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Germany Startup Ecosystem Overview

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The Germany Startup Ecosystem is World’s Leading Innovation Hubs, ranked at number 5 globally, and shows a strong hold by 0 spots since 2020. Germany also ranks at number 2 for startups in Western Europe.

There are 42 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in Germany and the top ranked city in Germany is Berlin at 13 globally. Berlin is followed by Munich at 38 and Hamburg at 64.

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 772 Education startups in Germany, 225 Foodtech startups in Germany and 213 Health startups in Germany, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 2064 startups in Germany, 35 accelerators in Germany, 91 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
Ecosia is a search engine that donates at least 80% of its profits from search ad revenue to tree planting programs in Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Indonesia and Peru. By searching the web and shopping online with Ecosia, you can help the environment for free. Read more
Find out where to watch movies and tv shows legally online with JustWatch. The streaming search engine. Read more
Mobile marketing just got smart We are an intelligent mobile analytics company, built from the ground up to enable publishers, developers and app marketers understand and optimize effective campaigns in real time. The analyzer goes beyond tracking clicks and downloads. Identify your most valuable advertising sources and access data rich post-install KPIs (ARPU, retention, OTU, DAU or LTV) to help you understand your users to optimize your campaign and increase revenue.  Read more
Adblock Plus is a free extension that allows you to customize your web experience. You can block annoying ads, disable tracking and lots more. It’s available for all major desktop browsers and for your mobile devices. 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
ProfitBricks provides IaaS for enterprises and individuals in need of virtual data centers and cloud computing. Read more
Do you feel bad about en­trusting your company data with an external cloud service just to enable collabo­ration? AnyDesk allows you to you work together with all of your favorite desktop appli­cations. Fea­tures like a mouse cursor for every user will glue your team together, no matter what distance. Point your peers at what's impor­tant - and communi­cation problems will be a thing of the past. Read more is the world’s leading 3D printing magazine with more than 2 million users per month. All3DP operates Craftcloud. Read more
komoot is your personal guide for great outdoor experience. Millions of people all over Europe explore nature with our iPhone and Android app. We provide navigation and recommendation technology for cycling and hiking tours. It is our vision to enable everyone to have the best outdoor experiences everywhere. With just one tap. 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
With alugha it becomes very easy to transform your video into a multilingual video. With an all in one place solution for transcribing, creating subtitles, translate and dub videos within every modern browser it is as easy as never before. You can invite anyone also with just a smartphone to join the project for just a specific language. With a global CDN Network, unlimited object storage a state-of-the-art html5 video player and 10,000 of multilingual videos which most is about free education and edutainment you will find the best place to position yourself and your videos to a highly interested community. Read more
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Personio is a fast growing, well-funded startup based in Munich that offers holistic cloud-based HR management and recruiting software to small and medium-sized businesses. Our solution plays a critical role in making the day-to-day business operations of HR teams more efficient, transparent and effortless. Focusing on product quality and great service, Personio has grown from 20 to over 100 customers in 2016 without any paid marketing. Our goal is to become the leading one-stop HR platform in Europe. We are naturally relaxed about dress code and obsessed about results and good coffee. Read more
FlixBus is a young mobility provider that has been changing the way millions of people travel in Europe over the past 3 years. As a combination of tech-startup, e-commerce-platform and transportation company, FlixBus was able to establish Europe's largest intercity bus network in the shortest amount of time. Read more
Freeletics is a digital fitness company that offers tools to help promote physical fitness and mental strength. Read more
Lingoda offers online, live language classes in English, Business English, German, Spanish, French with qualified, native-speaking teachers. 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
Tutanota automatically encrypts all your data on your device. Your mails as well as your contacts stay private. You can easily communicate with any of your friends end-to-end encrypted. Even subject and attachments as well as all your contacts are encrypted. Read more
A platform for writing, sharing and reading online novels with a system that nurtures high quality stories. Read more
Grover enables people to subscribe to tech products monthly instead of buying them. Read more
We offer fully customisable Monte Carlo simulation engines that leverage the advantages of the advanced computing (e.g. cloud, big data etc) and the power of modern valuation techniques. In these engines, the end user could vary the number of scenarios, the length of the projection and the frequency of the projections (time steps). The end user will be able to define the “actuarial” and “financial” mechanics backing internal modeling work via this sophisticated simulation engine. Read more
We provide young companies with an extensive startup service. Young entrepreneurs can lfor instance earn how to write a businessplan and get access to a to a large base of consultants. 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
Briefly, flowkey is a new way to learn to play musical instruments. We are a team of developers, music enthusiasts and entrepreneurs with a big vision: To create a product everyone can use to learn to play an instrument in a revolutionary easy and fun way. Using HTML5 and JavaScript as our fundament, we´re developing a cross-platform app designed to provide a breakthrough learning experience for musicians.  Read more is the innovation for local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). With the help of search engine technology, we serve situational needs of business people and users to deliver results in the here and now: where they are needed, when they are needed. Read more
Online-Video-Trainings und Lernplattform. Read more
StudyHelp offers an innovative Multi-Channel-Learning system for students. 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
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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
MYCS is a furniture brand that makes customization the new normal. Read more
Lehrermarktplatz is a platform to find and share lesson materials. Read more
Contentful is a flexible and future-friendly content platform that helps editors to manage and developers to serve content into mobile or web applications. Using Contentful, editors collaborate on content interactively in an easy-to-use editing interface, while developers use the content with the programming language and templating frameworks of their choice. Contentful takes the hassle out of CMS. Forget server maintenance, backups, version upgrades, unusable editing interfaces and tight coupling to the HTML4 presentation layer. Create content once, publish it anywhere and present content in ways never imagined before. Read more
Volders is a service for consumers to manage contracts and subscriptions. Read more
Fy builds a creative and addictive mobile marketplace to shop online. Read more
Advocado provides an online platform that helps individuals find a lawyer easier, faster, and more transparent. Read more
Civey is developing the world's real-time representative opinion research technology. Read more is a leading, independent online comparison portal for installment loans and private financial products. With a simple and fast online query, loan offers and credit-related products can be compared by all important providers in the market within a few minutes. Loan requests for installment loans, car loans and debt rescheduling loans are available on request as well as on-demand credit counselors - seven days a week, free of charge from German landlines. Read more
We see ourselves as a movement, as pioneers of a new form of trade. Every year we select the best coffees of the harvest and sell them mainly through our online shop to private and corporate customers. For every kilogram we sell, we invest one Euro in development projects which we define together with the coffee farmers and put into action together with our local partners. With every purchase, our customers can choose in which projects we should invest. Read more
MySugardaddy is a high-class dating community and an exclusive dating community for sophisticated, ambitious people who are seeking a partner for a certain lifestyle. The high-quality platform is a meeting point for successful, wealthy men (Sugar Daddy) and self-confident, attractive women (Sugar babe) who wish to enjoy the luxurious side of life together. With over 150,000 members forms Europe‘s largest community for Sugar Daddy’s and Sugar Babes. More than just a dating community – MySugardaddy represents a new, custom type of Sugar dating. It is the perfect place to meet people from all around, people with same contact wishes, the same interests or similar lifestyles. The community is available everywhere, whether on the phone, tablet or PC – so you do not miss an exciting experience to flirt. Read more
Just Spices is a spice-mix and meal-prep brand that manufactures and markets food products. Read more
Penta is a digital bank account for startups and SMEs in Germany. Read more
softgarden makes hiring super easy. Post jobs to your website and job boards, let candidates apply online, track, assess and discuss applications and gain important insights about your hiring process with analytics.  Read more
NETVACATION is a young, innovative e-commerce company based in Hamburg, that operates the online cruise portals DREAMLINES, present today in 7 countries. DREAMLINES offers to its customers more then 25 000 cruises from all world-recognized cruise lines. Would you like to join us on our journey to become international market leader? Would you like to take responsibility and help develop things? Then apply today. Read more - consolidating and digitizing the German driving school market Read more
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