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The Talentry founders Carl Hoffmann, Michael Blazek and Lionel von Dobeneck (© Talentry)

Success Story

 

“A Lot of Hard Work, Perseverance and a Certain Amount of Luck” – The HR Startup Talentry

The Munich startup Talentry offers a cloud-based recruitment marketing platform. We spoke with founder and CEO Carl Hoffmann about how Talentry went from a student startup to a young company with more than 50 employees, why trust and luck are important and how their potential path to becoming a unicorn …

Mynaric

Success Story

 

Mynaric: Internet Above the Clouds Thanks to Laser Technology

The company Mynaric is one of the biggest, if not the biggest player in the field of laser communication for airplanes, high-altitude platforms and satellites. A successful IPO in 2017 brought in the company, which is planning to take the internet above the clouds, more than 27 million euros. Analysts …

The Scalable Capital founding team: Florian Prucker, Erik Podzuweit and Prof. Dr. Stefan Mittnik (from the left, photo: Scalable Capital)

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Scalable Capital: Algorithm-driven investment

Scalable Capital is a poster child of the Munich fintech scene. The startup has been on the market for a mere two years and manages more than 600 million euros of its clients’ assets — with a strong upward trend. We spoke with Erik Podzuweit, co-founder and CEO of Scalable …

Team CQSE

Success Story

 

CQSE – Understanding Software and Making It Future Proof

The Munich startup CQSE helps companies future proof their software for the continued digitalization of the economy. The four founders discovered the trend in 2009. With an increasing number of large and small companies noticing that their software is no longer up-to-date, they have benefitted from the expertise provided by …

Success Story

 

fos4X: How a Munich Company is Revolutionizing Wind Energy

In wind energy, like in many other sectors, the next wave of innovation is being driven by sensors and data. We spoke with the young, Munich-based high-tech company fos4X, which is delivering the basis for that development with its “rotor blade sensing” technology and software. Digitization of the energy sector …

Profiles

Crafty, Christiane Wolff and Jens Zabel

Profile

 

Crafty: Find Reliable Handymen, Stress-free

Anyone who needs a handyman unfortunately often also needs to have nerves of steel. The Munich startup Crafty has made…

Münchner Kaffeerösterei

Profile

 

Münchner Kaffeerösterei: Blockchain, Virtual Reality and Coffee

Anyone who knows the Munich startup scene and its events are probably also familiar the black mobile Barista Bar of…

Alasco Team

Profile

 

A Boost for the Construction Industry: Alasco Is Creating Affordable Housing

Alasco wants to create better and more affordable housing. It’s pretty obvious that the founders Anselm Bauer, Sebastian Schuon and…

Inveox founders Maria and Dominik Sievert (photo: Astrid Eckert / TU Muenchen)

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Inveox: Digital Pathology

Inveox develops digital solutions for pathology labs. The technology created by the Munich-based company aims to avoid unnecessary diagnostic mistakes.…

7 Questions

Twostay: “Use Space That Is Incredibly Underused”

7 Questions

 

Twostay: “Use Space That Is Incredibly Underused”

The Munich-based Startup Twostay is a platform to find inspiring workspaces for the new generation of moving professionals. The marketplace…

Hofmann & Stirner

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Hofmann & Stirner: “Technical Excellence Instead of Bullshit Bingo”

“Feeding technology” — Never heard of it? It’s important! The founders of Hofmann & Stirner told us why: 1. Who…

BARRIO

7 Questions

 

Barrio: A Match-Making App for Parents and Playdates

The Munich startup Barrio connects parents planning playdates with a match-making app. Barrio got started a year ago and the…

361 Extended Reality

7 Questions

 

361 Extended Reality — Learning in the 21st Century

How might learning look in the future? And how will modern technologies help? Jonathan Sierck, co-founder and CEO of 361…

A talk with…

Ananda Impact Ventures Team

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Investing in Startups with Social Impact – A talk with… Ananda Impact Ventures!

Ananda Impact Ventures is what is known as an ‘Impact Investment Fund.’ The VC for social entrepreneurs has an office…

CDTM Team

A talk with...

 

Munich’s Startup Hotbed: A talk with… CDTM!

The CDTM is one of Munich’s most successful startup hotbeds — numerous promising young companies have already been launched from…

Munich Network

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Access to Decision-Makers in the Tech Industry – A talk with… Munich Network

‘Munich Network e.V.’ originated in 1984 as an initiative by Munich companies to introduce the necessary knowledge and new technologies…

Design Offices

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Coworking Luminaries with Big Plans — An Interview with… Design Offices

In this day and age of digitization and flexible working, coworking is of increasing importance. One of the most active…

Munich Movers

Bastian Nominacher, Celonis

Munich Movers

 

Video Interview with Bastian Nominacher: How Celonis Became a Unicorn

As the latest Munich unicorn, the local company Celonis was already the talk of the town in 2018. CEO and…

Agile Scrum

Munich Movers

 

Agile and Scrum: What is agile working?

Any self-respecting businessperson uses agile work principles. Even large companies give agile methods a try. Then it’s all about rapid…

Dr. Jochen Hurlebaus

Munich Movers

 

“Digital Health: Munich Offers an Unbeatable Ecosystem” – An Interview with Dr. Jochen Hurlebaus

There’s one person that every Munich startup in the field of digital health has definitely encountered: Dr. Jochen Hurlebaus. He’s…

Dr. Albert M. Geiger from Alphazirkel. © Aplhazirkel

Munich Movers

 

Alphazirkel Brings Family Businesses Together with Munich Startups

Alphazirkel supports cooperation between founders and established SMEs. We spoke with the network’s Managing Partner, Dr. Albert Michael Geiger. He…

Startup Stories

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