Who we are2019-10-21T11:02:24+02:00

Who we are

Who we are

ZFHN does things differently

The market leaders of the future settling in our hometown of Heilbronn – that’s our aim. We’re not just after a quick profit, rather we’re building reliable partnerships and creating future-proof jobs. With assets of more than €200 million, we have the capacity required for long-term investment.

Since its establishment in 2005, ZHFN is one of the biggest venture capital funds in Germany. It primarily offers support to innovative tech start-ups which are domiciled in the Heilbronn region or are prepared to settle there in the short to medium term. ZHFN is not a typical investor – on the contrary, it is more of a mentor and strategic partner. We work together with our start-ups on developing new ideas, we’re available to answer any questions, we work on strategies together and forge new alliances. Our support adapts when the start-ups grow, but our passion never decreases.

Investment range

€ 2-15 million Private funding only

Partners

We work together with you through every stage of growth

Support

A seasoned management team
and a diversified network

Investment range

€ 2-15 million Private funding only

Partners

We work together with you through every stage of growth

Support

A seasoned management team and a diversified network

Providing young companies with the help they need until they make their breakthrough – that is our goal. We not only provide growth capital, but also access to a network spanning multiple industries.

Thomas R. Villinger

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Providing young companies with the help they need until they make their breakthrough – that is our goal. We not only provide growth capital, but also access to a network spanning multiple industries.

Thomas R. Villinger

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

International network for your growth

We have a regional and international network to create synergies, exchange expertise and to find new sales opportunities. We often find exactly the missing component our partners need to make the new technologies market-ready. For more on this, read our success stories.

Our seed fund BORN2GROW makes initial investments of up to €1 million and can provide up to €2 million in a second round of investment. BORN2GROW collaborates with other national and international venture capital funds and business angels to support start-ups during the start-up period.

Reliability

As a family-office fund, we make long-term commitments to young, promising technology companies.

Reliability

As a family-office fund, we make long-term commitments to young, promising technology companies.

Flexibility

With our private funding we have maximum flexibility and the highest degree of independence to support your business for up to 15 years!

Flexibility

With our private funding we have maximum flexibility and the highest degree of independence to support your business for up to 15 years!

Helping you turn ideas into reality

In Heilbronn, we are working to turn visions of the future into reality. We leverage and drive synergies arising from the growing number of academic institutions, universities and start-ups. Zukunftspark Wohlgelegen, a science and technology hub located directly on the Neckar, offers ideal facilities to meet the needs of young companies: flexible offices, cleanroom labs, and venues for conferences and meetings.

We have the financial muscle, expertise and connections to enable innovators to meet and surpass their goals. We invite you to join us in changing the world!

Our Investment Team