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Germany Startup Ecosystem Overview

Country Rankings
Regional Ranking
3rd
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1
in Western Europe
Global Ranking
6th
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1
worldwide
Population
83.9
million

top industries
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Education
#4 worldwide
Foodtech icon
Foodtech
#4 worldwide
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Health
#5 worldwide

notable startups
startup iconResearch Gate
startup iconJustWatch
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ecosystem description

The Germany Startup Ecosystem is World’s Leading Innovation Hubs, ranked at number 6 globally, and shows a negative momentum -1 spots since 2021. Germany also ranks at number 3 for startups in Western Europe.

There are 44 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in Germany and the top ranked city in Germany is Berlin at 12 globally. Berlin is followed by Munich at 39 and Hamburg at 75.

Germany is an ideal place to locate for Education, Foodtech and Health startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 921 Education startups in Germany, 271 Foodtech startups in Germany and 265 Health startups in Germany, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 2636 startups in Germany, 35 accelerators in Germany, 90 coworking spaces in Germany, 33 organizations in Germany and 2 leaders in Germany.

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ResearchGate is where you discover scientific knowledge and share your work. Get stats, ask questions, connect with researchers around the globe. Read more
Chrono24 is an online marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of luxury watches. Read more
CoachHub is the leading global talent development platform. Read more
Taxfix is an app that simplifies complex tax filing systems by offering a chat-like interface that only asks relevant questions to the user. Read more
IONITY makes long-distance travel with electric vehicles an enjoyable experience. Read more
A platform for writing, sharing and reading online novels with a system that nurtures high quality stories. Read more
Babbel gives you everything you need to speak, write, and understand a new language. Set your own pace – learn what you want, when you want. Take Babbel with you. It saves your completed lessons in the cloud so you can pick up right where you left off – on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Simply choose the course you’re interested in and start building your vocabulary. Learn grammar intuitively as you go. Start speaking right from the first lesson. Babbel’s integrated speech recognition helps improve your pronunciation. Read more
quantilope is an Agile Insights platform improving the speed, complexity, and quality that sets back traditional market research. Read more
Clue is a beautifully designed mobile app that enables women to effectively track their cycle. Whether they want to get pregnant, be prepared for their next period or monitor their mood swings, Clue helps women understand their unique pattern and have autonomy over their reproductive system. Read more
commercetools is an enterprise commerce company providing modern cloud-native API-lead offerings. Read more
Improving healthcare by making medical knowledge universally accessible. Read more
StudySmarter is an intelligent platform for lifelong learning. Read more
Air Up is the first drinking bottle flavoring pure water just by scent. Read more
Local Search Optimization meets Online Reputation Management. With uberall local businesses large and small can easily manage their local listings information throughout the web - one interface, many platforms. Local businesses give us their profile data and we sync it throughout our network of affiliated platforms. Name, address, opening hours, photos, descriptions...you name it. We also monitor all our customers' profile pages all the time and notify them of any customer feedback like reviews, ratings, comments, questions, etc almost in real-time. From the centralized uberall inbox our customers can respond directly without actually having to visit and log into the third party platform. Furthermore, our integrated marketing assistant will help our customers make smart choices how to improve their online reputation and - consequently - their business. Currently available in Germany only - expanding to EU and LatAm in 2014. Read more
Build your own banking products with our API accessible banking as a service platform. Read more
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build what we believe is the world's best digital education. Our platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform our clients, historically campus-based universities of the highest quality and rigor, into digital versions of themselves. Why should students need to pick up their lives, quit their jobs and move to attend a great university? With 2U's solutions, they don't have to anymore Read more
Urban Sports offers a monthly flat rate for all kinds of sports activities in the city. Read more
tado° is the first smartphone based heating control that adjusts automatically to the user’s daily routine and also takes current weather data and building characteristics into account. In doing so, tado° cuts the heating energy use by an average of 27%. The combination of intuitive hard- and software works like a personal heating assistant that makes sure that it is always comfortably warm at home when needed. Read more
Cloud accounting for small business Read more
McMakler is the leading hybrid real estate transaction platform in Germany. Read more
Pricefx provides full suite price management solutions that are fast to implement, easy to use, and flexibly adapt to business needs. Read more
Unprecedented access to space for small and medium satellites, enabling global satellite constellations. Read more
Freeletics is a digital fitness company that offers tools to help promote physical fitness and mental strength. Read more
Blinkist is a mobile reading app that enables you to easily access great knowledge during your daily routines. We craft and publish key lessons from outstanding non-fiction books into a format native to your mobile device. Our service is perfect for busy yet curious people that have trouble fitting serious reading into their schedule, and still want to find time to tap into the richness of books. Read more
reBuy is an online marketplace that allows its users to buy and sell used electronics and media. Read more
Homeday is an online resource for finding a new home and getting in touch with a local realtor. Read more
ottonova is Germany's newest and purely digital health insurance Read more
Blacklane is a global chauffeur service that offers safety, sustainability, and stress-free travel. Read more
ZOLAR is an online provider of solar systems enables the entry into the private energy supply for private households. Read more
State-of-the-Art Technologie und modernste Trainingskonzepte motivieren und begeistern Deine Kunden. We make the gym work for everyone! Mit ganzheitlichen Studio-Konzepten und ergänzenden Services wird die eGym Gruppe zu Deinem nachhaltigen Erfolgsfaktor. Read more
Zeotap is a Customer Intelligence Platform that helps brands better understand their customers and predict behaviors Read more
SimScale is a cloud-based engineering simulation platform for CFD, FEA and thermal analysis that is revolutionizing the way engineers, designers, scientists, and students design products. Read more
Elopage is a SaaS company that enables entrepreneurs to start and scale their digital business with digital products and automated sales. Read more
Highsnobiety is an online publication that covers trends and news in fashion, art, music, and culture. Read more
Incorporated in February 2011 with its HQ in Berlin, Germany, EyeEm is a camera application for smartphones that let's you share & discover topics, places and events from the photos you take. The founding team around Florian Meissner, Lorenz Aschoff, Gen Sadakane, Ramzi Rizk and executive chairman Christophe Maire has received an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Passion Capital and Pan-European Venture Capital fund Wellington Partners. Read more
clickworker.com is a crowdsourcing platform providing on-demand, virtual workforce for projects or companies. Read more
Helpling is an online booking and payment platform that provides on-demand home services outside the U.S. Read more
LeanIX is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company that manages Enterprise Architecture and multi-cloud environments. Read more
Zenjob is an automated staffing platform that connects large and medium-sized companies to student employees. Read more
Moonfare provides access to top-tier private equity funds through a technology-enabled platform. Read more
Penta is a digital bank account for startups and SMEs in Germany. Read more
Spryker is a commerce technology designed for fast growing fast moving companies that compete in a digital environment. Read more
FRIDAY is the digital insurer in Germany to offer its own car fares. Read more
Getsafe is a mobile first insurance company for the digital age. Read more
Roadsurfer is a camper rental company that offers campervan rental services at more than 13 locations across Germany as well as in Paris. Read more
Movinga is an online relocation service provider company. Read more
Ultracapacitors with * 4x higher power density * 2x higher energy density than any competitor. This means we lower the costs 50-80% by using less materials, while at the same time offering our customers 2-4x smaller and lighter devices. This will solve crucial energy storage problems by re-generating energy, that would otherwise be lost, or providing peak or backup power in transportation, renewable energy, power quality and industrial sectors. Technology based on patented materials. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in Germany Ranked by StartupBlink

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48.355
4.99
39.83
3.54
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19.652
2.48
13.63
3.54
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75th
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11
9.078
1.45
4.10
3.54
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2
135th
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8
5.386
0.75
1.10
3.54
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1
146th
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49
5.202
0.79
0.87
3.54
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1
152nd
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22
5.059
0.30
1.23
3.54
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2
168th
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60
4.780
0.46
0.79
3.54
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2
199th
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18
4.213
0.04
0.89
3.28
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12
204th
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182
3.991
0.10
0.86
3.04
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1
214th
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20
3.814
0.44
0.40
2.97
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