These 10 startups are reshaping Germany as the ‘Digital Viking’ of Europe in 2019

These 10 startups are reshaping Germany as the ‘Digital Viking’ of Europe in 2019

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With the growing tech ecosystem, Germany is making a name for itself in a broad range of field especially in Digital. In addition, the maturing startup scene, the affordable and high quality of living indeed attract investors and international talents.

Various cities like Munich, Hamburg, including the capital Berlin are flourishing at a rapid pace. For the past decade, it’s startups in the digital sector has been playing a vital role in their economy, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Furthermore, Germany has incubated some incredible startups in the digital/technology arena like Fintech, Biotech, Cleantech, AI, Big Data and more.

Having said that, it’s time to take a look at some promising young startups from Germany that are ready to make waves and have the potential to change or impact the respective industry in different ways. Here’s the freshest list we have compiled based on those in news these days.


Founded by Christian Klötzer and Jonas Baum, Matchbase is the first football league app on demand, where players get to select the matchday and venue. Based out of Berlin, this platform makes it easy for teams to find opponents on the same level and pitches nearby. It is available as an app on both Android and iOS, free of charge. The company has so far raised a total of €72K in funding over 1 round. This was a Pre-Seed round raised on Jul 1, 2018.


Holoride is a tech and entertainment company developing the future of in-vehicle entertainment, linking Extended Reality (XR) with real-time motion data. Through this platform, users can add real-time physical feedback to the vehicle creating an intense and immersive experience. With holoride technology, the XR content adapts to the type of route, to driving styles – and it’s connected to the location. The company make use of map, navigation, localization and vehicle data from acceleration to steering. Founded by Marcus Kühne, Daniel Profendiner and Nils Wollny in 2019, it is based out of Munich.


Founded by Hanna Bachmann in 2015, hepster integrates insurance into modernity as lifestyle products. With hepster you can easily insure yourself, your sports equipment and your electronic devices. For this purpose, hepster has developed unique digital lifestyle products in the areas of activity (accident insurance), equipment (sports equipment insurance), electronics (electronics insurance), bike (bicycle insurance), travel (travel insurance) and basic (basic protection insurance). The startup is also on the way in the lucrative B2B segment.


Based out of Munich, iAutofinance is a growth-oriented fintech company that deals with financing of cars. It is the first car financing portal that connects car buyers digitally with car dealers and car financing platform.

Founded by Jan Wienner, the company is aiming to create an independent brand, trade and automotive-wide platform for auto and future mobility financing. Notably, the use of iAutofinance is free for both buyers and merchants.  Having said that, iAutofinance receives a lead or loan commission from the financing partners.


Metronus is a Germany-based Startup that aims to help patients recover better after injuries. The training is visualized via virtual- und augmented-reality and gamified to increase motivation. The patient can train right after the injury – regularly and highly effective. The startup has teamed up with a university hospital and a professional sports soccer team. The goal is to offers a solution to the growing lack of physical therapists and undersupplies in rural areas.

Clinic radar

Operating under the name KlinikRadar, Alexander Bruntz, Marco Bardenheuer and Mikhail Vinkler is trying to establish a hospital search engine. Through this search engine, people can get to know information on treatment quality, services, equipment and offer of more than 2,200 hospitals in Germany. Moreover, the results can be filtered according to individual needs in order to find the best hospital for you.


Founder of the company Jordan Abderrachid and Neel Popat wants to make it possible for everyone to become a crypto-investor without any prerequisites. Based out of Berlin, Donut brings accessibility, education, and trust in managing and transacting in crypto assets with its investment app. This platform creates personalized crypto portfolios for the clients that reflect their interests and risk profile.

The company’s mission is to empower everyone to become an investor in that future. Recently, Donut raised a €1.6 million seed round led by early-stage VC Redalpine with participation from EarlyBlock, Entrepreneur First, AngelList’s Philipp Moehring and Andy Chung, N26 Bank board member Marcus Mosen, former N26 CMO Kelly Ford, and other angels.

The company will be using this funding to grow its engineering and design teams, as well as to further accelerate product development and strengthen strategic partnerships.


offpeak is an online brokerage platform that allows restaurants to better utilize their tables at opening times, which are usually not busy, meaning off-peak time. Offpeak will provide you with table reservations from 2 to a maximum of 4 guests during online booking. Guests will receive a 50% discount off the invoice amount of all consumed food when they reserve the table in their restaurant via

retro place

Founded by Christian Corre, this platform is all about used video and computer games. While the online platform like Amazon and eBay demand extremely high sales commissions, Retro place is the cheapest online platform with 7% commission.


Founded by Günter Wolfgang, Markus Scheggendorfer and David Knauer , Findu is a dining establishment and a market service provider, where restaurateurs can introduce themselves to the world. At restaurateurs can register for free and create a profile. The profiles are managed and the venues are supported by services such as video productions, photo shoots and writing editorial articles.

These services can be financed by a subscription model of €49. With this, the caterers are offered the opportunity to position themselves too transparent, where users can find what they are looking for quickly and precisely.

Undoubtedly, Germany has contributed a lot and certainly punched above its weight in tech startups scenario. Having said that, these fresh startups trying to scale up should not be replicating their international predecessor, instead, they must operate radically different, making Germany a digital Viking of Europe. Apart from creating a great company and product, entrepreneurs should also strive to make a positive change in the society as well.

Stay tuned to Silicon Canals for more updates in the tech startup world.

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