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Podcast with exclusive content, including regular news, events, live streams and interviews from Germany, Europe and the world in English.

Joern "Joe" Menninger


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    Highlights of Germany's Most Extensive Annual Startup Survey

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 12:07

    This year more than 2.000 startups participated with more than 5.000 founders. In total the startups have more than 33.000 employees. On average the participating startups are a bit over 2 ½ years old and are mostly located in Berlin and NRW (Nordrheinwestfalen, one of Germany's states). NRW is Germany's largest state by population. It is also home to the Rhein-Ruhr metropolitan region, one of the world's 40 largest Metropolitan Regions.

    This Month in German Startups - November 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 23:36

    Be up to date to the German-speaking startup scene in less than 25 minutes.

    Fastbill's Exit to Canada Based Unicorn FreshBooks

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 39:50

    Toronto-based fintech unicorn FreshBooks made with Fastbill its first acquisition in Europe.

    Meet TIS - The World's Leading SaaS-B2B Outbound Payment Platform

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 30:39

    " Collect 2-3 term sheets from VCs early on. If you don't get term sheets there is something wrong with your equity story. Jörg Wiemer, Co-Founder and CSO at TIS"

    LUBIS EDA Maybe a Game Changer for the Semiconductor Industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 20:40

    "Our software can assure, that the chip design you approve for production is correct. … we can guarantee that there are no bucks." Tobias Ludwig, CEO and Founder LUBIS EDA

    GSA Unicorn Tracker - October 2021 (Bonus)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 11:17

    Tracking new and existing unicorns in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (GSA)

    This Month in German Startups - October 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 20:56

    Chris and Joe get together to give you an update on the German-speaking startup scene in English

    A Look Inside the World's First Law Regulating Autonomous Driving (Bonus Episode)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 29:35

    Together with JP, we are talking about the newest update/amendment / Novellierung of an already existing traffic law. As we will see in the interview, not all aspects are covered yet and complete autonomous driving is not yet permitted, BUT the law allows for semi-autonomous driving with a remote controlling human taking over control if needed.

    Meet Emma Sleep – They Are on Their Way to Becoming the World's No 1 Sleep Brand

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 31:17

    We talk to Denis, co-founder of Emma, a Frankfurt-based sleep tech startup on its way to becoming No 1 worldwide.

    Meet Edupression a Vienna-Based App on Prescription

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 26:14

    Daniel is the CEO and co-founder. One of his friends committed suicide, which made him start the company.

    MeetFox Makes Managing Your Client Meetings a Breeze (Bonus Episode)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 24:09

    Meetfox originally wanted to be a platform for coaches, but soon realized they are better at scheduling billed appointments. Then they moved from Vienna to New York City.

    Meet Johanna, the Lead of our Female Entrepreneurship Track (Bonus)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 6:10

    She has a strong startup background, once building up the business for a German startup in New York City

    Incari wants to be the OS for the cars of the future

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 40:26

    Incari is a software provider, from Berlin. Currently, they are mostly working on interfaces for the automotive industry but want to develop further into an operating system for the interfaces of cars.

    A Look in the German Esports Market with GAMERS ACADEMY (Bonus)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 25:18

    As you may know, FIFA 22 was published just a few days ago. That is like Christmas for most eports fans. So, we took the opportunity to talk to Philipp, ceo and founder of Gamers Academy

    This Month in German Startups - September 2021 Unicorn Tracker (Bonus)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 15:49

    Chris and Joe introduce you to the new unicorns and keep you updated on the existing ones

    This Month in German Startups - Summer Wrap-Up (July, August, September) 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 29:49

    This is a longer episode for the news, so get a snack and a drink and enjoy

    The Proptech HAUSGOLD Matches Real Estate Brokers with Buyers and Sellers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 37:43

    This is the first interview of Andreas, the new CFO of the proptech HAUSGOLD

    Meet Austria-Based Monkee – A Fintech With More Than 80% Women as Clients

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 36:27

    This is one of our interviews, covering a startup from Tirol, Austria, the fintech Monkee. We have Martin in the interview, CEO and co-founder of the fintech. Martin is an engineer by training, having worked more than a decade at Swarovski, in his last position he was leading the global innovation department.

    Entrepreneur Tools #6 – How to Start Thinking About Your Corporate Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 45:31

    We talk to Michelle, a silicon valley based entrepreneur. She shares thoughts on how to think about corporate culture with us

    German Startup Awards 2021 – Special Award for Lukasz Gadowski

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 40:14

    This interview is in media partnership with the German startup association. Their German Startup Awards (GSA21) honor each year outstanding female and male founders and investors in special categories.

    Meet Visualvest, the White Label Robo Advisor With € 2.6 bn Client Assets Under Management

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 34:45

    We catch up with Olaf, the CEO of Visual Vest a robo advisor, which now manages more than 2.6 bn Euros Client Assets

    Follow-Up with SAX Power, the Cutting-Edge Battery Startup

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 21:52

    We talk to Sax Power, the innovative battery startup from Ulm. We talk with them about their first product, a storage unit for solar power, for home use.

    Entrepreneur Tools – What startups get Wrong working with Corporates

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 31:26

    In this interview, we talk to Kate Pohl. She shares her experience on cooperations between startups and corporates from both sides

    New EpisoGerman Startup Awards 2021 – Best Newcomer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 26:15

    This interview is part of our series with the German Startup Association and their German Start Awards 2021

    Follow-Up with the All-Digital Health Insurer Ottonova

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 43:38

    We interview Roman, the CEO and founder of the all-digital health (re)insurer ottonova. He talks about the experience to set up the first private health insurer in 20 years in Germany.

    Meet the Person in Charge of Germany's €10 bn Startup Program

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 28:29

    Thomas has a past as an entrepreneur, shifted to a political career, and became Germany's Commissioner for Digital and Startups. In this role, he is in charge of the 10 bn startup program

    German Startup Awards 2021 – Social Entrepreneur of the Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 25:23

    Julius is just 20 years old but started a crisis hotline substitute for the generation WhatsApp, available 24/7

    (BONUS) German Institutional Funds Will Not Invest Big Bugs in Cryptocurrencies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 30:16

    The cryptocurrency influencer scene is awash with promises of billions of German institutional funds pouring in soon. We talk about why this will not happen

    IDnow talks about their acquisition of Ariadnext

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 39:21

    We talk to Andreas Bodczek, IDnow's CEO about their recent acquisition of Ariadnext in France and Identity TM in Germany.

    swisspod wants to build a Hyperloop underneath the Alps

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 36:11

    swisspod is evaluating the options to build a network of Hyperloop tubes underneath the Alps to connect Switzerland, with Germany, France, and Italy and each other.

    This Month in German Startups - June 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 22:03

    We are reporting live from Germany's largest unicorn wave ever. We announce two new unicorns (Scalable Capital and Forto (formerly FreightHub)) and Germany's first Decacorn Celonis, valued at more than 11 bn US$. The 2019 Unicorn Wefox raises large funding of 536 mn € (650 mn US$). About You IPOs for 23 €/share at 4 bn Euro (4.85 bn US$) AND Austria becomes a new most valuable startup with GoStudent (1.4 bn €, 1.67 bn US$), after they had their first unicorn only last month. ....

    Bonus: This Month in German Startups – Unicorn Stampede

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 16:49

    We are reporting live from Germany's largest unicorn wave ever. We discuss two new unicorns (Scalable Capital and Forto (formerly FreightHub)) and Germany's first Decacorn Celonis. Austria gets a new most valuable startup with GoStudent. Plus SolarisBank is rumored to be in talks of a 100 mn Euro VC Deal, which would make them a unicorn as well, to buy up a competitor. Especially active in this frenzy of unicorn creation is Softbank from Japan and Tencent from China.

    German Startup Awards 2021 #GSA21 – Entrepreneur of the Year Finn Hänsel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 43:05

    This interview is in a media partnership with the German startup association. Their German Startup Awards (GSA21) honor each year outstanding female and male founders and investors in special categories.

    Meet Palturai – The Google of Business Data

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 24:12

    Palturai is a business intelligence platform, aggregating important data about companies in their database. The company provides the information as a business graph. The company was founded in 2014, but re-branded in 2020 with the opening of its first international location close to Philadelphia.

    German Startup Awards 2021 – Female Social Entrepreneur of the Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 26:34

    This interview is in media partnership with the German startup association (Bundesverband Deutscher Startups https://deutschestartups.org/). Their German Startup Awards (GSA21) honor each year outstanding female and male founders and investors in special categories. You can learn more about the winners in our interview and on our website: https://germanstartupawards.de/

    LIVEDAB Offers Filters to Draw Attention to Causes or Advertising

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 20:13

    The idea of LIVEDAB started with the idea to work with NGOs to draw attention to important causes. The Corona pandemic made the startup change this and now they are working with sports clubs, the entertainment industry, or virtual event organizers.

    Onetool Helps to Cut Your SaaS Costs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 29:41

    The Founder In this interview, we talk to Gordian Braun (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gordianb/?locale=en_US), the CEO and co-founder of onetool (https://onetool.co/), a Berlin-based cloud startup. The startup is also a Y-Combinator Alumnus ( https://www.ycombinator.com/companies/onetool ), and an alumnus of the German Accelerator program (https://www.germanaccelerator.com/companies/#onetool). Gordian already had great experiences in his life before he even started onetool. He founded companies before, including one in Austin, TX. He worked at a VC, as an investment scout and is currently a member of the Forbes Technology Council. Other solutions allow you to do similar stuff, after up to 6 months of working to integrate them. Our tool only takes you about an hour. Gordian Braun, CEO and co-founder onetool The Startup onetool (https://onetool.co/) was founded by Gordian since he always ran into the same problem: What accounts did the employee use, that just left. How can I make sure I don't overspend and no one has access to my customer's data, that is not working here anymore? Our customers usually use only cloud-based tools, so basically all modern startups. Gordian Braun, CEO and co-founder onetool Venture Capital Funding The company already counts amongst its investors HTGF. They have already raised more than 1.6 mn Euro in Venture Capital. Likely they will look for a new funding round “very soon” according to Gordian. We got an email “You are invited to the final interview for Y-Combinator”. Oh, yeah it looks like we applied Gordian Braun, CEO and co-founder onetool Find all the links and show notes here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/onetool-helps-to-cut-your-saas-costs/

    ekipa Offers a Platform for Innovation Challenges

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 29:25

    Subscribe Here Find all options to subscribe to our newsletter, podcast, YouTube channel or listen to our internet radio station here: Link https://linktr.ee/startupradio Feedback Reach out to us, here is our audience survey, to give us feedback, suggest topics, interview partners or just to say “Hallo!” https://forms.gle/mLV6mVKwGwKuut8BA The Founder We interview Justin Gemeri, Founder and CEO (https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-gemeri/) of Frankfurt-based innovation platform ekipa (https://ekipa.de/en/). Is your Startup in Need of A bank Account? - Affiliate Links Try the account of our Affiliate Partner Penta: http://bit.ly/3bdHX3d The Startup Ekipa offers a digital platform for startups, students, student teams and corporates to cooperate on innovation challenges, all in one place: https://ekipa.de/en/ Is your Startup in Need of an Office? - Affiliate Links Try the account of our Affiliate Partner WeWork: https://we.co/2GYbxvS The Interviewer This interview was conducted by Jörn “Joe” Menninger, startup scout, founder, and host of Startuprad.io. Reach out to him: LinkedIn Twitter Email Keep Up to Date Here is our publication calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=MDEyaTI3YWs1MjVxaTNzbWdqbDh2OXRiaW9AZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ Find all show notes here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/ekipa-offers-a-platform-for-innovation-challenges/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startupradio/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startupradio/support

    Expert Dojo Offers a Virtual Global Accelerator Program to build your Unicorn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 31:01

    Subscribe Here Find all options to subscribe to our newsletter, podcast, YouTube channel or listen to our internet radio station here: Link https://linktr.ee/startupradio The Investor In this interview, we talk to investor Thomas J. Richter (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasrichterj/), who is Head of Europe at Santa Monica's Expert Dojo (https://expertdojo.com/international-accelerator/). Thomas has a fascinating story, which started with studying in Ulm, Germany. After a few stops as an employee, he started out in Santa Monica with his first startup in 2013, later becoming Venture Partner at OneTraction. He is now in charge of Europe at Expert Dojo on “Silicon Beach.” Looking to enter the German or European market? - Affiliate Links · Our partner Mainstage has experience with that. They could help with a completely remote program https://msgi.one/startupradio Learn more about them here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/mainstage-incubator-helps-to-build-world-changing-startups-right-in-the-heart-of-europe/ The Programm Expert Dojo offers a virtual acceleration program to immerse for 8 weeks in the Silicon Beach ecosystem (https://expertdojo.com/international-accelerator/). They get access to American venture capital and gaining a competitive advantage to set them apart from the rest. Startups will receive a total investment of $100K including 20K in program fees and will participate in an intensive, two-month acceleration program in Santa Monica. In this program, founders will benefit from US business training as well as comprehensive networking opportunities with investors and potential business partners in the LA ecosystem. You can find some of their portfolio companies here: https://expertdojo.com/portfolio/ Affiliate Links · Learn how to grow your business using the numbers in your profit and loss and balance sheet: https://www.learndesk.us/class/5571076509663232/growth-by-the-numbers-real-small-business-finance-for-real-small-business-owners use our promo code: Access Learn more here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/expert-dojo-offers-a-virtual-global-accelerator-program-to-build-your-unicorn/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startupradio/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startupradio/support

    Meet the Startup NanoStruct, They Are Listening to Molecules

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 25:52

    Meet the Startup NanoStruct, they are listening to Molecules We are working in structures the size of nanometers. The average piece of paper is about 100.000 nanometers thick. Henriette Maaß, CEO and Co-Founder NanoStruct Subscribe Here Find all options to subscribe to our newsletter, podcast, YouTube channel or listen to our internet radio station here: Link https://linktr.ee/startupradio The Founder We talk to Henriette Maaß (https://www.linkedin.com/in/henriette-maa%C3%9F-608792142/), co-founder and CEO of the startup NanoStruct. During her Ph.D. in solid-state physics, she looked at the electronic state of materials. She founded NanoStruct (https://www.nanostruct.eu/en/home-english/)during her post-doc at university. Henriette went on record here to admit that she is a Star Wars and Star Trek fan. Looking to enter the German or European market? - Affiliate Links Our partner Mainstage has experience with that. They could help with a completely remote program https://msgi.one/startupradio Learn more about them here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/mainstage-incubator-helps-to-build-world-changing-startups-right-in-the-heart-of-europe/ The reproducibility of nanostructures is normally not good. We can re-produce them more reliable. Henriette Maaß, CEO and Co-Founder NanoStruct The Startup The idea of NanoStruct came when Henriette talked to her co-founder, who pursued his Ph.D. using spectroscopy as well, but another method. They are working on nanostructures like normal antennas but in nanometer sizes. The antennas function for frequencies of visible light, for which they have a reliable way to produce them over and over (which is not common for nanostructures). Their product can be used to search for contaminations like in biotech, pharma, or the food industry. You can learn more on their company website https://www.nanostruct.eu/en/home-english/ They are planning to do the production themselves since their production is neither expensive nor complex. Don’t be scared of physic, it is actually a lot of fun Henriette Maaß, CEO and Co-Founder NanoStruct Venture Capital Funding NanoStruct is currently running on a federal grant for transferring research results into feasible products. They are looking for similar follow-up funding, until mid-2022, when they would rely on external investors. They are currently just starting to reach out. Affiliate Links Learn how to grow your business using the numbers in your profit and loss and balance sheet: https://www.learndesk.us/class/5571076509663232/growth-by-the-numbers-real-small-business-finance-for-real-small-business-owners use our promo code: Access Find the blog post here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/meet-the-startup-nanostruct-they-are-listening-to-molecules/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startupradio/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startupradio/support

    Entrepreneur Tools #4 – How to Build a Tech Team

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 39:26

    Entrepreneur Tools #4 – How to build a tech team You need to educate the US companies on what is possible and not possible in an employment contract in Germany. Tim Heathcote, Headhunter Subscribe Here Find all options to subscribe to our newsletter, podcast, YouTube channel or listen to our internet radio station here: Link https://linktr.ee/startupradio Entrepreneur Tools This is a series, within Startuprad.io’s podcast and YouTube blog. We meet a lot of people and of course, we talk with some of them about the typical entrepreneur problems. Sometimes an entrepreneur solves known problems in a very systematic way or can help us to find solutions to typical entrepreneurs’ problems. We will talk to him or her and bring you these recordings as entrepreneur tools. We are looking forward to your feedback. The Entrepreneur Tim (https://www.linkedin.com/in/timheathcote/) is an English ex-pat living in Frankfurt, making a living as a headhunter in the tech and startup space. He has founded Rebel Soul Recruitment (https://rebelsoulrecruitment.com/) Looking to enter the German or European market? - Affiliate Links Our partner Mainstage has experience with that. They could help with a completely remote program https://msgi.one/startupradio Learn more about them here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/mainstage-incubator-helps-to-build-world-changing-startups-right-in-the-heart-of-europe/ The number one complaint of US companies, setting up shop in Germany, are the number of holidays. Tim Heathcote, Headhunter Here is a little warp-up: The headhunter must: Understand the company and the values of the company Know what technical skill is required for the role Understand the incentive structure of the company hiring Get familiar with the legal restrictions for an employment contract Set up a hiring process (this step may also be at #7, depending on your CTO and his/her network). What are you testing for How do you test it for How do you measure it Use the network of your CTO to build the tech team When the tech team gets larger, you need to rely on a headhunter at one point Find all the links and show notes here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/entrepreneur-tools-4-how-to-build-a-tech-team/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startupradio/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startupradio/support

    Bonus Episode: Trade Republic becomes Germany’s most valuable Startup with 5.3 bn US$ valuation

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 20:14

    “It’s our ambition to be present across the entire Eurozone in the next four months,” Christian Hecker according to TechCrunch Welcome to This Month in German Startups - A bonus episode since we have a new king in town. Trade Republic just became Germany’s most valuable startup with a 900 mn USD funding round backed by investors like Sequoia. Chris joins Joe for this episode. Subscribe Here Find all options to subscribe to our newsletter, podcast, YouTube channel or listen to our internet radio station here: Link https://linktr.ee/startupradio Start in 2015 - at comdirect Startup Garage The story of Trade Republic starts with the comdirect startup garage. comdirect is Commerzbank’s online broker, founded during the late 1990s. Commerzbank again is Germany’s 2nd largest listed bank. So, the founding team Christian Hecker, Thomas Pischke, and Marco Cancellieri started out with the idea of a German RobinHood Trading app (What is today called a neobroker). The Garage helped at the start in 2015 but did back out at funding the startup. The team did not receive funding from comdirect Garage, because one million Euros was too much to invest in a company at a seed stage Affiliate Links Learn how to grow your business using the numbers in your profit and loss and balance sheet: https://www.learndesk.us/class/5571076509663232/growth-by-the-numbers-real-small-business-finance-for-real-small-business-owners use our promo code: Access Find the whole story here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/bonus-episode-trade-republic-becomes-germanys-most-valuable-startup-with-5-3-bn-us-valuation/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startupradio/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startupradio/support

    This Month in German Startups – May 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 26:01

    Welcome to This Month in German Startups by Startuprad.io - in a news recording with Chris (Back Home in Germany) and me Joe, from Frankfurt am Main. Today we are wrapping up May 2021 for you. We talk about the massive Trade Republic funding, making them Germany's most valuable startup. We are talking about SPACs again, Germany’s institutional funds investing in crypto, and 3 bn shots of the corona vaccine. As always, we have a great show for you! Housekeeping - Time to brag Stay safe everyone! We are very happy to have been listed as No 4 on the Welp Magazine list of "20 Best Start-ups Podcasts of 2021" https://welpmagazine.com/20-best-start-ups-podcasts-of-2021/ Station Frankfurt featured our newest internet radio station in an article https://station-frankfurt.de/2021/05/07/das-steckt-hinter-dem-24-7-startupradio-startuprad-io/ Italy-based Startup.info covered our internet radio station as well: The World’s First Internet Radio Station Dedicated to Startups and Tech Companies Just Launched https://buff.ly/3upGZte Top News Trade Republic is now Germany’s most valuable startup with 5.3 bn US$ SPACs In the US the largest wave of SPAC IPOs is already behind us, but in Europe, it is just gaining speed. Frankfurt Stock Exchange expects up to 20 SPAC IPOs in 2021. In all of Europe, they expect more than 30 https://buff.ly/3h0mMqS Amazon Shops are still HOT Berlin’s Razor Group raises $400M to buy and scale Amazon Marketplace merchants – TechCrunch https://buff.ly/2PVJULY Germany rumored to open flood gates to Crypto Investments - Think again 'Damn Huge': Germany Opens Up to Institutional Crypto Funds - Decrypt https://buff.ly/3vvX3dU Joe will talk about this soon - as soon as he gets to it - but the main point one has to understand in German institutional funds is that the investors are regulated and not so much the vehicles. 3bn Shots are coming Corona vaccine producer BioNTech is looking to produce 3bn shots https://buff.ly/2RHzXlA We just passed a small moment in History 80 years ago, on May 11th, 1941 german inventor Konrad Zuse started his Z3. This was one of today's first - maybe The first - modern-day computer. He developed it, to take over statistical calculation he found tiresome https://buff.ly/3eEJ3sB Find all other show notes here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/this-month-in-german-startups-may-2021/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startupradio/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startupradio/support

    eye2you Converts Smartphones in Simple Medical Retina Scanners

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 29:00

    Subscribe Here Find all options to subscribe to our podcast, listen to our internet radio station, or follow us on social media here: https://linktr.ee/startupradio (you also find a link to our audrec board, where you can suggest startups) The Founder We are talking to Jörn-Philipp Plies (https://www.linkedin.com/in/plies/) CEO and Co-Founder of eye2you (https://eye2you.ai/). Philipp started out his professional life with an apprenticeship and moved to study at Technical University Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technische_Universit%C3%A4t_Darmstadt) computer science and robotics. While working on his final diploma thesis, he became interested in visual recognition and finally the eye. This led him to take on his Ph.D. at the University of Tübingen, studying how the brain processes visual information. Affiliate Links Learn how to grow your business using the numbers in your profit and loss and balance sheet: https://www.learndesk.us/class/5571076509663232/growth-by-the-numbers-real-small-business-finance-for-real-small-business-owners use our promo code: Access The Startup The story of eye2you (https://eye2you.ai/) started at Korea University (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korea_University), with a project for development aid projects in Ethiopia. Now the company is incorporated in Tübingen Germany and works on AI algorithms to recognize diseases in pictures of the retina. They are working on empowering general physicians, nurses, or caretakers to perform a basic checkup with their software. Groups at risk for retina diseases are people with high blood pressure or diabetes. Here is an explainer video for more details: https://youtu.be/nWFbvuYC2PY Venture Capital Funding The startup already closed the pre-seed funding round, currently having 5 FTEs and one working student. Affiliate Links Is your startup in need of a bank account in Germany? Try our partner affiliate Penta http://bit.ly/3bdHX3d Looking to open a bank account to shift between crypto and fiat? Try our partner Bitwala with this affiliate link here http://bit.ly/2w01Zye Learn more: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/eye2you-converts-smartphones-in-simple-medical-retina-scanners/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startupradio/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startupradio/support

    We bring the German speaking startup scene to you in English

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 0:39

    Welcome to Startuprad.io, we cover the German-speaking startup scene since 2015 with our franchise. Since 2019, we eased access to the German-speaking startup scene further with our special interest podcasts Fintech Germany, Blockchain Germany, Deeptech Germany, and German Startup News. We have been called "The Authority on German Startups" and are a Top 0.5% global podcast, according to Listen Notes. Chartable.com scored us in 2020 a global Top 100 Science Podcast, a global Top 150 Tech Podcast, and a global Top 750 Business Podcast. You can learn more here: https://linktr.ee/startupradio --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startupradio/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startupradio/support

    Meet the Fintech Behind the 100 mn € Exit Nobody Talks About

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 30:09

    Enabler This recording was made possible by (Hessen Trade and Invest). Learn more about our enabler here: https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/ The Finish company later stopped all their activities in Central Europe. This is where I started crossinx. Marcus Laube, Founder and CEO of crossinx The Founder In this interview, we are talking to Marcus Laube (https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcus-laube/) , the founder and CEO of one of the largest fintech exits this year. He sold the company, he founded in 2007 in 2021 for 100 mn Euros to Unifiedpost Group from Belgium (https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210411005030/en/Unifiedpost-Group-and-Crossinx-Join-Forces-to-Create-a-Unique-European-Business-Network). Marcus has been the chairman of the European Fintech Alliance (https://eufintechs.com/) and the co-chairman of the European E-Invoice Service Provider Association (EESPA https://eespa.eu/) The story of Marcus as an entrepreneur is totally fascinating: He was helping one of Lufthansa’s businesses (AirPlus) to get their first website and digitize Germany’s Flag Carrier. This brought him in contact with lots of electronic business ideas, with which he ventured out on his own. His first company was sliding into insolvency. He bought the company out of insolvency and this company stayed afloat by selling chairs and tables. This company was bought later by a company from Finland. This Finnish company stopped their business in Germany and Marcus decided to start over again with founding crossinx in 2007. He now sold this company in a 100 mn Euro plus deal (the deal includes a clause of up to 13 mn € further conditional earn-out payments according to the press statement). Tune in to our exclusive content. We call what we do the financial supply chain. Marcus Laube, Founder and CEO of crossinx Affiliate Links Learn how to grow your business using the numbers in your profit and loss and balance sheet: https://www.learndesk.us/class/5571076509663232/growth-by-the-numbers-real-small-business-finance-for-real-small-business-owners use our promo code: Access The Startup crossinx (https://www.crossinx.com/en/) is the leading provider of e-invoicing based service solutions in Germany, working with the largest companies and institutions, such as Nestle, Bayer, TNT, Sixt and the German national government. The company was founded back in 2007 by Marcus Laube. The Exit On April 12 Unifiedpost Group announced to acquire crossinx for 100 mn Euros (up to 113 mn €): https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210411005030/en/Unifiedpost-Group-and-Crossinx-Join-Forces-to-Create-a-Unique-European-Business-Network The connection came from Marcu’s work in EESPA, where he met Unifiedpost. There has been interest to acquire crossinx 3 years before, but the deal was sealed after the IPO of Unifiedpost at Euronext (Euronext: UPG). https://www.startuprad.io/blog/meet-the-fintech-behind-the-100-mn-e-exit-nobody-talks-about/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startuprad-io/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startuprad-io/support

    How Crowdfunding for EU Startups will Change this Fall

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 15:55

    The Upcoming Changes to EU Crowdfunding Rules for Startups Subscribe Here Find all options to subscribe to our newsletter, podcast, YouTube channel or listen to our internet radio station here: Link https://linktr.ee/startupradio The Expert We talk to a former guest, Jamal El Mallouki (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamalelmallouki/), Managing Director (MD) and Co-Founder of Crowdfunding SaaS tech company CrowdDesk. He is also chairman of the board of directors of Germany’s Crowdfunding Association (https://www.bundesverband-crowdfunding.de/about-the-german-crowdfunding-association-bundesverband-crowdfunding-ev/). He talks with us about the upcoming rules, which will harmonize crowdfunding for startups across the European Union. Affiliate Links Learn how to grow your business using the numbers in your profit and loss and balance sheet: https://www.learndesk.us/class/5571076509663232/growth-by-the-numbers-real-small-business-finance-for-real-small-business-owners use our promo code: Access The new Rules / European Crowdfunding Service Provider (ECSP) Currently, Germany has national rules, getting retail investors without any prospectus to invest in startups. Each retail investor can invest up to 25.000 € in total. This limit does not exist for professional investors. A startup can now raise up to 6 million Euros with crowdfunding. These rules are about to change with upcoming EU rules. You can dig deeper in the rules with the links below. The main points are: Crowdfunding campaigns can now target retail investors across the EU. They can now scale up to the whole EU market. (Crowd)Fundraising startups can now target directly online retail investors across the EU Crowdlending in Germany is now possible, directly via the crowdfunding platform, the need for an intermediate bank is gone. This also means that crowdfunding is competing with classical bank credit here. EU Startups, running a crowdfunding campaign can now raise funds in the German market, the largest in the EU with 6.7 trn € (8.14 trn US$) in private household wealth (according to Bundesbank, as end of 2020). Fundraising without prospectus is possible, up to 5 mn Euros Affiliate Links Is your startup in need of a bank account in Germany? Try our partner affiliate Penta http://bit.ly/3bdHX3d Looking to open a bank account to shift between crypto and fiat? Try our partner Bitwala with this affiliate link here http://bit.ly/2w01Zye Find all links and further show notes here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/how-crowdfunding-for-eu-startups-will-change-this-fall/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startuprad-io/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startuprad-io/support

    BS-Free Service Design & Data-Driven Business Solution - Entrepreneur Tools Episode 3

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 54:24

    Entrepreneur Tools Episode 3 This is a new series, within Startuprad.io’s YouTube Blog. We meet a lot of people and of course, we talk with some of them about the typical entrepreneur problems. Sometimes an entrepreneur solves known problems in a very systematic way, which we find great, or has great insights. In both cases, we will talk to him or her and bring you these recordings as entrepreneur tools. We are looking forward to your feedback. This time we talk to Simon Stengelmeier (https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonstegelmeier/), also known as The Data Warrior (https://thedatawarrior.com/). This time we are talking about service design and marketing. Tune in to learn more. Jobs to be Done (including Affiliate Links) Jobs to Be Done: A Roadmap for Customer-Centered Innovation (AL) https://amzn.to/2SLZdIh The Jobs-to-be-Done Handbook: Practical techniques for improving your application of Jobs-to-be-Done (AL) https://amzn.to/3fg34VA Link to HBR Article: Know Your Customers’ “Jobs to Be Done” https://hbr.org/2016/09/know-your-customers-jobs-to-be-done Put Value First Know Your Target Audience / Create a Customer Avatar Craft Your Message Your Signature Solution 3 Steps to Success: How To Structure & Sell Your Services Maximize (Customer Avatar, Message, Solution) Monetize (Leads, Trust, Conversion) Multiply (Paid, Organic, SEO) Find the complete show notes here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/bs-free-service-design-data-driven-business-solution-entrepreneur-tools-episode-3/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startuprad-io/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startuprad-io/support

    Spacific Allows You to Measure Objects with AR Glasses

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 32:18

    Subscribe Here Find all options to subscribe to our newsletter, podcast, YouTube channel or listen to our internet radio station here: Link https://linktr.ee/startupradio MOIN! Media Partnership This podcast is in media partnership with the Hamburg-based startup blog Hamburg Startups (https://www.hamburg-startups.net/). The Founder We talk to the Hamburg-based founder Dennis Ahrens, the CEO and Founder of Spacific (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennisahrens/). Spacific offers a software for augmented reality glasses to measure objects within rooms (https://www.spacific.de). Dennis has been involved in several companies, before starting his startup, one stop including staying for almost 13 years. Dennis discovered his fascination for augmented reality while working in a project where AR devices have been used to measure stairs to build in stair lifts (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stairlift). Affiliate Links Learn how to grow your business using the numbers in your profit and loss and balance sheet: https://www.learndesk.us/class/5571076509663232/growth-by-the-numbers-real-small-business-finance-for-real-small-business-owners use our promo code: Access The Startup Dennis founded his startup Spacific (https://www.spacific.de/) with customer service engineers in mind, who work for B2B companies. The startup works on possibilities to measure objects inside a room. This would enable service engineers to put on their AR glasses and measure objects (e.g. lifts, forklifts, …). Spacific is working on a self-service portal, for their business customers. There the Spacific clients can tailor their specific needs and processes with a work-flow-configurator, making their customer service better and fast than their competitors’. Venture Capital Funding Currently Spacific is funded by the savings of Dennis and funding from the City of Hamburg. They would be open to talking to external investors. Further Readings / Additional Resources Joe refers during the interview to this book: The world is flat (book) (AL): https://amzn.to/3hgWyQH If you are curious, here is a Hololens (as Affiliated Link AL) on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3y2t7Io https://www.startuprad.io/blog/spacific-allows-you-to-measure-objects-with-ar-glasses/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startuprad-io/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/startuprad-io/support

    Europe’s most attractive Startup Hubs? Berlin Beats London

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 35:48

    When we started 5 years ago, London and Berlin were unreachable, getting 60% of the votes. Now they are between 30% and 40%. Thomas Köster, President Startup Heatmap Europe Subscribe Here Find all options to subscribe to our newsletter, podcast, YouTube channel or listen to our internet radio station here: https://linktr.ee/startupradio Vienna has the highest share of female entrepreneurs in Europe with 34% of the hubs we are tracking. On average only 15,5% of startups in Europe are founded or co-founded by women. Thomas Köster, President Startup Heatmap Europe The President/Co-Founder In this interview, we talk to Thomas Köster (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-k%C3%B6sters-8602a247/) , President and Co-Founder of the Startup Heatmap Europe (https://www.startupheatmap.eu/). Their Annual Survey is out for the 5th time and we take the opportunity to talk to one of the authors about their findings. You can learn more here: Direct Link: https://startupsandplaces.com/release-startup-heatmap-europe-2021/ In our Heatmap Survey, we only publish the top 50, but we are tracking more than 200 cities in Europe. Thomas Köster, President Startup Heatmap Europe Affiliate Links Learn how to grow your business using the numbers in your profit and loss and balance sheet: https://www.learndesk.us/class/5571076509663232/growth-by-the-numbers-real-small-business-finance-for-real-small-business-owners use our promo code: Access 27% of startup founders [in Europe] are starting their company in a country, they did not grow up in. … in the top hubs like Berlin and London you have a share of more than 65% Thomas Köster, President Startup Heatmap Europe Affiliate Links Is your startup in need of a bank account in Germany? Try our partner affiliate Penta http://bit.ly/3bdHX3d Looking to open a bank account to shift between crypto and fiat? Try our partner Bitwala with this affiliate link here http://bit.ly/2w01Zye People from outside of Germany have voted for Frankfurt: I can imagine starting my company here. Thomas Köster, President Startup Heatmap Europe Find all links and show notes here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/europes-most-attractive-startup-hubs-berlin-beats-london/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startuprad-io/message

    This Month in German Startups - April 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 22:58

    Welcome to This Month in German Startups by Startuprad.io - in a transatlantic news recording with Chris in New York City and Joe, from Frankfurt am Main. Today we are wrapping up April 2021 for you. We talk about SPACs, which have been all the rage, but now they get to work. We bring you news about potential SPAC deals with Solarisbank, Infarm, Lilium, and Volocopter. The first three eying a valuation of more than one billion. Also, we have a Gorilla Unicorn. Follow us Find all our social media channels, our podcasts, and our internet radio station here: https://linktr.ee/startupradio Housekeeping - Time to brag Stay safe everyone! Startuprad.io is working tirelessly towards our internet radio station. Now we could onboard Laptop Radio, a Stanford Campus Radio Show covering bleeding edge technology, as well as Radio Free Enterprise. Our friends from IBGR have also completed their show syndication for our internet radio called AgileRad.io Tune in to our radio station to learn more: Affiliate LinksLearn how to grow your business using the numbers in your profit and loss and balance sheet: https://www.learndesk.us/class/5571076509663232/growth-by-the-numbers-real-small-business-finance-for-real-small-business-owners use our promo code: Access All Links and show notes this way please: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/this-month-in-german-startups-april-2021/ Folge direkt herunterladen

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