In our section Startup Stories we present to you newcomers as well as established startups. The Munich Startup team interviews entrepreneurs on-site in their offices and shares their impressions with you.
Success Stories feature flagship startups that have already arrived on the market. The Profilesprovide you with a deep impression of ambitious young entrepreneurs.
The Munich startup Brabbler is developing a communication platform that aims to ensure privacy for private individuals and confidentiality for companies. It was back in 2015 that the former GMX founders embarked on creating the new company. The company in Munich-Neuaubing now employees 71 individuals from 23 countries. In July 2017, the startup received a […]
Fake news and cries about “lying press,” dwindling advertising revenue and digital transformation: the media industry is in a state of upheaval. Media Lab Bayern supports startups that develop new solutions for the media industry. We spoke with two young companies at the Munich-based media accelerator. The founders of TheBuzzard.org, Felix Friedrich and Dario Nassal, […]
The Munich startup e-bot7 develops and integrates artificial intelligence into companies’ existing customer service systems. The system analyzes incoming messages, forwards them to the right department and gives support agents smart answer recommendations while they are working. This reduces the processing time by up to 80% and recurring questions are automated. We spoke with Xaver […]
The Munich startup casavi was founded in 2015 and offers a cloud platform for digital property management. The platform makes it possible for housing and property management companies to optimize internal processes while also simplifying communication with their customers and service providers. If you ask people in large cities like Munich to describe how they […]
The recently founded innovator space e.V. aims to create an open space for the topic of digitalization. The plan is for a kind of open-lab and network that makes it possible to courageously tackle visions and create new companies. The innovator space should also serve as an area for getting the rest of society on […]
MediaMarktSaturn and the Plug and Play Tech Center are looking for innovations in retail in their Munich-based Retailtech Hub. Martin Wild, Chief Digital Officer at MediaMarktSaturn, gave us some details about the startup program. Please tell us about Retailtech Hub! Retailtech Hub was established by MediaMarktSaturn this August. The open platform is directed towards tech […]
Acton Capital Partners has been investing in internet companies since 1999. In addition to Etsy and HolidayCheck, the company also features several successful Munich-based startups in its portfolio such as Ciao.com, Zooplus, Mytheresa.com and Windeln.de. Christoph Braun, managing partner at Acton, talked with Munich Startup about preferences, trends, fear and missed opportunities. Christoph, please tell […]
The METRO Group works with startups through its subsidiary HORECA.digital. Sabine Flechet from HORECA.digital shared information about the company’s background and its activities. Please tell us about yourselves. HORECA.digital is a business unit of METRO and was founded in 2015. It aims to advance digital transformation in the food service industry. We are an international […]
During his athletic career, Philipp Lahm reached nearly every conceivable goal for a soccer player: German champion, cup winner, winner of the Champions League, world champion. Since ending his career as an athlete, the former team captain of both the German national team and FC Bayern Munich has devoted himself to a new undertaking: he […]
Digitalization and the transition that accompanies it are seriously challenging the business world. An individual who deals with this subject in great depth is Professor Manfred Broy, founding president of Zentrum Digitalisierung.Bayern. We spoke with him about the opportunities and challenges presented by digital transformation, the role startups play and where he sees danger lurking […]
To find out what matters to investors when it comes to startups and how to attract more venture capital to Germany, we spoke with Daniel Vukovic from Munich Venture Partners. He also let us know about an absolute no-go when starting a company. Please introduce yourself. Who are you, and what do you do at […]
Felix Haas is a co-host of the Bits & Pretzels Festival, an investor and a successful founder. With Munich Startup, he talked about the things he never wants to hear again as an investor and why feedback is one of most important assets for a startup. #Commitment “This is not the only thing I do.” […]
The Internet of Things, abbreviated to IoT, is something everyone is talking about. How strong is IoT in Munich? And how is it developing in Germany? Munich Startup went to find out. To begin with, the term should be defined, since not everyone has the same understanding of the Internet of Things. Broadly speaking, the […]
Music, literature, art, film, design, games — the cultural and creative industries are multi-faceted. Cultural entrepreneurs and experts let us in on how the industries work. Cultural and creative industries sounds like a contradiction in terms at first, with creativity on one side and its economic exploitation in markets on the other. The term “startup” […]
Munich is doing well — and will continue doing so according to a recent study. The Bavarian capital is once again the city with the best future prospects in Germany. Munich leads the fifth city ranking conducted by the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) and Berenberg Private Bank. Of all thirty cities that were […]
A few weeks ago, PwC published a study on German startups. The consulting company has now presented the results from the participating Munich startups, delivering a positive impression of Munich as a location for startups. The key finding in the assessment of Munich: German startups are doing well, and Munich startups are doing even better. […]
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