Deutsche Börse Venture Network, an organization created in 2015 by Deutsche Börse AG to better supply startups with growth capital, and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), Germany’s most active and leading seed stage investor, have formalized their existing collaboration by signing a cooperation agreement.
The aim of the partnership is to continue linking existing programs with each other to closely support startups throughout their entire funding and growth phase.
HTGF’s portfolio companies receive a reduced-rate membership in Deutsche Börse Venture Network, getting access to a network of currently over 260 international investors.
The network is aimed at early to later stage companies, which must meet special criteria for each financing stage in order to join the network. Currently, it comprises around 160 firms. Investors are venture capitalists, private equity firms, family offices, corporate ventures and venture debt investors, based amongst other in the USA, UK, Germany and Asia.