Which startups are worried about survival

Dusseldorf The Dataguard founders worried about their financing until they signed it with the notary: “Our investors constantly checked the stock market prices and their emails,” says co-founder Thomas Regier of the dramatic hours until the London growth fund One Peak Partners signed the first round of financing . If the deal had broken due […]

Analysis series “Global Challenges”: Risk taking requires perseverance

There is a more fundamental problem behind the feverish search for a vaccine against the coronavirus: How can scientific and technological breakthroughs be accelerated? And: How can you support start-ups to fully develop their creative potential? Answers to these questions must be found so that economies remain globally competitive. Start-ups not only fuel the dynamics […]

Refurbed sells used electrical appliances and plants trees for them

Kilian Kaminski “Our mission is to permanently change our consumer society” Dusseldorf Kilian Kaminski learned his business from the world’s largest online retailer. The 29-year-old directed Amazon in Germany the Certified Refurbished Program, the sale of used and refurbished electronic items. But after a year and a half it was clear to him: “This area […]

Investors are looking for future technologies in the middle class

Hamburg Felix Haas is one of the faces of the Munich start-up boom. As a co-organizer of the founding event “Bits & Pretzels”, he made it to the scene celebrity: being Facebook– Profile adorns a photo with former US President Barack Obama, whom the conference flown in as a speaker last year. Haas is also […]

Neuefische founder Dalia Das in the podcast Handelsblatt Disrupt

Dusseldorf Dalia Das founded Neuefische, a start-up that wants to get people fit for jobs in the digital world in just a few weeks – as a data analyst or web designer, for example. How this should work and what goes wrong in the German education system, the entrepreneur explains this week in the podcast […]

Project-A founder Heinemann in the podcast Handelsblatt Disrupt

Dusseldorf Florian Heinemann is one of the most experienced start-up investors in Germany, and he is a founder himself: Because after his time at Rocket Internet, the Samwer brothers’ start-up company, founded the Berlin-based incubator Project A Ventures, which helps to set up young Internet companies. In the Handelsblatt Disrupt podcast, Heinemann explains why Germany […]

Telekom CEO Claudia Nemat: “There is a lack of leeway”

Claudia Nemat “Our TechBoost program gives startups with a cloud-based business model credit for IT resources.” (Photo: Lêmrich for Handelsblatt) Dusseldorf At the moment, Telekom chairwoman Claudia Nemat sees Germany as not yet optimally positioned when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI). Ms. Nemat, is Germany falling behind on AI? Vorneweg, Germany has recognized that […]

Private Equity: Success Model in the Endurance Test

financial investors The icon shows the financial district of London: the corona epidemic has also hit the private equity industry. (Photo: AP) Frankfurt Usually it’s a date with a champagne mood. But in 2020 everything was different at the Berlin private equity conference “Super Return”. The Corona epidemic hit the industry last week and the […]

Revolut confirms $ 500 million funding

Revolution The British smartphone bank has raised another $ 500 million. (Photo: Reuters) Frankfurt Nik Storonsky, co-founder of UK financial start-up Revolut, reports completion: His company has received $ 500 million from investors and is now valued at $ 5.5 billion, he said on Tuesday. This is not surprising. Storonsky had already announced the new […]