Passion Never Fails

Launching a business is a sink-or-swim prospect – all the more so in a foreign country with a different language. But international entrepreneurs are increasingly braving the waters in Germany and feeling very comfortable.

Growth Spurt for Greentech

Germany’s efforts to transition to a sustainable economy have provided a major boost to funding for greentech start-ups. International companies are flocking to Germany to benefit from the boom in environmental technology and generous government incentives.

The Female Side of Fintech

There’s a growing demand in Germany for financial investment solutions targeting women. Start-ups reorienting their financial services and products around female customers are poised to thrive in Europe’s largest economy.

Five Big German Start-Up Financing Deals Defy VC Dip

After months and months of new records, venture capital investment worldwide shows signs of cooling off. Nonetheless, some start-ups in Germany continue to pull in the big bucks, led be a red-hot insurtech from Berlin.

Celonis Becomes Germany’s First Decacorn

Process mining and optimization company Celonis from Munich has become the first start-up in Germany to crack the EUR 10 billion valuation mark. This was after receiving a EUR 500 million line of credit and EUR 400 million in venture capital from the Qatari state-run Qatar Investment Authority.

German Startup Uses Moss to Cool Cities

Beating the heat – that’s become the imperative for many places in the northern hemisphere this summer. Start-up Green City Solutions from the eastern regional state of Brandenburg has come up with an interesting way to cool off urban areas.

Germany Continues Start-Up, SME Financing Programs

The German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) is resuming its “Central Innovation Program for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises” (ZIM). It’s the largest initiative of its kind in Germany and is involved in an average of 3500 projects annually.

Germany’s Digitalization Offers Big Business Opportunities

The new German government is committing serious resources make the country a digital leader. Companies like fintech unicorn Qonto are taking advantage of the new emphasis on 1s and 0s in Europe’s largest economy. Watch our video!

Major Player: Steve “Spez” Huffman, CEO of Reddit

Steve Huffman, aka “spez,” is one of the most successful web developers and entrepreneurs in the world. In 2005, he cofounded the US-based social news aggregation platform Reddit, which came in at number 18 in the Top Websites Ranking by data provider Similarweb in December 2021.

“It doesn’t make sense to pile up things in your home” – Fairown CEO

Estonian company Fairown, which is expanding to Germany, believes the future lies in offering products as services, not one-off purchases. CEO Hendrik Roosna tells us how the company is trying to shift brands to circularity.