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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 see ourselves as an active partner – and not an investor driven by the pursuit of profit. Together with start-ups and their teams, we turn visions into viable concepts. As a long-term partner, we provide access to a network of renowned experts and offer professional support to drive your growth.

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Created Jobs (about)

23-52

Age of our founders

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Business plans analysed in 2017 (approx.)
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Created Jobs (about)

23-52

Age of our founders

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Business plans analysed in 2017 (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 and home to technology and market leaders that generate billions of euros in revenue. Six universities tightly packed into this small area provide a platform for innovation. The Heilbronn education campus’ collaboration with the Technical University of Munich will attract even more budding scientists. From 2019, the futuristic experimenta is set to pique schoolgoers’ interest in technology. With its focus on education and research, the Heilbronn model is unique in Germany. People here like to get involved – but they also know how to celebrate.

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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