Millions for AI Customer Service

The online-platform Gruenderszene reports that Munich startup E-bot7 has raised a cool 5.5 million euros in fresh capital to advance and develop its smart customer-service software. The basic idea is to integrate artificial intelligence into companies’ existing customer support service, for instance, by suggesting answers to client questions.

Ms. European Tech Champion

The start-up scene in Germany, as is the case elsewhere, can be a very male-dominated domain. But Munich entrepreneur Monja Mühling is used to being the only woman at investor conferences.

Japanese Glass for Gladbeck

Japan’s NSG-Pilkington, one of the world’s leading suppliers of glass and glass products for the architectural, automotive and technical glass sectors, has invested 30 million euros in its production facilities in the western German town of Gladbeck.

Fulfillment in NRW

British company Fulfilmentcrowd is establishing its first German subsidiary in the city of Bocholt in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Silicon Valley’s German Hub

In March 2019, a very special new co-working space opened in San Francisco: the German Hub. Markets Germany asked the GTAI representatives on site, Angelika Geiger and Heiko Steinacher, about this exciting project.

New Lights in Magdeburg

Construction is underway. In September, ground was broken for Austrian lighting producer Eglo’s new industrial and logistics center in the eastern German city of Magdeburg.

Chinese Investor Produces Cruise Ship in Germany

Genting bought shipyards in the northeastern German cities of Wismar, Stralsund and Rostock-Warnemünde and formed a subsidiary called MV-Werften.

Agents of Disruption

The online real estate platform McMakler has attracted 50 million euros in venture capital – a record for a proptech start-up in a single round of financing.

Seven Figures for 3DQR

Augmented reality start-up 3DQR has received an infusion of more than EUR 1 million from bmp Ventures and a business angel.

Plug and Play in Hamburg

The world’s largest start-up accelerator Plug and Play is planning to open a branch for supply chain and logistics in Hamburg. It’s the Silicon Valley company’s fifth location in Germany after Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich.