High-Tech Gründerfonds

The fund has a volume of € 262 million. It provides support to early-stage technology firms that are based on a research and development project. The goal is for the venture capital to help these companies to develop a prototype or move the product through to the market launch stage.

Target Groups

  •  Companies that have been founded within the past year before application and don't have more than 50 employees.

Requirements for Financing

  • The balance sheet total or annual sales must not exceed € 10 million.
  • Technology focus
  • High level of innovation
  • Management qualifications (technological and business/commercial)
  • Liquidity must be secured for at least 18 months
  • Focus on information technology and telecommunications, media, life and material sciences, energy

Conditions of Financing

  • Gründerfonds stake of up to € 600,000 in the company
  • Combination of open participation and loan
  • 10% – 20% company equity share
  • Acquisition of 15% of the shares in the business (nominal) by Gründerfonds
  • Granting a shareholder loan with subordinate rank
  • Duration of seven years

Further information High-Tech Gründerfonds:
Investment conditions and criteria
Investment process

Aneta Bärwolf
Tel: (030) 838-736 34
Email: aneta.baerwolf@fu-berlin.de