Neuron Soundware raised €5.75 million investment

Congratulations to Neuron soundware! Our Czech Alumni of Batch #4 raised €5.75 million investment.
Inven Capital, a ČEZ Group investment fund together with Budapest based venture capital firm Lead Ventures have acquired a minority interest in our Czech Alumni of Batch #4, the Czech based market leader in industrial machine diagnostics based on acoustic analysis. The company develops and markets advanced hardware and software for predictive maintenance, enabling timely detection of failures and optimization of operations. As a result of the transaction Neuron soundware raised 5.75 million Euros to further expand its business activities.

Soley takes over the industry

Our alumni from Batch #1 helps large industrial companies clean up their portfolios. For example, Viessmann has recently been able to save up to a 7-digit amount by using Soley’s solution. Also companies like Festo, the truck manufacturer Man and Bosch-Rexroth are among Soley customers.

To view the full article click here (extern, German):

Peter Grüner, Bergen Helms, Maximilian Kissel, Alexander Golovatenko. Quelle: Soley GmbH / Benjamin Olszewski

Soley-Gründer (von links):
Peter Grüner, Bergen Helms, Maximilian Kissel, Alexander Golovatenko.
(Foto: Soley GmbH / Benjamin Olszewski)

Corporate Partner Workshop

We’ve already posted a lot about our big Batch #9 Demo Day. What we have withheld from you is our Corporate Partner Workshop, which also took place last Thursday! In this workshop, our corporate partners shared their experiences about working with young tech-startups and discussed what is needed to facilitate long-lasting partnerships after a first pilot project.⠀

TechFounders Batch #9 – A look back

It’s the end: June 06, 2019 was the last day of TechFounders Batch #9. The 20-week program climaxed in a great final event with more than 180 guests from the B2B/Tech ecosystem. During the program phase, every startup conducted a pilot project with one of our corporate partners, worked with our coaches on key topics for bringing the company to the next level and connected with highly experienced mentors. A fantastic and successful time that we want to share with you! In our short video, we invite you to get some behind the scenes impressions of TechFounders Batch #9. So just click, lean back and enjoy!

TechFounders Demo Day #9

What a Demo Day! June 06, 2019, marked the end of TechFounders Batch #9. The 20-week program climaxed in a great final event with more than 180 guests from the B2B/Tech ecosystem. Our 10 highly innovative startups pitched with a clear goal: find investors and customers. A huge success! Besides the pitches, Bulent Altan, member of the management board at Mynaric and Co-Founder of Global Space Ventures inspired the audience with an intriguing keynote speech.

We wish our 10 startups all the best for their future! We would also like to cordially thank the founders, our corporate partners, all coaches and mentors, investors as well as all other guests for their support and the exceptional evening. See you next time!

– TechFounders Team


Impressions of Demo Day Batch #9

Seven-digit funding for drag&bot

What a start into the new year – for the further development of their software, drag&bot has received funding in the low seven-digit range. The company drag&bot has developed an operating system for industrial robots with which robotic programs can be assembled from different components via drag-and-drop. “With drag&bot, robot programming is as easy as using a smartphone,” explains Martin Naumann, founder and CEO of drag&bot on their website. The financing round was led by Speedinvest Industry, a Vienna-based VC specializing in industrial tech and other strategic partners.

TechFounders Kick-off Pitch Event of Batch#9

On January 16, we had our Kick-off Pitch Event of Batch#9. What a great night! Thanks to our passionate startups and involved mentors & coaches! We’re excited to see how our startups will further develop over the next couple of months.

ALDI Nord and ALDI SÜD are partnering with TechFounders

From Batch #10 onwards, ALDI Nord and ALDI SÜD are partnering with the Startup Accelerator Program TechFounders. The goal is to promote sustainable solutions and innovations in the field of packaging and plastic reduction in cooperation with startups. ALDI SÜD and ALDI Nord are the first grocery retailers to partner with TechFounders. Through the partnership, ALDI is actively seeking innovative startups to develop new solutions to improve the sustainability of packaging materials. 

TechFounders is delighted to have a new corporate partner on board and is looking forward to the partnership!

Please find the official press release of Aldi Nord and Aldi SÜD here (ALDI SÜD) and here (ALDI Nord) as well as further information by ALDI Nord here. You can also find the press release on the homepage of here.

(Picture: Copyright ALDI)

10 tech-startups kicking off TechFounders Batch #9!

On January 14, 2019, ten motivated, innovative, young startups came to Munich to kick-off the TechFounders batch #9! From smart customer service, new innovation mangement or knowledge transfer tools, maintenance-free sensor solutions or data security & performance solutions, the startups of the new batch already show very strong promises. In the following months, they will not only receive tailored coachings and trainings from seasoned entrepreneurs and experts, but also get to expand their network in the business angel and venture capital scene, and, above all, conduct an intensive collaboration project with one of the TechFounders corporate partners.

Check out the new startups here.