Eight Winners at German Startup Awards

The first live presentation of the German Startup Awards following the coronavirus pandemic has taken place in Berlin. The winners, which are split into four categories and by gender, covered everything from mental health to recycling plastic to reusable drinks cups to corporate diversity.

Germany’s Start-Up Scene Isn’t Kidding Around

The global explosion of venture capital investment is revolutionizing the start-up landscape in Germany.

Construction Starts on €120m German Lithium Refinery

Dutch company AMG Lithium, a subsidiary of the Advanced Metallurgical Group, has broken ground on the first of five lithium production modules in Bitterfeld-Wolfen in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt. The firm has investing EUR 120 million in the project.

British Business Investment in Germany Rebounds in 2021

From summer 2021 most COVID restrictions were lifted in the UK, marking a gradual, ongoing return to normalcy. A number of companies took the opportunity to revisit and restart investment projects in Germany that had been put on hold.

Top Investments 2021 in Saxony-Anhalt

In 2021, the Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt (IMG) acquired 68 new projects and helped 20 companies make the decision to move to the region, creating 2,019 new permanent jobs.

Tax and Football Startups Take Number of German Unicorns to 30

Not one but two German-based companies have broken through the prestigious USD one billion valuation mark: Taxfix and OneFootball, both from Berlin.

“Every Deficit Means Potential for Business…”

Sweden wants to take more of its originative designs to foreign markets. Germany Trade & Invest’s Sweden representative Michał Woźniak and Ralph-Georg Tischer, managing director of the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, discuss why Germany is its main focus.

German Start-Up Founding and Financing Levels Have Recovered

The corona downswing is over – that’s the main takeaway from the annual Startup Detector Report based on data from Germany’s commercial registries.

Hundreds of Millions in VC for German-Based Companies

Medical technology leads the way in our bimonthly round-up of the biggest venture capital deals involving firms from Germany. But logistics, greentech and fintech companies also booked nine-figure funding rounds.

Digital Restaurant Ordering Platform Becomes Unicorn

Berlin start-up Choco has broken the USD one billion mark after taking in EUR 102 million in Series B-2 funding. The company, which offers ordering services to restaurants and food suppliers, doubled its value in the past 6 months and increased its users by 350 percent in 2021.