Transforming Frankfurt into the next Scaleup Producer – Closing the funding gap

2018-06-17T17:14:25+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

The leading financial powerhouse of Europe, Frankfurt is on the way to becoming one of the global Fintech scaleup producers. According to Startup Genome’s Frankfurt Startup Ecosystem Report, there are approximately 400 technology-based startups in Frankfurt and among all the 100 ecosystems studied in the report, Frankfurt had the highest concentration of Fintech startups with

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

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

Corporate Venture Capital : Best of both worlds? A recap

2018-08-15T12:30:23+00:00 May 24th, 2018|

Recap of Fintech Meetup at TechQuartier (May 23rd, 2018) Corporate Venture Capitals - Best of Both Worlds? was the theme of this edition of Fintech Meetup FFM, which took place at TechQuartier on 23rdof May 2018. If you missed the event, fret not! We have all the insights covered here. Among the participants were some

Founder Insights with Smartkarma co-founder, Jon Foster

2018-07-02T10:31:08+00:00 March 21st, 2018|

Jon Foster tells us more about Smartkarma, a FinTech company he co-founded which operates a digital marketplace and provides investment insights to servicing the global asset management firms. He also shares his insights regarding venture capital (Smartkarma counts Sequoia as one of its main backers), the importance of pre-launch validations and the uncertainty that