How Octopus Energy Came to Germany

Octopus Energy – one of the most most innovative young companies in the sector – expanded to Germany and is making waves in Europe’s largest economy. Octopus Energy Germany CEO Andrew Mack tells us about the challenges and rewards of coming to this very lucrative but very specific market. Watch our video!

Translation Tool DeepL is Now a Unicorn

Cologne-based artificial neural network translation system DeepL has cracked the USD one billion valuation mark.

German Start-Up Makes Human Tissue With 3D Printer

It’s an innovation that fires the imagination and could have massive medical potential. Young Berlin company Cellbricks has successfully employed additive manufacturing to create simple, living human tissue.

2023 Reusability Rules Mean Business Opportunities in Germany

Changes to the law at the start of the New Year, providers of to-go food – caterers, delivery services and restaurants – will be required to offer reusable packages. It’s one of many rules intended to cut down on plastic and other harmful waste.

Berlin Start-Up Leads the Way as VC Investment Slows

It’s a global trend that has come to Germany as well. Headline-making high-flyer investment deals for fledgling companies became considerably rarer over the past two months. Nonetheless, one Berlin start-up still managed to rack-up nine figures in new capital. Here’s our bi-monthly overview.

Heilbronn to Host AI Incubator

Self-proclaimed “start-up foundry” Campus Founders and the ZFHM Future Fund Heilbronn are establishing a twelve-week incubator program for fledgling artificial intelligence companies in the southwestern German city.

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.