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Munich startup database catalogues Germany’s second tech city

Munich’s comprehensive startup and venture capital database is now live, powered by Dealroom, initiated by Munich Startup, and supported by HV Ventures, Target Global, Point Nine Capital, Lakestar, Handelsblatt Intelligence and WERK1.

The launch of the Munich startup database marks the fifth German ecosystem to come online, after Berlin, Ruhr, Ostwestfalen-Lippe and Cologne, as part of a pan-European network of tech startup ecosystem solutions.

As with many other successful tech hubs, Munich’s ecosystem has grown through its rich mix of industry players, including over 1.2K startups, local investors, support organisations, and world-renowned knowledge institutions. The Munich startup database catalogues and complements all of these key stakeholders.


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“In Munich there’s a lot going on under the radar.”

Munich has emerged as one of the most important tech hubs in Europe. It is home to 25 accelerators, nearly 500 investors, and employs 25,000 people in startup jobs. With startup jobs having been shown to be the fastest-growing job creation industry in Europe, Munich’s startup ecosystem it vital to the city’s future.

Rainer Maerkle, General Partner at HV Ventures told us: “We are strong believers in the ecosystem, driven by the mix of local talent, tech focus, university backing, availability of capital, as well as the attractiveness of the city. In Munich there’s a lot going on under the radar.

Maturing ecosystem

Captured in the Munich startup database, we can see that the city has experienced a number of significant exits that have helped to fuel the emergence of a new generation of high-growth startups in the city. Companies like Flixbus, Celonis and Ottonova are contributing greatly to the Munich ecosystem, with success stories acting as breeding grounds for talent, skills, and capital, providing strong fundamentals for the ecosystem’s future.

Frank Seehaus, Managing Partner at Acton Capital, headquartered in Munich said: “There is a long-standing tradition of vibrant tech and venture communities in Munich, enhanced by proximity to industry. Local industry and entrepreneurship can combine to create a powerful driving force. Examples like Cluno, with its founder team coming from traditional car wholesale, prove an ecosystem of emerging startups together with established industry is beneficial for both.”

Sector strengths

Exploring the startup database we find that Munich shows particular strengths in Enterprise Software, construction tech and companies adopting industry 4.0 technologies.

After Berlin, the Munich metropolitan area, including Gilching (home to Agile Robots), and Weßling (Lilium), is by far the second most well-established tech ecosystem in Germany.

At a time when all industries are facing uncertainty, this comprehensive startup database dedicated to Munich tech will provide valuable clarity and insight for founders, corporates, investors and policymakers.


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Matchmaking and the power of data

A key feature of the database is the startup/investor matching tool. Founders and investors can find leads that match their requirements and interests. With the Munich database cataloguing 466 investors including HV Ventures, and large investing corporates such as Siemens, Allianz and BMW, as well as 1.2K+ startups, this is a valuable tool, at a crucial time. 

This inclusive, open-access startup database gives the most detailed picture of the Munich tech ecosystem of any data solution. But we want it to be even better. Profile your company to industry stakeholders by adding or claiming your business. Share the database with your network. And help us fill in the gaps. 

We know the power of data in unlocking potential, and this startup database is specifically designed to support scaling tech hubs, with reliable intelligence and new insights.


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