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We invest in your growth!

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Mission statement

We are a privately financed family office. When investing in young and innovative technology companies, our mindset and activities are guided by a long-term focus.

Fund Volume

Single Investments

€ 2 - 15 Mio

€ 200 Mio

We invest in your growth!

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Mission statement

We are a privately financed family office. When investing in young and innovative technology companies, our mindset and activities are guided by a long-term focus.

Fund Volume

Single Investments

€ 2 - 15 Mio

€ 200 Mio

How we work

Wanted: Visionaries

We are on the lookout for entrepreneurs with groundbreaking ideas for future technologies. Our focus is on Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence, life sciences, and environmental technology. We guide start-ups on their journey to market launch.

IoT

IT harnesses the power of computers, making possible the Internet of Things – smart devices that can manage environments from afar

IoT

Artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence boosts productivity for Industry 4.0

Artificial intelligence

Innovative materials

Developing new substances to cut waste and better meet specific requirements

Innovative materials

Environmental technology

Innovative technologies for sustainable and cost-effective solutions

Environmental technology

Mobility

Ensuring the flow of people and goods

Mobility

Medical technology

Employing scientific research to improve medical outcomes and save lives

Medical technology

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Christian's Story

ZFHN supports us not “just” in the form of capital, but also provides us with strategic advice and access to its large-scale network.

Christian Stein, SmartGas

Joint efforts yield great results.

Joint efforts yield great results.

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Christians's Story

ZFHN supports us not “just” in the form of capital, but also provides us with strategic advice and access to its large-scale network.

Christian Stein, SmartGas

A real partner – and not just for investors

At ZFHN we think of ourselves as an active partner – not as a profit-oriented investor. Together with the entrepreneurs and their teams, we turn visions into viable concepts. As a long-term partner, we provide a network of renowned experts and professional support for your growth.

If you want to have an exciting insight into our business, take a look at the SWR report about us and our portfolio of companies here.

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Created Jobs (about)

23-52

Age of our founders

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Business plans analysed in 2018 (approx.)
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Created Jobs (about)

23-52

Age of our founders

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Business plans analysed in 2018 (approx.)
The Heilbronn model

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The Heilbronn Experience

Located at the heart of Europe, the city is a hub for innovation, technology and science. A unique entrepreneurial spirit flows through the picturesque Neckar Valley.

The Heilbronn model

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The Heilbronn Experience

Located at the heart of Europe, the city is a hub for innovation, technology and science. A unique entrepreneurial spirit flows through the picturesque Neckar Valley.

Entrepreneurial spirit in Heilbronn

Heilbronn is the region of hidden champions. Market leaders and leaders in technology worth billions are domiciled here. Six universities packed in closely together are the basis for innovation. The cooperation between the Heilbronn Education Campus and the Technical University of Munich will yield even more young academics. School pupils are introduced to technological topics through the futuristic “experimenta”. The Heilbronn model, with its focus on training and research, is unique in Germany. The people here like getting involved – but they know how to party too.

What is ZFHN?

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ZFHN is a 100% privately financed family office. We want future market leaders to put down roots in the Heilbronn region. To support this endeavour, we offer a long-term and reliable partnership. In addition, we are building a network of international high-tech start-ups with established technology firms in the region.

Get to know us better

What is ZFHN?

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Get to know us better

ZFHN is a 100% privately financed family office. We want future market leaders to put down roots in the Heilbronn region. To support this endeavour, we offer a long-term and reliable partnership. In addition, we are building a network of international high-tech start-ups with established technology firms in the region.

Sharing a passion to deliver top performance

ZFHN has amassed decades of experience in supporting start-ups. Displaying passion and commitment, our experts and managers guide start-up teams on their journey, helping them to take their vision through the first seed-financing stage and create a product that can be launched on the market. Founded in 2006, we have already supported 37 companies.

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German private equity market with a strong first half year 2019

October 31st, 2019|Comments Off on German private equity market with a strong first half year 2019

Berlin, 31.10.2019 "In the first half of 2019, private equity firms in Germany invested a total of €6.6 billion. Following two years of strong investments, we expect 2019 to be another very successful year for the German private equity market," said Ulrike Hinrichs, Executive member of the board of the German Private Equity and Venture [...]