Tax and Football Startups Take Number of German Unicorns to 30

May 2022

Not one but two German-based companies have broken through the prestigious USD one billion valuation mark: Taxfix and OneFootball, both from Berlin.

Taxfix, the largest German “taxtech” startup, joined the German unicorn herd after a USD 220 million round of financing. The company’s app helps users  through Germany’s complicated tax system, promising that ordinary people will be able to do their returns within 20 minutes.

Experts see major growth potential for solutions of this sort as Germany increasingly digitalizes its tax system.

Onefootball cracked the one billion mark after a USD 300 million Series D, becoming German thirtieth unicorn according to German business magazine Gründerszene. The media platform combines everything to warm the hearts of football fans short of victories for their favorite clubs: match reports and broadcasts, transfer rumors, tables and profiles of players, teams and leagues.

“We think the future of football will be created decentrally, away from the stands and the pitch on the Web 3.0,” OneFootball founder and CEO Lucas von Cranach told Gründerszene.

Top professional clubs, including Manchester City and Liverpool, are involved in the platform.

The founders of Taxfix, Lino Teuteberg and Mathis Büchi © Taxfix