44 Media and Entertainment Startups in Germany to Watch in 2020

Germany's Media and Entertainment sector is booming. This year’s list of the best 44 Germany Media and Entertainment startups is an eclectic mix of hyper-growth scaleups, small creative startups and everything in between.

The last update was made on November 26, 2022.

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SoundCloud is a social sound platform where anyone can create and share sounds.

Berlin   251-500   $467,820,688  

G2 Esports

G2 Esports is a world premier esports club representing some of the absolute best players from around the globe.

Berlin   101-250   $17,300,000  


Contentful is the content management infrastructure for projects of any size, with its flexible APIs and global CDN.

Berlin   101-250   $79,600,000  


ResearchGate provides a professional network for the scientific community to connect with each other to share and discuss research.

Berlin   251-500   $87,600,000  


Inkitt is a digital publishing platform that uses a computer algorithm to predict book success based on reader behavior.

Berlin   11-50   $21,000,000  


Linearity takes vector graphic design to the next level.

Karlsruhe   11-50   $6,201,197  


Nightcorn is an online platform for watching video content.

Hamburg   11-50   $4,500,000  


Spotted is a hyperlocal app about making new connections with awesome people from your everyday life.

Mannheim   11-50   $14,500,000  


Wywy is an online platform that allows TV advertisers to analyze the impact of their advertisements on their website.

Munich   11-50   $10,059,155  


Chrono24 is an online marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of luxury watches.

Karlsruhe   101-250   $70,801,665  


SMASHDOCs is a web-based word processing application developed for easily and quickly writing and reviewing documents.

Munich   11-50   $2,084,558  


KONUX integrates smart sensor systems and artificial intelligence to maximize asset performance.

Munich   51-100   $51,633,908  


Cherrydeck is a search engine to connect creatives with clients, and allow them to collaborate.

Hamburg   1-10   $566,050  


tacterion is a high-tech start-up that develops and markets tactile sensors.

Munich   1-10   $30,471  


An omnichannel feedback software company helping organizations start making better decisions.

Munich   1-10   $938,643  


CourseYard is a web-based platform that can be utilized to create interactive e-books and e-course materials.

Stuttgart   11-50   $218,537  

CONIAS Risk Intelligence

CONIAS Risk Intelligence is an independent company specialized in risk management regarding political conflicts.

Mannheim   11-50   $27,284  


25friends ia an app to find friends and suggests events in the city.

Hamburg     $329,403  


Visarity is a 3D platform creates rich 3D images and delightful creative experiences on mobiles and tablets.

Hamburg   1-10   $30,000  

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is a national German newspaper that provides news under many categories: Policy, Economy, Finances, and more.

Frankfurt   51-100    


Saloodo! is a platform that helps shippers to find road freight carriers and helps carriers to find loads optimizing their truck capacities.

Cologne   51-100    

Goodgame Studios

Goodgame Studios is an entertainment software studio that designs and develops online games.

Hamburg   251-500    


quintly is a Germany-based company that offers its users with online social media analytics tools, helping them optimize performances.

Cologne   11-50    


MAHLE offers innovative mobility solutions that stand for clean air, fuel efficiency, and driving pleasure.

Stuttgart   10001    

Intland Software

Intland Software is the developer and vendor of leading software tools to support the development of safety-critical technology.

Stuttgart   51-100    

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  


Enscape, a virtual walkthrough of your building is only one click away.

Karlsruhe   11-50    

GUS Group

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

Cologne   51-100    

Apcoa Parking

Apcoa Parking operates and manages multi-story car parks, parking spaces, and mechanized systems.



R3DT GmbH is a developer and seller of Virtual Reality (VR) standard software.

Karlsruhe   43840    


Remipay is enterprise software platform solution for global transactions combined with Business Process Services.


jCatalog Software

jCatalog Software is a provider of software solutions for the management and distribution of product information.

Dortmund   101-250    


COUPIES is the fastest growing Mobile Cashback Couponing Company in Germany.

Cologne   11-50    


Cogia is a provider of social media monitoring services for optimization purposes.

Frankfurt   11-50    


ITI GmbH is a maker of the 0D/1D SimulationX solution.

Dresden   101-250    


Kitemondo.com is a marketplace where Kite Surfing Schools offer their courses for Kite Surfers from all over the world.

Essen   11-50    

Debao Babyshop

Debao gives Chinese parents access to German and European authentic, high quality products of the mom and child category.



Developer and provider of an open and comprehensive platform of network-independent software packages.


con terra

con terra is an information service company providing intelligent GIS solutions.

Münster   101-250    


Brokat Technologies began by providing online banking services for financial institutions.

Stuttgart     $10,381,876  


Herrenfahrt is an authentic online brand providing premium care products for classic and luxury cars.

Mannheim   43840    


Axinio.com is an online-based teaching administration for educational institutes.

Karlsruhe   43840    

SAS Automotive Systems

SAS SAS Automotive Systems stands for reliability and innovative expertise in the field of cockpit and module systems.

Karlsruhe   1001-5000    


SHD is a manufacturer-independent consulting, solution and service company for information technology and business processes.

Dresden   176214    

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