Online retailer Zalando is one of Europe's greatest startup success stories. By fusing fashion, technology and logistics, the company is redefining what modern retail is and what it can become.
Mar 03, 2018 in
Most of the siblings of the secretive Reimann family cashed out of their inheritance in the '90s. They're investing some of their wealth in startups.
Feb 06, 2018 in
The boss of Germany's biggest startup incubator tells Handelsblatt why 2017 was fruitful despite highly-publicized missed targets and setbacks.
Dec 21, 2017 in
German fashion retailer Zalando plans to roll out an online shopping service that uses artificial intelligence to make personalized suggestions. But will it be enough to take on US rival Amazon?
Dec 06, 2017 in
In just six years, Flixbus has captured over 90 percent of the German long-distance bus market. For co-founder and IT head Daniel Krauss, the game has gotten serious.
Jun 06, 2017 in
Germany’s best-known startup incubator posted a €565 million loss in 2016. The e-commerce company is putting on a brave face, but it might not be enough to prevent investors from jumping ship.
Apr 25, 2017 in
Rocket Internet was once Berlin's wunderkind and answer to Silicon Valley, but the startup incubater has struggled to gain liftoff. After posting constant losses in online retail, it's now hoping for a new win in the business-to-business market.
Apr 24, 2017 in
Following in the footsteps of a successful U.S. model, a new German web platform is encouraging neighbors to help each other out and meet more in an age of increasing digitalization. But can Nebenan.de monetize its good intentions?
Mar 16, 2017 in
ResearchGate, a sort of Facebook for scientists, has taken the research community by storm and attracted big backers such as Bill Gates and Goldman Sachs. But despite a new funding round of $52.6 million, it is still far from being profitable.
Mar 01, 2017 in
Kinnevik, the Swedish investment company is drawing back from Germany’s best known startup incubator Rocket Internet, amid fears that the two companies are becoming too similar.
Feb 24, 2017 in
While big streaming service providers compete for dominance of the music market, a new Berlin startup has emerged in the classical music niche.
Jan 18, 2017 in
The market for telemedicine is growing fast and Germany is gradually easing its laws. Companies are keen to catch up and Jameda, a German portal where patients rate their doctors, is investing in the business.
Jan 12, 2017 in
The once-hot food delivery business is getting overcrowded, as small providers try to avoid being priced by large entrants like Amazon and DHL.
Jan 05, 2017 in
Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential campaign has unleashed a wave of protectionist populism among the American electorate. Some of Germany’s top companies are anxious about the future of a landmark trade deal - and the strength of Berlin’s relationship with Washington.
Oct 24, 2016 in
The two-time Oscar winner is among the keynote speakers at this year's Bits & Pretzels conference in Munich, which aims to challenge Berlin's dominance in the German start-up scene -- with a little help from Oktoberfest.
Sep 26, 2016 in