Intelligent Fish Monitoring

Berlin start-up MonitorFish has won the 2020 Change Award of the European Innovation and Technology Institute.

New Meat Substitutes

With more and more people going vegetarian and vegan, more and more food companies are looking for products that taste like meat but aren’t.

Made to Measure

Buying footwear over the Internet normally involves a certain amount of risk. Cologne start-up OneFID solves developed a digital app that allows buyers to scan their feet, so that the shoes they order is guaranteed not to pinch their toes or chafe their heels.

Seeing Clearly Through Corona

One minor but constant inconvenience of the coronavirus pandemic – at least for the many people without perfect vision – is that face masks cause their glasses to fog up.

AirBnB for Outdoor Advertising

The billboard business in Germany is relatively conservative, with the same traditional, analogue-oriented players dominating the sector even in the digital age. That’s something that Berlin digital outdoor-advertising start-up Hygh aims to change.

Self-Serve Shopping

Supermarket chain Tegut opened a pilot digital shop named Tegut-Teo in which customers scan their purchase themselves and then pay by app or credit and debit cards.

Female Fintech: a Trend for 2021

The fintech sector is booming in Germany, but there’s still obvious room for expansion. Online trading platforms, in particular, are dominated by men. So a number of companies are aiming to fill that gap by developing financial service and applications specifically targeted at women.

Assembling the Pieces

One of the clear winners of the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen people – voluntarily or not – spending unprecedented amounts of time at home, is the puzzle and games sector.

Brexit Attracts More Financial Institutions to Germany than Expected

In the wake of Brexit, more foreign financial institutions than expected applied for business licenses in Germany in 2020. The transfer of assets and the newly created jobs will have positive effects for Germany’s appeal as a financial location.

Fintech Mambu Becomes Latest German Unicorn

Berlin startup Mambu announced on January 7 that it has been valued at EUR 1.7 billion, making it Germany’s newest unicorn.