65 Hardware Startups in Germany to Watch in 2020

Germany's Hardware sector is booming. This year’s list of the best 65 Germany Hardware startups is an eclectic mix of hyper-growth scaleups, small creative startups and everything in between.

The last update was made on January 21, 2023.

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Signavio provides tools for business process management.

Berlin   251-500   $229,569,947  


trivago is an online hotel search platform that compares prices from various hotels on booking sites worldwide.

Düsseldorf   1001-5000   $54,997,173  


Quentic is a computer software company for health & safety, environmental, and sustainability management.

Berlin   251-500   $42,313,273  


Magazino develops mobile, perception driven robots for warehouse logistics and intralogistics.

Munich   11-50   $24,800,000  


Arago is a leading artificial intelligence company that helps businesses automate their IT processes through intelligent automation.

Frankfurt   101-250   $55,000,000  


Heliatek is engaged in the development and production of organic solar cells with the ability to absorb a broad spectrum of light.

Dresden   101-250   $157,004,695  


Toposens builds highly robust and low-cost near-field 3D ultrasound vision technology for robotics and autonomous vehicles.

Munich   11-50   $2,240,018  


COBI is an integrated system that connects users' bike with their smartphone new riding experience.

Frankfurt   51-100   $11,701,358  

RIB Software

RIB Software provides software solutions, which support the life cycle of a construction projects.

Stuttgart   501-1000   $10,000,000  


fos4X offers professional fiber optic measurement technology and measurement solutions for wind turbines.

Munich   101-250   $12,103,411  

Plastic Logic Germany

Plastic Logic Germany leads the way in developing, manufacturing and commercializing flexible electrophoretic displays (EPD).

Dresden   251-500   $495,700,000  


Voycer is a full-service provider in the field of customer engagement platforms.

Munich   11-50   $8,915,958  


Caremondo is a curated digital marketplace for the medical tourism market, where patients can find high quality clinics abroad.

Munich   1-10   $1,719,531  


Carpooling.com is a ride-sharing network in Europe, accessible via computer, mobile phone or social network.

Munich   51-100   $10,000,000  


eZelleron focuses on the development of portable power supply, including accumulator systems and batteries.

Dresden   11-50   $33,508,958  

Channel Pilot Solutions

Channel Pilot Solutions is a cloud-based tool that enables businesses to connect with their customers online.

Hamburg   51-100   $4,224,016  


AlfaDocs is the cloud software for the management and marketing of dental offices.

Munich   11-50   $1,242,725  

apceth Biopharma

apceth Biopharma is a GMP contract development and manufacturing organization.

Munich   11-50   $6,349,335  

OPAL - Operational Analytics

Operational Analytics GmbH offers consumer analytics and data visualization services.

Mannheim   43840   $248,474  


Aucobo is a cloud-based platform that allows its users to easily connect different machines, software, and sensors with one another.

Stuttgart   1-10   $27,590  

Mellow Boards

Mellow Boards designs and manufactures electric drive system that could fit on skateboards.

Hamburg   11-50   $2,000,068  


Peakboard helps enterprise customers to distribute real time information to workers in logistic and production processes.

Stuttgart   11-50   $1,258,639  

Ferroelectric Memory Company

Ferroelectric Memory Company solves one of the most important hardware challenges in the age of Internet-of-Things.

Dresden   43840   $80,864  


Wunschfutter is pioneer in custom-made dog food in Europe for B2C and B2B. Clear innovation leader in retail and direct business.

Dortmund   11-50   $4,387,463  


Lovoo is a dating App & fastest growing network to meet new people in the area.

Dresden   101-250    

DABBEL - Automation Intelligence

DABBEL is an Ai Building Management System (Ai-BMS) with the ability to self-manage building control systems.

Düsseldorf   1-10    

Vector Informatik

Vector provides reliable products and solutions that simplify your complex tasks in different application areas.

Stuttgart   1001-5000    


A Smart Device to be put on the wristband of an existing watch.


Social Sweethearts

Social Sweethearts is the largest publisher of customized, family-friendly content and games worldwide.

Cologne   51-100    


instagrid is a provider of portable battery storage to easily create mobile power infrastructures.

Stuttgart   11-50    

Exit Games

Exit Games develops the realtime, multiplayer, cross-platform product PHOTON.Photon is used by more than 330,000 game developers.

Hamburg   11-50   $4,610,000  

Daimler Financial Services

Daimler Financial Services offers a comprehensive range of automotive financial service as well as innovative mobility services.



AI for the music industry

Mannheim   43840    


Calpano offers a concept-map style modeling tool.

Karlsruhe   43840   $122,194  

Bertsch Innovation Group

Bertsch Innovation Group is an association of the company DAM Group, TOP21 and e-pro.


GUS Group

GUS Group has been providing integrated ERP enterprise solutions for the process industry and logistics services.

Cologne   51-100    


The lending bot for Bitfinex, Quoinex and Poloniex

Mannheim   43840    

Dear Reality

German technology start-up specialized in 3D audio software and Virtual Acoustics.

Düsseldorf   1-10    


WG-Gesucht.de is a German portal for rooms in shared apartments and flats for rent.


Casco Automotive Group

Casco Automotive Group Inc. supplies engineered data connectivity, power, charging, and sensor products.

Frankfurt   1001-5000    


thingsTHINKING develops a platform designed to understand and processes human language.

Karlsruhe   43840    


Innolume is a manufacturer of 'quantum dot'-based diode lasers and laser modules.

Dortmund   11-50   $26,756,577  


Lexoffice offers simple accounting and accounting programs, without any installation.



The SaaS solution for personnel processes - simplifies daily work in human resources departments and accounting departments

Freiburg   11-50    


LoyalGo sets up and operates electric car charging stations.

Dresden   43840    


With asvin vendors can distribute updates securely and easily to keep IoT devices secure and healthy.

Stuttgart   1-10    


Sipgate is a phone and internet service provider for individuals and businesses.

Düsseldorf   101-250    


MyCleaner is the revolutionary concept of a modern and environmentally conscious car cleaning as onsite service.

Stuttgart   51-100    

Billiger de

Billiger de is an online platform that enables users to find, compare, read products reviews, and purchase consumer products.

Karlsruhe   43840    


Steuerbot is your personal tax assistant.


Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems

Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems is a competitive turbocharger manufacturer in the automotive industry.



Software solutions for auction houses

Dresden   43840    

Smile Me Up

Smile Me Up offer clear teeth straightening solutions at insane prices through professionals.

Düsseldorf   1-10    


ELEMENTS provides exceptionally intuitive high-performance hardware and software solutions.


Apelby Communications

Apelby Communications is global telecommunications provider of international voice, data, messaging and outsourcing services.

Düsseldorf   51-100    

Race Result

Race Result AG is providing a complete race management and race timing solution for any type of active sports event.

Karlsruhe   11-50    


Globalways AG is a IT infrastructure vendors and offer its customers tailored solutions in the areas of IT infrastructure, housing, hosting.

Stuttgart   11-50    


HOLY TRINITY is a creative factory that embodies luminous design, craftsmanship, and exquisite production.



CardProcess GmbH is one of the leading providers of electronic and cashless payment systems in Germany.



Hiring solution that searches the web for technical talent and rates the skills of these candidates using AI.

Dortmund   1-10    


featureplanner.io helps you to create quickly a structured requirements list of your application idea or software project.

Dortmund   1-10    


Wingcrew is an aviation network that connects pilots and companies.



Trelock is a portable safety and security provider.

Münster   11-50    


Organisemee is very good task management company provide a good services to their customers.

Karlsruhe   43840    

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