Dr. Tanja Emmerling: new partner at HTGF
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. www.htgf.de