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.

Germany To Help Start-Ups With Legal and Financial Reforms

The German Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Justice have announced sweeping reforms aimed at making it easier for start-ups, high-growth companies and small to medium-sized companies to access capital markets.

Berlin Stays Top in Survey of European Startup Locations

The results of the 2022 Startup Heat Map are in, and Berlin has again been voted the best place for fledgling businesses in Europe.

Munich Healthtech Funding Reaches Nearly EUR One Billion

Over the past decade, healthtech startups in the Bavarian capital have taken in just under EUR 968 million in financing – that’s according to information compiled by the website Munich Startup in its Data & Insights Dashboard.

AI and the German Insurance Sector – A Chat with MotionsCloud’s LeX Tan

Artificial intelligence is shaking up industries throughout Germany, including the insurance market. This is creating opportunities for international entrepreneurs like LeX Tan. His business MotionsCloud uses AI to make claims processing more efficient. Watch our video!

EUR 300m VC Fund to Boost German Space Startups

Newly founded venture capital provider Einstein Industries Ventures says it will invest EUR 300 million in promising young German New Space companies. The fund made the announcement at the ongoing ILA Aerospace Trade Fair in Berlin.

German Start-Ups Raise Nine-Figure Sums

Our bimonthly list of some of the biggest funding rounds for German start-ups features a “super 7” of young companies involved in digitalization, networking, automotive subscription services and renewable energy.