Covid Crisis Has Accelerated Progress

Interview with Thomas Jarzombek, the Ministry for Economic Affairs’ commissioner for the digital industry and start-ups.

Germans Smartening Up Their Homes

Smart Homes are growing in popularity in Germany, found a study commissioned by the country’s digital industry organization bitkom.

Funding Bonanza for Auxmoney

Düsseldorf fintech start-up Auxmoney landed the coup of 2020 thus far in early September, raking in EUR 150 million in financing from New York VC fund Centerbridge.

Czech Online Supermarket Expands to Germany

One of the winners from the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic in Germany are online food delivery services. So it’s no surprise that online supermarket Rohlik from the Czech Republic is setting up shop in its larger neighbor.

Windfall for Omio

The travel industry has been very hard hit by the corona pandemic and its various restrictions. But Berlin start-up Omio is bucking the trend in a big way. The travel platform has just taken in EUR 100 million in additional venture capital from investors including Goldman Sachs.

A New Voize

A voice-activated data app aims to make life a lot easier for carers.

GAIA-X – Germany and France Create European Data Ecoysystem

The Franco-German Gaia-X cloud services infrastructure project represents the starting point of a European data ecosystem capable of competing with the world’s big cloud players.

Gaming Industry in Time of Corona

Video games have been recommended by the World Health Organization as one way of potentially combatting the effects of lockdown and social distancing.

Fintech High Flyer

As rises go, Trade Republic’s truly deserves the sobriquet “meteoric.”

Digital Payment Usage Up as Germans Forego Cash in Corona Crisis

In the fourth part of our series on German industries during the coronavirus pandemic, we look at the sudden surge in the digital payment sector.