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Deep Tech Germany - by Startuprad.io

By Jörn "Joe" Menninger
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Onetool Helps to Cut Your SaaS Costs
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/
29:42
June 15, 2021
Meet Nanostrcut, They Are Listening To Molecules
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 all the links and show notes here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/meet-the-startup-nanostruct-they-are-listening-to-molecules/
25:52
June 3, 2021
Entrepreneur Tools #4 – How to Build a Tech Team
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/
39:27
June 1, 2021
This Month in German Startups – May 2021
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/
25:01
May 27, 2021
eye2you Converts Smartphones in Simple Medical Retina Scanners
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/
28:01
May 25, 2021
We bring the German speaking startup scene to you in English
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
00:40
May 20, 2021
BS-Free Service Design & Data-Driven Business Solution - Entrepreneur Tools Episode 3
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/
53:24
May 13, 2021
Spacific Allows You to Measure Objects with AR Glasses
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/
31:18
May 11, 2021
This Month in German Startups - April 2021
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.
22:58
April 29, 2021
Conversational AI for Customer Service with e-bot7
We talk to Fabian, the CEO, and Co-Founder of Munich-based e-bot7. Fabian is an early thought leader in chatbots, ai, and NLP. Fabian is not only the founder of a successful company and a Forbes 30 under 30, he is also the co-founder of a tech blog called Chatbot News Daily and he is also a DJ, having worked with the likes of DJ Tiesto. Next to all this Fabian and e-bot7 have been founding members of the KI Bundesverband, the German Association for Artificial Intelligence, Germany’s largest AI network.
35:04
April 20, 2021
Proptech Capmo Replaces Pen and Paper with Digital Workflows and Smart Construction Analytics
The FounderThis time we talk to Florian Biller the CEO and co-founder of Munich-based proptech startup Capmo.  Florian spent quite some time studying abroad at Tel Aviv University in Israel, the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, as well as in the US at the American University and UC Berkley.  He also worked at Roland Berger, Deutsche Börse, Microsoft, BMW and at the sports startup Feeletics.    "Construction is likely the biggest industry in the country of the people listening or watching, but it is also likely the least digital industry." Florian Biller, CEO and Co-Founder Capmo The StartupConstruction sides are usually littered with large and bulky paper-based construction plans. It is also a hassle to keep all people up to date with recent changes, especially on larger constructions The biggest challenge in construction is not the design, but the execution. That is where we help. Florian Biller, CEO and Co-Founder Capmo Learn more here https://www.startuprad.io/blog/proptech-capmo-replaces-pen-and-paper-with-digital-workflows-and-smart-construction-analytics/
28:13
April 8, 2021
Television.ai Generates with an AI TV Content
Television.ai helps with ai to generate automatic trailers or short spots for tv programs, independent productions, and much more.
20:39
April 8, 2021
This Month in German Startups - March 2021
Today we are wrapping up March 2021 for you. We talk about Austria’s first unicorn Bitpanda, a Samwer attempt at a German Tesla, SPACs, indoor farming, open positions at N26, and much more.
21:50
March 25, 2021
Flash Update on Startuprad.io
Flash Update Hey guys, we are posting this short podcast just to keep you up to date on what Startuprad.io is doing. You may know that we have special interest podcast (link to subscribe below) like Fintech, Deep Tech, Blockchain and for our Startup News? We are also a YouTube Blog (link below). We also launched with our friends from Starting Y, Laptop Radio, Radio Free Enterprise and the IBGR Network the worlds first internet radio station dedicated to startups and tech companies on February 18th 2021. We are currently still in beta, but our Alexa Skill should be ready soon, as well as our listing on several radio directories.   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   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    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 InterviewerThis interview was conducted by Jörn “Joe” Menninger, startup scout, founder and host of Startuprad.io. Reach out to him: LinkedIn Twitter Email   Follow usInstagram https://www.instagram.com/startuprad.io/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/4837115/ Twitter https://twitter.com/startuprad_io Newsletter: https://startupradio.substack.com/subscribe   Keep Up to DateHere is our publication calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=MDEyaTI3YWs1MjVxaTNzbWdqbDh2OXRiaW9AZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
00:40
March 19, 2021
Mirrakoi Helps Surgeons with 3D Models and 3D Prints to Prepare for Surgeries
Mirrakoi Helps Surgeons with 3D Models and 3D Prints to Prepare for SurgeriesWe are focusing with our technology on bone structures at the moment, … especially surgeries to reconstruct bones. Pablo Garcia-Amorena, CEO and Co-Founder Mirrakoi Subscribe HereFind all options to subscribe to our newsletter, podcast, YouTube channel or listen to our internet radio station here: Link https://linktr.ee/startupradio  The FounderIn this interview, we talk to Pablo Garcia-Amorena (https://www.linkedin.com/in/pablo-garcia-amorena-711518166/). He is originally from Barcelona, where he studied Mathematics and Engineering as a double major. He than went on to the Swiss Federal Institute (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne). Within their program he was focusing on processing data from medical devices, where he met his two co-founders of Mirrakoi. You can also learn more about Pablo here: https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/Pablo-Garcia-Amorena-2118645293https://mirrakoi.com/author/pablogarciaamorena_mirrako/  Affiliate LinksIs your startup in need of a bank account in Germany? Try our partner affiliate Penta http://bit.ly/3bdHX3dLooking to open a bank account to shift between crypto and fiat? Try our partner Bitwala with this affiliate link here http://bit.ly/2w01Zye The StartupThe startup is called Mirrakoi (https://mirrakoi.com/ https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/mirrakoi-sa) and is in a broader sense a medtech startup. The startup helps surgeons to prepare for important operations with 3D printed models or virtual reality. They even help to 3d print assistance tools to help the surgeons with their job. They are currently helping surgeons with the preparation of reconstructive surgeries, like the reconstruction of faces after car accidents. For research projects, they are 3d printing what they call “surgical guides”. For example, these guides help to guide the drill of the surgeon to drill at the right point and depth during surgery.   We are focusing on models for pre-operation. Our models will right now not end up in the patient, but we have a research project for that. Pablo Garcia-Amorena, CEO and Co-Founder Mirrakoi  Venture Capital FundingMirrakoi is currently bootstrapped but will soon be looking for an external investor.   Health Venture Labs (Budapest)In this small section we talk to the accelerator program Health Venture Labs (HV Labs), and its co-founder Daniel Szemerey (https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-szemerey/). HV Labs is the program Mirrakoi went through. If you are curious, they are looking for startups for their next intake: https://hvlab.eu/. As stated in the interview, they have a preference for medical imaging startups. Part of their program is also a chance to dip in the Boston medtech startup hub.   Further Readings / Additional ResourcesCT Scans: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CT_scan#:~:text=A%20CT%20scan%20or%20computed,of%20a%20body%2C%20allowing%20the  MRT Scans: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_resonance_imaging  X-Ray: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-ray Erasmus Programm: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erasmus_Programme   FeedbackReach 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 InterviewerThis interview was conducted by Jörn “Joe” Menninger, startup scout, founder and host of Startuprad.io. Reach out to him: LinkedIn Twitter Email   Follow usInstagram https://www.instagram.com/startuprad.io/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/4837115/ Twitter https://twitter.com/startuprad_io Newsletter: https://startupradio.substack.com/subscribe   Keep Up to DateHere is our publication calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=MDEyaTI3YWs1MjVxaTNzbWdqbDh2OXRiaW9AZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
39:44
March 16, 2021
EVITADO Avoids Collisions of Planes on the Ground – Using Lidar
You are listening to the audio track of a YouTube interview. Find all the interviews at YouTube.com/Startupradio EVITADO avoids collisions of planes on the ground –Using Lidar“The direct costs to repair a plane, after a ground collision usually runs least at 250.000 Euros. Not included are indirect costs like delays in schedule or revenues lost” Alexander Kasinec, Co-Founder Evitado   Don’t Miss Any Blog Post, Video, or Audio PodcastSubscribe to our newsletter on Substack here: https://startupradio.substack.com/subscribe   “We found that ground collisions of planes happen on average one or two times a month” Alexander Kasinec, Co-Founder Evitado   Media PartnershipThis podcast is in media partnership with the Hamburg-based startup blog Hamburg Startups (https://www.hamburg-startups.net/). They keep you up to date on the local startup scene in Hamburg, they organize regular events (in normal noncorona times) AND they do have a special section on food startups as well. Even if you are not able to speak German, a visit with an auto-translate is worth it, since they also have an extensive directory of local startups on their website.   “I guess I am a bit an aviation geek myself” Alexander Kasinec, Co-Founder Evitado  The FounderJoe talks to Alexander Kasinec (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexander-kasinec-87715866/), co-founder of the Hamburg-based startup EVITADO (https://evitado.io/). Alex is an American, who co-founded the company in Hamburg. He started learning German in 8th grade already, spent time during his studies in Germany, and did an internship in Germany as well. He then ended up getting a master’s degree in Hamburg, where he met his co-founders.   “There are some pretty big [aviation] companies here in Hamburg. That is why we decided to stay here.” Alexander Kasinec, Co-Founder Evitado   Affiliate LinksIs your startup in need of a bank account in Germany? Try our partner affiliate Penta http://bit.ly/3bdHX3dLooking to open a bank account to shift between crypto and fiat? Try our partner Bitwala with this affiliate link here http://bit.ly/2w01Zye “There was a list in 2017 by the FAA and one of the pain points were collisions on the ground by planes for example with hangars” Alexander Kasinec, Co-Founder Evitado   The StartupEvitado (https://evitado.io/) provides a warning system for planes pulled on the ground, so the drivers of these pushback tractors do not collide with other planes on the ground, hangar doors and so on. Their system is based on Lidar and offers the drivers a Birdseye view of their plane and vehicle. The idea of Evitado was developed by Alex and his co-founder, who met during their MBA. They made it in the finals in a pitch competition, which gave them their hint that their idea may be much more than just a hobby.   “Hamburg is the world’s third-largest hub for the aviation industry, behind Seattle and Toulouse in France” Alexander Kasinec, Co-Founder Evitado  Venture Capital FundingEvitado is looking for 750.000 € as a seed funding round. They would like to close the round end of June 2021. “Our system is based on Lidar technology” Alexander Kasinec, Co-Founder Evitado    The Audio InterviewThe Audio Podcast will be published at the same time. Please give us a bit to post the Spotify link here. In the meantime, you can subscribe to our podcasts here  “We would love to integrate our software in the Microsoft Flight Simulator. It is a beautiful tool” Alexander Kasinec, Co-Founder Evitado FeedbackReach 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 InterviewerThis interview was conducted by Jörn “Joe” Menninger, startup scout, founder and host of Startuprad.io. Reach out to him: LinkedIn Twitter Email   Follow usInstagram https://www.instagram.com/startuprad.io/ Lin...
26:00
March 9, 2021
KONVOI Helps with AI and Sensors to Prevent the Theft of Truck Cargo
KONVOI Helps with AI and Sensors to Prevent the Theft of Truck CargoEach year cargo is stolen from at least 26.000 trucks each year in Germany, worth 2.2 bn Euros. Heinz Luckardt, Co-Founder KONVOI   Don’t Miss Any Blog Post, Video, or Audio PodcastSubscribe to our newsletter on Substack here: https://startupradio.substack.com/subscribe   … there is organized crime stealing from parked trucks. … We want to be preventive, before the theft happens. Heinz Luckardt, Co-Founder KONVOI  Media PartnershipThis podcast is in media partnership with the Hamburg-based startup blog Hamburg Startups (https://www.hamburg-startups.net/). They keep you up to date on the local startup scene in Hamburg, they organize regular events (in normal non corona times) AND they do have a special section on food startups as well. Even if you are not able to speak German, a visit with an auto translate is worth it, since they also have an extensive directory of local startups on their website.   Our solution will be a combination of hardware and software. Heinz Luckardt, Co-Founder KONVOI  The FounderIn this interview, we talk to Heinz Luckardt (https://www.linkedin.com/in/heinz-luckhardt-a77a351a0/), Co-Founder of Hamburg-based startup KONVOI. He is originally from Frankfurt, but his studies took him to Hamburg University, where he met his co-founder. But Heinz has already traveled the world, he studied in Milano (Italy), he has been a sales intern in India, as well as working with Fraunhofer Institute. At Fraunhofer, he was working on salt-based 3d printing.   The vision is later to go deep into predictive analytics, like generating heatmaps for truck thefts. Heinz Luckardt, Co-Founder KONVOI   Affiliate LinksIs your startup in need of a bank account in Germany? Try our partner affiliate Penta http://bit.ly/3bdHX3dLooking to open a bank account to shift between crypto and fiat? Try our partner Bitwala with this affiliate link here http://bit.ly/2w01Zye The StartupThe startup was set up already in times of corona, in October 2020. Theft of truck cargo, literally from the back of a truck, is a big problem for the trucking companies, as well as all companies using this mean of transport. So KONVOI (https://www.konvoi.eu/) provides a combination of hardware and software to prevent these thefts. Right now, they are working on the first step of the solution, but the vision is to go deep in predictive analytics.   We are looking for innovative trucking companies in Germany, to give us feedback. Heinz Luckardt, Co-Founder KONVOI  Venture Capital FundingKONVOI is currently not actively looking for external investors. They are currently on a government grant, funding the company at least until end of 2021.   We are not focusing on one technology. We are working with radar, as well as ultra-sonic sound at the moment. Heinz Luckardt, Co-Founder KONVOI   The Audio InterviewYou can subscribe to our podcasts here   Further Readings / Additional ResourcesMilan, Italy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan Frauenhofer Institutes are organized in the Fraunhofer Society: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraunhofer_Society   FeedbackReach 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 InterviewerThis interview was conducted by Jörn “Joe” Menninger, startup scout, founder, and host of Startuprad.io. Reach out to him: LinkedIn Twitter Email   Follow usInstagram https://www.instagram.com/startuprad.io/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/4837115/ Twitter https://twitter.com/startuprad_io Newsletter: https://startupradio.substack.com/subscribe   Keep Up to DateHere is our publication calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=MDEyaTI3YWs1MjVxaTNzbWdqbDh2OXRiaW9AZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
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March 4, 2021
This Month in German Startups - February 2021
This Month in German Startups - February 2021Welcome to This Month in German Startups by Startuprad.io - in a transatlantic news recording with Chris in New York City and me Joe, from Frankfurt am Main.  Today we are wrapping up February 2021 for you. There is great news in the German startup scene, the much anticipated Auto1 IPO generated two new tech billionaires, Europe’s first Tech SPAC lists in Frankfurt, more Wirecard details, we talk about Trade Republic and Gamestop, as well as the billion exit of Berlin-based AdJust.   Follow us on Social MediaInstagram https://www.instagram.com/startuprad.io/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/4837115/ Twitter https://twitter.com/startuprad_io   Keep Up to DateHere is our publication calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=MDEyaTI3YWs1MjVxaTNzbWdqbDh2OXRiaW9AZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ   Affiliated LinksWhy not learn from entrepreneurs and executives who are open to share their favorite books. We skimmed through some recommendations and that is what we found. Recommended by: Bill Gates “Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker” https://amzn.to/2XAENlBRecommended by: Jeff Bezos “Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras” https://amzn.to/2RGKGKeRecommended by: Elon Musk “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel” https://amzn.to/2REbHhwRecommended by: Tony Hsieh “Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization by Dave Logan” https://amzn.to/34KgraQRecommended by: Warren Buffet “Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales From the World of Wall Street by John Brooks” https://amzn.to/2K92z06Recommended by: Tim Cook “Competing Against Time by George Stalk and Thomas Hout” https://amzn.to/3cjMMYn Housekeeping - Time to brag Stay safe everyone!  In the meantime you can tune in to our internet radio station, the worlds first 24/7 dedicated to startups and tech companies! https://s2.radio.co/sb16d65602/listen - We will soon be available on many platforms, for now: https://raddio.net/373202-startupradio/ https://radio.streamitter.com/station/startupradio-89HNV   Top NewsWe have two new tech billionairesThe IPO of Auto1 went spectacularly well and skyrocketed on the first day of trading on February 4th, surging 45%. We took a look at the data and realized that this was the first tech IPO in a long time that generated new tech billionaires in Germany. Bloomberg: SoftBank-Backed Auto1 Soars in Debut After $2.2 Billion IPO https://buff.ly/2YLTm5jReuters: UPDATE 2-AUTO1 shares go into top gear in Frankfurt debut https://buff.ly/3pLaOSmRead more in our blogpost here: At recording this Auto1 IPO turns founders into billionaires https://buff.ly/3oY45EA  Related: The story from the side of one of their first investors: How VC fund DN Capital invested in car marketplace Auto1 8 years ago and landed an $8 billion IPO winner https://buff.ly/3abVPMO   N26German regulator, stung by past failings, extends oversight of N26 - sources https://buff.ly/2Ymp88F German mobile bank N26 is thinking of making its first acquisition https://buff.ly/3ckRpVq   Trade Republic, Reddit and GameStopBerlin-based SolarisBank needed four years to get to 400k customers, but the next 600k came within half a year says their chief commercial officer Jörg Diewald, many of them have to be attributed to Trade Republic https://buff.ly/3oEKLMc Our take on this topic: https://www.startuprad.io/berlin/gamestop-reddit-and-fintech-trade-republic/ Note: There will be a follow-up on yet another blog post from our side, with hearings of Roaring Kitten and profits for hedge funds.  We're nothing like Robinhood, says Berlin-based broker Trade Republic | Sifted https://buff.ly/3bAqNOq  iCarPorsche's Cayenne Boss Dr. Manfred Harrer (48) is hired by Apple. He was rumored to be one of the best engineers in the company. Is the ...
26:02
February 25, 2021
Xperience+ Wants To Change How You Watch Sports and Movies Forever
Xperience+ Wants To Change How You Watch Sports and Movies ForeverIn 1917, an Italian guy put audio in a movie … more than 100 years later, we are still here. Fabrizio Gramuglio, CEO and Co-Founder Xperience+   The Founder(s)Fabrizio is the Co-Founder and CEO of Xperience+ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gramuglio/). Fabricio is by training a geneticist, but he found the lab work not really appealing, so he set out on a new path. Fabricio is also a Ted Speaker (https://youtu.be/Qw30kQVyvnM). Pedro is the CMO and Co-Founder of Xperience+ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/pedrogmferreira/), who is also the founder of the local tech blog Frankfurt Valley (http://frankfurtvalley.app/), as well as the community manager of Startuprad.io (http://www.startuprad.io/about-us/). Both together manage the local chapter of the singularity university (https://su.org/).  Affiliate LinksIs your startup in need of a bank account in Germany? Try our partner affiliate Penta http://bit.ly/3bdHX3dLooking to open a bank account to shift between crypto and fiat? Try our partner Bitwala with this affiliate link here http://bit.ly/2w01Zye Why don’t we let life the people around the world the experiences they want – in a very immersive way? Fabrizio Gramuglio, CEO and Co-Founder Xperience+   The Startup Xperience+ (https://xperience.plus/) is not itself a hardware provider. The company offers on its app a marketplace for companies to join the Internet of Senses and use the protocols of Xperience+ for this. Part of the offer will also be a Library of Senses, in which experiences can be stored and retrieved at will.   We are working on letting fans experience their favorite game from the perspective of a player – with all five senses. It will be totally immersive. Pedro Ferreira, CMO and Co-Founder Xperience+  The Xperience+ AppThe app is currently not available to the public. Currently, the app is in closed beta status. They are working on the library and the option to stream videos. We will let you know when the app is available.   We are working on disrupting the “old” audio and video media and bring in all the five senses. Fabrizio Gramuglio, CEO and Co-Founder Xperience+  Venture Capital FundingXperience+ has already raised a seed investment of 500.000 €. They are open to additional external investors.   If this works guys, you will put every diet out of business, since people can taste everything, without gaining the calories. Joe Menninger, CEO and Founder Startuprad.io on Xperience+   Audio PodcastYou can subscribe to our podcasts here   Further Readings / Additional ResourcesNothing to see here 😊   FeedbackReach 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 InterviewerThis interview was conducted by Jörn “Joe” Menninger, startup scout, founder and host of Startuprad.io. Reach out to him: LinkedIn Twitter Email   Follow us on Social MediaInstagram https://www.instagram.com/startuprad.io/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/4837115/ Twitter https://twitter.com/startuprad_io   Keep Up to DateHere is our publication calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=MDEyaTI3YWs1MjVxaTNzbWdqbDh2OXRiaW9AZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ   © Startuprad.io - All right reserved
21:31
February 23, 2021
Tangany Offers a White-Label Custody Solution for Crypto Assets
Tangany Offers a White-Label Custody Solution for Crypto AssetsOur clients do not need to apply for a license to become a custodian, we already are and offer our service. Martin Kreitmair, CEO and Co-Founder Tangany Media PartnershipThis podcast is in media partnership with the FinTech Forum (http://www.fintechforum.de/). The FinTech Forum - launched 2013 in Frankfurt am Main - is the first and largest hub for FinTechs in Continental Europe, with a community of more than 12.000 companies. With more than 17 events, with more than 270 startups on stage, and more than 1.000 investors and financial institutions. FTF alumni have raised $310mn+ in funding and resulted in exits worth $300mn+ .   Our level of paranoia level is right at the top. The security for crypto assets must be even on a higher level than for banks. Martin Kreitmair, CEO and Co-Founder Tangany   The FounderWe talk to the CEO and Co-Founder Martin Kreitmair (https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-kreitmair). He is not only with Tangany, but also a member of the Board of Germany’s blockchain association called Bundesblock (https://bundesblock.de/).  He has a master’s in computer science and has been working at a startup for more than seven years, where he was hired as the 7th employee and saw the company grow.   First, we were two founders, …joined by former colleagues from an agency. Martin Kreitmair, CEO and Co-Founder Tangany   Martin became interested early in Blockchain and Bitcoin but was no miner – which he partly regrets now 😊. He felt like it was the right time to start his company after many years as a startup employee.   Security is key for crypto custody. Martin Kreitmair, CEO and Co-Founder Tangany The StartupTangany (https://tangany.com/)  is the all-in-one cloud suite to easily offer crypto and digital asset custody to your clients and customers. They do not offer services for retail customers, but rather to fintechs and financial institutions for save keeping of digital and crypto assets (including, but not limited to cryptocurrencies). They are a regulated custodian. The product of Tangany is a white-label tool (via API) to enable their customers like startups, so they can offer crypto wallets to their (retail)-clients. The big advantage of Tangany for their clients is that they don’t need to get a license since the company is already regulated under German law to be a custodian.   It took us a very very long time to design our architecture … to the highest thinkable level of security. Martin Kreitmair, CEO and Co-Founder Tangany   Excited about a Digital EuroTangany would be quite happy if a digital Euro, based on Blockchain is realized, this would be a huge opportunity for them. Since every citizen would need a digital wallet as Tangany could provide.   I am very convinced that a digital Euro will come, one way or another. Martin Kreitmair, CEO and Co-Founder Tangany  Venture Capital FundingTangany raised a venture capital round in January 2020 and currently, they are in preparation for another round.   Further Readings / Additional Resources  Custodian https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/custodian.asp   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 InterviewerThis interview was conducted by Jörn “Joe” Menninger, startup scout, founder and host of Startuprad.io. Reach out to him: LinkedIn Twitter Email   Follow us on Social MediaInstagram https://www.instagram.com/startuprad.io/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/4837115/ Twitter https://twitter.com/startuprad_io
27:23
February 2, 2021
This Month in German Startups - January 2021
This Month in German Startups - January 2021  Welcome to This Month in German Startups by Startuprad.io - in a transatlantic news recording with Chris in New York City. This is the first news episode of 2021, but you can have a look at our 2020 review.    Today we are wrapping up January 2021 for you. There is great news in the German startup scene, from two new unicorns to a much anticipated IPO of Auto1 (will be raising at least 1.5 bn Euros), Delivery Hero goes VC and there may be Amazon TV/Radio in Germany.    Housekeeping - Time to brag Just a bit of bragging today: Listen Up! Here’s Your Guide To European Tech And Startup Podcasts In English https://buff.ly/39S3qyR    Top NewsWe have two new unicornsMambu - Germany’s newest Fintech Unicorn offers Banking Software as SaaS https://buff.ly/3oNEHC2 - Without them, no N26. They provide the software, which enables challenger banks like them.Munich-based HR scaleup Personio lands €103.5 million Series D funding and a €1.4 billion valuation https://buff.ly/35QYn0pRelated: Start-Up Personio Joins Circle of Unicorns - Technical University of Munich - School of Management https://buff.ly/2YgKm7W   Delivery Hero raises 1.2 bn in fresh capitalDelivery Hero raises 1.2 bn Euros (1.47 bn US$) in new funding, selling "in hours" 9.44 mn new shares for 132 Euros each https://buff.ly/394ZFFQRelated:Delivery Hero starts their own Corporate Venture Fund called DX Ventures with 50 m Euros https://buff.ly/2MPUt11   Auto1 IPOAuto1 IPO will be raising a minimum of 1.5 bn Euros (2.2 bn US$) https://buff.ly/3plC62nOlder articles related to this IPO - you can see the fundraising went up 500 million More details of the planned IPO of Auto1 Group emerge. They want to list in 2021 Q1 in Frankfurt in Prime Standard. Out of 1 bn € to be raised 250 m will pay back convertibles, 750 m will be invested in further growth https://buff.ly/38Hq0uz Used-car platform AUTO1 to float in Frankfurt, looking to raise 1 bn Euros from selling new shares, with a valuation of 6-8 bn Euros https://buff.ly/3bxbWWx    Amazon TV or Radio Station in Germany?Amazon has filed paperwork in Germany to get a broadcast license. The filing dates to November 2020 https://buff.ly/3bW0Mur    Wirecard We keep you updated, just a small selection of news here.  Keep in mind there is still an investigative committee ongoing. Oliver Samwer from Rocket Internet gave a private loan to Markus Braun from Wirecard of 75 mn Euros (91 m US$), which he demanded back rather harshly, shortly before Wirecard filed for insolvency https://buff.ly/3bW2ITUIn Austria, an investigation against former Wirecard COO Marsalek is ongoing in potential bribery of an employee of Austrian constitution protection (like their NSA). He is supposed to have checked the solvency of porn site hosts for Mr. Marsalke https://buff.ly/39eVNDz   Ecosystem Slack users in Germany were greeted in the new year with a big outage covering most of the first working day of the new year 2021 https://buff.ly/3972zd0 January 4thTech workers want to relocate to Germany more than any other country in the world https://buff.ly/2Jims8n Germany starts with the test of a countrywide patient file, called "E-Patientenakte." The users can carry around all their medical files (x-rays, reports ...) on their smartphone and grant their physician access https://buff.ly/3hHb3M4Berlin remains the capital of German Venture Capital in 2020. EY tracked 314 financing rounds, out of a total of 743 they found. according to their data, VC funding declined in #Germany in 2020 by 15% to 5.3 bn Euros (6.45 bn US$) https://buff.ly/3oMxaDEIn the most recent fintech ranking #Frankfurt is losing position No 3 to Hamburg and now only scores at No 4 https://buff.ly/3o5IeKU   Hubs Note: The order of news and cities is only due to the time when we discovered the news. FrankfurtFrankfurt-based provider of high performance computing Northern Data ...
21:26
January 28, 2021
This Month in German Startups - 2020 Review
This Month in German Startups - 2020 Review  Welcome to This Month in German Startups by Startuprad.io - in a transatlantic news recording with Chris in New York City. This is an annual tradition, where we look at the past year and forward into the coming one. Not to mention, we have been totally wrong last year with the outlook, so we are more sticking to the review this year.   Today we bring you an overview of the German startup corona aid, an overview of the German startup scene, lists of top startup stories, a few outlooks on 2021, and a bit of wine :-)    Ecosystem  European Startup Scene 2020 - Snapshothttps://2020.stateofeuropeantech.com/chapter/state-european-tech-2020/article/exec-sum/   8 crucial takeaways from Atomico's recently-launched The State of European Tech 2020 report | via Silicon Canals https://buff.ly/3m6MxVg ‘Megarounds’ helped European Tech ecosystem growWhile many founders found it more challenging to get funding, 2020 is on track to be a record year, with potential to surpass $41B invested, driven by more $100M+ deals.Germany is projected 23 bn US$Low capital, pivoting the product, and sales decline hit founders hardest in 2020International investment hasn’t dried upFrance is the only one of Europe’s three largest markets to grow in 2020. London remains the biggest investment hub in 2020Travel sector gets notably low investmentsInvestment in purpose-driven tech companies soarsGender and racial inequality still prevails in the European tech ecosystem  List: 10 biggest healthtech stories of 2020 https://buff.ly/3aQlnjv  The guinea pigs of Germany’s new healthcare revolutionBioNTech: the German biotech startup behind the coronavirus vaccine  Hot or not: Where European VC funding went in 2020 by Pitchbook https://buff.ly/3nMSzf7 - Difference to Atomico ⇒ Different source for data ... UK still has the largest VC market in total (13.7 bn $), but Germany (6.8 bn $) grew three times as fast with 10.9% vs UK’s +1.7% BUT this may also be due to Brexit. We will see what 2021 brings. According to Pitchbook France grew by an astonishing 25.4% to a total of 6.1 bn $. The other markets in Europe surpassing 1 bn $ are Sweden (3.2 bn$), Spain (1.4 bn$), and Finland (1.2 bn$).   These are the 10 largest funding rounds of Europe in 2020 https://buff.ly/2W1KGX8  including AUTO1 Group, Tier Scooters and Lilium from Germany   German Startup Scene 2020 - Snapshot Deutscher Startup Monitor https://deutscherstartupmonitor.de/ This is an annual survey by the German startup association, this year more than 1.900 startups participated.The largest share of the - participating startups - (note, there is a bias here) have been inBerlin 17,7%Rhein-Rhur (Cologne, Düsseldorf, …) 12.8%Munich 6.5%Hamburg 5.8%This is one of the reasons we try to highlight so many startups from different areas, since not only every 5th startup is in Berlin. Please note that we try to have approx. 20% of our interviews from Berlin, to give these startups also a fair representation.On average a startup in the survey employed 14.3 employees, up from 13.3 in 2019 and 12.3 in 2018. Despite Corona, 90% were planning to hire people. 15.9% of founders are female in this survey, slightly up from the previous years (15.7% in ‘19 and 15.1% ‘18)Universities play a central role as a core for a startup cluster, especially Germany’s Technische Hochschule (technical universities aka TU) e.g. TU München, KIT, RWTH Aachen, LMU München, Universität Mannheim, Universität Bremen, WHU, TU Berlin, TU Darmstadt and FU Berlin.~ 20% of founders have a migration backgroundThe most important technology is AI, more than 26.7% of startups had a SaaS business model68.8% of all startups focus on B2B, 26.5% on B2C, and 4.7% on B2G (Business to Government)The most important funding sources are the founder's own savings (used by 78.4%), government programs (used by 44.3%), and business angels (used by 31.6%). Actually...
20:58
January 19, 2021
Meet Europe’s most important Seed Investor
Meet Europe’s most important Seed Investor  We are the most active seed investor in Europe. Alex von Frankenberg, MD HTGF  The InvestorAlexander “Alex” von Frankenberg  (https://www.linkedin.com/in/justdoitalex/, https://twitter.com/Justdoitalex, https://www.crunchbase.com/person/alexander-von-frankenberg) is Managing Director of Germany’s High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF). We helped to raise 2,8 bn Euros in follow-on funding for our portfolio companies. Alex von Frankenberg, MD HTGF HTGF is a venture capital investor with private (like BASF, Bayer, Braun, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cewe, Dräger, Haniel, Lanxess, RWE, SAP, …) and public LPs (KfW, German Federal Government). The fund has approximately 890 m € (1 bn US$) in assets under management and close to 600 seed investments. focuses its investments in Europe, especially Germany, but also invests across the world – even at a lesser degree. In my experience in the venture business: It is really the “long tail” that matters ... it is also in the long tail, in den deal flow, where you need to find the hidden gems Alex von Frankenberg, MD HTGF Affiliate LinksIs 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   I think our record was 28 days between first meeting the startup and signing the [investment] contract. Alex von Frankenberg, MD HTGF     The FundIn 2005 HTGF  (https://www.htgf.de/en/, https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/high-tech-gr%C3%BCnderfonds, https://twitter.com/HTGF, https://www.linkedin.com/company/high-tech-grunderfonds/) was established as a private-public partnership, to compensate – at the time – for the lack of active, domestic seed investors. Just two years after the bursting of the dot com bubble many seed investors went out of business and so an expert group of the German government recommended setting up a fund. The private investors helped HTGF to develop into a real venture fund, not only a public funding entity. I reply to every email, even one that would just say “Yo, we should talk”. Alex von Frankenberg, MD HTGF   On average it takes three months between the first contact with HTGF and its investment. Note this may vary significantly during corona and maybe some time afterwards. HTGF always takes the role of a lead investor in a seed-stage investment. This is due to their history. In later rounds, they will give up the role of a lead investor.   HTGF IVHTGF is currently raising its fourth fund and is looking to close the fund in June 2022.   We not only open doors at our LPs for our portfolio companies, we also know many many other companies. Alex von Frankenberg, MD HTGF   Further Readings / Additional Resources  Dot-com bubble: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dot-com_bubble, https://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/dotcom-bubble.asp  We can invest globally, but we are focusing on Germany. Alex von Frankenberg, MD HTGF   FeedbackReach 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 InterviewerThis interview was conducted by Jörn “Joe” Menninger, startup scout, founder and host of Startuprad.io. Reach out to him: LinkedIn Twitter Email
47:16
December 22, 2020
This Month in German Startups - December 2020
This Month in German Startups - December 2020  Welcome to This Month in German Startups by Startuprad.io - in a transatlantic news recording with Chris in New York City.   Welcome to the Chris-mas edition :-)    Today we are wrapping up December 2020 for you. Please keep in mind that due to the holidays and the current lockdown in Germany we are recording this news on December 15th. All news not included here will be part of our January warp-up and there will be a 2020 review 2021outlook as well.   Today we bring you news about the 10 bn investment package of the German government, the new DAX, Peter Thiel’s investments in Germany, Taxes, AI, and much more.    EnablerThis recording was made possible by (Hessen Trade and Invest). Learn more about our enabler here: https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/   Find all options to subscribe here:  💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - Audio onlyiTunes https://apple.co/2Z17bflSpotify https://spoti.fi/3kCcgoB  Housekeeping - Time to brag We have only one thing to say: Stay safe everybody! Be grateful for what you have! Affiliate LinksThe current situation with the Coronavirus-related lockdown is frequently compared to severe economic recessions including, but not limited to the 2008 Financial Crisis and the Stock Market Crash of 1929. If you want to know more, consider these books below. “Galbraith was asked by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. if he would write the definitive work on the Great Depression that he would then use as a reference source for his own intended work on Roosevelt.” (from Wikipedia) - The Great Crash 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith https://amzn.to/3cl41sAEssays on the Great Depression https://amzn.to/2VvEsht by former Fed Chairmen Ben S. Bernanke “an American economist at the Brookings Institution[3] who served two terms as Chair of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, from 2006 to 2014” (from Wikipedia)From John Kenneth Galbraith as well: A Short History of Financial Euphoria https://amzn.to/2VxngbgA great book on crashes, bubbles, and economic uncertainty, in general, is “Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation” by Edward Chancellor https://amzn.to/2VaUDSlAll the news and links here https://www.startuprad.io/blog/this-month-in-german-startups-december-2020/
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December 17, 2020
This Month in German Startups - November 2020
This Month in German Startups - November 2020  Welcome to This Month in German Startups by Startuprad.io - in a transatlantic news recording with Chris in New York City.  Today we are wrapping up November 2020 for you with an update on German startups working on corona vaccines, Flixbus, Finleap, Rocket Internet’s ongoing delisting, and a potential digital Euro   Enabler This recording was made possible by (Hessen Trade and Invest). Learn more about our enabler here: https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/   Find all options to subscribe here:  Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - Audio PodcastiTunes https://apple.co/2Z17bflSpotify https://spoti.fi/3kCcgoB   Housekeeping - Time to brag  We have only one thing to say: Stay safe everybody! Be grateful for what you have!  Affiliated Links Why not learn from entrepreneurs and executives who are open to share their favorite books. We skimmed through some recommendations and that is what we found. ·        Recommended by: Bill Gates  “Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker” https://amzn.to/2XAENlB ·        Recommended by: Jeff Bezos  “Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras” https://amzn.to/2RGKGKe ·        Recommended by: Elon Musk  “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel” https://amzn.to/2REbHhw ·        Recommended by: Tony Hsieh “Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization by Dave Logan” https://amzn.to/34KgraQ ·        Recommended by: Warren Buffet  “Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales From the World of Wall Street by John Brooks” https://amzn.to/2K92z06 ·        Recommended by: Tim Cook  “Competing Against Time by George Stalk and Thomas Hout” https://amzn.to/3cjMMYn Show Notes, Links and more reading https://www.startuprad.io/blog/this-month-in-german-startups-november-2020/
28:23
November 26, 2020
Artificial Connect uses AI to generate automated local event announcements
Artificial Connect uses AI to generate automated local event announcementsIn Hannover [a city of 790.000] there are 40.000 to 60.000 events in a normal year. The problem of the publishers was to first generate all the event information and second to write articles about them. Felix Rolf, CEO Artificial Connect   Media PartnershipThis interview is in media partnership with the CONTENTshif accelerator program (https://www.contentshift.de/en/accelerator/programme/for-startups/), which we follow since its inception. CONTENTshift is the accelerator program of the German Book Publishers and Printers Association. Below you will find more interviews from past batches. We used to record the interviews directly at Frankfurt Book Fair, but since it is canceled this year due to Corona, we resorted to remote only interviews. At the time of the recording, we did not know who won the final award. The winner of this year’s batch is SciFlow (https://www.contentshift.de/en/contentshift/news/congratulations-to-sciflow/). We will publish the exclusive interview with them as the last of our series this year. The FounderIn this interview, we are talking to Felix Rolf (https://www.linkedin.com/in/felix-rolf-526a4894/) the founder and CEO of Artificial Connect (https://www.artificial-connect.com/), an AI startup located in the beautiful city of Hannover. Felix originally started with an advertising conglomerate with roots in newspaper publishing, where he got to work in several departments. He enjoyed his time in digitalization projects, especially in data science. During his time there he worked at the intersection of data science and sales. I participated in a boot camp for three months to learn about the statistical tools needed for data science. Felix Rolf, CEO Artificial Connect PatreonLearn about our interviews hours before they are released, help in the selection of the startups we interview or even suggest startups to be interviewed, by becoming a Patron: https://buff.ly/32bZ4zW DueDashIf you don’t like Patreon, there is DueDash. DueDash is a Social Network, for startups and investors. We have a group of supporters there as well. You can join the group there:  https://buff.ly/2R90PYp Affiliate LinksWhy not learn from entrepreneurs and executives who are open to sharing their favorite books. We skimmed through some recommendations and that is what we found. Recommended by: Bill Gates “Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker” https://amzn.to/2XAENlBRecommended by: Jeff Bezos “Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras” https://amzn.to/2RGKGKeRecommended by: Elon Musk “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel” https://amzn.to/2REbHhwRecommended by: Tony Hsieh “Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization by Dave Logan” https://amzn.to/34KgraQRecommended by: Warren Buffet “Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales From the World of Wall Street by John Brooks” https://amzn.to/2K92z06Recommended by: Tim Cook “Competing Against Time by George Stalk and Thomas Hout” https://amzn.to/3cjMMYn Find all links and show notes here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/podcast-artificial-connect-uses-ai-to-generate-automated-local-event-announcements/
26:60
November 12, 2020
Scriptbakery taught an AI to analyze manuscripts and the emotions of a potential reader
Scriptbakery taught an AI to analyze manuscripts and the emotions of a potential reader98% of the manuscripts sent to publishing houses are not read right now. Patrick Kaiser, COO Scriptbakery Media PartnershipThis interview is in media partnership with the CONTENTshif accelerator program (https://www.contentshift.de/en/accelerator/programme/for-startups/), which we follow since its inception. CONTENTshift is the accelerator program of the German Book Publishers and Printers Association. Below you will find more interviews from past batches. We used to record the interviews directly at Frankfurt Book Fair, but since it is canceled this year due to Corona, we resorted to remote only interviews. At the time of the recording, we did not know who won the final award. The winner of this year's batch is SciFlow (https://www.contentshift.de/en/contentshift/news/congratulations-to-sciflow/). We will publish the exclusive interview with them as the last of our series this year.  The FounderWe talk to Patrick Kaiser (https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-kaiser-5978ba1b6/), the COO of Scriptbakery (https://www.scriptbakery.de/), a Freiburg based startup, which taught its AI to analyze a book script and analyze the potential emotions of a reader. Patrick got his job as COO because he has a black belt in Kungfu. The founder of the company knows him from the Kungfu gym, where the founder was Patrick’s student.   We taught our AI with 1.7 mn data points, to make it work with all European languages Patrick Kaiser, COO Scriptbakery PatreonLearn about our interviews hours before they are released, help in the selection of the startups we interview or even suggest startups to be interviewed, by becoming a Patron: https://buff.ly/32bZ4zW   DueDashIf you don’t like Patreon, there is DueDash. DueDash is a Social Network, for startups and investors. We have a group of supporters there as well. You can join the group there:  https://buff.ly/2R90PYp   Affiliate LinksIs 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   The largest chunk we get here as scripts are biographies by Professors and Teachers who have retired Patrick Kaiser, COO Scriptbakery Blog PostFind all the links and show notes here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/scriptbakery-taught-an-ai-to-analyze-manuscripts-and-the-emotions-of-a-potential-reader/
26:17
November 5, 2020
This Month in German Startups - October 2020
This Month in German Startups - October 2020Welcome to This Month in German Startups by Startuprad.io - in a transatlantic news recording with Chris in New York City. Today we are wrapping up October 2020 for you with a monster round in the making at N26, new information on the Wirecard insolvency and questions about published information of Heidelberg based insurance startup Getsafe.  You can now join us on the entrepreneur network DueDash: https://buff.ly/2R90PYp with 5 Euros a month you support our work! Or become a Patron at Patreon: https://buff.ly/32bZ4zW  Thank you! EnablerThis recording was made possible by (Hessen Trade and Invest). Learn more about our enabler here: https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/   Find all options to subscribe here:  💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - Audio onlyiTunes https://apple.co/2Z17bflSpotify https://spoti.fi/3kCcgoB Find all the links and show notes here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/this-month-in-german-startups-october-2020/
19:51
October 30, 2020
doks. innovation enables indoor drone flights for next level digital logistics
doks. innovation enables indoor drone flights for next-level digital logisticsInside a building GPS does not work. We use a combination of global mapping and local mapping… it is very very complex. Benjamin Federmann, CEO and Co-Founder doks.innovation   The FounderIn this interview, we talk to Benjamin Federmann (https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminfedermann/) the CEO and Co-Founder of Kassel-based drone startup doks. innovation (https://www.doks-innovation.com/). D oks.innovation is not a hardware startup, they only provide  Benjamin has spent some time after university in marketing and consulting for some smaller and also well-known companies like Leica.   The feedback from the interviews I conducted was so good, I was sure I needed to found the company Benjamin Federmann, CEO and Co-Founder doks.innovation PatreonLearn about our interviews hours before they are released, help in the selection of the startups we interview, or even suggest startups to be interviewed, by becoming a Patron: https://buff.ly/32bZ4zW   The customer can ask almost any question and find the answer in our data. Benjamin Federmann, CEO and Co-Founder doks.innovation   DueDashIf you don’t like Patreon, there is DueDash. DueDash is a Social Network, for startups and investors. We have a group of supporters there as well. You can join the group there:  https://buff.ly/2R90PYp   When we started with our first prototype, we crashed 30 to 40 drones. Benjamin Federmann, CEO and Co-Founder doks.innovation   Affiliate LinksIs 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 Our drone is a flying camera to collect data for the inventory management. Benjamin Federmann, CEO and Co-Founder doks.innovation   The Startup  The startup doks.innovation enables companies to monitor their warehouses via drones, which can fly indoors without smacking on any shelf or wall. Doks is not a hardware startup. doks.innovation provides only the ai software for the drones to enable them to fly indoors. On the other hand, they are also working closely with hardware providers, since they have very specific requirements for their drones. The drones are using cutting-edge drone hardware, which is not yet publicly available. The company is still small, but they have reference customers like Mars and BMW. Our clients have to press a button and come back 3 or 4 hours later. The data collection is totally automated. The customer can ask almost any question and can find the answer in our data. Benjamin Federmann, CEO and Co-Founder doks.innovation  Venture Capital Fundingdoks.innovation is open to talking to new investors from Europe and the US. They are looking for the next financing round in Q1 2021 and to expand to the US in 2021.   When we stared there was no hardware available for what we have been looking for. Benjamin Federmann, CEO and Co-Founder doks.innovation     The Video Interview is set to go live on October 15th, 2020 19.00 CET Frankfurt/Paris/Zürich/Milanohttps://youtu.be/yi8SmEMuuj8   Drones are good for land surveying, but are there areas where drones are currently not working? So I made more than 100 interviews in one and a half year. Benjamin Federmann, CEO and Co-Founder doks.innovation   Further Readings / Additional ResourcesLearn more about Kassel here: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g187342-Kassel_Hesse-Vacations.html   FeedbackReach 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 InterviewerThis interview was conducted by Jörn “Joe” Menninger, startup scout, founder and host of Startuprad.io. Reach out to him: LinkedIn Twitter Email
31:55
October 15, 2020
This Month in German Startups - Summer 2020 (July, August, September)
This Month in German Startups - Summer 2020 Wrap-UpWelcome to this month in German Startups by Startuprad.io - in a transatlantic news recording with Chris in New York City. Today we are wrapping up summer 2020 for you. This is going to take a bit longer than normal, so grab a coffee and relax on the couch.  You can now join us on the entrepreneur network DueDash: https://buff.ly/2R90PYp with 5 Euros a month you support our work! Thank you! EnablerThis recording was made possible by (Hessen Trade and Invest). Learn more about our enabler here: https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/   Find all options to subscribe here:  💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - Audio onlyiTunes https://apple.co/2Z17bflDeezer http://bit.ly/2Qbh1rlTuneIn http://bit.ly/2M8vpznStitcher http://bit.ly/34xTANO💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - VideoiTunes https://apple.co/2M8ZxKJ  Housekeeping - Time to brag We made it now in 39 Countries in the podcast charts, adding Switzerland, Zimbabwe, Israel, and Indonesia! Thank you! [caption id="attachment_3669" align="alignleft" width="800"]Podcast Charts Appearances of Startuprad.io - Now in 39 countries[/caption]                            As a premier source for startup information from Germany, Startupradio was already a part of the US launch of podcasts on Amazon Music and is now in Germany as well. https://www.instagram.com/p/CFcAK3wj3Gn/  Video News - This video will go live on Thursday, September 24th 19.00 CET (Frankfurt, Zürich, Berlin, Milan)https://youtu.be/AQBKnWmxaTY   Audio News - The audio podcast will go live at the same timeWe just need some time after the release until we can embed the Spotify player here.   Top NewsCoronavirus / Curevac Curevac was one of the biggest startup stories during the summer. They are a Tübingen, Germany-based biotech company, working on a coronavirus vaccine.  They IPOed for more than 200 mn US$ (https://buff.ly/3iUsus6)  They got visited by Elon Musk (https://buff.ly/3cjMdzf)  And we already blogged about their government investment in June (https://buff.ly/3iY0y6Q) And they received a large investment pre-IPO by two international heavy weights:  Pre-IPO: Qatar Investment Authority takes stake in vaccine-maker CureVac https://buff.ly/3jnYZzD Glaxosmithkline (GSK) pays 142 mn Euro for 10% stake in one of #Germany's most promising candidates for a #coronavirus #vaccine Curevac from Tuebingen https://buff.ly/3homvLk Coronavirus / Potential super spreader event in the Berlin startup scene?deutsche-startups reports in their podcast, that a super-spreader event took place in the Berlin Venture Capital and startup scene on Friday, September 11th https://buff.ly/2ElAxzc    Wirecard We keep you updated, just a small selection of news here Wirecard's liquidator sends employees into garden leave without pay via email after 20.00 o'clock. Rumors talk about 50% of the more than 1.000 employees https://buff.ly/34wB7F6 Related: Wirecard scandal fallout sees 50% of German staff laid off https://buff.ly/3hvG30vWirecard liabilities exceeding the assets by 2.8 bn Euro, only a few of the companies within the group had revenues at all says an expert assessment obtained by German media  https://buff.ly/2EzLhKv  Berlin-based Finleap snapped up some employees there: Finleap starts a new unit Finleap Forward, with former Wirecard employees to help banks, insurers and SMEs with their digital transformation https://buff.ly/2QsWkra More details emerged: Finleap hired a team of six employees of the Wirecard Innovation Labs to help banks, insurance companies, and SMEs with their digital transformation https://buff.ly/3hza2EYBerlin-based big data startup SO1 was bought shortly before the accounting scandal, now the founders bought assets back https://buff.ly/32JMcl0 More than 100 potential bidders lined up to acquire parts of #Wirecard, Germany’s erstwhile fintech darling” https:...
24:21
September 24, 2020
Cyreen provides brick and mortar retailers with analytics for offline shopping carts
Cyreen provides brick and mortar retailers with analytics for offline shopping cartsWe analyze shopping behaviour based on the contact with an in-store commercial. Our system does not even know if you are male or female. Davide Scheidegger, Co-Founder Cyreen   [caption id="attachment_3655" align="aligncenter" width="1194"]Cyreen establishes a data-driven retail media standard for consumer brands in supermarkets. Courtesy of Cyreen[/caption]The FounderWe talk to Davide Scheidegger (https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidescheidegger/), who is originally from Switzerland, but now lives in Wiesbaden, working with his other co-founders on their startup Cyreen (https://www.cyreen.de/). They provide with movement tracking of shopping carts and in-store-advertisements, analytics for brick and mortar retailers, as well as for retail brands.   EnablerThis recording was made possible by (Hessen Trade and Invest). Learn more about our enabler here: https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/ Find all options to subscribe here: Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - Audio onlyiTunes https://apple.co/2Z17bflDeezer http://bit.ly/2Qbh1rlTuneIn http://bit.ly/2M8vpznStitcher http://bit.ly/34xTANOTech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - VideoiTunes https://apple.co/2M8ZxKJ  This is kind of the best advertisement in Germany, when you say: “Today you save 20%” Davide Scheidegger, Co-Founder Cyreen   The StartupCyreen is an analytics software for inside a brick and mortar retailer. The tool tracks (anonymized) shopping carts and analyze customer behavior in the market. They can also show advertisements to the clients inside the retailer on small screens and track their efficiency. Cyreen can also include outside parameters e.g. temperature. Cyreen is an award-winning start-up that provides transparent, measurable and close-to-purchase marketing solutions for advertisers. They successfully launched their first product C.A.P. (Connecting Ad-Impressions with Purchase) in several stores. With C.A.P., they have developed a high-end digital signage system. For the first time, detailed advertising effectiveness analyses for offline marketing are possible according to the online logic of Facebook & Co. We normally don’t talk to our clients directly, but via our ad & media agencies. Davide Scheidegger, Co-Founder Cyreen   Davide refers to this advertisement of Wiesenhof, which they helped to measure in storeAtze Schröder Wiesenhof, was one of the commercials measured by Cyreen in-store: https://youtu.be/7BZfmh7JM68  More information on their tool CAP - Connecting Ad-Impressions with Purchase (Cyreen is the name of the company)https://vimeo.com/341804155   A study by the University of St. Gallen. The link will open a PDF.   We even tested the advertisement for ice cream in winter. Davide Scheidegger, Co-Founder Cyreen   PatreonLearn about our interviews hours before they are released, help in the selection of the startups we interview or even suggest startups to be interviewed, by becoming a Patron: https://buff.ly/32bZ4zW   DueDashIf you don’t like Patreon, there is DueDash. DueDash is a Social Network, for startups and investors. We have a group of supporters there as well. You can join the group there:  https://buff.ly/2R90PYp   Affiliate LinksIs 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   Even though I have not been to Wiesbaden before, I fell in love with the city instantly. Mainz is not too far away and the wine is great. Davide Scheidegger, Co-Founder Cyreen The Video Interview is set to go live on September 17th 19.00 CET (Frankfurt / Zürich)https://youtu.be/iN0RgBpMYg8 The Audio Interview will go live at the same timeSubscribe to our podcasts here   Further Readings / Additional Ress...
40:09
September 17, 2020
Legal Tech AI Startup NAIX redacts Contracts with AI for Companies in M&A Transactions
NAIX redacts Contracts with AI for companies in M&A Transactions  “Companies tended to accept the [GDPR] fines since they are not as high as the costs of the manual redaction of data, but now we are here” Ramin Karbalaie, CEO and Founder NAIX Technology  Media PartnershipNAIX Technology is Frankfurt Forward's (https://www.frankfurtforward.com/) Startup of the Month September 2020. Congratulations. As part of our media partnership, we are bringing you the interview with its astrophysicist CEO and Founder Ramin.  The FounderIn this interview, we are talking to Ramin Karbalaie (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramin-karbalaie-b9022a185/), CEO, and Co-Founder of Frankfurt and Cologne-based NAIX Technology (https://naix.de/en). The AI startup and legal tech help do anonymize documents for large companies and corporations, e.g. in case they need to be put in a data room. More on this later. Ramin is highly gifted, he started to study astrophysics at university already during high school (in Germany highly gifted student can do that) and finished several semesters worth of course work before graduating from high school. His mother is a linguist and so he was early exposed to linguistics, which sparked his interest in computer linguistic and later natural language processing (NLP). This is where the legal part, the ai, the natural language processing, and the quantitative training come together to form NAIX Technologies. The startup counts among its mentors one of the managing directors of the private investment office of Rothschild & Co.   “When I was studying astrophysics I had to work, so I took any job. I used to work as a working student in a big international law firm. … There I talk to lawyers about their pains. … so, things evolved” Ramin Karbalaie, CEO and Founder NAIX Technology   PatreonLearn about our interviews before they are released, help in the selection of the startups we interview, or even suggest startups to be interviewed, by becoming a Patron https://buff.ly/35qoRGq   DueDashDueDash is a Social Network, for startups and investors. As one of the best places investors could hunt for startups, we have a group of supporters there as well. You can join the group here https://buff.ly/2R90PYp   “We anonymize contracts, so lawyers and consultants are not violating data protection law in due diligence” Ramin Karbalaie, CEO and Founder NAIX Technology   Affiliate LinksIs 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   “We work for investigative committees of the German parliament, which is pretty cool at least for us” Ramin Karbalaie, CEO and Founder NAIX Technology   The StartupThe startup is providing anonymization and pseudonymization for contracts and other legal documents. This is needed due to European data protection laws. If a company is sold, a buyer will want to look deep in the books and contracts of an entity he or she buys. Such a phase in a transaction is called Due Diligence. Due to data protection, the contracts with all personal information cannot be shared, but the buyer needs them to evaluate the company, so NAIX comes in and takes out all private information so contracts and other information can be shared, without violating the law. The system of NAIX is based on AI technology. They are not only working for private companies, but also for the public sector like investigative committees of the German Federal Government and other high-profile bodies. Their tools can also be used in knowledge management, so e.g. contracts can be shared in large law firms without violating data protection.  “We automatically redact contracts for M&A transactions” Ramin Karbalaie, CEO and Founder NAIX Technology     The Video Interview is set to go live on T...
45:03
September 10, 2020
NGRAVE offers the most secure end-to-end solution in the world for managing digital assets
NGRAVE offers the most secure end-to-end solution in the world for managing digital assetsYou cannot brute force our private keys. You cannot predict our private keys. The private key is generated on the spot, even we as the manufacturer do not know your private key. There are no back-doors in our device. Ruben Merre, CEO and Co-Founder NGRAVE   The FounderThis time we talk to Ruben Merre, the CEO and Co-Founder (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruben-merre/, https://medium.com/ngrave) of NGRAVE (https://www.ngrave.io/), which offers a highly secure solution to manage one’s digital assets. Ruben originally stared out with a business engineering degree. He not only worked as a strategy consultant, contributor to Hackernoon (https://hackernoon.com/u/ruben.merre) but also is a bestseller online investment instructor at UDEMY (https://www.udemy.com/user/rubenmerre/). This interview is part of our ongoing media partnership with Accelerator Frankfurt (https://www.acceleratorfrankfurt.com/).   In 2019 a record 4.5 bn US$ in cryptocurrencies was stolen… we still see the same trend. Hacks are increasing in size and in frequency … Ruben Merre, CEO and Co-Founder NGRAVE   PatreonYou can now support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=35246148 if you like what you see and hear consider to support us, so we can keep bringing you great content.  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   There are no solutions to own your crypto, how it should be. Ruben Merre, CEO and Co-Founder NGRAVE   The StartupOfficially the startup NGRAVE (https://www.ngrave.io/, https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/ngrave´), based out of Brussels, Belgium. The story started as the former project of one of the three co-founders was hacked and approximately 10 million US$ worth in Ethereum was stolen. The old project was shut down and NGRAVE was founded to provide a secure way of storing digital or crypto assets. Venture Capital FundingNGRAVE is looking for funding in the second half of 2020.   There are no backdoors in our product. Ruben Merre, CEO and Co-Founder NGRAVE   Indiegogo CampaignAt the time of the interview, the campaign was not yet launched. At the time of the publication the campaign already ended, but they raised more than 380.000 € (more than 450.000 US$), achieving more than 1.500% of their goal of 25.000 € (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/zero-the-most-secure-easy-to-use-crypto-wallet#/).   Our device looks like a small smartphone. The device is completely disconnected from the world, so no hacker can access it. …. Nobody can ever steal the private keys, because they are never exposed. Ruben Merre, CEO and Co-Founder NGRAVE Pre-order the Device (NGRAVE Zero)For everybody who missed the Campaign, you can buy the device here: https://www.ngrave.io/products/zero. This is not an affiliate link.   The Video Interview is set to go live on Thursday, August 27th 19.00 CEThttps://youtu.be/NZoSbjoRJzg You generate your private key at first activation of your NGRAVE Zero. Your biometric data like your fingerprint, but also external data like the ambient lighting at that moment. That makes statistically a unique key. Ruben Merre, CEO and Co-Founder NGRAVE The Audio PodcastSubscribe to our podcasts here   We build our backup as a stainless-steel puzzle. It survives if your house burns down and since it is a puzzle – no one who random finds it – will know your private key Ruben Merre, CEO and Co-Founder NGRAVE   Further Readings / Additional Resources  IBAN https://www.investopedia.com/terms/i/iban.asp Blockchain Hacks https://www.investopedia.com/news/largest-cryptocurrency-hacks-so-far-year/ Private Key https://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/...
40:10
August 28, 2020
Meet Wingcopter – The startup that develops drones for UPS
Meet Wingcopter – The startup that develops drones for UPS  We don’t follow up on offers for military purposes. Wingcopter should serve mankind Tom Plümmer CEO and Co-Founder Wingcopter   The FounderIn this interview we are talking to Tom Plümmer (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wingcopter/), CEO and Co-Founder of Rhine-Main-based drone startup Wingcopter (https://wingcopter.com/, https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/wingcopter), which won the title Startup of the Month by our media partner Frankfurt Forward (https://www.frankfurtforward.com/startups-of-the-month).   For a long time, we bootstrapped our startup by selling the drones we already produced. Tom Plümmer CEO and Co-Founder Wingcopter   PatreonYou can now support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=35246148 if you like what you see and hear consider to support us, so we can keep bringing you great content.  Affiliate LinksIs 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   I studied film, and it turned into aerial filming. I could never find a drone to fit my needs. Tom Plümmer CEO and Co-Founder Wingcopter   The Startup  Wingcopter is a vertical take-off drone. It is not a multicopter, with four to eight rotors, but it combines vertical takeoff capabilities with wings for long ranges. The drone the ability to navigate and can (depending on the regulation) be piloted beyond the visual line of sight in some countries.   I am not an engineer. That’s why it is a little bit crazy that I ended up in this position, running now a company with really really capable engineers. Tom Plümmer CEO and Co-Founder Wingcopter   Wingcopter holds a patent for its tilt-rotor drones. The "tilt-rotor" is the USP of Wingcopter and enables the impressive capabilities of the small aircraft to deliver (mostly medical) goods far, fast, and safe. In the beginning, they received a lot of requests for the military use of their drones, which they always denied. On the other hand, they are working with DHL and UPS, as well as delivery of medical products (especially vaccines) with UNICEF. They work to deliver time-sensitive medical supplies already in projects in Vanuatu (Pacific Island), Scotland, Ireland, Malawi, Ethiopia, or Tanzania.  Cooperation in Germany with MerckIn Germany they are also working with Merck, transferring laboratory samples. In the past, they have been a startup in one of the batches of the Merck Accelerator Program. You can learn more about the program here. Note the interviews are sponsored content on our channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zetBlvE_1Fw&list=PLUbiCAQc22WsPgZfsShQffGE8EzAsRuxW   We are currently looking into running commercial drone flights beyond line of sight Tom Plümmer CEO and Co-Founder Wingcopter   Venture Capital FundingAfter a long time of bootstrapping, they raised venture capital end of 2019 and again in Q1 in 2020. You can learn more here: https://www.suasnews.com/2020/03/wingcopter-secures-further-investment-from-corecam/ They are currently in talks for more funding.   The Video Interview is set to go live on August 13th, 2020, 19.00 CET Frankfurt / 1 pm Easternhttps://youtu.be/3xurldMpDbY   We build industrial drones, not toys for everybody. Tom Plümmer CEO and Co-Founder Wingcopter   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 InterviewerThis interview was conducted by Jörn “Joe” Menninger, startup scout, founder and host of Startuprad.io. Reach out to him: LinkedIn Twitter Email
35:26
August 18, 2020
Hawa Dawa is an environment intelligence company – Originally founded to help asthma patients
Hawa Dawa is an environment intelligence company – Originally founded to help asthma patientsThe idea of the wearable device was to crowdsource the data. All people using the device would contribute data on air quality. Karim Tarraf CEO and Co-Founder Hawa Dawa Audience Note on Recording QualityIn the beginning, we had some problems with the audio and video quality of the interview. Please stick with us it gets much better during the interview. We are sorry about that, but our influence on internet bandwidth is very limited.   The FounderIn this interview, we talk to Karim Tarraf (https://www.linkedin.com/in/karim-hesham-tarraf-a0773250/), the CEO and Co-Founder of Munich-based Hawa Dawa (https://hawadawa.com/, https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/hawa-dawa-munich-germany, https://twitter.com/hawadawalabs).  He was originally born in Kairo to an Egyptian-German family. He graduated from the Technical University of Munich (TU Munich or TUM) and started to work on projects and government entities on topics of climate change and development assistance (for countries). In those capacities, he worked for projects with the UN Environment Program. Karim personally witnessed the Arab Spring in Egypt, which left an impression on him. He later got back to TU Munich for a master's degree, were the first ideas of Hawa Dawa emerged. TU Munich also has a large startup and entrepreneurship program. You can learn more about the program called UnternehmerTUM here. PatreonYou can now support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=35246148 if you like what you see and hear consider to support us, so we can keep bringing you great content. Affiliate LinksIs 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   The StartupWithin a seminar at his master courses, Karim participated in a two-week hackathon. Next to him, there was an Indian student, who talked about the air pollution in India. So they developed a wearable device for asthma patients, to measure air quality. Asthma patients should – due to their health condition – avoid polluted air and the device could help them do this. The idea to gather the data did now work well, so they started developing their own stations to measure air quality. This made them to an environment intelligence company. The founders discovered similarities in several languages where Hawa means air and Dawa means medicine, so they combined both. The startup creates the data and places them on data markets. Measuring air quality is not as simple, as it first sounds. During the interview, we talk about technical details and it turns out that they even use AI to calibrate their sensors.   Venture Capital FundingHawa Dawa is looking for a funding round for internationalization in 2021. We will connect you if you are interested.   The Video Interview went live on August 6th, 2020, 19.00 Frankfurt local time (CET) / 1 PM Easternhttps://youtu.be/kDJhVI6kAO0 The Audio Interview is set to go live on August 11th during the night - German local timeThe Audio Podcast will be published next week. Subscribe to our podcasts here   Further Readings / Additional ResourcesIn this interview, we included all further reading links in the show notes.   FeedbackReach 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 HostThis interview was conducted by Jörn “Joe” Menninger, startup scout, founder and host of Startuprad.io. Reach out to him: LinkedIn Twitter Email
25:32
August 11, 2020
DATAbility enables airlines to safe money with digital twins
Datability enables airlines to safe money with digital twins  We enable fuel savings for airplanes with digital twins of individual airplanes Sebstian Baumann, Founder and Co-CEO DATAbility   Frankfurt Forwards Startup of the MonthThis interview is in a media partnership with Frankfurt Forward. DATAbility is the Frankfurt Forward Startup of the Month July 2020. Congratulations! Learn more about Frankfurt Forward and how to apply here: https://www.frankfurtforward.com/   We are looking for funding or a strategic partnership. Sebstian Baumann, Founder and Co-CEO DATAbility  The FounderIn this interview Startuprad.io is talking to Sebastian Baumann (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastian-oliver-baumann/), Founder and Co-CEO of Rhine-Main based AI startup DATAbility (https://www.datability.ai/). He is not only an entrepreneur but also working on his Ph.D. Thesis, which he hopes to submit this year. So he will be a Ph.D. in 2020 or 2021. Fingers cross for him!   Different airplanes are operated differently by different airlines and from pilots. You want to phase this in your digital twin to make more precise calculation Sebstian Baumann, Founder and Co-CEO DATAbility   PatreonYou can now support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=35246148 if you like what you see and hear consider to support us, so we can keep bringing you great content.  Affiliate LinksIs 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   The StartupThe startup enables digital twins of real existing airplanes, helicopters, and the like. With their tool, they can calculate the fuel flow of the engine with the respective plane. Now the machine learning framework will train the algorithm. DATAbility develops customized software solutions and digital services for the diagnosis and prognosis of machine status and the automation of processes aiming to reduce the quality-related costs in failure control, prevention, and correction. A high level of customer satisfaction and strong customer loyalty should have top priority in mechanical and plant engineering. But machine downtimes impede these and cost a lot of money. The identification of the correct spare part or the cause of system downtime is not trivial.  Venture Capital FundingDATAbility is looking for funding, a Series A for the development costs of their scalable software solution. They are also open for a strategic partner to widen their (sales) network.     The Video Interview is set to go live on Thursday, July 16th 19.00 Frankfurt local time (CET), 1 pm Eastern (EST), 18.00 London local time (UTC)https://youtu.be/3uFBqxkxBk8   The Audio Interview is set to go live on Tuesday, July 21stThe Audio Podcast will be published next week. Subscribe to our podcasts here     Further Readings / Additional RessourcesJet Stream: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_stream Digital Twins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_twin Hannover Messe (the trade fair Sebastian refers to) https://www.hannovermesse.de/en/   FeedbackReach 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 InterviewerThis interview was conducted by Jörn “Joe” Menninger, startup scout, founder, and host of Startuprad.io. Reach out to him: LinkedIn Twitter Email
28:57
July 21, 2020
Biweekly publication in summer break
Our founderA summer message from our founder Jörn “Joe” Menninger (LinkedIn, Twitter, Crunchbase) in times of Corona. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCGvgRhIKAw/ Hello and welcome, everybody, this is Joe – Founder and Host – of Startuprad.io. It is the beginning of July and I wanted to take the opportunity to reach out to you. First, I wanted to wish you a great summer – as great as it can be under the current circumstances. Second, I wanted to let you know that for July and August we take some time off. Our news is in the regular summer break – Enjoy your summer in New York Chris! We will also publish interviews only every other week. We normally used summer to publish interviews from our backlog, but since there have been almost no events we attended in person, there is less backlog. We will be back to a weekly publishing schedule in September. Until then, enjoy your time and thank you to all our listeners, who made us reach the podcast charts in now 35 countries across the world. The last ones added have been Hong Kong and Kuwait. If you like our podcast, consider supporting us on Patreon. Have a great summer and see you again in September! PatreonYou can now support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=35246148 if you like what you see and hear consider to support us, so we can keep bringing you great content. Affiliate LinksIs 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 Feedback – Suggest Interview Partners and moreReach 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 Video – Enjoy the summer – As much as you can and stay safehttps://youtu.be/cmCgRkvO7xY
01:16
July 14, 2020
Quoscient helps to analyze, investigate and respond to cyber-threats
QuoScient helps to analyze, investigate and respond to cyber-threats Attackers are devious… During the current health crisis, they are going after health institutions and hospitals. They don’t basically care that they are doing damage to people who have already health problems. Ioannis Bizimis, Co-Founder QuoScient    The FounderIn this interview, we are talking to Ioannis Bizimis (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ioannis-bizimis-6423527/, https://twitter.com/defense_active), the Co-Founder, CFO, CRO, and  CISO of QuoScient. Ioannis has been an Investment Manager, project lead with Dow Jones, with MarkIt, an employee of Deutsche Bank and other well-regarded companies. He has a lot of experience and with this experience, he started to set up QuoScient.   One of the biggest strategies [of hackers] is to come into your network and stay there and install as many backdoors as they can. They will use them when they need it. Ioannis Bizimis, Co-Founder QuoScient   PatreonYou can now support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=35246148 if you like what you see and hear consider to support us, so we can keep bringing you great content.   It costs hackers just a few hundred Dollars or Euros to build up an attack campaign. The effort on the other side is thousands, sometimes millions to understand this kind of campaign. Ioannis Bizimis, Co-Founder QuoScient   Affiliate LinksIs your startup in need of a bank account in Germany? Try our partner affiliate Penta http://bit.ly/3bdHX3dLooking to open a bank account to shift between crypto and fiat? Try our partner Bitwala with this affiliate link here http://bit.ly/2w01Zye  The StartupQuoScient (https://www.quoscient.io/, https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/quoscient)  is a cybersecurity startup, which recently split into three parts to better pursue their respective activities. Two of those entities are still headquartered in Frankfurt, one in Columbia, Maryland (close to Baltimore). They basically split along their business lines: QuoLab Technologies – Defense Technology https://quolab.com/QuoSec – Security Consulting https://www.quosec.net/QuoIntelligence – Cyber Threat Intelligence https://quointelligence.eu/  [A company] first must understand what their most critical assets are and what are the [cyber] risks to those assets. Ioannis Bizimis, Co-Founder QuoScient  Venture Capital FundingQuoScient has just raised venture capital. They may be looking at another funding round in the fall of 2020. If you want to keep posted, reach out to us.   Threats can not only come from the outside. Capable hackers can also send you someone, pretending to work for you as contractor. … they do this professionally. Ioannis Bizimis, Co-Founder QuoScient   The Video Interview is set to go live on July 2nd, 2020 19.00 CEThttps://youtu.be/qM_ngqKHuZ4     Subscribe to our podcasts here    Further Readings / Additional ResourcesFront Office https://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/frontoffice.aspBack Office https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/backoffice.aspMiddle Office https://www.investopedia.com/terms/m/middleoffice.aspNeuer Markt / and its index Nemax https://deutsche-boerse.com/dbg-en/our-company/know-how/glossary/glossary-article/NEMAX-50-248782Trading Floor https://www.investopedia.com/terms/t/trading_floor.aspSWIFT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_for_Worldwide_Interbank_Financial_TelecommunicationHave a look at the other interview Joe refers to with IT SEAL: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/it-seal-helps-companies-to-train-their-employees-in-cyber-security/ 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
41:36
July 7, 2020
This Month in German Startups - June 2020
This Month in German Startups - June 2020IntroToday we are going to talk about German startups, in the process of producing vaccines for Covid19, the potential accounting fraud at Wirecard, startups in Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne and Berlin, and the 110th Birthday of Konrad Zuse, the inventor of the modern-day computer. Welcome to this month in German Startups by Startuprad.io - in a transatlantic news recording with Chris in New York City. Reach out to usOur audience survey, to give us feedback, suggest topics, interview partners or just to say “Hallo!” https://forms.gle/mLV6mVKwGwKuut8BA Find the hosts here:Jörn “Joe” Menninger joe@startuprad.io / Twitter  / LinkedIn / Video Interview (2018)Christian “Chris” Fahrenbach chris@startuprad.io / Twitter / Homepage / Video Interview (2018)PatreonIf you like our podcast, consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/startupradio  EnablerThis recording was made possible by (Hessen Trade and Invest). Learn more about our enabler here: https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/   Find all options to subscribe here:  💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - Audio onlyiTunes https://apple.co/2Z17bflDeezer http://bit.ly/2Qbh1rlTuneIn http://bit.ly/2M8vpznStitcher http://bit.ly/34xTANO💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - VideoiTunes https://apple.co/2M8ZxKJThe Video Interview is set to go live on Thursday, June 25th 2020https://youtu.be/xRNMoOSm28Y   The Audio Interview is set to go live on June 30th, 2020The Audio Podcast will be published next week. Subscribe to our podcasts here  Housekeeping - Time to brag Now it is official, Startuprad.io passed several milestones.  We reached more than 200.000 subscribers for our podcasts alone! 206.014 as of today! We count subscribers, who return at least once in 7 days to our RSS feed over 90 days.We managed to score more than 1.000 days in podcast charts (iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Chartable), actually, we made 1.026 days so far. https://www.startuprad.io/blog/startuprad-io-ranked-now-in-33-countries-and-1-000-days-in-podcast-charts/We now scored with PR China, Croatia, and Singapore in three more countries and now we made it in 33 countries in their respective podcast charts. We are also a steady member of chartable.com’s science and tech podcast charts, for the US as well as globally. https://www.startuprad.io/blog/startuprad-io-ranked-now-in-33-countries-and-1-000-days-in-podcast-charts/And again we have several interviews and blog posts for you. We will also have on July 1st our first live stream after corona. https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Couch-TV-Talks/events/271395382/  Coronavirus / Covid19 80% of Berlin-based startups see their very existence threatened by the coronavirus https://buff.ly/2UYMi3P CureVac is the first German biotech to receive a direct investment from the German government, an astonishing 300 mn Euros. The reason behind this is the Trump administration. You can learn in our blogpost how the story unfolded https://www.startuprad.io/blog/germanys-hope-for-coronavirus-vaccine-and-how-they-got-a-300-mn-euros-government-investment/Mainz-based BioNTech (we talk about them frequently) is the first company in Germany to start human trials for a Coronavirus vaccine: https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer_and_biontech_dose_first_participants_in_the_u_s_as_part_of_global_covid_19_mrna_vaccine_development_program  Wirecard - This month’s top news in GermanyIntroWirecard is a company processing payments. The company works as an intermediary and guarantor between buyers and sellers and takes a commission on all transactions. They have about 5,000 employees and actually replaced Commerzbank (we will talk about them later) in DAX 30 (Germany's equivalent of the Dow Jones Industrial Average 30). They are the first “fintech” to achieve this. The big problem now is that there are accounts missing, which shoul...
18:16
June 30, 2020
Energy Robots provides Software for semi-autonomous Robots
Energy Robots provides Software for semi-autonomous RobotsWe provide a full software stack, which also makes the robot move … Dorian Scholz, CEO and Co-Founder Energy Robotics  The FounderDuring this interview, we are talking to Dr. Dorian Scholz (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dorian-scholz-3514a8b3/) CEO and Co-founder of Darmstadt based robotics startup Energy Robotics (https://www.energy-robotics.com/). We talk to him in a remote interview, recorded in May 2020. Dorian is already a long time robotics fan, who has been working for more than 15 years in robotics, even participating in the robotics soccer world cup with the team Darmstadt Dribblers (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3jFWB-VP6bFcIFtb-czCcQ). Energy robotics is also a startup, spun off TU Darmstadt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technische_Universit%C3%A4t_Darmstadt). The Rhine-Main-based startup offers software to make robots operate autonomously, as well as enable them to be operated remotely, in case this is needed. They are called “robotics”, but they don’t build robots or any hardware.   We are providing a very easy user interface to program “missions” for the robots. Dorian Scholz, CEO and Co-Founder Energy Robotics   PatreonYou can now support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=35246148 if you like what you see and hear consider to support us, so we can keep bringing you great content.  Affiliate LinksIs your startup in need of a bank account in Germany? Try our partner affiliate Penta http://bit.ly/3bdHX3dLooking to open a bank account to shift between crypto and fiat? Try our partner Bitwala with this affiliate link here http://bit.ly/2w01Zye  The StartupThe startup Energy Robotics helps to inspect remote places on a regular based. The Darmstadt-based startup offers software to make robots operate autonomously, as well as enable them to be operated remotely, in case this is needed. There are very remote places, running semi-autonomously e.g. platforms to drill for oil and gas (https://www.offshore-technology.com/features/inside-the-first-fully-automated-offshore-platform/). Nonetheless, these places need regular inspections e.g. gas leaks, which can be performed by robots with the Energy Robotics software, on different software platforms.   The robots record automatically the pictures and data on its automated round. Dorian Scholz, CEO and Co-Founder Energy Robotics   Venture Capital FundingEnergy Robotics is currently looking for investors for their seed round, for one million Euros.   The Video Interview is set to go live on Thursday, June 18th 19.00 Frankfurt, 1 PM Eastern Time, 18.00 UTChttps://youtu.be/FedF8gXLxko   The Audio Interview is set to go live next weekThe Audio Podcast will be published next week. Subscribe to our podcasts here   Further Readings / Additional RessourcesThe RoboCup https://www.robocup.org/The soccer play from Darmstadt Bruno Labbadia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_LabbadiaSearch and Rescue Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/TeamHectorDarmstadtHardware Partner of Energy Robotics, the startup EX Robotics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leHdwm7HiSQ  FeedbackReach 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
19:30
June 23, 2020
This Month in German Startups - May 2020
This Month in German Startups - May 2020If you are new to our podcast(s), we are wrapping up the startup news of the German-speaking area in a monthly recording from Frankfurt and New York. Have a look at our website www.startuprad.io or www.startup.radio and you will find all the links to our recordings and the articles we are quoting from there. Some of the source articles are in English, some are in German.   Reach out to usOur audience survey, to give us feedback, suggest topics, interview partners or just to say “Hallo!” https://forms.gle/mLV6mVKwGwKuut8BA Find the hosts here:Jörn “Joe” Menninger joe@startuprad.io / Twitter  / LinkedIn / Video Interview (2018)Christian “Chris” Fahrenbach chris@startuprad.io / Twitter / Homepage / Video Interview (2018)PatreonIf you like our podcast, consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/startupradio EnablerThis recording was made possible by (Hessen Trade and Invest). Learn more about our enabler here: https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/ Together with our enabler, we are running a podcast called “Tech Startups Germany”, which will focus on startups at a Serie A stage or even more mature. You will also find all the videos we produce for this podcast on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/startupradio. This podcast is available directly on our device as an audio and video podcast. Yes, Startuprad.io makes the first downloadable video podcast. Find all options to subscribe here:  💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - Audio onlyiTunes https://apple.co/2Z17bflDeezer http://bit.ly/2Qbh1rlTuneIn http://bit.ly/2M8vpznStitcher http://bit.ly/34xTANO💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - VideoiTunes https://apple.co/2M8ZxKJVideo Recording - YouTube (the video will premiere on Thursday, May 28th 19.00 CET / 1 pm Eastern)https://youtu.be/Yu_rojiz9mw   Housekeeping - Time to brag The current situation looks a bit better, so we feel ok with a tiny bit of bragging :-) We made it in Russia's Apple Tech Podcast Charts (up to #121) and PR China Apple Tech Podcast Charts (up to #485). This gets the total to 30 countries!  We are also now on Patreon. If you like your podcast, become a patron! (www.patreon.com/startupradio)We published again some cool interviews, where we wanted to highlight especially this month’s interview with IDA, where we talk to the CEO and Co-Founder Hamedo Ayadi of Intelligence Data Analytics. At the start of the coronavirus outbreak, 70% of their employees worked related to aviation, which was completely stopped by one phone call. He tells the story of how they changed strategy fast to survive: https://www.startuprad.io/interviews/ida-pivoted-fast-during-corona-before-70-of-their-employees-worked-with-aviation-companies/ Coronavirus / Covid19German government approves the corona aid package for startups. A two billion fund will add to private funding from the package (30% private, 70% public) this is called „Corona-Matching-Fazilität“ (CMF). The package was put together quite fast since the first announcement has been in mid-April. https://buff.ly/2zFr4jL There will be another pillar, called “Startup-Schutzschild” (startup shield), which will assist the instruments of Germany’s 16 states for startups, who have no backing by investors yet. Related we found news about two of the measures of single states: Bavaria: LfA sets up a new loan program for small and very small enterprises - Munich Startup https://buff.ly/3c3MBkp Hamburg: They call their program InnoStartup - Hamburg Startups https://buff.ly/2zPOLpp (some more information in the Hamburg Hub section)Corona cases in Amazon logistics center in Winsen, Germany: Verdi demands to close the location https://buff.ly/3dipDGbGerman unicorns like Dreamlines, Flixbus, Getyourguide, Homelike, Hometogo, Omio, Tourlane and Trivago write an open letter to Google to get 75 mn € advertisement money back https://buff.ly/3f2rF...
20:48
June 2, 2020
Learn from an Indian-born entrepreneur, who raised 35 mn Euros Venture Capital in Germany (2/2)
Learn from an Indian-born entrepreneur, who raised 35 mn Euros Venture Capital in Germany"Hessen is the natural home for startups and entrepreneurs" Gunjan Bhardwaj – Founder and CEO Innoplexus  The Enabler of our InterviewThis recording was made possible by (Hessen Trade and Invest). Learn more about our enabler here: https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/ Together with our enabler, we are running a podcast called “Tech Startups Germany”, which will focus on startups at a Serie A stage or even more mature. You will also find all the videos we produce for this podcast on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/startupradio. This podcast is available directly on our device as audio and video podcast, yes, Startuprad.io makes the first downloadable video podcast. Find all options to subscribe here:  Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - Audio onlyiTunes https://apple.co/2Z17bflDeezer http://bit.ly/2Qbh1rlTuneIn http://bit.ly/2M8vpznStitcher http://bit.ly/34xTANOTech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - VideoiTunes https://apple.co/2M8ZxKJ The Startup FounderOur interview partner is again Gunjan Bhardwaj (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gunjan-bhardwaj-b321a32/), not the actor. He is a former EY and BCG consultant, as well as a TED speaker. He likes to work a lot, so he is also the author of the book “Inside the Cockpit: Navigating the Complexity of Drug Development with AI and Blockchain” (https://amzn.to/2QYI1eL).  “Frankfurt … it is the center of Europe, it is so super connected.” Gunjan Bhardwaj – Founder and CEO Innoplexus   PatreonYou can now support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=35246148 if you like what you see and hear consider to support us, so we can keep bringing you great content.   "Everybody has to chart his or her own course. I am a deep believer in instinct." Gunjan Bhardwaj – Founder and CEO Innoplexus   Affiliate LinksIs 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   Interview Part 1This is part two of a series of interviews with Gunjan. You find part one of our interview here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/meet-innoplexus-the-startup-which-fights-all-diseases/ “… but I also have to say that investors in this part of the world look at the long term picture … but once they are convinced, they are partners for the long term” Gunjan Bhardwaj – Founder and CEO Innoplexus   One Day Commute to New YorkOne of the things Gunjan likes about Frankfurt is its great connectivity. With the connections of Frankfurt Airport (IATA Code FRA, therefore know as Fraport) you can get on a plane, meet in New York in the afternoon and be back in Frankfurt early the next morning https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraport   Germany is one of the best places to start a company. Gunjan Bhardwaj – Founder and CEO Innoplexus Advice in FundraisingInnoplexus counts among its investors HCS (https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/hcs-beteiligungsgesellschaft), as well as Christian Angermayer of Aperion (https://www.crunchbase.com/person/christian-angermayer), as well as EOS VC (https://vc.eos.io/partners/finlab/), the venture capital arm of Block.one.  According to a report by FAZ they have already raised 35 mn Euros and are looking for 40 million more (https://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/unternehmen/start-up-innoplexus-ein-google-der-pharmabranche-16473990.html).   "No funding event is easy, but what is easy in life?" Gunjan Bhardwaj – Founder and CEO Innoplexus   Gunjan strongly recommends doing your due diligence, he likes to quote one of his teachers who said that assuming means "making an ass of you and me” 😊. He recommends you agree with your investor on a vision for the future of the company. The personal chemistry between an inv...
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May 26, 2020
IDA Pivoted during Coronavirus to a more diversified strategy
IDA Pivoted during Coronavirus to a more diversified strategyWe got a call from our largest client [during Corona] and they told us to immediately stop all work for them. Within two hours we lost everything we build up in three years. Hamedo Ayadi – Co-Founder and CEO IDA  The founderIn this interview Jörn “Joe” Menninger, founder, and host of Startuprad.io talks to Hamedo Ayadi (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hamedo-ayadi-00021b15a/), co-founder and CEO of IDA – Intelligent Data Analytics (https://ida-analytics.de/). Hamedo is originally born in Morocco and a serial entrepreneur, always based around Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main-Area. He speaks five languages and English is his 5th language. He has not used English in a business setting for 7 years before our interview, so please cut him some slag. He came to Germany early in his life and studied Psychology at the University of Mainz.   PatreonYou can now support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=35246148 if you like what you see and hear consider to support us, so we can keep bringing you great content.   Within two days after our major client called us – to stop all work for them -, we defined a new strategy for IDA … we prepared new services, for new customers for fixed prices Hamedo Ayadi – Co-Founder and CEO IDA   Affiliate LinksIs 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  Startup of the Month May 2020IDA is the Startup of the Month - May 2020 by Frankfurt Forward. This podcast is in a media partnership with Frankfurt Forward.  You can learn more about the startup and the initiative here (German only) https://www.frankfurtforward.com/startups/ida   Corona really gave us a hard time. 70% of our employees do work related to aviation Hamedo Ayadi – Co-Founder and CEO IDA   The Startup  IDA is the second company of Hamedo, both of which he co-founded with one of his colleagues from Unisys. They sold their first business – a tech consulting company – which worked with SAP tools and their integration and maintenance in large corporates.  They sold the company end of 2017. IDA is a platform to connect all data in a single platform and make them usable for the client. They help to optimize and workflows and business processes   IDA started originally with a meeting of chance in a train driving from Frankfurt to Munich Hamedo Ayadi – Co-Founder and CEO IDA    Venture Capital  IDA has been bootstrapped so far, but they are looking to raise a Series A Venture Capital round. They want to use the funds for global and cross industry expansion. If you want to get introduced to them, let us know.   The Video Interview weng live on April 2nd 19.00 Frankfurt (1 PM Eastern, 18.00 London)https://youtu.be/9mHpBDwHAHc  Further Readings / Additional Resources  Learn more about Frankfurt Forward here: https://www.frankfurtforward.com/   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
44:11
May 19, 2020
Quantgene can detect early-stage cancer in a single draw of blood
Quantgene can detect early-stage cancer in a single draw of bloodWhat we are doing is a potential game-changer in medicine. … it makes the detection [of dead cells form tumors] single-molecule precise. Johannes “Jo” Bhakdi – CEO and Co-Founder of Quantgene  The FounderIn this interview, we talk to Johannes “Jo” Bhakdi (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jo-bhakdi-5048811/), originally born and raised in the Rhine-Main Area in Germany, but now founder of the AI and Big Data Startup Quantgene (https://www.quantgene.com/, https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/quantgene) in Santa Monica, CA. Quantgene describes itself as a deep genomics startup. They also have an office in Berlin and they hire for both locations. By training Jo is an economist, who graduated from the University of Tübingen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_T%C3%BCbingen), a research-heavy university known for its 11 Nobel Laureates in Medicine, Chemistry, and Physics. Jo started out in advertising and marketing (marketing strategy). He went from there in corporate development, especially mergers and acquisitions. This brought to the USA, first to New York with a stop in venture capital. He was working with his first startup in quantitative seed-stage investments. What we developed is blood test, that guides physicians in detection of early stage cancer. Johannes “Jo” Bhakdi – CEO and Co-Founder of Quantgene   Affiliate LinksIs 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    The Startup  To give you an idea of what we are doing: It is a few megabytes – a simple sequencing of your genome. What we are doing generates files of 200+ Gigabytes Johannes “Jo” Bhakdi – CEO and Co-Founder of Quantgene   Quantgene is a deep tech startup, working with ai, machine learning, and big data to fight cancer. They describe themselves as a deep genome startup. Quantgene is working on unlocking specific hints about cancer in the human genome since cancer is “encoding” itself into the human genome. Quantgene developed a very specific new capability to unlock the human genome of a very deep level. Startups like 23andme generate averages in genome sequencing, a kind of simplification. Quantgene’s approach, on the other hand, is much more specific, but also very complex. They are looking for dead cancer cells – so-called cell-free DNA – in your blood sample. This only works if they are not working with averages but analyze a single copy of DNA in a sample. They had to develop a vast software infrastructure and their own chemistry to make their idea work. Quantgene also has an office in Berlin, from which Jo joined the Startuprad.io interview. They call it the “Mustererkennungs Einheit” which means the pattern recognition unit. Quantgene launches in 2020 (as planned before Corona) first in the USA and within some time they want to launch in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.   When you have very early cancer, no one can see, and no one can find – with the current methods. The cancer cells die, and they shed the dead cells into your blood. So they are in your blood as cell free DNA. Johannes “Jo” Bhakdi – CEO and Co-Founder of Quantgene     The Video Interview is set to go live on May 7th 19.00 CET(1 pm Eastern, 18.00 London )https://youtu.be/UxghpnCVGSw   What Quantgene develop here in the last five years is a very specific capability. We call it the deep human genome. Johannes “Jo” Bhakdi – CEO and Co-Founder of Quantgene Venture Capital  At the time of the interview, Quantgene was raising a note. They are also looking to raise a Series B (all as planned before Corona). https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/quantgene   We are roughly 5 years ahead of our peers. Johannes “Jo” Bha...
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May 12, 2020
Mainstage Incubator helps to build World-Changing Startups right in the heart of Europe
We called our initial offering “Sales as a Service.” Swen Wegner, CEO and Founder Mainstage Incubator Mainstage Incubator helps startups to conquer Europe Whether your startup is from India, Bangladesh, Brazil, the United States, Argentina, Korea, South Africa, or even New Zealand, you can start exploring the German and European Market with the digital program of Mainstage Incubator. The Founder In this interview, we are talking to Swen Wegner (https://www.linkedin.com/in/swenwegner/), Founder and CEO of Mainstage Incubator (https://www.mainstage-incubator.com/), which is a relatively new incubator headquartered in Frankfurt, in the heart of Europe. Swen is half Indian, half German, and spent parts of his life in both countries. He spent his time in India for example in Kerala (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerala).   The interview was remotely recorded during a time of partial lockdown in Germany, due to Covid19.   In the past, he has worked for large multinational corporations, as well as small startups. He refers to a “founder you may know” to Emboled.io (we interviewed the founder Vishal Ray, at this time they were still called Acellere). You find both interviews, dating back to March 2019 below:   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   The Incubator  As a pilot we positioned some Indian startups to German corporates. Swen Wegner, CEO and Founder Mainstage Incubator   Mainstage Incubator is a distributed company. They have offices in Frankfurt, Germany, and India. They stared out, presenting Indian startups to German corporate customers. Now they help startups from all over the world to present themselves to German customers, to bridge the cultural gap. Their goals are 1.     To find clients in Germany, and from here in Europe 2.     The ultimate goal is to bring international startups physically to Germany, so they can expand all over Europe. 3.     Bring startup from Germany to India The Mainstage Incubator already signed partnership agreements with Argentina, Columbia, Japan Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and now the United States.   Apply here for the Mainstage Incubator You can apply to the Mainstage Incubator right here https://bit.ly/ApplyMainstage   The Video Interview is set to go live on May 5th, 19.00 Frankfurt Local time (18.00 London, 1 pm New York, 10 am San Francisco)   We are still experimenting with time zones. Let us know which publication time you like best in the feedback link at the bottom end of this post.   https://youtu.be/Djd8wp8gC10   We give the Indian startups hints on how to wrap up a meeting with a German corporate in 30 minutes with a sale. Swen Wegner, CEO and Founder Mainstage Incubator   Here you find the audio-only podcast of our interview - Subscribe so you won't miss another episode The interview will be published across our podcasts during the early morning of May 7th, so you have your episode on your device for your commute or morning coffee the next morning. You can subscribe to Startuprad.io here: YouTube http://bit.ly/2LK14oW iTunes http://apple.co/2xsHdaE Spotify http://spoti.fi/2DfIt1O The interview ill be published in our Sub-Podcasts below: 💢 Fintech Germany by Startuprad.io iTunes: http://apple.co/2lLRlpG Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2m8HWsb 💢 Security Sutra by Startuprad.io iTunes: https://apple.co/2K0qLlH Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33rrlAD 💢 Deeptech Germany iTunes: https://apple.co/2oWO3Sl Spotify https://spoti.fi/2qucve8 Further Listening Interviews with Swen's former boss, he refers to Vishal during the interview. At the time of postin...
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May 7, 2020
This Month in German Startups - April 2020
This Month in German Startups - April 2020  If you are new to our podcast(s), we are wrapping up the startup news of the German-speaking area in a monthly recording from Frankfurt and New York. Have a look at our website www.startuprad.io or www.startup.radio and you will find all the links to our recordings and the articles we are quoting from there. Some of the source articles are in English, some are in German.   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    Find the hosts here: Jörn “Joe” Menninger joe@startuprad.io / Twitter  / LinkedIn / Video Interview (2018) Chris Fahrenbach chris@startuprad.io / Twitter / Homepage / Video Interview (2018)   EnablerThis recording was made possible by (Hessen Trade and Invest). Learn more about our enabler here: https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/   Together with our enabler we are running a podcast called “Tech Startups Germany”, which will focus on startups at a Serie A stage or even more mature. You will also find all the videos we produce for this podcast on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/startupradio. This podcast is available directly on our device as audio and video podcast, yes, Startuprad.io makes the first downloadable video podcast. Find all options to subscribe here:  💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - Audio onlyiTunes https://apple.co/2Z17bflDeezer http://bit.ly/2Qbh1rlTuneIn http://bit.ly/2M8vpznStitcher http://bit.ly/34xTANO💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - VideoiTunes https://apple.co/2M8ZxKJ    Housekeeping - Time to bragA tiny bit of hope is back, so we do a bit a of bragging again: Wow, the days around Easter have been AMAZING for Startuprad.io. We retained our position in Chartable's Global Top 100 Technology and Global Top 100 Science Charts, but we also entered the iTunes Technology Charts in Vietnam for the first time. Again in the US and UK welcomed us to their Apple Technology Podcast Charts again in the Top 200 https://twitter.com/startuprad_io/status/1252523750123352066   You can subscribe to Startuprad.io here: YouTube http://bit.ly/2LK14oWiTunes http://apple.co/2xsHdaESpotify http://spoti.fi/2DfIt1OOur Sub-Podcasts: 💢 Fintech Germany by Startuprad.io iTunes: http://apple.co/2lLRlpG Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2m8HWsb💢 Security Sutra by Startuprad.ioiTunes: https://apple.co/2K0qLlHSpotify: https://spoti.fi/33rrlAD💢 Deeptech GermanyiTunes: https://apple.co/2oWO3Sl Spotify https://spoti.fi/2qucve8💢 Blockchain GermanyiTunes: https://apple.co/2O2jwLxSpotify https://spoti.fi/2qucve8German Startup News (Video)iTunes https://apple.co/3agUim9 German Startup News (Audio)iTunes https://apple.co/2Jg2fMw Spotify https://spoti.fi/2UeZ3ah   Housekeeping - tracking startups we interviewed  InvestSuite snaps up €2 million to grow its investment tools for banks and brokers https://buff.ly/3dQLGoy  Learn more about them in the Startuprad.io interview here: https://buff.ly/2X960cG  (the interview was published on 18th of December 2018)   The video will go live on Thursday, April 30th, 19.00 CEThttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpGddRwUqoo   Coronavirus / Covid19__________________ We are working with Startup Genome to quantify the impact of the crisis on startups and push for adapted policy action now. They’re doing it all over the world so they’ll be able to prove how good policy action is saving startups—and lack of policy is disastrous. If you had an ongoing startup before the crisis, please take 5 min. to contribute right now:  If you since had to close it click hereOtherwise, if your startup is ongoing and even if you paused operations, click hereWe need hundreds of founders to do so–and you know it’s not easy.   __________________ #Funding in times of Corona#Government aid and direct loansGe...
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May 4, 2020
Meet Innoplexus the startup which fights ALL diseases
Meet Innoplexus the startup which fights ALL diseasesDespite the commonly held belief, I grew here faster in Germany than in the US or in the UK Gunjan Bhardwaj – Founder and CEO Innoplexus   Important information upfront – the Fight against Corona Virus / Covid19 For the corona virus, we not only have to flatten the curve, we have to flatten the disease. Gunjan Bhardwaj – Founder and CEO Innoplexus   Innoplexus grants free access to the research platform “Acceleration of Covid19 research:” https://coronavirus.ontosight.ai/ Here is the COVID19 Dashboard of Innoplexus: https://covid19.innoplexus.de/news   We are working on a completely new molecule to address the current and future coronavirus. The current problem with Corona will not stop. There will be further strains coming in. Gunjan Bhardwaj – Founder and CEO Innoplexus   The EnablerThis is a video interview from our podcast Tech Startups Germany. All the recordings on this channel are made possible by Invest in Hessen (learn more here https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/home).   We fight all diseases. Right from the start, we wanted to provide an AI platform to solve all relevant problems in drug discovery and development. Gunjan Bhardwaj – Founder and CEO Innoplexus   The PodcastsWe will post this interview and all others as podcast(s) next Tuesday night Central European Time. Subscribe here and have them on our device when you wake up: 💢 Audio only - Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io iTunes https://apple.co/2Z17bfl Deezer http://bit.ly/2Qbh1rl TuneIn http://bit.ly/2M8vpzn Stitcher http://bit.ly/34xTANO 💢 Video - Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io iTunes https://apple.co/2M8ZxKJ  The founderGunjan Bhardwaj (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gunjan-bhardwaj-b321a32/), not to be confused with the actor with the same name. His first enterprise was selling bean bags during university. He is a former consultant and a graduate of IIT Bombay, as well as a TED speaker. He enjoys a lot of work since he is also the author of the book “Inside the Cockpit: Navigating the Complexity of Drug Development with AI and Blockchain” (https://amzn.to/2QYI1eL). Surprisingly Gunjan is not a physician. He changed careers after one of his mentors became sick with cancer because he wanted to know about alternatives for treatments.   Medical Data doubles every 73 days. Medical data at the end of the year is more than 32 times at the beginning of the year. Gunjan Bhardwaj – Founder and CEO Innoplexus   ________________________________________________________ Affiliate LinksWhy not learn from entrepreneurs and executives who are open to share their favorite books. We skimmed through some recommendations and that is what we found. Recommended by: Bill Gates “Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker” https://amzn.to/2XAENlBRecommended by: Jeff Bezos “Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras” https://amzn.to/2RGKGKeRecommended by: Elon Musk “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel” https://amzn.to/2REbHhwRecommended by: Tony Hsieh “Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization by Dave Logan” https://amzn.to/34KgraQRecommended by: Warren Buffet “Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales From the World of Wall Street by John Brooks” https://amzn.to/2K92z06Recommended by: Tim Cook “Competing Against Time by George Stalk and Thomas Hout” https://amzn.to/3cjMMYn___________________________________  Links, Video and Show NotesFind all of them here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/meet-innoplexus-the-startup-which-fights-all-diseases/
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April 21, 2020
How to test web applications for security loopholes
As a developer … I want to work on a feature… and if I make a security relevant mistake, I have to get a report, but not disturbed in my workflow. Janosch Maier, CPO Crashtest Security The founderIn this interview, Joe from Startuprad.io talks to Janosch Maier (https://www.linkedin.com/in/janoschmaier/), CPO and Co-Founder of Munich-based Crashtest Security (https://crashtest-security.com/) a cybersecurity startup. Crashtest security helps to scan web applications for know vulnerabilities, so automated hacks can not be successful. Crashtest security is part of focus this year of Munich-based entrepreneurs. The recording was done before Corona really struck. Janosch has a bachelor’s in computer sciences, with a minor in education. During the interview, he tells us the story of how he met a US-based hacker in Uganda and how this puts him on track to start his company.   Don’t use software, that isn’t supported anymore. You open yourself for attackers. Janosch Maier, CPO Crashtest Security    Affiliate LinksOur affiliate partners: Startup in need of a bank account? Try our partner Penta http://bit.ly/3bdHX3d Looking for a bank account to shift between crypto and fiat? Try our partner Bitwala: http://bit.ly/2w01Zye Need office space? Co-Working at WeWork https://we.co/2GYbxvS Need something done fast? SEO / Graphics / Sounds / Transcript look at Fiverr: http://bit.ly/2S0f2YF You can listen to many of the books from our recommendations with an audible subscription: https://amzn.to/2pGzseh  The Startup  The Startup Crashtest Security is based in the center of Munich. (https://www.linkedin.com/company/crashtest-security/, https://crashtest-security.com/, https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/crashtest-security The startup has a Software as a Service security tester. In order to use it, you need to sign up and enter the details of your website and the penetration test starts. If Crashtest Security finds a vulnerability they let you know how they got in. For these tests, they use know vulnerabilities, open-source tools, and their proprietary know-how.  You can imagine our tool as an online virus scanner for known vulnerabilities. Janosch Maier, CPO Crashtest Security   The Video Interview is set to go live on April 9th 15.00 CET (10 am East Coast Time, 14.00 London)https://youtu.be/CzcKlRKI6cc   FundingCrashtest Security is currently financed by business angels, but they may be looking for capital soon. Reach out to us, we will connect you to the team.   Further Readings / Additional Resources  Hackers for Charity: https://www.hackersforcharity.org/about-us/ Uganda: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uganda Worth visiting due to the national parks (just some examples here) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bwindi_Impenetrable_National_Parkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Elizabeth_National_ParkFind more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:National_parks_of_UgandaDuring the interview, we talk about ETH Zurich. Albert Einstein or John von Neumann studied there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ETH_Zurich   FeedbackReach 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
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April 11, 2020
This Month in German Startups - March 2020
This Month in German Startups - March 2020If you are new to our podcast(s), we are wrapping up the startup news of the German-speaking area in a monthly recording from Frankfurt and New York. Have a look at our website www.startuprad.io or www.startup.radio and you will find all the links to our recordings and the articles we are quoting from there. Some of the source articles are in English, some are in German.   FeedbackReach 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    Find the hosts here:Jörn “Joe” Menninger joe@startuprad.io / Twitter  / LinkedIn / Video Interview (2018) Chris Fahrenbach chris@startuprad.io / Twitter / Homepage / Video Interview (2018) Note that Chris decided to stay in New York to be able to report from there, which is the epicenter of the US corona outbrake! Thank you for that! EnablerThis recording was made possible by (Hessen Trade and Invest). Learn more about our enabler here: https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/ Together with our enabler, we are running a podcast called “Tech Startups Germany”, which will focus on startups at a Serie A stage or even more mature. You will also find all the videos we produce for this podcast on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/startupradio. This podcast is available directly on our device as audio and video podcast, yes, Startuprad.io makes the first downloadable video podcast. Find all options to subscribe here:  💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - Audio onlyiTunes https://apple.co/2Z17bflDeezer http://bit.ly/2Qbh1rlTuneIn http://bit.ly/2M8vpznStitcher http://bit.ly/34xTANO💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - VideoiTunes https://apple.co/2M8ZxKJ______________________________________ Our affiliate partners:Startup in need of a bank account? Try our partner Penta http://bit.ly/3bdHX3d Looking for a bank account to shift between crypto and fiat? Try our partner Bitwala: http://bit.ly/2w01Zye Need office space? Co-Working at WeWork https://we.co/2GYbxvS Need something done fast? SEO / Graphics / Sounds / Transcript look at Fiverr: http://bit.ly/2S0f2YF You can listen to many of the books from our recommendations with an audible subscription: https://amzn.to/2pGzseh ______________________________________HousekeepingNo bragging this time. Now there is 💢 Fintech Germany by Startuprad.io iTunes: http://apple.co/2lLRlpG Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2m8HWsb💢 Security Sutra by Startuprad.ioiTunes: https://apple.co/2K0qLlHSpotify: https://spoti.fi/33rrlAD💢 Deeptech GermanyiTunes: https://apple.co/2oWO3Sl Spotify https://spoti.fi/2qucve8💢 Blockchain GermanyiTunes: https://apple.co/2O2jwLxSpotify https://spoti.fi/2qucve8German Startup News (Video)iTunes https://apple.co/3agUim9 German Startup News (Audio)iTunes https://apple.co/2Jg2fMw Spotify https://spoti.fi/2UeZ3ah   Coronavirus / Covid19We will bring you weekly short updates, called Corona Flash. This is meant to keep you updated on the most recent developments, relevant for startups.   German Government in Talks With Startups on Survival Package - Bloomberg https://buff.ly/2vB6zmu Related  Covid19 response by the German Government 50 bn € aid for freelancers and SMEs 400 bn € guarantees and 100 bn € for equity stakes 100 bn € for liquidity aid via KfW DER SPIEGEL https://buff.ly/3bnrc54     Important Knowledge Sources for Startups on Covid19 and policy responsesSARS-CoV-2/COVID-19: Collected Best Practices of the German Startup Scene - German Startups Association - The only English source we could find: They launched a specific website”The Startup Corona Handbook” https://buff.ly/2J4UOI0 There is a German only checklist by the Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce to make sure you don’t forget anything https://twitter.com/IHK_FFM/status/1240975669695315969Corona Information for...
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March 31, 2020
This Month in German Startups - Covid19 Flash - Changes to Insolvencis in Germany
Covid 19 Coverage of Startuprad.io  Our affiliate partners:Startup in need of a bank account? Try our partner Penta http://bit.ly/3bdHX3d Looking for a bank account to shift between crypto and fiat? Try our partner Bitwala: http://bit.ly/2w01Zye Need office space? Co-Working at WeWork https://we.co/2GYbxvS Need something done fast? SEO / Graphics / Sounds / Transcript look at Fiverr: http://bit.ly/2S0f2YF You can listen to many of the books from our recommendations with an audible subscription: https://amzn.to/2pGzseh   WelcomeWelcome to the 2nd episode of our special covid19 coverage for the German startup scene. This is a special issue with an attorney at law Tim, focusing on special legislation in Germany for the shutdown of public life and the consequences for a business.  Our GuestTim Wullbrandt (Attorney at Law) http://www.wullbrandt-rechtsanwaelte.de/heidelberg-based-law-firm-experienced-attorneys-for-criminal-defense-family-law-insolvency-law-in-germany/  Article by Tim (German) about the new legal rules: Neue Gesetze wegen Corona-Krise - was ändert sich? https://buff.ly/2xltPp4    Our ScopeEverything we discuss here only holds true in GERMANY since Startuprad.io is focused here. The rules, laws, and regulations do not apply anywhere else.    Give us FeedbackReach 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    Find the host here: Jörn “Joe” Menninger joe@startuprad.io / Twitter  / LinkedIn / Video Interview (2018)   Keep in mind, there are many people out there looking for help AND THERE WILL BE SCAMMERS, so validate your sources, start from associations and government pages. Be wary of potential scams.  There is an explicit warning on the official portal for insolvency filings in Germany - Insolvenzbekanntmachungen https://buff.ly/2J7RM62  Normal insolvency filings and proceedingsReasons for insolvencyInsolvency / IlliquidityImminent illiquidity (time frame unclear)Overextension, you have more depth than assets Insolvency applicationExamination of applicationOpening of insolvency proceedings  Upfront tax payments / prepaid taxes https://www.sapling.com/8419090/prepaid-taxes  Shareholder loans https://www.financierworldwide.com/shareholder-loans-under-german-insolvency-law#.Xno2T4hKhhE    Special about this situation with Covid19, as of March 2020Here is the link to the current bill/draft law on the homepage of the German Federal Ministry of Justice https://www.bmjv.de/SharedDocs/Gesetzgebungsverfahren/DE/FH_AbmilderungFolgenCovid-19.html Content: Under certain conditions, there is no obligation to file for insolvency until September 30th, 2020.  There is a restriction for termination of rental contracts (think offices) There is also relaxation for decision making for legal entities  ⇒ Talk to your lawyer about it!   The Video Interview (published March 24th)https://youtu.be/0vnA4SoSADc   Top Book Picks by 28-year-old serial entrepreneur Peter (AL)Principles by Ray Dalio https://amzn.to/38ZgmB7 The man who solved the market https://amzn.to/2SZ6Jgw What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture https://amzn.to/2SYi00x The little prince https://amzn.to/3c6hWDm Friedrich Nietzsche’s Books: Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One is https://amzn.to/2HSuAYDThus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None https://amzn.to/37W2qGLHerman Hesse’s Books Siddhartha https://amzn.to/2PpJzO3Steppenwolf https://amzn.to/32pSPqI Further readings and helpful linksThis is the only reliable English source we could find so far: SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19: Collected Best Practices of the German Startup Scene - German Startups AssociationThey launched a specific website” The Startup Corona Handbook” https://buff.ly/2J4UOI0  There is also a helpful page by the challenger bank Penta: https://getpenta.com/de/unt...
21:34
March 26, 2020
This Month in German Startups - Corona Flash - March 19th 2020
This Month in German Startups - Corona Flash - March 19th, 2020This is a special format for our startup news. We will keep you updated on the developing Covid19 story and its impact on the German startup scene. If you are new to our podcast(s), we are wrapping up the startup news of the German-speaking area in a monthly recording from Frankfurt and New York. Have a look at our website www.startuprad.io or www.startup.radio and you will find all the links to our recording and the articles we are quoting from there. Some of the source articles are in English, some are in German.   Reach out to us, here is our audience survey, to give us feedback, suggest topics, interview partners share links or just to say “Hallo!” https://forms.gle/mLV6mVKwGwKuut8BA  _____________ Our affiliate partners: Startup in need of a bank account? Try our partner Penta http://bit.ly/3bdHX3d Looking for a bank account to shift between crypto and fiat? Try our partner Bitwala: http://bit.ly/2w01Zye Need office space? Co-Working at WeWork https://we.co/2GYbxvS Need something done fast? SEO / Graphics / Sounds / Transcript look at Fiverr: http://bit.ly/2S0f2YF You can listen to many of the books from our recommendations with an audible subscription: https://amzn.to/2pGzseh ____________ Find the host here:Jörn “Joe” Menninger joe@startuprad.io / Twitter  / LinkedIn / Video Interview (2018)   IntroHi there, This is Joe from Startuprad.io. Since the Corona outbreak in Europe, we surpassed 150.000 subscribers. I would like to thank you all and keep you up to date with the current development.  Public life in Germany is now  greatly reduced. In most of Germany’s sixteen states the opening hours of bars and restaurants are severely limited and only selected stores (think groceries, pharmacies, …) remain open during normal hours. This has a great impact on startups in Germany, from changing to remote-only work, to a heavy drag on revenues, to finding emergency funding. We thought we would give you an overview, as a short flash update. We want to provide you with collections of links and reports, that point you where to find information, help and can read more.    German Startup Association's Link Collection“This is a list of *public* coronavirus // Covid-19 communications/measures and resources. Disclaimer: The content below is crowdsourcing content, so it is not independently verified. It is intended as a resource for founders and management teams who are currently discussing their own actions on SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 and want to learn from the ecosystem. “ SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19: Collected Best Practices of the German Startup Scene - German Startups Association https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UKRxxg3SiOH7hBUnS8Tn81zAqoG4KcWBpSPBTpfidzk/preview Some highlights from the document: Guide to support measures for startups affected by coronavirus | Sifted https://buff.ly/2QqjAXhCOVID-19 Symptoms and what to do, incl. list of links and phone numbers in relevant geographies - 15.3.20Kurzarbeit is in Germany short term measures to support companies, where part of the employees pay is taken over by the government. Find more information here: Very Detailed Frequently Asked Questions on Kurzarbeit - 17.3.2020Obligation to file for insolvency due to corona suspended for companies in Germany - 16.3.2020Global collection of VC resources, measurement lists, blog posts and other communications - 18.3.2020  Other Link CollectionsWhat to consider? Time to plan now. Consider this situation going on for weeks, even months and make plans accordingly. For all startups cash is king! Here are examples of measures put together by the German government. Measures of the German Federal Ministry of Economics: https://www.bmwi.de/Redaktion/DE/Downloads/S-T/schutzschild-fuer-beschaeftigte-und-unternehmen.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=12Employment law, what to consider in Germany https://www.bmas.de/DE/Presse...
06:52
March 19, 2020
Codario.io makes open source security easy
Codario.io makes open source security easyMedia PartnershipThis interview is in media cooperation with Frankfurt Forward (https://www.frankfurtforward.com/news/). Codario is the Startup of the Month March 2020. Congratulations! The FounderWe talk to Johannes “Joe” Noll  (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johannes-noll-10907478/), co-founder and CEO at Codario.io (formerly known as App Guard) (https://codario.io/, https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/codario), a cybersecurity startup from the Rhine-Main Area (Darmstadt). Johannes is a returning interview partner, due to our media partnership. If you want to learn more about him and the startup, see at the end of this post for the interview posted on October 10th 2019, where we talked to him at an event. Johannes got sucked in the startup world by attempting to make a copycat of the app Jodel (https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/jodel). It is an app for sharing anonymously gossip. The name is inspired by the Bavarian jodeln (see video below – Further Readings).   We help software developers to use open source in a secure way. Johannes “Joe” Noll of Codario.io during his Startuprad.io interview  Affiliate Links (AL)Is your startup in need of a bank account? Try our partner Penta http://bit.ly/3bdHX3d Looking for a bank account to shift between crypto and fiat? Try our partner Bitwala http://bit.ly/2w01Zye Need office space? Co-Working at WeWork https://we.co/2GYbxvS Need something done fast? SEO / Graphics / Sounds / Transcript look at Fiverr: http://bit.ly/2S0f2YF You can listen to many of the books from our recommendations with an audible subscription: https://amzn.to/2pGzseh  The StartupCodario is a cloud-based open-source dependency update as a service solution. As a software developer one uses not only own code, but also open-source code (libraries). The startup helps software developers to monitor and update these open source libraries they are using, so known vulnerabilities of old versions cannot be exploited in the new project. They are currently 5 people. Codario has paying customers like the University of Heidelberg (the world's 2nd oldest university) or the European Commission.   Our slogan is “Open source security made easy” Johannes “Joe” Noll of Codario.io during his Startuprad.io interview   Find the video interview from March 12th 2020 here:https://youtu.be/MD4cvuM3usM   If you are not updating your 3rd party code hackers can attack your web application, even if you have your own code secured. Johannes “Joe” Noll of Codario.io during his Startuprad.io interview   Top Book Picks by 28-year-old serial entrepreneur Peter (AL)Principles by Ray Dalio https://amzn.to/38ZgmB7 The man who solved the market https://amzn.to/2SZ6Jgw What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture https://amzn.to/2SYi00x The little prince https://amzn.to/3c6hWDm Friedrich Nietzsche’s Books: Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One is https://amzn.to/2HSuAYDThus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None https://amzn.to/37W2qGLHerman Hesse’s Books Siddhartha https://amzn.to/2PpJzO3Steppenwolf https://amzn.to/32pSPqI  The old Interview from October 2019https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLmU_5Wp5UA In some cases, four hours after a new release, automated hacks for the fixed issues start Johannes “Joe” Noll of Codario.io during his Startuprad.io interview   Venture FundingCodario is currently closing a 1.5 mn Euro Seed Financing round. If you like to get in, let us know and we will introduce you to Johannes.   It makes sense for hackers to not to target custom code of web applications, but third-party code, because of that you can target several hundred websites simultaneously. Not one product, but several hundred. Johannes “Joe” Noll of Codario.io during his Startuprad.io interview  Further ReadingsLink YouTube Video Jodeln https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF1Z0WtvGxc Link Rhein-Main (Wiki) https:...
19:28
March 17, 2020
Pythia forecasts the next trend in consumer products
The EnablerThis is a video interview from our podcast Tech Startups Germany. All the recordings on this channel are made possible by Invest in Hessen (learn more here https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/home). The PodcastsWe will post this interview and all others as podcast(s) next Tuesday night Central European Time. Subscribe here and have them on our device when you wake up: 💢 Audio only - Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io iTunes https://apple.co/2Z17bfl Deezer http://bit.ly/2Qbh1rl TuneIn http://bit.ly/2M8vpzn Stitcher http://bit.ly/34xTANO 💢 Video - Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io iTunes https://apple.co/2M8ZxKJ   We come to love the work ethics here. Frankfurt is a work minded city. Peter Hart during his Startuprad.io interview  The FounderIn this interview for Invest-in-hessen.com we are talking to Peter Hart (https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-hart-94373435/), a serial entrepreneur, based in Frankfurt. Despite being just 28 years old, Peter already launched 12 ventures. He started out back in 2015 with his consumer product brand Dr. Severin (https://drseverin.com/). During his first venture launch, Joe interviewed Peter in German back in 2015. We talk to him about his newest venture Pythia AI (https://www.pythia-ai.com/)   I don’t divide between business books and private books. If you grow personally, you grow as a leader. Peter Hart during his Startuprad.io interview  The StoryWe talk to him to learn more about his 12th venture, called Pythia AI (https://www.pythia-ai.de/). Pythia was started when Peter followed his data-driven approach to launch new consumer products and he got approached by Rossmann (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rossmann_(company)), Germany’s 2nd largest chain of drug stores. The drug store chain invested in the startup (https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/pythia#section-funding-rounds) to help them with forecasting trends for product development. In case you are wondering: The venture is named after the priest, founding and serving the Oracle of Delphi in Greek mythology (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythia). Peter looks a bit tired in the interview, since he just returned from opening an office in Sunny Vale, in the Silicon Valley.   We are very happy with the talent pool here (in Frankfurt), especially the engineers. Peter Hart during his Startuprad.io interview  The Silicon Valley JourneyDuring his time in Silicon Valley, Peter wanted to reach out to venture capital investors. He went along the two main streets where they are headquartered and knocked on their doors. Surprisingly this was very successful, and it appears no one has done this before. Series A Venture Capital RoundDespite knocking on many doors in Silicon Valley, Pythia is not done with their fundraising and they are looking for additional investors for their Series A fundraising.   I think philosophy goes really well with business. You formulate a more concrete business philosophy. Peter Hart during his Startuprad.io interview Find the video interview here:https://www.startuprad.io/blog/pythia-forecasts-the-next-trend-in-consumer-products/ Peter’s Top Book PicksPrinciples by Ray Dalio https://amzn.to/38ZgmB7 The man who solved the market https://amzn.to/2SZ6Jgw What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture https://amzn.to/2SYi00x The little prince https://amzn.to/3c6hWDm Friedrich Nietzsche’s Books: Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One is https://amzn.to/2HSuAYDThus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None https://amzn.to/37W2qGLHerman Hesse’s Books https://amzn.to/2PpJzO3Steppenwolf https://amzn.to/32pSPqIBefore the Top Book List we talked about “The hard thing about hard things” https://amzn.to/32symSb   Wikipedia links for further readingHerman Hesse https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Hesse Friedrich Nietzsche https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Nietzsche Arthur Schopenhauer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Schop...
30:43
March 4, 2020
This Month in German Startups - February 2020
This Month in German Startups - February 2020If you are new to our podcast(s), we are wrapping up the startup news of the German-speaking area in a monthly recording from Frankfurt and New York. Have a look at our website www.startuprad.io or www.startup.radio and you will find all the links to our recording and the articles we are quoting from there. Some of the source articles are in English, some are in German.   Find the hosts here: Jörn “Joe” Menninger joe@startuprad.io / Twitter  / LinkedIn / Video Interview (2018) Chris Fahrenbach chris@startuprad.io / Twitter / Homepage / Video Interview (2018) This February our news is quite short. This is due to the fact that we try to shrink them, as well as that we had only approx. 3 weeks since the last news.   Affiliated LinksThe hard thing about hard things https://amzn.to/2S62X30Ben Horowitz tells his story from an employee, afraid to loose his job to CEO of a company caught in the dotcom bubble to VC investorZero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future https://amzn.to/37H2MSpPeter Thiels, the famous investor tells you his mental framework to think about innovationBlitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies https://amzn.to/2Ob0xySReid Hoffmans, the founder of LinkedIn, advice on scale fast   Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything https://amzn.to/2v97KZG Read worthy book to familiarize yourself with economic theory, or learn more about how to apply it.Need a bank account? Try our partner Pentahttp://bit.ly/3bdHX3dNeed space to work? Try our partner WeWorkhttps://we.co/2GYbxvSLooking for someone to design a logo, do a transcript or a voice-over? Find all of it and more at our partner Fiverrhttp://bit.ly/2S0f2YFYou can listen to Venture Capital books or entertainment on your way to work with an audible subscription – you get the first month for free https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00NTQ6K7E?tag=startupradi0e-21 EnablerThis recording was made possible by (Hessen Trade and Invest). Learn more about our enabler here: https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/ Together with our enabler, we are running a podcast called “Tech Startups Germany”, which will focus on startups at a Serie A stage or even more mature. You will also find all the videos we produce for this podcast on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/startupradio. This podcast is available directly on our device as audio and video podcast, yes, Startuprad.io makes the first downloadable video podcast. Find all options to subscribe here:  💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - Audio onlyiTunes https://apple.co/2Z17bflDeezer http://bit.ly/2Qbh1rlTuneIn http://bit.ly/2M8vpznStitcher http://bit.ly/34xTANO💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - VideoiTunes https://apple.co/2M8ZxKJ Find all the links to our sources on our Blog here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/this-month-in-german-startups-february-2020-video/
16:03
March 3, 2020
TEC4MED works on the next generation smart logistics
TEC4MED works on the next generation smart logisticsThis interview is in media cooperation with Frankfurt Forward (https://www.frankfurtforward.com/news/). We talk to Nico Höler (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nico-h%C3%B6ler-7a203283/), one of three founders and CEO of TEC4MED (https://www.tec4med.com/)a MedTech startup from the Rhine-Main Area (Darmstadt). Nico is a returning interview partner, due to our media partnership. If you want to learn more about TEC4MED and their most recent product the NelumBox, scroll down this blog post, we will post the interview from May 2019, where we talked to him for almost 40 minutes. The idea of NelumBox was born in the Entrepreneur Club of the Technical University Darmstadt. The box is used to transport temperature-sensitive medical products, like drugs. During the interview in May 2019, they forecasted to deliver the NelumBox in July 2019. Many startups learn that "hardware is hard" and so they are now shipping the first final products to the clients. None the less the ambitions of the startup is not gone and they have some new products in the pipeline which will turn them in a service provider for logistics in the medical field and pharma supply chains. Tune in to learn more. If you want the next generation of smart logistic products, you should reach out to us Nico Höler, CEO and Co-Founder TEC4MED   Affiliate LinksThe hard thing about hard things https://amzn.to/2S62X30Ben Horowitz tells his story from an employee, afraid to loose his job to CEO of a company caught in the dotcom bubble to VC investorZero to One: Notes on Start-Ups, or How to Build the Future https://amzn.to/37H2MSpPeter Thiels, the famous investor tells you his mental framework to think about innovationBlitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies https://amzn.to/2Ob0xySReid Hoffmans, the founder of LinkedIn, advice on scale fast   Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything https://amzn.to/2v97KZG Read worthy book to familiarize yourself with economic theory, or learn more about how to apply it.Need a bank account? Try our partner Pentahttp://bit.ly/3bdHX3dNeed space to work? Try our partner WeWorkhttps://we.co/2GYbxvSLooking for someone to design a logo, do a transcript or a voice-over? Find all of it and more at our partner Fiverrhttp://bit.ly/2S0f2YFYou can listen to Venture Capital books or entertainment on your way to work with an audible subscription – you get the first month for free https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00NTQ6K7E?tag=startupradi0e-21 Here is the career website of TEC4MED https://www.tec4med.com/career/   Blogpost (including video interviews)  https://www.startuprad.io/blog/tec4med-works-on-the-next-generation-smart-logistics/
17:43
February 25, 2020
This Month in German Startups - January 2020
Find all the links to our source articles and show notes here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/this-month-in-german-startups-january-2020/ This Month in German Startups - January 2020 - by Startuprad.ioIf you are new to our podcast(s), we are wrapping up the startup news of the German-speaking area in a monthly recording from Frankfurt and New York. Have a look at our website www.startuprad.io or www.startup.radio and you will find all the links to our recording and the articles we are quoting from there. Some of the source articles are in English, some are in German.   Find the hosts here: Jörn “Joe” Menninger joe@startuprad.io / Twitter  / LinkedIn / Video Interview (2018) Chris Fahrenbach chris@startuprad.io / Twitter / Homepage / Video Interview (2018)     Affiliated LinksThe hard thing about hard things https://amzn.to/2S62X30   Ben Horowitz tells his story from an employee, afraid to loose his job to CEO of a company caught in the dotcom bubble to VC investorZero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future https://amzn.to/37H2MSpPeter Thiels, the famous investor tells you his mental framework to think about innovationBlitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies https://amzn.to/2Ob0xySReid Hoffmans, the founder of LinkedIn, advice on scale fast   You can listen to Venture Capital books or entertainment on your way to work with an audible subscription – you get the first month for free https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00NTQ6K7E?tag=startupradi0e-21   EnablerThis recording was made possible by (Hessen Trade and Invest). Learn more about our enabler here: https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/   Together with our enabler we are running a podcast called “Tech Startups Germany”, which will focus on startups at a Serie A stage or even more mature. You will also find all the videos we produce for this podcast on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/startupradio. This podcast is available directly on our device as audio and video podcast, yes, Startuprad.io makes the first downloadable video podcast. Find all options to subscribe here:  💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - Audio onlyiTunes https://apple.co/2Z17bflDeezer http://bit.ly/2Qbh1rlTuneIn http://bit.ly/2M8vpznStitcher http://bit.ly/34xTANO💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - VideoiTunes https://apple.co/2M8ZxKJhttps://youtu.be/aIngva0lCWo Housekeeping - Time to brag South Korea is Country No 26 which welcomed us to their iTunes podcast (tech) charts! Thank you very much!   Now there is 💢 Fintech Germany by Startuprad.io iTunes: http://apple.co/2lLRlpG Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2m8HWsb💢 Security Sutra by Startuprad.ioiTunes: https://apple.co/2K0qLlHSpotify: https://spoti.fi/33rrlAD💢 Deeptech GermanyiTunes: https://apple.co/2oWO3Sl Spotify https://spoti.fi/2qucve8💢 Blockchain GermanyiTunes: https://apple.co/2O2jwLxSpotify https://spoti.fi/2qucve8
16:48
February 4, 2020
Xelera Technologies helps with their software to accelerate applications like machine learning
Interview PartnerIn this interview, Joe is talking to Alexander Lange –  Co-Founder and Head of Software Engineering (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexander-lange-527522119/) at Darmstadt based deep tech startup Xelera Technologies  (https://xelera.io/). He has been with the German Aerospace Center and the European Space Agency.   The StartupXelera Technologies offers specialized software for FPGA processing, which accelerates cloud computing considerably for certain tasks. Xelera already won two awards from the German federal ministry of economics and energy (including digital startup of the year 2019) https://www.de.digital/DIGITAL/Redaktion/DE/Gruenderwettbewerb/Artikel/preistreager-Digitales-Start-up-des-Jahres-2019.html. The startup has also been named a “Top 50 Startup” by German Blog Für-Gründer (https://www.fuer-gruender.de/beratung/gruenderwettbewerb/studie-2019/top-50/)   Recommended Readings (Affiliated Links)The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPortehttps://amzn.to/38Ug3rUThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey https://amzn.to/2sGDy78   The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness by Stephen R. Covey https://amzn.to/34DYbOCThe $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeauhttps://amzn.to/2PEoFetOutliers by Malcolm Gladwellhttps://amzn.to/36U41g6Grit – The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworthhttps://amzn.to/2SbuEcj       Deep Tech PodcastIf you are interested in German deeptech startups, you can find our audio-only podcast "Deeptech Germany by Startuprad.io" here: iTunes: https://apple.co/2oWO3Sl Spotify https://spoti.fi/2qucve8   Venture Capital RoundXelera is currently raising its seed round in Q2 2020. If you are interested in investing, reach out to us, we will get you connected.   Further ReadingFormerly with DLR (German Aerospace Center) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Aerospace_Center ESA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_(spacecraft) ESOC https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Space_Operations_Centre FPGA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field-programmable_gate_array GPU https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_processing_unit FPGA coding https://www.fpga4student.com/2017/08/what-is-fpga-programming.html
26:54
January 21, 2020
This year in German Startups 2019 Review & 2020 Outlook
This Month in German Startups - Review 2019 and 2020 OutlookIf you are new to our podcast(s), we are wrapping up the startup news of the German-speaking area in a monthly recording from Frankfurt and New York. Have a look at our website www.startuprad.io or www.startup.radio and you will find all the links to our recording and the articles we are quoting from there. Some of the source articles are in English, some are in German.   Find the hosts here: Jörn “Joe” Menninger joe@startuprad.io / Twitter  / LinkedIn / Video Interview (2018) Chris Fahrenbach chris@startuprad.io / Twitter / Homepage / Video Interview (2018)   Publication ScheduleThis episode will … substitute the June News. This year startuprad.io’s news wrap-ups will have a summer break from the May News until the end of September. We are sorry, but there is no other way to fit the podcast around Chris and Joe's busy lives.    About this OutlookNonetheless, we are now giving you the review of a decade and the preview of a decade! We mostly stick to top-level stuff, especially since the deeper you dig, the more material we would have to cover.    Recommended Readings (Affiliated Links)The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPortehttps://amzn.to/38Ug3rUThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey https://amzn.to/2sGDy78   The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness by Stephen R. Covey https://amzn.to/34DYbOCThe $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeauhttps://amzn.to/2PEoFetOutliers by Malcolm Gladwellhttps://amzn.to/36U41g6Grit – The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworthhttps://amzn.to/2SbuEcj     EnablerThis recording was made possible by Hessen Trade and Invest. Learn more about our enabler here: https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/   Together with our enabler, we are running a podcast called “Tech Startups Germany”, which will focus on startups at a Serie A stage or even more mature. You will also find all the videos we produce for this podcast on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/startupradio. This podcast is available directly on our device as audio and video podcast, yes, Startuprad.io makes the first downloadable video podcast. Find all options to subscribe here:  💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - Audio onlyiTunes https://apple.co/2Z17bflDeezer http://bit.ly/2Qbh1rlTuneIn http://bit.ly/2M8vpznStitcher http://bit.ly/34xTANO💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - VideoiTunes https://apple.co/2M8ZxKJHousekeeping - Time to brag We had more than 165.000 unique listeners to our audio podcast(s), keep in mind, most of them are only live since Q3. We had almost 350.000 views on Youtube and more than 2 mn impressions on social media. You can find our top videos here on Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/p/B7GcEC6IZd7/ Thank you very much for sticking with us, we greatly appreciate you guys! Our sub-podcasts 💢 Fintech Germany by Startuprad.io iTunes: http://apple.co/2lLRlpG Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2m8HWsb💢 Security Sutra by Startuprad.ioiTunes: https://apple.co/2K0qLlHSpotify: https://spoti.fi/33rrlAD💢 Deeptech GermanyiTunes: https://apple.co/2oWO3Sl Spotify https://spoti.fi/2qucve8💢 Blockchain GermanyiTunes: https://apple.co/2O2jwLxSpotify https://spoti.fi/2qucve8  Tadadadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 2020 will be the year of Beethoven, which is a safe bet! There will be a lot going on since Beethoven turns 250 this year.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59ZrMEjktsA Ode to Joy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdWyYn0E4Ys He made it in pop culture some time ago e.g. Two and a Half Men: https://youtu.be/EE6V3hoIZj8 Find all further links and show notes here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/german-startups-2019-review-2020-outlook/
32:04
January 14, 2020
Mainz-based flyingshapes accelerates product development with their VR software
You are listening to the audio track of a YouTube interview. Find all the interviews at YouTube.com/Startupradio A personal note from Joe: Every time you see Johannes smile, I was telling stupid stuff / laughing in his earbuds. Sorry about that, but I had a lot of fun recording the interview. Interview PartnerIn this interview, we are talking to Johnnes Mattmann (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johannes-mattmann/,https://www.crunchbase.com/person/johannes-mattmann), founder of flyingshapes (https://www.flyingshapes.com/ https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/flyingshapes) a VR startup, which offers a software for industrial design (think automobiles, machines, planes, …). Johannes studied particle physics and even had a research stay for his Ph.D. at CERN (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CERN). Known to many people from Big Bang Theory (as large hadron collider https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL9XeopaOTY) but should actually be known as the birthplace of the world wide web.   The StartupDuring his studies, he had to make abstract data visual and process lots of abstract data, which he can now apply at flyingshapes. flyingshapes helps companies to do more of their product development process in their software and therefore enable them to accelerate their process. They also enable virtual design teams from across the world. Venture FundingFlying shapes raised investments in fall 2019 from ISB (https://isb.rlp.de/home.html) and Bito Campus (https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/bito-campus), but they are looking for more investors in 2020. If you are interested, reach out and we connect you.   Affiliated Links Looking for VR headsets? We talked about some of them in our interview. Oculus Go VR Gaming Headset - 32GBhttps://amzn.to/37q8BmBOculus Quest All-in-one VR Gaming Headset – 128GB + Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Serieshttps://amzn.to/37nvZkEHTC Pro Eye Virtual Reality Kit Blackhttps://amzn.to/39xmWjeHTC VIVE - VR Brillehttps://amzn.to/2ZEPTVVSamsung Gear Virtual Realityhttps://amzn.to/2SKSEDMSamsung Gear Virtual Reality (glasses only)https://amzn.to/2ZGjwWR  During the interview we are talking about:CAD https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer-aided_design Computational Geometry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computational_geometry Polygon https://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/polygon.html Parametric curves: http://mathonline.wikidot.com/parametric-curves     Find all the links and videos (interview, as well as mentioned videos) here:  https://www.startuprad.io/blog/mainz-based-flyingshapes-accelerates-product-development-with-their-vr-software-video/
40:38
January 7, 2020
This Month in German Startups December 2019 by Startuprad io
If you are new to our podcast(s), we are wrapping up the startup news of the German-speaking area in a monthly recording from Frankfurt and New York. Have a look at our website www.startuprad.io or www.startup.radio and you will find all the links to our recording and the articles we are quoting from there. Some of the source articles are in English, some are in German. Talk to the hosts: Jörn “Joe” Menninger joe@startuprad.io Chris Fahrenbach chris@startuprad.io Find all the links here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/this-month-in-german-startups-december-2019-by-startuprad-io/ Recommended Holiday Readings (Affiliated Links) The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte https://amzn.to/38Ug3rU The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey https://amzn.to/2sGDy78   The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness by Stephen R. Covey https://amzn.to/34DYbOC The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau https://amzn.to/2PEoFet Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell https://amzn.to/36U41g6 Grit – The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth https://amzn.to/2SbuEcj
23:24
December 31, 2019
PERUN accelerates payment transactions on Blockchains with private channels
BackgroundPublic blockchains, like Ethereum and Bitcoin, can only perform ten transactions per second. If you only want to put one percent of global financial markets on the blockchain, you would have to do hundreds of thousands more. That is where Perun comes in. They are a B2B startup and work with other companies who are interested in blockchain or already working with it. Perun generates an additional layer on the original blockchain, their protocol (2nd layer off-blockchain) is more secure and much faster by enabling transactions to be sent peer to peer in separate channels without confirmation of thousands of blockchain miners. In each channel, thousands of transactions per second are possible with current technology. Perun’s channel technology could also be used by centralized financial networks like credit card companies or other payment providers (think PayPal). Their channel technology also allows machine-to-machine-payments on blockchains. During the interview, we also talk about their technology’s theoretical limit. They will soon release their protocol as an open-source developer kit. Find more information on that on their website. Interview PartnerIn this interview, Joe is talking to Sebastian Stammler – Implementation Lead (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebstar/) and Hendrik Amler Scrum Master (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hendrik-amler-932506191/) at Darmstadt based Blockchain startup PERUN (https://perun.network/). At the time of the interview (October 2019), the company was not yet incorporated. Perun is part of a research group jointly of TU Darmstadt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technische_Universit%C3%A4t_Darmstadt) and University of Warsaw (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Warsaw). TU Darmstadt is one of the great starting points for many deep-tech startups (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_tech) here in Germany. You might also want to pay a visit to HIGHEST, the startup and innovation center of the university: https://www.highest.tu-darmstadt.de/highest/index.en.jsp. Tune in to learn more. Blockchain Germany by Startuprad.ioIf you are interested in German Blockchain startups, you can find our audio-only podcast "Blockchain Germany by Startuprad.io" here: iTunes: https://apple.co/2O2jwLx Spotify https://spoti.fi/2qucve8 DISCLAIMER:As opposed to the usual Youtuber or Podcaster in the Blockchain space my guests don’t pay thousands of Euros to be here. AND neither am I invested in you guys. I am also getting NO kickback. For everyone who is surprised about that, many channels work like this. Just pay attention to the people in Telegram Chats who ask for admin emails and “business proposals” they usually sent an offer with a price tag of several thousands of Euros, sometimes upwards of 50.000 Euros, just to be on their channel. Oh, and before I forget: They usually only want cash, they don’t take crypto. Make sure you vet your main blockchain information source before you fall into those traps. Further reading:We are talking during the interview: Vobis was a – now-defunct – computer hardware retailer in Germany, in the late 1990s. Some years they were showing the largest revenue for computer hardware in Germany. Learn more here in Wikipedia (article only in German): https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vobis Diploma degree: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diploma#Germany_and_the_German_academic_education_system_in_Europe Prof. Dr. Sebastian Faust of TU Darmstadt: https://www.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/cac/start_cac/mitarbeiter_cac/personendetails/index.en.jsp Prof. Stefan Dziembowski, PhD of University of Warsaw https://www.crypto.edu.pl/Members/Dziembowski Technical Papers for further reading:- General State Channel Networks https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/320 - Virtual Payment Channel Hubs http://eprint.iacr.org/2017/635 - Multi-Party Virtual State Channels https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/571   Recommended Holiday Readings (Affiliated Links)The Fire S...
34:20
December 22, 2019
Anyblock is like Google Analytics for Blockchain
Interview PartnerIn this interview, Joe is talking to Friedrich "Freddy" Zwanzger (https://www.linkedin.com/in/zwanzger/), Chief Data Officer of Mainz-based blockchain startup Anyblock Analytics (https://www.anyblockanalytics.com/ ,https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/anyblock-analytics) During this interview, we learn how Freddy discovered Blockchain back in 2015. We also talk about how Anyblock works. They are indexing blockchains and once the blockchain is on their index, one can analyze it and track activities. Tune in to learn more. Blockchain Germany by Startuprad.ioIf you are interested in German Blockchain startups, you can find our audio-only podcast "Blockchain Germany by Startuprad.io" here: iTunes: https://apple.co/2O2jwLx Spotify https://spoti.fi/2qucve8 DISCLAIMER:As opposed to the usual Youtuber or Podcaster in the Blockchain space you don’t pay thousands of Euros to be here. AND neither am I invested in you guys. I am also getting NO kickback. For everyone who is surprised about that, many channels work like this. Just pay attention to the people in Telegram Chats who ask for admin emails and “business proposals” they usually sent an offer with a price tag of several thousands of Euros, sometimes upwards of 50.000 Euros, just to be on their channel. Oh, and before I forget: They usually only want cash, they don’t take crypto. Make sure you vet your main blockchain information source before you fall into those traps.   Affiliated Links Our Affiliate PartnerCo-WorkingWeWorkMarketing / SEO / Graphics / Sounds and moreFiverrEmail service?G-SuiteLooking for a bank account for your startup? Have a look at our partner PentaPenta Bank AccountAudible subscription: You can listen to Venture Capital books or entertainment on your way to work with an audible subscriptionhttps://amzn.to/2pGzsehLearn more about our Affiliated Marketing here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/affiliate-marketing-at-startuprad-io/ Further ReadingDuring the interview Freddy and Joe are talking about: The city of Mainz: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mainz Smart contracts: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/smart-contracts.asp ISB Mainz (German only) https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Investitions-_und_Strukturbank_Rheinland-Pfalz   Find the video interview here (scroll down to the bottom of the Blogpost): https://www.startuprad.io/blog/anyblock-is-like-google-analytics-for-blockchain/
28:55
December 16, 2019
This Months in German Startups - November 2019
Find all the links we are talking about, as well as the show notes on our website https://www.startuprad.io/blog/this-month-in-german-startups-november-2019/ If you are new to our podcast(s), we are wrapping up the startup news of the German-speaking area in a monthly recording from Frankfurt and New York. Have a look at our website www.startuprad.io or www.startup.radio and you will find all the links to our recording and the articles we are quoting from there. Some of the source articles are in English, some are in German. EnablerThis recording was made possible by Invest in Hessen. Learn more about our enabler here: https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/home  Affiliated Links  Our Affiliate PartnerCo-WorkingWeWorkMarketing / SEO / Graphics / Sounds and moreFiverrEmail service?G-SuiteLooking for a bank account for your startup? Have a look at our partner PentaPenta Bank AccountAudible subscription: You can listen to Venture Capital books or entertainment on your way to work with an audible subscriptionhttps://amzn.to/2pGzsehLearn more about our Affiliated Marketing here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/affiliate-marketing-at-startuprad-io/ Housekeeping - Time to brag We set up sub-podcast for special interest and our Fintech Germany made it up to No 72 in the iTunes Business Charts of Qatar. Thank you! Now there is 💢 Fintech Germany by Startuprad.io iTunes: http://apple.co/2lLRlpG Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2m8HWsb💢 Security Sutra by Startuprad.ioiTunes: https://apple.co/2K0qLlHSpotify: https://spoti.fi/33rrlAD💢 Deeptech GermanyiTunes: https://apple.co/2oWO3Sl Spotify https://spoti.fi/2qucve8💢 Blockchain GermanyiTunes: https://apple.co/2O2jwLxSpotify https://spoti.fi/2qucve8Find all the links we are talking about, as well as the show notes on our website https://www.startuprad.io/blog/this-month-in-german-startups-november-2019/
22:52
December 4, 2019
QualiFiction helps more SciFi authors to get published
You are listening to the audio track of a YouTube interview. Find all the interviews at www.youtube.com/startupradio Find all the links and show notes here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/qualifiction-helps-more-authors-to-get-published/ In this interview, Joe talks to Gesa of this year’s winner of the CONTENTshift (https://www.contentshift.de/en/) accelerator QualiFiction. Learn more here: https://www.contentshift.de/en/contentshift/news/congratulations-to-qualifiction/. Publishers receive more than 4 million book proposals for SciFi novels each year, in the German-speaking area alone. Now QualiFiction wants to help here so more texts can be evaluated by the publishers. The startup has an AI, which can – within 60 seconds – evaluate a SciFi text. So, they avoid publishers sending back unread proposals to the aspiring authors, due to a lack of readers for evaluation. They also generate the metadata (e.g. genre) for the text. QualiFiction is also looking for publishers who give them masses of texts in different languages so they can extend their offering to other languages, besides German. _ Scifi Books Joe likes (AL) Peter F Hamilton: The Armageddon Series https://amzn.to/2rolpu9 Craig Alanson: Expeditionary Force Series: https://amzn.to/2QTNm7H Arthur C. Clarke – Collected Stories: https://amzn.to/2Oo5HrT _ This interview is in association with CONTENTshift, the accelerator program of the Association of the German Book Publishers & Booksellers. You can learn more here https://www.contentshift.de/en/. The winners are announced on a live ceremony at the Frankfurt Book Fair each year https://www.buchmesse.de/en. The accelerator program aims to push the boundaries of publishing. We will bring you this year’s winner of CONTENTshift at Thanksgiving (Nov 28th). History Every year the Frankfurt book fair is also the place where Startuprad.io interviews the finalists and eventual winners of the program. We did this already in the past. Have a look at our interviews from 2018 on our playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUbiCAQc22WsdxEzE7iASbXD4_rAAVQbx _ Affiliate Links Want to get better? Try our recommendations Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers & Acquisitions (Wiley Finance Editions) https://amzn.to/2WwKy1g Venture Capital For Dummies (For Dummies Series) - Nicole Gravagna, Peter K. Adams https://amzn.to/2oxRDC4 Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist https://amzn.to/2WtuQ72 You can listen to Venture Capital books or entertainment on your way to work with an audible subscription (first month for free – AL) https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00NTQ6K7E?tag=startupradi0e-21 _
10:30
December 4, 2019
App Guard helps developers to close security loopholes
You are listening to the audio track of a YouTube interview. Find all the interviews at YouTube.com/Startupradio In this video interview, we are talking to Johannes “Joe” Noll (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johannes-noll-10907478), who is co-founder and CEO at Darmstadt based App Guard. App Guard helps developers – to keep pre-programmed elements they are using in their applications – up to date, so no one can exploit known loopholes from those elements. This is important, since already a few hours after the release of new software automated tools will start to hack software, with known weaknesses. You can access the tool Codario here: https://codario.io/. They support docker, composer, NPM, Drupal, yarn, and python. “5 Hours after the release of the software, automated hack start” Currently, App Guard is raising Venture Capital. Reach out to us, to learn more. The video interview was recorded at the booth of Frankfurt Forward at Entrepreneur University in Wiesbaden, Germany. Thank you to SAP Next-Gen for providing us space at their booth for the interviews before this one. Thank you to Frankfurt Forward to provide us the space for this interview. “If you have several layers of dependencies if you are using one docker file”   Affiliated Links   Our Affiliate Partner Co-Working WeWork Marketing / SEO / Graphics / Sounds and more Fiverr Email service? G-Suite Looking for a bank account for your startup? Have a look at our partner Penta Penta Bank Account Learn more about our Affiliated Marketing here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/affiliate-marketing-at-startuprad-io/   Find the original post here, including the video interview: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/app-guard-helps-developers-to-close-security-loopholes/
06:55
November 21, 2019
Blendo makes data accessible for companies and helps them to stay competitive
You are listening to the audio track of a YouTube interview. Find all the interviews at YouTube.com/Startupradio Originally published on October 17th 2019 Affiliated Links   Our Affiliate Partner Co-Working WeWork Marketing / SEO / Graphics / Sounds and more Fiverr Email service? G-Suite Looking for a bank account for your startup? Have a look at our partner Penta Penta Bank Account Learn more about our Affiliated Marketing here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/affiliate-marketing-at-startuprad-io/   This time Joe talks to Kostas, CEO, and Co-Founder of Blendo, our first interview with a startup from Athens. Blendo works in ELT, they allow their clients to access all of their data, so they can use the data directly. Blendo helps the company to validate its data. One could say Blendo becomes, therefore, part of the infrastructure of the company.  Kostas started with technology at an early age. He started early on in his studies to work with data. “Data is the blood and oxygen of companies to remain competitive”  The HQ of Blendo is in Athens, but the legal entity is registered in Delaware. The reason behind it is that the first investors of the company have been from Israel and they agree to locate the headquarter of the company there. For some time, the startup has also been located in Tel Aviv, so Blendo now considers itself a global company.  “Being a founder is a life-transforming experience.” Blendo has most of its customers in the United States but has employees in the US, Israel, and Greece.  “We re-invented the ETL process” “I belong to the analog to digital generation. We started analog and ended up in the digital age” Find all the links and show notes here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/blendo-makes-data-accessible-for-companies-and-helps-them-to-stay-competitive/
32:12
November 14, 2019
Varia.media offers with their NLP tool Perspective-as-a-service for Journalism and Research
You are listening to the audio track of a YouTube interview. Find all the interviews at YouTube.com/Startupradio This interview is in association with CONTENTshift, the accelerator program of the Association of the German Book Publishers & Booksellers. You can learn more here https://www.contentshift.de/en/. The winners are announced on a live ceremony at the Frankfurt Book Fair each year https://www.buchmesse.de/en. The accelerator program aims to push the boundaries of publishing. We will bring you this year’s winner of CONTENTshift at Thanksgiving (Nov 28th). In this interview, Joe talks to Georg Horn, Co-Founder, and CEO at varia.media, a startup based in Munich. Their service provides different perspectives on news, research or other topics, so one can escape their own filter bubble. Learn more in the interview. Hint: You will hear Joe saying that this is the third interview, but the 2nd interview we recorded is the winner to be published on Nov. 28th, so our original order is screwed-up. Sorry, but at the time of recording, it was not clear, which startup would win. You can learn more here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/publications-until-end-of-november-thanksgiving/ Find all the links and show notes here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/varia-media-offers-with-their-nlp-tool-perspective-as-a-service-for-journalism-and-research/ History Every year the Frankfurt book fair is also the place where Startuprad.io interviews the finalists and eventual winners of the program. We did this already in the past. Have a look at our interviews from 2018 on our playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUbiCAQc22WsdxEzE7iASbXD4_rAAVQbx Outlook During the course of the next few weeks we will publish five interviews with startups (https://www.contentshift.de/en/contentshift/news/who-will-become-the-content-startup-of-the-year/) from the CONTENTshift accelerator from the Frankfurt Book Fair (https://www.buchmesse.de/en), with startups from Germany, Denmark, and the UK. Only the publication of our regular news will interrupt the series. We will end with a very special day at Thanksgiving, where we will publish our News, as well as the interview with the winner of the program.
06:52
November 12, 2019
Meet serial entrepreneur Suhas, he wants to make Tvarit the first unicorn in Frankfurt
You are listening to the audio track of a YouTube interview. Find all the interviews at YouTube.com/Startupradio  Affiliated Links   Our Affiliate Partner Co-Working WeWork Marketing / SEO / Graphics / Sounds and more Fiverr Email service? G-Suite Looking for a bank account for your startup? Have a look at our partner Penta Penta Bank Account Learn more about our Affiliated Marketing here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/affiliate-marketing-at-startuprad-io/   This interview is a Columbus Day Special. Suhas Patel is a serial entrepreneur. He is originally from India. Suhas is living for 14 years in Germany. He started 18 startups so far. Startuprad.io visited him in a meeting room in a co-working space in Frankfurt to talk about his new venture Tvarit, an Industrial AI company. “I believe this startup has the potential to be a unicorn” Suhas calls himself a “Technology Evangelist” Before founding his startups he was working in R&D departments of Qualcomm and Intel. “With the 18 startups, I helped entrepreneurs to start their business” Suhas is working on a concept of “Business Driven Philanthropy” to build new business verticals on the latest technologies. He had to close 70% of the startups he helped to start. This is great, especially since normally 90% of startups do not survive. Now he decided to stop all his assignments and concentrate 100% on Tvarit, to make the AI startup the first unicorn in Frankfurt. “B2C Ai startups are mainly in China and the US. For B2B there is a great potential for Germany” Tvarit (त्वरित)is a Sanskrit word, almost 3000 years old, it means fast. Tvarit's core values are based on "FASTER customer journey" and "PERSISTENT prediction accuracy". The concept of Industry4.0 is misunderstood as condition monitoring. Tvarit takes a step further by taking the data from the condition monitoring and provide the analytics to give actionable insights. “we have the potential to become the SAP of Artificial Intelligence, since we can get a 360 degree view of the whole manufacturing unit.” For those, who do not understand Joe’s joke: Skynet is the evil computer AI in the Terminator franchise, trying to eliminate mankind: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skynet_(Terminator) “Two things are important, execution and focus” Having strong R&D, Tvarit guarantees a patent application during the first 4-months project. “You need to execute wisely and fast” Find all the links and show notes here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/meet-serial-entrepreneur-sushas-he-wants-to-make-tvarit-the-first-unicorn-in-frankfurt/  © Startuprad.io - All right reserved
21:15
November 7, 2019
This Month in German Startups - October 2019
You are listening to the audio track of a YouTube interview. Find all the interviews at YouTube.com/Startupradio Startuprad.io brings you in a Frankfurt-to-New-York recording the startup news Germany for October 2018. We wrap-up the news of the German-speaking startup scene (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Liechtenstein) of October in our recording.  Find all the links and show notes on our website: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/this-month-in-german-startups-by-startuprad-io-october-2019/ Looking for services or equipment for your startup? Consider using our affiliate partners below (AL mark Affiliate Links): AL: Need a bank account? Try our partner Penta https://getpenta.com/de/home?utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=pap#a_aid=5d63e047605fa AL: Co-Working at WeWork https://refer.wework.com/i/JoernMenninger  AL: Marketing / SEO / Graphics / Sounds and more via Fiverr: http://www.fiverr.com/s2/66eaaa43e5  AL: G Suite emails https://gsuite.google.com/landing/partners/referral/trial.html?utm_source=sign-up&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=apps-referral-program&utm_content=0AQKSM6
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November 5, 2019
Welcome Message from our founder
This is a welcome message from our founder Jörn "Joe" Menninger.  You will find on this podcast only deep tech-related content from Startuprad.io, as well as the regular news. Learn more at www.startuprad.io You can reach Joe here: Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeMenninger LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/joernmenninger/ Email: joe@startuprad.io Of course, you will still, find all the content on the Startuprad.io podcast and our YouTube Blog Youtube.com/startupradio Affiliated Links   Our Affiliate Partner Co-Working WeWork Marketing / SEO / Graphics / Sounds and more Fiverr Email service? G-Suite Looking for a bank account for your startup? Have a look at our partner Penta Penta Bank Account Learn more about our Affiliated Marketing here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/affiliate-marketing-at-startuprad-io/
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October 25, 2019
Security Startup Talks With Us About The DDoS Attacks
From the archives of Startuprad.io, originally published on November 3rd 2016. In this interview Joern interviews Stefan. Stefan is one of the co-founders of the startup Alyne. Alyne is also in the first batch of the program of Accelerator Frankfurt. Alyne is a regtech (regulatory technology) startup. They offer to handle cybersecurity, regulatory and compliance for their clients. We got curious, when several big websites went down recently in an attack. In the light of these recent Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks with IoT devices, we ask Stefan what happened and what a startup could do to lower their cybersecurity risks. In the interview we talk about: Botnet MiraiThe mentioned article with cybersecurity tipsAffiliated Links   Our Affiliate Partner Co-Working WeWork Marketing / SEO / Graphics / Sounds and more Fiverr Email service? G-Suite Looking for a bank account for your startup? Have a look at our partner Penta Penta Bank Account Learn more about our Affiliated Marketing here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/affiliate-marketing-at-startuprad-io/
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October 25, 2019
Interview with CoModule, the Android of Light Electric Vehicles and producer of an autonomous eBike
From the archives of Startuprad.io, originally published on April 13th 2016. We talk with Kristjan Maruste, co-founder of CoModule Homepage. The company produces Software for light electronic vehicles (LEV) and an autonomous eBike. It monitors battery characteristics, displays them to the end user's smartphone and collects usage data. One of the reasons he ended up in this space and gave up acting as a potential profession was his father, who took him to places like this Technology Museum Sinsheim and Technology Museum Speyer (they work together and are not far apart). He also took part with CoModule in the Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy, which lead him to Berlin and they kept the HQ in Talin.  CoModule already received investments in 4 rounds, the last one from five investors, one of them German High Tech Gruender Fonds (HTGF). None the less they are looking for investors for a Series-A Venture Capital Financing and fast movers can still be included. Tune in to learn more. Affiliated Links   Our Affiliate Partner Co-Working WeWork Marketing / SEO / Graphics / Sounds and more Fiverr Email service? G-Suite Looking for a bank account for your startup? Have a look at our partner Penta Penta Bank Account Learn more about our Affiliated Marketing here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/affiliate-marketing-at-startuprad-io/
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October 25, 2019