Why we do what we do

High-tech = Innovation = Global competitiveness...

Europe NEEDS venture funding from seed through growth phase, particularly in the high-tech sector !!!

Some Facts: 2015 different than 2016.

„BUBBLES“ are the least our problems!
5% European Venture capital investments increased by 5% to €3.8bn in 2015

18%

The amount invested increased across all stages led by seed investments with an increase of 18%. Later-stage venture increased by 5% and startup investments by 4%.

-12%

The reduction in number of companies by 12% to 2,836 indicated a trend towards larger financing rounds across all stages in 2015.

 2016

Since 2016: more deals at smaller amounts

34% Most tech capital was concentrated in life sciences (34%), ok - well done here

20%

Computer & consumer electronics

19%

Communications sectors

Still a long way to go…

Experienced entrepreneurs, still found more frequently in the U.S. than in Europe

Their capital requirements, due to higher development costs, product launch times and later cash flow are often higher

Experienced entrepreneurs, still found more frequently in the U.S. than in Europe

because high-tech startups are extremely heterogeneous, it’s harder to find a matching partner in a more diversifying investors’ pool

The European Startup Ecosystem is SLOWLY growing

Industry customers have complex and lengthy decision paths, even in Corporate Venturing

European
high-tech startups

For European high-tech startups to make a faster market entry, it’s not just the founders who have to show initiative!

Investors &
Industry

It’s investors and industry who need to show speed and initiative, too.

Politicians

Politicians: create startup friendly regulations and purchasing schemes.

Our mantra

ACTIVATING VENTURE CAPITAL
FOR EUROPEAN INNOVATION.

since 2013

The people behind the scenes

HighTech Startbahn GmbH

Virtual Incubator, founded 2012

Spin out of the research project “HighTech Startbahn” sponsored by the BMBF, 2012

Accredited to KfW, BAFA, SAB, EIT inno energy + raw materials

FUNDRAISING for startups and growth ventures!

Advising industry partners, investors & public partners

HighTech Startbahn Netzwerk e.V.

Non-profit Organization

Founded 2010, 130+ members

65% tech startups & SME, industry, science, mentors

Contact mediation & events for founders in high-tech sectors

Host and administrative partner for research clusters

2013

HTVD2017-Web-06
46 Ventures

from central Germany

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40
Investors

2014

Eastern Germany
HTVD2017-Web-06
40+ Ventures

from eastern Germany

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60
Investors

2015

HTVD2017-Web-06
40+ Ventures

from all over Europe

HTVD2017-Web-10
81
Investors

2016

HTVD2017-Web-06
40+ Ventures

from all over Europe

HTVD2017-Web-10
102
Investors

2017

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40+
Ventures

from all over Europe

HTVD2017-Web_White-10
100+ Investors

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