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

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

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.

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.

Rocket Factory Wins German Microlauncher Competition

New space start-up Rocket Factory has been awarded joint first place in a two-year, EUR 25 million microlauncher competition held by the German Space Agency (DLR).

Munich Start-Up Makes Kit for EV-Retrofitting Trucks and Busses

With political and environmental pressure growing to cut transportation-related CO2 emissions , newcomer Pepper Motion from the Bavarian capital wants to electrify diesel haulage trucks and busses. The start-up says that retrofitting is a crucial aspect of Germany reaching its ambitious greenhouse-gas reduction targets.

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.

Platform for Female Founders

Increasing numbers of women are founding start-ups in Germany and gender-diverse teams are delivering better returns, but there’s still a long way to go toward equality. We look at the challenges facing female entrepreneurs and the rewards of backing them.

Germany Tops EU as Venture Capital Destination

In the first week of April, Berlin’s Grover became the latest German unicorn after raising USD 330 million in Series C funding.

Norwegian Scale-up Comes to Germany to Reinvent the Wheel

Wheel.Me from Oslo has designed what it says is the world’s first autonomous logistics wheel combining robotics, indoor navigation technology and data analytics. The scale-up has just taken this innovative idea to Germany, establishing a subsidiary near the logistics hub of Frankfurt.