Dr. Tanja Emmerling
Investment Manager

Since 2014 Dr. Tanja Emmerling is Investment Manager at the High-Tech Gründerfonds for Internet, Media and Software. 2012-2014 She was Head of New Ventures in a Specialized Information Publisher and built up a portfolio of digital service start-ups, mainly in the B2B sector. 2008 -2011 She worked at a Specialized Information Publisher as consultant to the CEO and Project Manager for Corporate Development. Before that she was an consultant for SME expanding their businesses to Spain and Portugal. Dr. Tanja Emmerling studied Applied Modern Languages and Economics at JLU Giessen and Universidad de Salamanca. She wrote her doctoral theses about Corpoate Identity and its localization in pharmaceutical companies. During her studies she worked in Madrid, Milan and London consulting SME entering the southern European market.

Sectors of Personal Expertise: ICT

  High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH
Bonn, Germany

Seed investments in high-tech start-ups

High-Tech Gruenderfonds invests in young, high potential high-tech start-ups. The seed financing is designed to enable start-ups to take an idea through prototyping and to market launch. We have EUR 820 M under management (EUR 272 M HTGF I, EUR 303 M HTGF II, 245 M HTGF III, 1.Closing) and our investors include the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the KfW Banking Group, as well as strategic corporate investors (ALTANA, BASF, Bayer, B. Braun, Robert Bosch, CEWE Color, Daimler, Deutsche Post DHL, Deutsche Telekom, Evonik, Lanxess, media + more venture Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG, METRO, Qiagen, RWE Innogy, SAP, Tengelmann and Carl Zeiss). Typically, we invests EUR 600,000 in the seed stage, with the potential for up to EUR 3 million per company in follow-on financing. This allows us to create outstanding conditions for promising start-ups from the technology sector into the future. Up to now, we have financed approx. 450 companies and successfully set them on their way.

Tags: venture capital startup technology

 Organisation Activities
Activity: an investor or lender / an investor or lender > venture capital / private equity fund manager / an investor or lender > venture capital / private equity fund manager > early stage (seed / start-up) / an investor or lender > venture capital / private equity fund manager > development (2nd or 3rd rounds) / an investor or lender > business angel / an investor or lender > business angel > early stage (seed / start-up) / an investor or lender > institutional investors
Technology Sectors: ict / life sciences / white biotechnology / medtech / energy, clean technology, environment / machinery/electrical equipment / space & defense, aeronautics, automotive / digital health
Geographic: europe / germany