In 2015, after a stint at a start-up in New York, the 32-year-old Austrian came to Berlin to launch Qunomedical, an online platform that connects patients to medical professionals around the world.
Investors / Startups
Munich’s Agile Robots has announced a new EUR 186 million funding round, taking the total value of the young company past USD one billion. The round was led by Japanese investor Softbank.
After a USD 700 million funding round, online commerce company Berlin Brands Group (BBG) has cracked the coveted one billion mark.
In the past Germany was known more for innovation than disruption. But as the German government’s aerospace coordinator and commissioner for digital industry and startups, Thomas Jarzombek, tells us, that’s changing fast. The state is putting tens of billion of euros of funding into innovative young businesses, and yours could be one of them. Check out our new video!
Thomas Jarzombek is the German Commissioner for the Digital Industry and Start-ups and the Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy. It’s a combination that says a lot about the directions Germany wants to take in the coming years, and we got the chance to ask some questions about the country’s future strategies.
Xentral Software, the brainchild of Claudia and Benedict Sauter from the southern German city of Augsburg, may be aimed at smaller businesses. But the waves it’s making are surprisingly big.
The global boom in venture capital showed no signs of slowing down in Germany in the last two months, as a number of young companies reported funding rounds of EUR 50 million or more.
The place to be for young entrepreneurs into 5G right now is Munich’s Wayra 5G Tech Lab, a project created by the Telefónica/O2’s in-house start up accelerator, Wayra Germany.
Many state-of-the-art robotic systems require 5G technologies, but that creates some problems. 5G networks are relatively expensive, and dead spots can potentially render robots non-operational or even dangerous.
One of Germany’s hottest new air mobility companies, Lilium, has announced a plan to sell 220 aircraft to leading Brazilian airline Azul. The intended deal is worth USD one billion, with the aircraft earmarked to service a country with almost 100 million domestic air passengers a year.