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Brandenburg Gate in panoramic view. Berlin, Germany. Image Credit: Shutterstock

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Accelerators

Cologne Mayor tours Tel Aviv, prepares groundwork for startup and entrepreneur exchange

Germany's fourth-largest city wants to borrow a bit from Tel Aviv, and maybe recruit some new residents along the way
Feb 22, 2017

Jerusalem’s OurCrowd strikes agreement with Berlin sports accelerator leAD to bring Israeli startups to Germany

OurCrowd will guide Israeli startups to the new 'sportstech' program in Germany, whose next cohort will get started in fall 2017
Feb 13, 2017

Cowork startup Mindspace raises $15 million round to lay groundwork for challenge to WeWork

Based in Tel Aviv with active hubs in Germany, the company is targeting the big tech centers of the United States
Jan 25, 2017
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Advertising

Vertex and Baidu give $22 million investment to machine learning startup Dynamic Yield

The round indicates investor demand for personalized advertising campaigns is growing
Dec 20, 2016
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German company buys Israeli startup Inneractive for $46 million

The buy makes German company RNTS a powerful competitor in mobile advertising with its third major acquisition in the last year
Mar 03, 2016
Berlin is catching up to London's status as the capital of European tech startups, but which will be the capital long-term? (London: CC-BY-SA 3.0 David Iliff via Wikimedia Commons; Berlin: CC BY 2.0 Robert Debowski via Wikimedia Commons)

Germany, UK lead explosion in European startup exits in 2015

Tech.eu and the Nordic Web find that Germany is increasingly dominant in the European tech scene. Will they catch up to London in every category in 2016?
Feb 03, 2016
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Big Data

Has Microsoft Translator built the next champion of online translating? Should Google Translate watch out? Photo credit: Laura Rosbrow; Hand model: Gedalyah Reback

Microsoft Translator leapfrogs Google Translate on group convos

But here's why it has a long way to go
Dec 14, 2016
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Israeli otonomo raises $12 million to help autonomous and connected cars share data

Relationships with Daimler AG and other manufacturers are being setup
Nov 01, 2016

German Jobspotting releases new analytics dashboard for its job-seeking hub

The German company has already expanded from iOS to Android and opened offices in the UK
Nov 18, 2015

Consumer

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Samsung admits that battery defects caused Note 7 fires

The company brought in outside investigators, who found that Samsung's manufacturers experienced different problems building and rolling out the Note 7 battery
Jan 23, 2017
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Kodak Ektra smartphone tries to recapture some of a lost era in photography

Kodak's move to digital hasn't been easy
Dec 05, 2016
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Samsung unveils the new Gear S3 smartwatch with GPS, LTE

Samsung took a good watch and added a bunch of new features, such as a loudspeaker, LTE connectivity, and payment support. But is it the world's smartest watch?
Sep 01, 2016
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Development

FinTech dominates among Hamburg startups as the city catches up to Berlin tech

Hamburg saw more new startups in 2015 than any year previous, with FinTech a huge employer in the northern German city.
Mar 17, 2016
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Germany’s test IO announces $5 million Series A financing

The company plans to use the funds to expand its business to the U.S. by opening a San Francisco-based office and re-branding
Nov 18, 2015

eCommerce

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Curated shopping startup Outfittery lands $22 million from Octopus Ventures and others

And who said there wasn't money in men's fashion?
Aug 15, 2016
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German eyewear marketplace Brillen.de scores $49 million from former Facebook and Netflix investors

Capitalizing on the ballooning online eye care business and popularity of marketplaces, previous LinkedIn and Spotify investors think Brillen.de can be huge
Jul 07, 2016

FinTech dominates among Hamburg startups as the city catches up to Berlin tech

Hamburg saw more new startups in 2015 than any year previous, with FinTech a huge employer in the northern German city.
Mar 17, 2016
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Education

Entrepreneurship

Frankfurt startups look to educate the next generation of talent

With a massive corporate density and labor pool, why is it so hard for Frankfurt startups to build teams?
Mar 13, 2017

Duolingo vs. WhatsApp: Berlin startup Tandem has app that lets you chat with natives to learn a new language

Tandem's video-calling-and-chat app is finally bringing the foreign pen pal concept into the digital age with over 100 tongues and 11 sign languages
Mar 05, 2017

This is why Berlin is naturally nurturing for startups

Renowned as an international city of innovation and creativity, the German capital has become the choice of many entrepreneurs
Feb 21, 2017
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Events

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The games you should know from Spiel, the world’s largest gathering of board gamers

Feel like a new game? Here were the best ones we saw at Spiel, Europe's (and likely the globe's) preeminent board game conference
Nov 05, 2016

Berlin’s English-speaking Tech Open Air announces funding round ahead of annual conference

TOA's annual English-speaking conference in Berlin is happening July 13-15, and organizers tell Geektime they expect blockchain with a side of Brexit at this year's forum
Jul 01, 2016
Photo courtesy of the author at SXSW 2016

7 SXSW startups that impressed a Turkish startup enthusiast

And yes, there was a lot of technology, talks, and tacos
Mar 28, 2016
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FinTech

Breaking into Deutsche Bank: This German giant has found a way to reach out startups

This could be a big opportunity for startups looking to get a foot in with one of Europe’s biggest banks
Apr 03, 2017

Frankfurt startups look to educate the next generation of talent

With a massive corporate density and labor pool, why is it so hard for Frankfurt startups to build teams?
Mar 13, 2017

Frankfurt’s startup ecosystem challenges: Cracking the funding nut

This is how young companies are overcoming the bias against startups and getting funded
Mar 07, 2017
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Gaming

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Greentech

MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 09: Motorists queue up to get fuel at a fuel station in Madrid during the first day of a nationwide haulers strike on June 9, 2008 in Madrid, Spain. Photo credit: Denis Doyle/Getty Images Israel

Diesel cars pollute up to 10 times more than trucks and buses in Europe

Researchers urge the EU to adopt stricter emissions standards for popular diesel cars
Jan 07, 2017
PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 05: A Tesla Model S car is displayed at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Israel

Tesla acquires German engineering powerhouse Grohmann to ramp up manufacturing

Tesla just bought a major German manufacturer
Nov 08, 2016

Here are 10 European ‘agritech’ companies to keep a close eye on

From cloud software which monitors crops, animals and urban farms to insects and growing fields of algae, there are many startups working on innovative technologies [Read More...]
Aug 12, 2015
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Hardware

Photo Credit: Kodak

Kodak Ektra smartphone tries to recapture some of a lost era in photography

Kodak's move to digital hasn't been easy
Dec 05, 2016
Photo Credit: Aixtron

US government scuttles Chinese-German semiconductor deal

Germany and the US turned against the deal because of missile technology concerns
Dec 03, 2016
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Berlin hardware startup and Y Combinator alum Senic raises seed funding from Target Partners

The startup's first product, Nuimo, has already garnered healthy interest through crowdfunding campaigns and brought in pre-orders of over $500,000
Aug 30, 2016
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Health

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Industry

The 5 things that mattered for self-driving cars to come out of CES 2017

They were all the rage during the Vegas tech conference, but these were the big takeaways you need to know
Jan 08, 2017
Brandenburg Gate lit up during Berlin's 2012 Festival of Lights. Photo credit: SA 3.0 Lotse via Wikimedia Commons

Balderton report on Euro tech talent shows major gaps in Ireland, burgeoning strength in the Nordics

Europe's talent is locked in the London-Paris-Berlin triangle, although the best bet for some developers might be to check out other countries
Dec 12, 2016

German adtech giant Glispa acquires Greek-Cypriot startup darling Avocarrot

Greek startup darling Avocarrot had deliberately based its R&D in Greece to show off the country's tech talent. Now they have an exit.
Sep 13, 2016
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Innovation

"I see a Cambrian explosion of startups in Europe." - Fran Salzgeber, Head of Technology Transfer for the European Space Agency

This man is bringing space tech back to Earth

If you want to understand what's happening in space technology, you should talk to the European Space Agency's Frank Salzgeber
Oct 18, 2015
Shackleton Energy

Lunar-bound: 4 companies looking to take a stake in the moon

Here some of the starry-eyed companies looking to break new ground
Sep 09, 2015

Predicting crimes before they occur is no longer science fiction

Police departments all over the world are testing algorithms that will help them increase surveillance and highlight known criminals
Dec 09, 2014
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Internet

Has Microsoft Translator built the next champion of online translating? Should Google Translate watch out? Photo credit: Laura Rosbrow; Hand model: Gedalyah Reback

Microsoft Translator leapfrogs Google Translate on group convos

But here's why it has a long way to go
Dec 14, 2016

Could Russia be behind US election-based fake news on Facebook?

Growing evidence based on cases of Russian disinformation throughout Europe motivated us to look into potential Russian backing of this year's fake US news
Nov 18, 2016

Jimdo, the profitable website creation software maker from Hamburg, (finally) raises €25 million

You know it’s an absolutely fantastic time to raise capital – especially if you can demonstrate significant traction – when companies that have stubbornly resisted [Read More...]
Jun 08, 2015
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IoT

This is how connected tools will increase productivity in major industries

Who are you calling the "Internet of Things"? It's time to define what we are actually talking about and why it's important
Apr 18, 2017
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The auto industry’s drive to secure smart cars against thieves

You can lock your car, but your car can also lock you, up and out
Dec 12, 2016
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Israeli otonomo raises $12 million to help autonomous and connected cars share data

Relationships with Daimler AG and other manufacturers are being setup
Nov 01, 2016
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Lists

10 Berlin startups that you should know already

As one of the hottest startup scenes going on today, this German city is home to a group of companies that are leading European innovation
Apr 03, 2017

Beyond Mars: 7 major proposed NASA and ESA missions to conquer the solar system and search for life

For all the talk of Mars, the solar system has abundant unexplored territory with some unconventional environments that might harbor alien life
Mar 17, 2017
PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 05: A Tesla Model S car is displayed at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Israel

7 startups Elon Musk and Tesla have needed (or wanted) to build a stronger electric car ecosystem

Some deals worked, some of them didn't, but they all tell us what Tesla still needs in order to realize its grand strategy
Mar 09, 2017
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Marketing

Media

Too little, too late? Image Credit: Facebook

Germany to punish Facebook for fake news

But will fines and shaming actually decrease the appetite for fake news? We look at the legal implications and alternative ways
Dec 20, 2016
BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 28: A visitor takes a picture by using a smartphone during the rehearsal of 'The One Grand Show' at Friedrichstadt-Palast on September 28, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Christian Marquardt/Getty Images Israel

YouTube settles with German music rights regulator

But a larger fight with artists on royalties continues unabated
Nov 02, 2016
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Fanmiles acquires Berlin event discovery platform startup Vamos

Vamos CTO Jens Dressler will be joining the company as its new CTO to lead the tech team that will be developing the platform for event organizers and ticket sellers
Apr 11, 2016
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Mobile

Photo Credit: Samsung

Samsung admits that battery defects caused Note 7 fires

The company brought in outside investigators, who found that Samsung's manufacturers experienced different problems building and rolling out the Note 7 battery
Jan 23, 2017
Photo Credit: Kodak

Kodak Ektra smartphone tries to recapture some of a lost era in photography

Kodak's move to digital hasn't been easy
Dec 05, 2016
Ida Tin, Co-founder and CEO of Clue, a period counting app among few that accurately predict when a woman is most likely to get pregnant. Our interview with Tin took place at TechCrunch Disrupt 2016 in San Francisco. Photo credit: Laura Rosbrow-Telem / Geektime

For women tracking their fertility, only a few apps can help

Thankfully, we spoke to the ones that do. Here, they explain why they are accurate where others are not, and their best tips for getting pregnant or avoiding an unwanted [Read More...]
Oct 25, 2016
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News

Cowork startup Mindspace raises $15 million round to lay groundwork for challenge to WeWork

Based in Tel Aviv with active hubs in Germany, the company is targeting the big tech centers of the United States
Jan 25, 2017
Photo Credit: Samsung

Samsung admits that battery defects caused Note 7 fires

The company brought in outside investigators, who found that Samsung's manufacturers experienced different problems building and rolling out the Note 7 battery
Jan 23, 2017

Berlin cryptocurrency hybrid VC Neufund raises €2M to upend startup investing as we know it

Building their own set of crypto tokens, this startup says that they have found a way to make buying and selling investments in startups easy
Jan 17, 2017
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Policy

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Robotics

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Science

Israel and Germany launch joint €30 million nanotechnology funding initiative

The initiative brings together two countries which have taken a global lead in the physics-shaking nanotechology industry
Nov 13, 2016

Swiss cancer vaccine company Amal raises €2.75 million

One of the smaller startups to enter the market, cancer vaccines could be the next big thing in medicine.
Mar 31, 2016
"I see a Cambrian explosion of startups in Europe." - Fran Salzgeber, Head of Technology Transfer for the European Space Agency

This man is bringing space tech back to Earth

If you want to understand what's happening in space technology, you should talk to the European Space Agency's Frank Salzgeber
Oct 18, 2015

Security

This is why the CIA chose to set up their cyber spying operations in Frankfurt

Wikileaks’s latest dump of secrets yesterday alleged that this German city is at the center of their cyber ops. This makes so much sense when you think about it
Mar 08, 2017
Image Credit: BMW

The auto industry’s drive to secure smart cars against thieves

You can lock your car, but your car can also lock you, up and out
Dec 12, 2016
Photo Credit: Aixtron

US government scuttles Chinese-German semiconductor deal

Germany and the US turned against the deal because of missile technology concerns
Dec 03, 2016
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Social Media

Duolingo vs. WhatsApp: Berlin startup Tandem has app that lets you chat with natives to learn a new language

Tandem's video-calling-and-chat app is finally bringing the foreign pen pal concept into the digital age with over 100 tongues and 11 sign languages
Mar 05, 2017
Too little, too late? Image Credit: Facebook

Germany to punish Facebook for fake news

But will fines and shaming actually decrease the appetite for fake news? We look at the legal implications and alternative ways
Dec 20, 2016
Has Microsoft Translator built the next champion of online translating? Should Google Translate watch out? Photo credit: Laura Rosbrow; Hand model: Gedalyah Reback

Microsoft Translator leapfrogs Google Translate on group convos

But here's why it has a long way to go
Dec 14, 2016
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Space

Beyond Mars: 7 major proposed NASA and ESA missions to conquer the solar system and search for life

For all the talk of Mars, the solar system has abundant unexplored territory with some unconventional environments that might harbor alien life
Mar 17, 2017
Photo credit: ESA_Rosetta on Twitter

Rosetta space probe completes its mission

The mission landed the first man-made object on a comet and offered key clues on the mysterious origins of Earth's water
Sep 30, 2016

International Space University opens its first program in Israel with kickoff in Haifa

The annual summer program will be hosted by the Technion, where over 100 students from two dozen countries will be treated to a blend of space and innovation
Jul 13, 2016
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Transportation

PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 05: A Tesla Model S car is displayed at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Israel

7 startups Elon Musk and Tesla have needed (or wanted) to build a stronger electric car ecosystem

Some deals worked, some of them didn't, but they all tell us what Tesla still needs in order to realize its grand strategy
Mar 09, 2017
MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 09: Motorists queue up to get fuel at a fuel station in Madrid during the first day of a nationwide haulers strike on June 9, 2008 in Madrid, Spain. Photo credit: Denis Doyle/Getty Images Israel

Diesel cars pollute up to 10 times more than trucks and buses in Europe

Researchers urge the EU to adopt stricter emissions standards for popular diesel cars
Jan 07, 2017
Image Credit: BMW

The auto industry’s drive to secure smart cars against thieves

You can lock your car, but your car can also lock you, up and out
Dec 12, 2016
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Venture Capital

Frankfurt’s startup ecosystem challenges: Cracking the funding nut

This is how young companies are overcoming the bias against startups and getting funded
Mar 07, 2017

Innogy, the European energy giant, has landed in Israel to look for startups

There's a new global venture capital player in the startup nation, and they're looking for Israeli startups. Specifically, there's a competition
Dec 12, 2016

From IT to fintech, early signs point to Dublin and Berlin startup growth as VC investments slow in London

Second quarter venture capital was significantly slower in London while it picked up in Berlin, as experts warn the sooner post-Brexit regulations are laid out, the [Read More...]
Jul 27, 2016
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Wearables

ProGlove combines ergonomics and business intelligence for industrial workers. Photo credit: ProGlove

Smart glove startup out of Munich nabs $2.2 million investment from Intel

ProGlove wants to Tony Stark-ify your IoT devices with a five-fingered remote control
May 31, 2016
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Munich IoT company eGym powerlifts $45 million from investors

Are you ready for the smart gym? Some high rollers are betting several million that you are
Mar 23, 2016

From Berlin to Hong Kong: Soundbrenner builds wearable, vibrating metronome

Soundbrenner's wearable metronome could revolutionize the way musicians keep the beat and change the tempo, thanks to the resources the German startup found in Hong Kong [Read More...]
Feb 07, 2016
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IT

Applause’s Alex Waldmann takes on challenges to mobile security with expert meetup in Tel Aviv

Three mobile security professionals walk into a bar: pro tips for building a more secure mobile app space
May 03, 2016