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Breaking the Myth: Do Larger Funding Rounds Signal Scaleup Creation?

2018-06-15T13:37:22+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

Scaleup firms or firms showing high growth generally raise larger funding rounds than non-scaleups. It is often a perceived notion that firms raising larger funding tend to become scaleups. According to Startup Genome’s latest report, it observed that large scaleups (those companies reaching billion-dollar valuation and those having exits over $100 million) raise more than

3 Key Sub-Sector Strengths of Frankfurt’s Startup Ecosystem

2018-06-17T17:15:03+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

TechQuartier partnered up with Startup Genome in their research study to identify the key strengths of Frankfurt’s startup ecosystem. Many strengths, as well as areas of improvement, were identified, and the results are published in Startup Genome’s Frankfurt Ecosystem Report 2018. Three key subsectors were identified where the region has potential to build global competitiveness

Fostering Scaleup creation in Frankfurt by globalizing its Startup Ecosystem

2018-06-12T22:08:10+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

In the race to become the next scaleup producer ecosystem in the world, Frankfurt is trailing behind other comparable ecosystems. Startup Genome, in their latest ecosystem report on Frankfurt, outlined three areas which must be improved to position Frankfurt as the next big startup ecosystem. According to the Genome report, currently, globalization is the key

Interview with Clark CEO, Dr. Christopher Oster – On the Frankfurt ecosystem, developing the right mindset and scaling internationally

2018-06-13T12:12:51+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

On June 8 2018, TechQuartier had the great opportunity to speak with the founder and CEO of Clark Germany GmbH, Dr. Christopher Oster. In the interview, Christopher gave TQ—and our startup community—some of his insights on what it takes to become a recognized and successful startup. Originally from the Rhein-Main region, Christopher began his professional

From corporate banker to head of a startup – An interview with Torsten Sonntag, CFO and COO at VERIMI

2018-06-14T16:18:34+00:00 May 28th, 2018|

By Alina Kilian Torsten Sonntag was working for one of the biggest German banks for 26 years. Now, he manages VERIMI, the Frankfurt and Berlin-based user identity management platform. The startup is backed by 10 large European companies, namely Allianz, Daimler, Axel Springer, Deutsche Bank, Bundesdruckerei, Deutsche Telekom, Lufthansa, Giesecke + Devrient, CORE and Here

Sports, technology and collaborative innovation : How tech startups are changing the game

2018-06-14T13:03:27+00:00 May 17th, 2018|

Professional sports teams are increasingly turning to new technologies and startups to gain a competitive edge. It's in that collaborative context that Eintracht Frankfurt and TechQuartier teamed up to work out a challenging program that helped 14 European SportsTech startups to boost their business: MMI SportsTech.  During the bootcamp, which was held from April 23 -

Founder Insights with Matthias Karger from node.energy

2018-06-14T16:07:46+00:00 May 16th, 2018|

In August 2016, Matthias Karger and Lars Rinn decided to revolutionize the energy sector with their Frankfurt-based GreenTech Startup node.energy. For many years now, more and more people have been installing solar panels on their roof. Whether this made economic sense has for as long a time been a source of debate. What we do know

Frankfurt startups conquer the Top 10 of the Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) 2018

2018-06-12T12:23:33+00:00 April 17th, 2018|

The much-anticipated yearly report from Startup Genome was released today and positions Frankfurt as a leader according to multiple categories. Among the indicators where Frankfurt ranked favourably, the early-stage funding per startup (21st), the sense of community (7th) and global connections happening locally (top 5 globally). Frankfurt, Hesse, April 17, 2018 – Released at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in

Global trends and other key findings from the 2018 Global Startup Ecosystem Report

2018-06-12T12:23:12+00:00 April 17th, 2018|

The Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) 2018: Key Findings Startup Genome works to increase the success rate of startups and improve the performance of startup ecosystems across more than 30 countries. We advise leaders of innovation ministries, agencies and organizations supporting startups.   The Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018 is the world’s most comprehensive startup

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