Technology is nothing …
without adequate funding for deep-tech ventures with a high capital intensity and a long time to market.


In general, private investors and VCs are not able or willing to provide the necessary early-stage funding due to the fundamentally different risk profile and complexity of deep-tech investments.


DeepTechXL investS in Dutch companies in the deep-tech sector ranging from pre-seed stage to Series A-C. DeepTechXL provides full lifecycle financial support for early- to growth-stage ventures.


For seed investments, we seek to invest in ~20 seed-stage companies with tickets of €100,000 up to €2 million.


We aim to further invest in ~15 companies in multiple follow-up funding rounds (Series A-C) up to a maximum of 15% of our total capital commitments per company. DeepTechXL intends to be the lead investor in Series A and B and syndicate in Series C.


The Fund shall reserve a substantial percentage of its total capital commitments to invest in follow-on investment rounds of existing portfolio companies.




HighTechXL builds deep-tech ventures based on advanced technologies sourced from top research institutes. We help them build high-performance teams and guide them through our rigorous, nine-month program. We support the teams with all the building blocks they need to launch viable businesses which address grand challenges our society faces today including climate change , security, healthcare and telecommunications. Along the way we introduce our ventures to the investor community and assist them in their fundraising efforts. We regularly host investor events so the investor community gets to know the ventures, their technologies and the opportunities to invest in fast-growing companies of the future. The startups value your feedback. As a friendly investor, you can see them develop during the course of our program. If you would like to be part of our events and get to know our startups better visit our investor space.

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corporate talent program

Corporate talents can join startups during one of the three phases and work on their personal learning goals while being part of the startup team for 1.5 days per week. During the program, corporate talents participate in a variety of workshops, discovering the “startup way” of working and innovating. Talents also learn about the fine art of storytelling, building a pitch and the importance of stage presence as they deliver their own pitches. The ventures benefit from the industry knowledge and experience of the corporate talents, building a lasting relationship among all the team members.

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knowledge institutes

A great deal of intellectual property generated within corporations and research institutions are, once they have served their (single) purpose, put on the shelf and not used for other applications. This shelved IP simply may not be the core of the corporations or research institution. We offer the inventions of research institutions and corporations a second life. Through our tech screening process, we assess whether the technology may be applied in a different way and contribute to solving societal challenges. Find out more about our tech screening process and the possibilities in taking your technologies to market.

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HighTechXL is supported by the Eindhoven Startup Alliance (ESA). Our partners, ASML, Philips, BOM and High Tech Campus Eindhoven, want to strengthen the region through startup innovation. ESA is focused on bringing talented innovators to the region of Eindhoven and contributing to making the world a better place. Are you a corporate interested in teaming up or contributing as well? Find out more here.

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