Deutsche Börse Venture Network and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) have formalised their existing collaboration by signing a cooperation agreement. The aim of the partnership is to continue linking existing programmes with each other to closely support start-ups throughout their entire funding and growth phase.
HTGF is the first point of contact for all matters relating to early stage financing; the portfolio companies receive a reduced-rate membership in Deutsche Börse Venture Network, giving them access to a network of currently over 260 international investors.
Our common goal is to make more liquidity available to emerging companies,” commented Eric Leupold, Head of Pre-IPO & Capital Markets at Deutsche Börse. “The cooperation gives start-ups closely aligned and tailored support for their funding and growth needs from seed phase to exit.
Both platforms are seminal to start-ups in completely different stages,” said Alex von Frankenberg, Managing Director of the High-Tech Gründerfonds. “Deutsche Börse Venture Network is a key partner for later-stage financing for our portfolio companies.