15 aspiring (young) startups that we are monitoring very closely – deutsche-startups.de


In the multi-million dollar startup world, there are many young companies that deserve more attention. These include 2trde, Arkeon Biotechnologies, bex, Cybus, DasLab, Natif.ai, Neural Concept, Payrails, Resourcify, reverse.supply, Sleepiz, Swobbee, Tacto, Teylor and Yaak.

Monday April 11, 2022ByTeam

More and more startups, scaleups and grownups are raising sums in the tens or hundreds of millions. At the same time, however, many younger companies are also able to collect the first mid-seven-digit sums. Which unfortunately often goes under, because the Grownups attract all the attention. Time to change this, because the companies that are moving up are, at best, the scale-ups and grow-ups of tomorrow. And you should know them!

15 aspiring startups


The Munich startup 2trde, which was founded in 2017 by Johannes Stoffel and Marcus Lankenau, calls itself an “automotive sales tech specialist”. With the young company's technology, car dealerships can market their used cars. Adevinta Ventures, Aster Capital and Maniv Mobility recently invested 7 million euros in 2trde. More about 2trde

Arkeon Biotechnologies

Vienna-based Arkeon Biotechnologies, founded by Simon Rittmann, Günther Bochmann and Gregor Tegl, uses “gas fermentation technology to convert CO2 into food”. Square One Foods, Synthesis Capital and ReGen Ventures recently invested $7 million in Arkeon Biotechnologies. More about Arkeon Biotechnologies


bex from Stuttgart, which was founded in 2019 by ex-Würth employees Lennart A. Paul and Johannes Keller, positions itself as a "delivery service for building materials in construction and trade". Scania Growth Capital recently invested EUR 5.6 million in bex together with Transporeon founder Peter Förster. More about bex


The Hamburg-based company Cybus, founded in 2015 by Peter Sorowka, Marius Schmeding and Pierre Manierege, "enables industrial companies to efficiently network and automate production". PwC Germany, btov Partners, and some business angels recently invested 8 million euros in Cybus. More about Cybus


DasLab from Berlin, founded by Daniel Fallscheer, Etienne Adriaenssen and Jeremy Langworthy, offers a digital infrastructure for medical diagnostics. To do this, the company connects “all players in the health ecosystem who request or offer medical tests”. More about DasLab


Natif.ai from Saarbrücken, which was founded in 2019 by Johannes Korves, Manuel Zapp, Berenger Laurent and Christophe Hocquet, is active in the intelligent document process automation (IDP) segment. More about Natif.ai

Neural Concept

The Swiss software startup Neural Concept, developer of a deep learning system for computer-aided construction and design (CAD), was founded in 2018 by Pierre Baqué. Alven, Aster, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and Constantia New Business (CNB) recently invested USD 9.1 million in the company. More about Neural Concept


The Berlin startup Payrails, founded in 2021 by Emre Talay, Nicolas Thouzeau and Orkhan Abdullayev, is positioning itself as an "operating system for processing payments and building financial services". Andreessen Horowitz, HV Capital and several business angels recently invested $6.4 million in the company. More about Payrails


The Berlin startup reverse.supply, which was founded in 2021 by Max Große Lutermann and Janis Künkler, is positioning itself as a white-label platform for re-commerce. The target group are fashion brands. More about reverse.supply


Zurich-based Sleepiz, founded in 2018 as a spin-off from ETH Zurich by Marc Rullan, Max Sieghold and Soumya Sunder Dash, is developing a “method for sleep screening and diagnosing sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. More about Sleepiz


The Berlin startup Swobbee, founded in 2017 by Thomas Duscha and Tobias Breyer as Greenpack, positions itself as a battery-as-a-service (BaaS) provider or battery swapping network for e-cargo bikes, electric scooters and e-kickscooters. More about Swobee


At Tacto from Munich, which was founded in 2020 by André Petry, Nico Bentenrieder and Johannes Groll, everything revolves around the very big topic of procurement. Cherry Ventures, the existing investors UVC Partners and Visionaries Club as well as several business angels recently invested 5.3 million euros in the startup. More about Tacto



The Berlin startup Yaak, founded in 2020 by Søren Halskov Nissen, Harsimrat Sandhawalia and Martin Zielinski, is developing SafetyOS, a digital driving school that combines VR technology and machine learning. More about Yaak
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