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  • Writer's pictureMagdalena Gołębiewska

100Top Startups in Germany! Is DE startup capital of Europe or still it is London?

Updated: Aug 23, 2019

UK or DE? In which camp are you? Which country is a startup capital of EU? Below, list of the best startups in DE, to check UK list click here.

The Hundert is a Berlin-based startup project and print magazine featuring outstanding companies and their founders since 2013. Every issue puts 100 amazing startups in the spotlight and tells their stories. Previous editions include 100 Female Founders Europe, 100 Startups New York and 100 Startups Berlin, the most famous one so far.

Berlin is known as the startup capital of Europe and almost half (49%) of the startups on The Hundert's list are based in Berlin. Thomas from Hundert's says that

"Berlin's vibrance, open-mindedness, creativity, and international character, makes it an ideal city to start a company in".  

In addition, he thinks that the thriving tech scene, the great talented persons and the diversity of experts and connections make the city a good base for growth internationally. However, there is still room for improvement in the access to capital and funding options available for the startups.

Something close to my heart - regarding the gender balance of the list, 20% of the startups have a woman in the founding team.

"This is a pattern in the startup-scene in Germany. The proportion in Germany continues to rise up to 15%. But there is still much to be done, especially by giving more and the right incentives and by implementing new policies.",

says Thomas.

The most innovative startups represent various sectors:

  • Software as a service

  • IoT

  • FinTech

  • Digital Health

  • Industrial software and technology

  • Media and marketing

  • Logistics

  • Blockchain

  • AI

  • Robotics

  • Platform as a service

  • Insurtech

  • and other tech-related sectors.

Surprisingly for me - not so many Blockchain companies (only 4 out of 100), also - my beloved 3D printing which IMO will change the way how we shop and produce items - only 1 startup get to the list. Fintech - not even 10% out of 100 - 8 companies. And.. my biggest surprise - only one EDUTECH startup - which in my head is one of the most important area where we should innovate.

Check details below - any surprises, do you think that the report is missing something really important?

Here are The Hundert's 100 most innovative startups of Germany in 2018:

(The order of the list is random, divided by sectors).


  1. Semalytix (Software as a Service)

  2. Nyris (Software as a Service)

  3. Actyx (Industrial Software as a Service)

  4. Trinckle 3D (Software for Additive Manufacturing)

  5. Talpasolutions (Industrial Software as a Service)

  6. Go to Emma (Software as a Service)

  7. (Software as a Service)

  8. Replex (Software as a Service)

  9. Civey (Software as a Service)

  10. Twyla (Software as a Service)

  11. Scoutbee (Software as a Service)

  12. MotionTag (Software as a Service)

  13. Heartbeat Medical (Software as a Service)

  14. IPlytics (Software as a Service)

  15. JenID Solutions (Software as a Service)

  16. i2x (Software as a Service)

  17. (Software as a Service)

  18. Mesaic (Platform as a Service)

  19. Giant Swarm (Platform as a Service)

  20. Wingu (Platform as a service) TWAICE Technologies (Software development solutions)

  21. Silexica (Software development solutions)


  1. BigchainDB (Blockchain)

  2. Iconiq Lab (Blockchain)

  3. Ubirch (Blockchain)

  4. Minespider (Blockchain)


  1. Margin (Fintech)

  2. (Fintech)

  3. SolarisBank (Fintech)

  4. FinCompare (Fintech)

  5. Ginmon (FinTech)

  6. Nect (FinTech)

  7. OptioPay (Fintech)

  8. The Naga Group (Fintech)


  1. XAIN (Distributed AI)

  2. (Artificial Intelligence)

  3. Artisense (Computer Vision & AI)

  4. TAWNY (Emotion AI)

  5. (Conversational AI)

  6. SMACC (Artificial Intelligence)

  7. Multicast Media (Artificial Intelligence)


  1. Ottonova (Insurtech)

  2. Evertrace (Insurtech)

  3. CLARK (Insurtech)


  1. Movinga (Logistics)

  2. LoadFox (Logistics)

  3. FreightHub (Logistics)

  4. Doks. innovation (Logistics)


  1. PACE Telematics (IoT)

  2. Ready2plugin (IoT)

  3. KINEXON Industries (IoT)

  4. GridX (IoT)

  5. IOX (IoT)

  6. KONUX (IoT)

  7. German Autolabs (IoT)

  8. MonitorFish (IoT)

  9. Stenon (IoT)

  10. Medineering (Robotics)

  11. GESTALT Robotics (Robotics)

  12. Enway (Robotics)


  1. Hawa Dawa (CleanTech)

  2. Air Profile (CleanTech)

  3. Suncrafter (CleanTech)


  1. Inveox (Digital Health)

  2. TeleClinic (Digital Health)

  3. Heartbeat Labs (Digital Health)

  4. Vivy (Digital Health)

  5. Aurora Health (Digital Health)

  6. GWA Hygiene (Digital Health)

  7. MedEngine (Digital Health)


  1. Lofelt (Industrial technology)

  2. Watttron (Industrial technology)

  3. BIO-LUTIONS (Industrial technology)


  1. Stoyo (Advertising)

  2. BuzzBird (Marketing)

  3. Opinary (Media)

  4. Spaactor (Media)


  1. Casavi (PropTech)

  2. Realxdata (PropTech)


  1. BigRep (3D printing)


  1. Talentcube (HRTech)

  2. Leapsome (HRTech)

  3. Honeypot (HRTech)


  1. TESVOLT (Energy)

  2. Nuventura (Energy)


  1. Solarvibes (AgTech)



  1. Bookingkit (TravelTech)

  2. Tapio (Wood industry)

  3. AIRY (GreenTech)

  4. Agrilution (Vertical Farming)

  5. Valispace (Engineering)

  6. Solvemate (Customer Support Automation)

  7. AVA (Public Safety and Security)

  8. Mitte (Hardware)

  9. HABA Digitalwerkstatt (Education)

  10. Holoplot (Audio Solutions)

  11. Evopark (Mobility)

  12. SIRPLUS (Food)

  13. LexaTexer (Predictive Analytics)

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