In celebration of Germany's impressive innovation ecosystem and the entrepreneurs that make it so, GlassDollar curates a monthly list of the top 100 fastest growing startups in the country.
Last updated: November 19th, 2020
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Changes in the startups' momentum are measured over a 2 month period.
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Venture Capital is one of the driving forces of the startup ecosystem. Our monthly startup ranking sets VCs on a race, where their portfolios are put to test, and success is measured. How are the venture capitalists' investments situated among the fastest growing prophecies of innovation in Germany? Who has the best startups in their portfolio?
The VCs' perfomance is measured based on the growth of companies they have in their portfolio. The better the VC's portfolio performs in the monthly startup ranking, the higher rank for the VC. Every startup is considered equal, regardless of the investment ticket. The only way VCs can collect points is by having their startup portfolios climb up the ranks month over month.
The fastest growing German startups with no disclosed funding in October were: Agile Robots, fairafric, and Bable. In general, the innovation and startup landscape is building momentum rapidly, with many of the players focusing on topics like industry 4.0 and connected mobility.
The three fastest growing German startups in September were: Agile Robots, fairafric, and Bable. In addition to this, a number of new companies like KiwiHR and Zasta managed to climb up, and find their position within the competitive top 100 ranking.
Best performing VCs for this month's ranking include High-Tech Gründerfonds,, APX, and HV Holtzbrinck Ventures. Combined, their portfolios cover over a third of all fastest growing startups in Germany.