The German Deep Tech Group has been founded by serial entrepreneur Marc Hildebrandt. Together with the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering (HPI) as excellence partner, the holding converts outstanding research results in software engineering, advanced analytics and information cartography into scalable growth companies, developing them sustainably. The portfolio includes several deep tech startups, among them Seerene, an AI-based end-to-end software analytics platform, Point Cloud Technology, a platform for automated point cloud analysis based on machine learning, and Targomo.
Earlybird is a venture capital investor focused on European technology companies and has been a Targomo shareholder since 2018. Founded in 1997, Earlybird invests in all growth and development phases of a company. Among the most experienced venture investors in Europe, Earlybird offers its portfolio companies not only financial resources, but also strategic and operational support as well as access to an international network and capital markets. Earlybird manages separate funds focusing on digital technologies in Eastern and Western Europe as well as healthcare across Europe. With over EUR 1 billion under management, seven IPOs and 24 trade sales, Earlybird is one of the most successful venture capital firms in Europe.
The Hasso Plattner Institute is one of the leading universities for software engineering and IT systems engineering and was founded by Hasso Plattner, who co-founded the software company SAP. The foundation for Targomo was established during a university project at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam. HPI is a partner of Targomo, but not a shareholder. They jointly undertake research projects.