Seed Investments via the HPI Seed Fund

Startups from the HPI environment have the opportunity to obtain initial funding in an uncomplicated manner during the startup phase in order to reach important milestones on the way to a further round of financing.

The investment comes from the HPI Seed Fund GmbH, which is also based in E-Space. We intensively support the portfolio companies, including the Problem/Solution-Fit and the Product/Market-Fit phase as well as in the preparation of further financing measures. The goal is to get you ready for a follow-on investment within 6-12 months.

Investment Criteria

  • You are working on an innovative technology-based business idea
  • Your founding team includes at least one team member with HPI background (e.g. ITSE Bachelor / Master Student, HPI Alumni, D-School Alumni)
  • You have or will establish at least half a GmbH (12.500 EUR)

The HPI Seed Fund invests in your startup in the form of a subscription rights agreement. This means that you will receive the financial resources after signing the agreement. In return, the Seed Fund receives the right to exercise its subscription right later (usually in the next financing round) and thereby receive shares in your company.

We already support you during the application process for the HPI Seed Fund to pass Quality Gate 1 before your pitch in front of the HPI Seed Fund Investment Committee.

Learn more about HPI Seed Fund here: hpiseed.de

HPI Seed Fund Process

Depending on the progress of your startup, we expect not only a convincing pitch deck for the application to the HPI Seed Fund, but also first internal reportings. It is particularly important for us to understand to what extent the core hypotheses of the business idea have already been validated and what the associated validation results look like.

For further details you can always contact us: eschool(at)hpi.de

Current HPI Seed Fund investments

Former HPI Seed Fund investments