Berlin Foodtech Infarm Becomes Late 2021 Unicorn

Vertical farming company Infarm has become the latest German start-up to join the coveted club of companies worth more than USD one billion. That was after a EUR 177 million round of funding.

VC Investments in German Startups keep getting Bigger and Bigger

The raw numbers of venture capital deals for fledgling German companies may have remained constant, but the size of the investments continues to grow exponentially. To make our bi-monthly list of which start-ups raked in the most cash, companies needed to post at least EUR 125 million. This edition of the hall of entrepreneurial fame also underscores the dominance of the German capital in the start-up sector.

Hydrogen Electrolyzer Maker Enapter Wins Earthshot Award

Thai-Italian-German company Enapter has been given the “Fix our Climate” Award of the Earthshot Prizes, created by Britain’s Prince William. The award was made for Enapter’s modular AEM electrolyzer, which produces hydrogen for a variety of applications, including private homes.

Successful German Solar Company Turns Attention Back Home

Greencells, the developer of solar parks from the southwestern German city of Saarbrücken, has earned a stellar international reputation. It’s active in more than 25 countries and, with an installed capacity of 2.2 gigawatts, is one of Europe’s top ten solar energy companies.

“Commercially we have to be here to place our systems”

We asked Intuitive Surgical Germany Vice-President and General Manager Dirk Barten why Germany is just what the doctor ordered for his company.

Big Investment Deals Continue for German Start-Ups

There was no let-up in eight-figure financing rounds for fledgling companies in Germany in Q2 2021, as the country’s start-up scene remained on course for a record year.

Best of 2020

Throughout 2020, this website featured more than 350 articles and videos about Germany as a business and high-tech location. Below is a list so that you can catch up on anything you might have missed.

Thirty Under 30

Business magazine Forbes’ 30 under 30 is one of the more prestigious accolades for young businesspeople. And this year’s Manufacturing and Industry Europe list has a bit of a German flavor.

Taking Off in Eastern Germany

The Sierra Nevada Corporation chose Saxony for a EUR 400 million investment to build short-haul passenger aircraft.

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.