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Ein Bensheimer Unternehmen ermöglicht durch Crowdfunding private Investitionen in zukunftsträchtige Neugründungen. Geschäftsführerin ist Uli Fricke.
Quelle: Stadtmagazin
August 05, 2016

Crowdfunding für Startups
Nur all zu oft hapert es bei der Finanzierung der Unternehmen für Projekte, Produkte und Startups. Hier kommt nun ein junges Finanzierungsmodell ins Spiel: Crowdfunding.
Quelle: United Networker Magazin
August - September, 2015

Crowdinvesting oder Venture Capital
Uli Fricke, Mitgründerin der Triangle Venture Capital Group und Geschäftsführerin der Crowdinvesting-Plattform FunderNation, hat das Aufeinandertreffen der beiden Finanzierungsformen als Chance erkannt.
Quelle: Fundscene Magazin
Mai 21, 2015

Interview mit Uli Fricke, FunderNation
Eine der wichtigsten Fragen für uns ist, wie man Vertrauen aufbauen kann
Quelle: VC-Magazin
April 02, 2015

Clever Investieren
Im Gespräch mit Uli W. Fricke Geschäftsführerin der FunderNation GmbH sowie Managing General Partner und Mit-Gründerin der Triangle Venture Capital Group.
Quelle: Fundscene Magazin
März 25, 2015

FunderNation setzt auf Kontakte in die große VC-Branche
Mit FunderNation versucht eine neue Crowdinvesting-Plattform, Firmen und Investoren zusammen zu bringen.
Quelle: Deustche Startups
Juli 28, 2014

Interview zum Start von FunderNation
Bei FunderNation haben Investoren die Möglichkeit, verschiedene Risiko-Rendite-Klassen auszuwählen.
Quelle: Crowdstreet.de
June 4, 2014

Trial by fire
Source: private equity international
June 6, 2013
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Smart Choice
The case for investing in European venture capital
Source: EVCA
April 19, 2013
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Private equity: The case for Europe – an interview with Uli Fricke et al
Februrary 22, 2013
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Triangle sells its KLASTECH shares to US laser manufacturer Power Technology, Inc.
Februrary 5, 2013
KLASTECH, an innovative manufacturer of high-precision diode pumped solid state (DPSS) lasers based in Dortmund, Germany, has been seed financed by Triangle Venture Capital Group since 2007.
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Triangle portfolio company 20/10 Perfect Vision completes exit
November 9, 2012
Bausch & Lomb buys operating company Technolas Perfect Vision for up to EUR 450 million
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Fund space spin-off at ESA Investment Forum
June 14, 2012
ESA has set up six business incubation centres to support the use of Europe's ... Geiger of Triangle Venture Capital Group that runs OSTF on behalf of ESA.
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“Venture Capital in Germany – Why Investment Makes Sense”
December 15, 2011
Article by Uli W. Fricke on VentureCapital Magazin 12/2011
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“Minimizing risk in the early stages of high-technology commercialization”
September 20, 2011
Article by Dr. Bernd Geiger on Venture Capital Magazin Startup 2012
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“Spin-off founders coming out of laboratories need a professional CEO”
July, 2011
An interview with Dr. Bernd Geiger,
Managing Partner, Triangle Venture Capital Group
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An Irrevocable Reality
The European private equity sector needs to get ready for the implementation of the new AIFM guideline

March 23, 2011
Article by Uli Fricke on the Going Public magazine.
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EVCA chief: EU regulatory capital rules will sting
March 16, 2011
Interview with Uli Fricke, The Deal magazine
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Private equity: “Negotiating terms between investors and funds must remain private.”
March 11, 2011
Interview with Uli Fricke, EVCA Chairwoman on Les Echos
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Queen of starts: Uli Fricke
February 23, 2011
Article about Uli Fricke on the GrowthBusiness magazine
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Spin-off Teams – Are We Missing Something?
January 14, 2011
Article by Dr. Bernd Geiger in VentureCapital Magazine.
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RealDeals Interview with Uli W. Fricke about Triangle Venture Capital Group
November 18, 2010
The home of Uli Fricke’s day job is an early-stage specialist a somewhat moribund German market, but that hasn’t thwarted the firm’s space-age intentions.“A VC fund specialising in space technologies is not that outlandish. Products from space missions are ready for industrial deployment,” says Fricke.
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The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Friday Flyer Interview with Uli W. Fricke
November 12, 2010
The Friday Flyer, a regular research publication by the Royal Bank of Scoland, includes an interview with Uli W. Fricke, chairwoman of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA), in which the EVCA’s role and the changing regulatory environment for the private equity industry in Europe were discussed.
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Innovations + Founders = Growth?
To remain valid, the venture capital formula must be greatly expanded

October 9, 2010
Article by Dr. Bernd Geiger in VentureCapital Magazine, Special Issue "Start-Up 2011"
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Belgian federal holding company invests in ESA’s Open Sky Technologies Fund
September 24, 2010
Movement in the venture capital market: The Belgian federal holding company has invested a substantial amount in the €100 million OSTF - Open Sky Technologies Fund.
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Uli Fricke selected as top of 20 most influrential people in European private equity
September 1, 2010
After another 12 months of tumult and torment, Real Deals polled more than 13,000 industry professionals to find the most powerful people in European private equity.
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RealDeals Interview with EVCA Chairwoman Uli Fricke
July 15, 2010
An interview with Uli Fricke, Chairwoman of the EVCA, by the RealDeals Managzine.
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People and Exit Channels are the Foundation
July 6, 2010
An interview with Dr. Bernd Geiger, Managing Partner of Triangle Venture Capital Group, for the special issue "Tech-Guide 2010" of the VentureCapital Managzine.
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Triangle’s Uli Fricke to Chair EVCA
(VentureCapital Magazine, Juli/August 2010)
July 5, 2010
An interview with Uli W. Fricke by the VentureCapital Magazine.
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Speech by EVCA Chairwoman Uli Fricke at European Business Summit
June 30, 2010
Uli W. Fricke, chairwoman of EVCA, gave a speech at European Business Summit ‘What Future for Finance’ in Brussels.
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Interview with Uli W. Fricke, chairwoman of EVCA at the European Business Summit (Video)
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June 30, 2010

European Space Agency and the Open Sky Technologies Fund: "Space technologies for terrestrial applications"
(University Journal, June 2010)

June 18, 2010
An interview with Dr. Bernd Geiger, Managing Partner of Triangle Venture Capital Group.
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Uli Fricke appointed chairwoman of EVCA
June 16, 2010
Uli Fricke, managing general partner and founder of Triangle Venture Capital Group, a Germany-based investor in spin-offs from universities and research centres, has succeeded Richard Wilson of Apax Partners to become chairwoman of the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (EVCA).
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When we Germans do something, we do it up right.
June 10, 2010
Short article by Dr. Bernd Geiger in the VentureCaptial Maganzine Issue 6/2010.
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Venture capital flows only in a thin stream
May 27, 2010
Article from the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine about AIFM Directive and its influence on European Venture Capital industry, including quotes from Uli W. Fricke.
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EESC backs controversial 'hedge fund directive'
May 10, 2010
Article about AIFM Directive published on Financial Times Advisor, including quotes from Uli W. Fricke, chairwoman elect of the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association.
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European Space Agency (ESA) and Triangle Venture Capital Group announce first closing of the Open Sky Technologies Fund
March 4, 2010
The €100 million early stage venture capital fund will invest in space-related technologies for terrestrial applications.
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Triangle leads first round funding in TakWak
January 18, 2010
Munich-based TakWak GmbH, a spin-off from the leading fixed-mobile convergence provider fg microtec, receives €2.5 million from Triangle and ERP Startfonds to start operations and develop its unique, ruggedized outdoor device.
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No shortage of good business ideas
(Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, January 13, 2010)

January 13, 2010
Interview with Uli W. Fricke et al.
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What’s the latest on the AIFM directive?
(VentureCapital Magazine, January 2010)

January 10, 2010
Interview with Uli Fricke, Managing General Partner of Triangle Venture Capital Group
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Channel 1 (ARD) broadcast report about Triangle and iPharro
December 7, 2009

Higher costs, less capital
(Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, December 15, 2009)

December 15, 2009
Interview with Uli W. Fricke et al.
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The Attorney – Friend or Foe?
How to assess attorneys in the context of VC-financed start-ups
(VentureCapital Magazine Special Edition "Startup 2010", October 2009)

October 5, 2009
Midwife, surgeon, gravedigger – it’s a cliché to say that no matter what happens the lawyer always makes a buck. But how can you utilize an attorney’s services and of what kind of cloth should he or she be cut to generate the maximum benefit in the delicate interplay between start-up company and investors? Which attributes do attorneys possess, and how do they use them to influence the various situations a start-up faces?
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REALDEALS: Uli Fricke Among the 20 Most Powerful People in European Private Equity
August 27, 2009
Uli Fricke is managing partner of that rare thing: a successful early-stage German venture capital firm, investing on both sides of the Atlantic. She is also the venture representative on the Brussels Task Force, fighting hard against a EU directive that could have a devastating impact on the European venture industry unless it undergoes substantial revision.
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Technology Start-ups – Too Much of a Risk!?
How early-stage technology funds really have to look to be successful
(VentureCapital Magazine, Special Issue "Tech-Guide 2009")

July 14, 2009
It’s a topsy-turvy world: The big private equity guys are berated for being ‘locusts’ and are supposed to be responsible for the capital market crisis, while the early-stage VCs are the ‘honey bees’. But apparently, the honey isn’t very sweet: Investors are still being drawn to later-stage buyouts and, with a few exceptions, are steering well clear of early- stage VCs.
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Q&A – Early-phase VC financing today (UniversityJournal 16.06.09)
June 7, 2009
Before and after founding a start-up, founders regularly ask whether it makes sense to seek external financing. And if so, what should that financing look like?
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20 Years German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK)
April 14, 2009
Germany is a great country for venture capital investors. There is a broad pool of highly educated young people, a number of publically-sponsored research projects, an unparalleled entrepreneurial spirit, and a good number of "nascent" entrepreneurs, we could be the Silicon Valley of Europe! So why are those entrepreneurs merely "nascent"?
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European buyout market left standing in 2008 - Debt and equity parted company in 2008
February 11, 2009
Last year stands out as the year in which the concept of the leveraged buyout was deconstructed and its resilience called into question. The protective mantle of the credit boom, which helped the European buyout industry to raise $172bn (€130bn) between 2006 and 2008, according to research house Preqin, was thrown off as the availability of debt and equity fell devastatingly out of step.
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High-end customers, mission-critical applications and operative pitfalls
October 30, 2008
Let's be clear: Medical technology is not "biotech light", and is not for Web 2.0 investors who want to get a taste of a little more technology. Medical technology is complex on a number of levels; the customers are extremely demanding, applications are often matters of life or death, and the market is highly professional, in an environment of very conservative private and public contractors.
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Public launch financing or professional investors?
August 4, 2008
The good news is, the start-up scene is gaining momentum again, and a spirit of optimism prevails. The bad news is, even high-potential start-ups are doomed after one or two years, even though they could have generated one to two million in sales, just because they get involved with the wrong financing structure! What lies in store for start-ups, and what should they consider?
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Spin off with Venture Capital
August 4, 2008
How private investors can contribute to successful technology transfer.
In a study conducted with Worms University of Applied Sciences*, it was shown that technology transfer institutions clearly prefer spin-offs to licensing, but that the number of spin-offs falls far short of expectations.
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Uli Fricke shootingstar in VentureCapital Magazin 5/2008
June 4, 2008
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Dr. Bernd Geiger speaker at technology conference in Berlin on May 21, 2008
May 14, 2008
"Spin-off – Wie Forscher zu Unternehmern werden"
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Uli Fricke about the role and responsibility of universities in fostering spin-offs and entrepreneurship at the MIT Global Startup Workshop (GSW) 2007
January 28, 2008
The MIT Global Startup Workshop (GSW) is the world's premier conference on fostering entrepreneurship through supportive and catalytic infrastructure such as that epitomized by MIT's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Each year, roughly 30 MIT students organize the 3 day conference in close collaboration with partners from a different host country in order to discuss practical steps that can be taken by students, academic faculty, venture capitalists, government leaders, entrepreneurs, and top business leaders.
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Top 100 Women in Finance List - Just One For the VC Crowd
November 5, 2007
Triangle Venture Capital's founder and general partner Ulrike W. Fricke was named one of the Top 100 Women of Finance in Europe in this year's round up in Brummell magazine. She's the only early stage VC who we eyeballed in the list.
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Recent Triangle print publications online
February 14, 2007
Developing a patent valuation standard. Intellectual Asset Management
Calling on old friends, Intellectual Asset Management
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Publications by Dr. Bernd Geiger online
February 13, 2007
OpenSource May 2006: Spin off? Or go the traditional route? How to make the decision
( English/ German)
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Intellectual Property Rights for Startup Companies – A VC Perspective
(VentureCapital Magazin, Special Issue "Start-up 2007")

October 2006
The whole issue of intellectual property rights (IPR), and patents in particular, is something of a problem child for many startups, and plagued by many negative preconceptions: too expensive, too complicated, too time-consuming... all bad things that no startup can afford, right? The following article is intended to explain why certain aspects of IPR are so important from a VC, and hence business, perspective and why you need to pay attention to them!
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White Paper Private Equity World Germany 2006 Micro-sector roundtable
September 25, 2006
At the present time, many VCs in the US consider the VC industry to be quite different than it was back in the early 1990s. One of the reasons is a disproportionate oversupply of capital to the rather unspectacular nature of the deals being financed.
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The Connection between Technology and Success...or Why High-Tech Isn’t Always High-Tech
June, 2006
Value(= success) = freedom to operate x origin x management x investment strategy x market x hype? Is the formula too long? Can we determine the value of a technology in advance? What does the “high” in high-tech mean anyway? That the non-technical among us are awestruck by it, because we don’t understand it? Or are there more objective yardsticks? Can we earn more money the “higher” the technology is? The answers to these and other questions, below, are designed to guide company founders, VCs and fund investors through the technology jungle.
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Triangle sells majority of its vintage 1999 to 2001 portfolio company holdings
April 24, 2006
Existing Triangle investors receive a significant cash return
In a transaction involving eight companies, Triangle sold the majority of its Fund I-III portfolio companies to a well established European financial investor.
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Commercialization Strategies for High-Tech Startups
Prerequisites for commercial success
(VentureCapital Magazin, Special Issue "Start-up 2006")
November 12, 2005
Many roads lead to Rome – just as there is more than one strategy for the commercialization of technologies that result in success. Everything depends on the initial conditions, much depends on the managers, and some things are completely unexpected. The following article describes aspects of the commercialization strategy that play a leading role in its definition.
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Soeren Schuster joins Triangle as new Partner
October 5, 2005
Formerly with Technologieholding VC and 3i, Soeren brings in an extraordinary ten-year VC track record. In Soeren Schuster (34), Triangle is gaining one of the few German venture capitalists who have gone through a complete cycle in this young industry successfully.
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Triangle accomplished 2nd closing on Fund IV
September 5, 2005
Frankfurt area-based Triangle closes fund at €30 million. Triangle announces the second closing of its new Fund IV at €30 million. Investors include RWB/Capvent (Germany/Switzerland), 123Venture (France), and a variety of German family offices.
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VC Funding in a Downcycle
The Example of Triangle Venture Capital Group

August, 2005
Article by Dr. Bernd Geiger on the VentureCapital Magazin.
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Successful First Closing on Fund IV
June 14, 2004
Triangle Venture Capital Group, located near Frankfurt, Germany, has generated significant interest in its fundraising campaign for Triangle Fund IV and today announces its first closing at €15 million. Triangle Fund IV was launched in November 2003 and is backed by European based institutional and high net worth investors.
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Triangle Venture Capital Group announces Fund IV
June 26, 2003
Triangle Venture Capital Group, based in St. Leon-Rot, Germany, announces the launch of its fourth early-stage venture capital vehicle, Triangle Fund IV, targeting a size of €50-75 million. A first closing is expected by the end 2003 and the final closing in 2004. London-based Acanthus Advisers Limited has been appointed to act as exclusive financial advisor and international placement agent for the Fund.
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