About High-Tech Gruenderfonds
High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) invests in high potential high-tech companies. Investors in this public/private partnership include the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the KfW Banking Group, as well as strategic corporate inves- tors including ALTANA, BASF, Bayer, B. Braun, Robert Bosch, CEWE, Daimler, Deutsche Post DHL, Deutsche Telekom, Evo- nik, Lanxess, media + more venture Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG, METRO, Qiagen, RWE Innogy, SAP, Tengelmann and Carl Zeiss.
About VNG Innovation
VNG Innovation GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of VNG – Verbundnetz Gas AG, a natural gas wholesaler and energy services company. It was founded in 2015 in order to enter strategic partnerships with technology companies that can help VNG AG improve their bottom line in the medium to long term. Their fields of interest include energy efficiency, energy storage, energy transformation, digitalization, mobility and sustainability.
About bamac Ventures
bamac Ventures invests in young companies with innovative and sustainable sustainable products and technologies. They assist with capital, network and experience in entrepreneurship – as partners and without unnecessary formalisms. bamac Ventures is active in the fields of mechanical engineering, real estate, health care and water treatment.
Bruno Steis has more than 30 years professional experience in leading functions, both in large corporations and small technology firms. He worked as a Senior Manager at Siemens, thereof 10 years as Senior Investment Partner at SVC. During this time he was responsible for numerous investments in technology start-ups, which he controlled and advised as Supervisory Board member. In 2008 he moved from the Chairman position of inge AG to the Executive Management, where he was the CEO until recently.
Detlef Taprogge serves as Managing Partner of TAPROGGE GmbH, the international market leader for specialized solutions for efficiency and availability improvements in large-scale water circuits of thermal power plants and seawater desalination plants. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of DME e.V. during many years. Additionally, he has been active as a member of the board of directors, supervisory and advisory board for a number of technology companies in the international Cleantech sector.