Category Archives: Germany-Startups

Over the next 5 years Siemens plans to invest €1 billion in startups through a separate unit called next47

Siemens, the largest engineering company in Europe, today announced that the upcoming launch of a separate unit to foster disruptive ideas more effectively and to accelerate the development of new technologies. The unit’s name, “next47,” plays on the fact that Siemens was founded in 1847. … Continue reading

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Partech Ventures raised €400 million for its growth fund investing in technology and digital companies

Partech Growth intends to invest between €10 million and €50 million of capital in fast‐growing technology and digital companies that have already achieved significant revenues. Launched in January 2015, Partech Growth is a direct response to the relative lack of availability … Continue reading

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Hamburg-based quantilope won the pitch competition during our EU-Startups Conference 2016

One of the highlights during our EU-Startups Conference last Friday in Berlin was clearly the pitch competition. Overall, about 70 startups applied to participate. 15 of them made it to the finals and pitched in front of an expert jury and about … Continue reading

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Meet the 15 startups that made it to the finals of our pitch competition

On Friday of this week we’ll host the EU-Startups Conference 2016 at the Microsoft Atrium in Berlin. Aside of fireside chats with inspiring founders, networking and a panel discussion on crowdfunding, we’ll have an exciting pitch competition with 15 promising … Continue reading

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ABC Accelerator starts new call for IoT/IoE startups and opens Venture Gates in Munich

The Ljubljana- and Silicon Valley-based ABC Accelerator aims to change the dynamics of the digital revolution by redefining the venture life cycle and connecting entrepreneurial hubs around the globe. After three successful accelerator programs in Ljubljana (Slovenia), the ambitious ABC team recently started … Continue reading

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5 good reasons to attend the EU-Startups Conference 2016

The countdown is ticking! On the 24th of June, we’re going to host the EU-Startups Conference at the Microsoft Atrium Berlin (11.45 am – 6.30 pm). If you haven’t secured your ticket yet, we advise you to do so, since they will … Continue reading

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Randstad acquires twago – Europe’s largest freelance marketplace

twago, Europe’s leading freelance marketplace, has announced its acquisition by Randstad, a pioneer in the world of HR service providers. With access to more than 500,000 ready-to-work freelancers, the acquisition of twago will advance randstad’s mission of transforming the world … Continue reading

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Natural language generation software AX Semantics secures funding from German media companies

AX Semantics, a Stuttgart-based developer and provider of software for natural language generation, has just completed another round of financing. A seven figure sum has been raised from existing and new stakeholders. The new investors – NWZ Digital, PDV Inter-Media … Continue reading

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NOAH Conference Berlin successfully connected the corporate and startup world

NOAH Conference, one of Europe’s top business events, took place in Berlin earlier this month. The list of speakers included CEOs of Uber, Zalando, Rocket Internet, Scout24, Delivery Hero, Daimler and Axel Springer. There was also a startup pitching part at the event. … Continue reading

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Berlin-based fintech company builder FinLeap secures €21 million in funding

Only three months after successfully launching solarisBank, FinLeap announces its next milestone. The Berlin-based company builder secures a total of € 21 million equity capital from existing and new investors. Next to the founding shareholder, HitFox-Group, new institutional investors from the insurance industry took … Continue reading

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