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We invest in your growth!

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Mission statement

As a family-office investment fund, we focus on long-term commitments to promising young technology businesses.

Fund Volume

Single Investments

€ 2 - 15 Mio

€ 200 Mio

We invest in your growth!

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Mission statement

As a family-office investment fund, we focus on long-term commitments to promising young technology businesses.

Fund Volume

Single Investments

€ 2 - 15 Mio

€ 200 Mio

Investment strategy

The industries
we invest in

We offer support to young companies developing breakthrough products and services in a range of industries. From the Internet of Things to Artificial Intelligence, From Cleantech to Life Sciences, we work with founders to transform visionary concepts into products at the leading edge of their respective markets.

IT & IoT

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

IT & IoT

Industry & Automation

Artificial Intelligence boosts productivity for Industry 4.0

Industry & Automation

New Materials

Developing new substances to cut waste and better meet specific requirements

New Materials

Cleantech

Innovative technologies for sustainable and cost-effective solutions

Cleantech

Mobility

Ensuring the flow of people and goods

Mobility

Life Sciences

Employing scientific research to improve medical outcomes and save lives

Life Sciences

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Christian's Story

ZFHN supports us not "only" with capital, but also provides assistance with our strategic orientation.

Christian Stein, SmartGas

Joint efforts yield great results.

Joint efforts yield great results.

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Christians's Story

ZFHN supports us not "only" with capital, but also provides assistance with our strategic orientation.

Christian Stein, SmartGas

Partners,
not just investors

When ZFHN agrees to an investment, we don’t dictate terms, nor do we leave young companies to figure things out on their own. We form a partnership with the founder and his or her team, and listen to their visions, ideas, and plans. We offer expert advice, contacts, and the reassurance that we are committed to a long-term relationship. Our support continues until founders are ready to go it alone.

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Wine festivals visited with founders in 2017

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Age range of the founders we support

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Successful partnerships at the moment
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Wine festivals visited with founders in 2017

23-52

Age range of the founders we support

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Successful partnerships at the moment
Heilbronn draws great minds, and warms hearts

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The Heilbronn Experience

We are located in a vibrant city at the heart of Europe’s most innovative region – a stimulating place to work and live in.

Heilbronn draws great minds, and warms hearts

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The Heilbronn Experience

We are located in a vibrant city at the heart of Europe’s most innovative region – a stimulating place to work and live in.

A City That Values Entrepreneurship and Tradition

Heilbronn has been a trading crossroads since the Middle Ages, and area residents are known today for their can-do attitude. Innovators begin young here, at the Experimenta Theme Park, and can find excellent institutions of higher learning right in Heilbronn. Traditions  – including the wine festivals held at vineyards just outside the city – are cherished by residents new and old.

Who we are

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ZFHN is a family-office venture capital fund with a focus on both bringing new industries and jobs to the Heilbronn area, and fostering connections between local companies and firms based abroad. We offer young companies extensive support and a long-term commitment.

Get to know us better

Who we are

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Get to know us better

ZFHN is a family-office venture capital fund with a focus on both bringing new industries and jobs to the Heilbronn area, and fostering connections between local companies and firms based abroad. We offer young companies extensive support and a long-term commitment.

Long-term partners with a passion for excellence

ZFHN’s team members have spent decades, collectively, supporting startups from the seed-funding stage on through to market entry and successful exit. Since our founding in 2006, we have built a diversified team of specialists. All team members are passionately committed to achieving outstanding results for our partners – the companies we invest in.

Thomas R. Villinger
CEO

Günter Steffen
Fund Manager

Alexander Hofer
Authorized Officer, Investment Director

Jürgen Heiderer
Head of Investment Controlling

Andrea Muth
Investment Controller

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