The sensor technology startup Senorics (www.senorics.com) based in Dresden generated EUR 2.3 million in its seed financing round. Among the investors are the Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen (TGFS), the main investor Ventura Investment GmbH (Ventura) and TUDAG TU Dresden Aktiengesellschaft. The Saxon high-tech company specializes in novel near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy sensors.
TGFS (www.tgfs.de) provides technology oriented founders with venture capital for the seed and start-up phase. The fund was launched in 2008 with a volume of EUR 60 million and was increased to more than EUR 124 million in March 2016. Target companies of TGFS are young, innovative, technology oriented founders and companies that are operating in the sectors of ICT, semiconductor and microsystems technology, medical engineering, life science, environmental and energy technology as well as new media. TGFS focuses on young companies with their seat or place of business in Saxony.
Ventura Investment GmbH based in Dresden is a company which holds shares in young, technology oriented companies and management companies for commercial properties. The original owners and management of the company were the Dresden companies Saxocom AG and Saxoprint GmbH, which were each sold to large industrial groups. With more than 20 years of business experience, the company aims to support and accompany promising start-ups in particular.
The TUDAG (www.tudag.de) initiates and supervises knowledge transfer (primarily from the TU Dresden) to the private sector primarily via projects/studies, courses/certificates and start-ups. In addition, it transports the requirements of industry into science. TUDAG thus fills an essential interface between science and industry.
A legal team of GRUENDELPARTNER headed by Dr. Steffen Fritzsche advised TGFS. The venture capital practise group of GRUENDELPARTNER is one of the biggest and most experienced in Central Germany and supports investors and founders from business formation to financing and exit.
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