Dr. Tanja Emmerling: new partner at HTGF

Cate­gory: People
22. Octo­ber 2019

Berlin — Since March 2018, Dr. Tanja Emmer­ling (41, photo) has headed the Berlin office of High-Tech Grün­der­fonds (HTGF). Now she has been appoin­ted part­ner. “After the extre­mely successful and rapid estab­lish­ment of the Berlin office, we are very plea­sed to streng­then the exten­ded manage­ment team with Tanja. This way, we gain even more impact for HTGF as a whole,” explains Dr. Alex von Fran­ken­berg, Mana­ging Part­ner of HTGF. This means that there are eleven part­ners in total, more than a quar­ter of whom are women.

Ms. Emmer­ling has been a member of the HTGF team since 2014. AI, IoT, Mobi­lity & Logi­stics, IT Secu­rity, Block­chain and SaaS compa­nies are her passion. She is invol­ved as a start-up mentor and is a welcome guest on various panels. Before joining HTGF, she was Head of New Ventures respon­si­ble for incu­ba­tion and corpo­rate ventures in a media company. “Being able to repre­sent Europe’s most active seed inves­tor as a part­ner in Berlin offers incre­di­ble oppor­tu­ni­ties to get new compa­nies off the ground,” Ms. Emmer­ling is plea­sed to say.

Berlin is an important loca­tion for HTGF. The metro­po­lis is a central hub for start-ups, inter­na­tio­nal inves­tors and compa­nies. A team of five invest­ment mana­gers is alre­ady working there. “But we have not only expan­ded the team in Berlin. New invest­ment mana­gers have also come on board at the Bonn office. With around 220 tran­sac­tions per year — that means new invest­ments, follow-up finan­cing and exits — the need for excel­lent invest­ment mana­gers has contin­ued to grow,” explains Dr. Alex von Frankenberg.

About High-Tech Gründerfonds
The seed inves­tor High-Tech Grün­der­fonds (HTGF) finan­ces tech­no­logy start­ups with growth poten­tial. With a total volume of EUR 895.5 million distri­bu­ted across three funds and an inter­na­tio­nal part­ner network, HTGF has alre­ady supported more than 550 start­ups since 2005. His team of expe­ri­en­ced invest­ment mana­gers and startup experts supports the young compa­nies with know-how, entre­pre­neu­rial spirit and passion. The focus is on high-tech start-ups in the soft­ware, media and Inter­net sectors, as well as hard­ware, auto­ma­tion, health­care, chemi­cals and life scien­ces. More than EUR 2 billion in capi­tal has been inves­ted in the HTGF port­fo­lio by exter­nal inves­tors in more than 1,400 follow-on finan­cing rounds to date. The fund has also successfully sold shares in more than 100 compa­nies.

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