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Mangold Invest

Mangold Invest bundles the industrial investments of the Mangold family (Stuttgart) under the management of Prof. Dr. Klaus Mangold and Dr. Christoph Mangold. Mangold Invest follows a long-term investment approach in the areas of private equity, real estate as well as agriculture and forestry. All investments are led personally and the management is either directly supported or guided over an active advisory board.

The company is a subsidiary of Mangold Consulting GmbH which was founded in 2003 by Prof. Dr. Klaus Mangold, a former member of the board of Daimler and chairman of the German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations (Ostausschuss der deutschen Wirtschaft). Since then, the company advises successfully projects of well-known companies in Europe, Russia and Central Asia and has a distinctive network in German industry as well as in the mentioned regions.

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M-Invest is a private investment company founded by Bernhard and Tobias Meder. Bernhard Meder also founded MEDER electronic, a company for switching technology operating wordwide which merged with Standex Electronics in 2012.

M-Invest does not consider itself a mere financial investor. The company also supports young enterprises with an innovative business idea in their marketing, business development, establishment of sales as well as other entrepreneurial know-how.


The KfW Banking Group is Germany’s leading financier of SMEs. It provides companies with long-term investment loans as well as with working capital financing loans.

In addition to this, KfW supports innovative companies with special equity capital programs. With the ERP-Start Fund, it acquires a particular interest in young, innovative, and technology-oriented companies with high growth prospects – always together with private venture capital investors and under the same conditions. Both research and product development and the launch of new products, technologies or services are being financed.

High-Tech Gründerfonds

High-Tech Gründerfonds invests in young, high potential high-tech start-ups. The seed financing provided is designed to enable start-ups to take an idea through prototyping and to market launch. Typically, High-Tech Gründerfonds invests initially 1 million EUR in the seed stage, with the potential for up to a total of EUR 3 million per portfolio company in follow-on financing. High-Tech Gründerfonds has a total fund volume of around EUR 895.5 million.

Investors in this public/private partnership include the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, the KfW Banking Group, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, as well as strategic corporate investors including ALTANA, BASF, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, B. Braun, Robert Bosch, BÜFA, CEWE, Deutsche Post DHL, Dräger, Drillisch AG, Evonik, EWE AG, FOND OF, Haniel, Hettich, Knauf, Körber, Lanxess, media + more venture Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG, Phoenix Contact, Postbank, Qiagen, RWE Generation SE, SAP, Schufa, SchwarzGruppe, Stihl, Thüga, Vector Informatik, Wacker and Wilh. Werhahn KG. High-Tech Gründerfonds has about EUR 895.5 million under management in three funds (EUR 272 million HTGF I, EUR 304 million HTGF II, Goal: EUR 316,5 million HTGF III).

LBBW Venture Capital

LBBW Venture Capital GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg. It offers venture capital financing for companies in the sectors IT, industrial technologies and life science. In addition to this, it administers the “Seedfonds BW” (seed fund Baden-Württemberg) together with the Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg GmbH (MBG), specifically financing innovative start-up technology companies from Baden-Württemberg in cooperation with High-Tech Gründerfonds.

K & S W Invest

The K & S W Invest GmbH mainly works as a seed investor for internationally oriented German companies in the field of medical engineering. Klaus Würtenberger, who was already responsible for shaping the development of Berlin Heart GmbH as chairman and partner from 2001 to 2007, is the CEO of K & S W Invest. Klaus Würtenberger is also an accredited coach for High-Tech Gründerfonds, Bonn, and BWcon, Stuttgart.


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