VC Investments in German Startups keep getting Bigger and Bigger

December 2021

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.

Flink, Berlin, Fast Delivery, USD 750 million: The quick commerce company from the capital has joined Gorillas at the top of the industry, with Flink claiming to be the market leader in Germany and the Netherland. Its latest mega-round took its pre-money valuation to over USD 2 billion. Photo: Flink

SellerX, Berlin, Online Commerce Aggregator, EUR 442 million: Specializing in e-shops and Amazon merchants, SellerX is another member of Germany’s expanding herd of unicorns. In addition to its latest gigantic haul, the Berlin firm also acquired KW Commerce, one of the world’s largest private label sellers on Amazon. Photo: SellerX

Mambu, Berlin, Fintech, EUR 235 million: This young Berlin company is also a unicorn. Its most recent investors include Swedish private-equity fund EQT and two of the main backers of video streaming service Netflix. This winter’s cash influx took Mambu’s value to nearly EUR 5 billion. Photo: Mambu

Tier, Berlin, Mobility, USD 200 million: The provider of the bright green electric scooters benefited from first-time investments from two sustainability funds. The company says it will use its new windfall to expand its charging network and fleet of 135,000 vehicles. Photo: Tier

Moonfare, Berlin, Fintech, EUR 125 million: At a time when there is a huge popular interest in investing, this Berlin start-up has a winning of an idea, helping ordinary investors put their money directly into private equity funds. This latest cash boost takes Moonfare’s value to around half a billion euros. Photo: Moonfare