Chip off the Blockchain

No one can accuse Hamburg’s Blockchance Ventures of not thinking big. “We provide everything entrepreneurs need to build the next unicorn,” promises this combination of venture capital fund, incubator, fundraiser, PR agency and co-working space provider. And its services are specifically targeted at blockchain start-ups.

Fighting AI Discrimination

Everyone agrees that artificial intelligence has the potential to dramatically improve people’s lives. But what if, intentionally or not, it also reinforces their biases?

Gaia-X Project

The Gaia-X project advocated by German Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier is a “decentralized hyperscaler” that would link individual data pools of leading German companies.

Measuring Buying Habits

Online retail is a competitive business, and every little advantage can make the difference. Artificial intelligence can provide the edge, as Berlin start-up Aristander AI is hoping clients will agree.

Start-Up Matchmaking

Capmatcher uses intelligent technology – the founders chafe at the term “AI” – to pair up entrepreneurs with suitable investors.

AI Boom in Germany

Artificial intelligence is on the rise in Germany, and nowhere is the boom any greater than in the capital Berlin.

Blockchain Journalism

One of the biggest problems faced by online journalism is the difficulty of monetarizing reporting – even though according to Price Waterhouse Cooper 43 percent of Germans are prepared to pay for it.

A Unicorn for Duisburg

US company ThoughtSpot, a leading provider of search- and AI-based analyses for businesses, has established its headquarters for German-speaking Europe in Duisburg’s downtown port district.

Blockchain Energy

Blockchain technology provides interesting use cases for the German energy industry. Several projects are underway, for instance in the northern German city of Hamburg.

Introducing de:hubs

Unlike centralized Silicon Valley, there are twelve separate digital hubs (“de:hubs”) in Germany. Here, foreign founders and investors find the perfect mix of sustainable networks, excellent research facilities, established economies and innovative startups.