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Ruhr Ecosystem Map upgraded ahead of Ruhr Summit

Supporting startup ecosystems with great data – that’s Dealroom’s mission. Therefore we’re very excited to be attending the Ruhr Summit on 29-30 Oct in Bochum, Germany. Please swing by our exhibition stand if you’re there!

For the occasion, we have upgraded the existing Ruhr District Ecosystem Map, supported by Gründerallianz Ruhr. So what’s new?

Firstly, the map now includes a dashboard providing a snapshot on funding, rising stars, recent rounds and curated lists.

Secondly, the map now includes a matching tool which allows startups to discover the right investors for a next funding round. For instance, below illustratively shows potential investors for a Series B round into travel startup Urlaubsguru.

Why the Ruhr District is exciting

With cities like Dortmund, Essen, Duisburg and Bochum, the Ruhr District is Germany’s largest urban area. Big firms in the region include Tengelmann, Tengelmann Ventures, E.ON, Thyssen Krup, ALDI, and RWE. It’s also home to the world’s largest inland port.

The Ruhr District’s roots lie in the coal mining industry. Today the region is undergoing transformation, supported by investment in education, science, culture and technology. Dealroom is very proud to be associated with this vision.