When it comes to German startups, its normally Berlin that gets all the sexy headlines.
The city is home, for example, to Rocket Internet, the incubator founded by the Samwer brothers. It has made plenty of noise in the German media with successful investments in firms such as the fashion portal Zalando or food ordering services Lieferheld and Hello Fresh.
Fashion and cooking always offer a bit of glitz and go down well with the general public.
The Frankfurt startup scene, on the other hand, is less glitzy and relatively quiet — but perhaps all the more successful.