas Hoeft, and Bonn. Read more