\The Berlin startups startups and scaleups to watch in 2021

Startups such as GetYourGuide, N26 and Raisin are at the forefront of the continent’s new economy.

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So far this year Berlin startups have raised a record €5.1bn from VC funds, more than the €2.2bn in all of 2020.

But which are the most exciting startups and scaleups? Which are the ones to watch in 2021?

Our team of experts at Sifted have chosen a list of exciting companies we think you need to know about, with an added ‘Sifted take’ on some to provide an extra layer of insight.

It’s a mixture of the big and the small, the well known and the under the radar. But all are making waves. Keep reading below and stay informed about Europe’s new economy!

(P.S The data is from European Startups, with valuation estimates from Dealroom. If there is anyone missing from this list, or anything is wrong, please let us know by email at [email protected]).

Key

Year founded

Amount raised

Last funding round

Valuation

Employees

N26 Group's logo

N26 Group

Bank account that can be managed entirely from a smartphone

fintech / banking

n26.com

Berlin, Germany

2013

€744m

SERIES D

€3.18bn

1000-5000

Raisin's logo

Raisin

A pan-European marketplace for savings

fintech / investing

raisin.com

Berlin, Germany

2013

€205m

GROWTH EQUITY

€400-600m

100-500

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Pitch's logo

Pitch

Platform for working together on presentations

enterprise software /

pitch.com

Berlin, Germany

2018

€124m

SERIES B

€109-164m

100-500

Inkitt's logo

Inkitt

Publisher which uses crowdsourced feedback to predict bestsellers

publishing /

inkitt.com

Berlin, Germany

2013

€17m

SERIES A

€58-87m

50-100

Comtravo's logo

Comtravo

Utilises AI and natural language processing to manage booking and travel information for business

travel / business travel

comtravo.com

Berlin, Germany

2015

€38m

SERIES B

€36-54m

100-500

Coachhub's logo

Coachhub

The Digital Coaching Platform‎

education; jobs recruitment /

coachhub.io

Berlin, Germany

2018

€49m

SERIES B

€113-169m

100-500

INFARM's logo

INFARM

Urban farming services company

food / agritech

infarm.com

Berlin, Germany

2012

€248m

SERIES C

€309-464m

100-500

GetYourGuide's logo

GetYourGuide

A booking platform for travel experiences

travel: event tech / online travel agency

getyourguide.com

Berlin, Germany

2009

€728m

CONVERTIBLE

€1bn

500-1000

AUTO1 Group's logo

AUTO1 Group

A leading digital car-selling platform

transportation / search, buy & rent

auto1-group.com

Berlin, Germany

2012

1Bm

CONVERTIBLE

€3bn

1000-5000

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Omio's logo

Omio

A multi-mode travel search tool

travel / booking & search

omio.com

Berlin, Germany

2012

€360m

CONVERTIBLE

€909m

100-500

Blinkist's logo

Blinkist

Enables users to read the most important insights from non-fiction books in 15 minutes

education /

blinkist.com

Berlin, Germany

2012

€31m

SERIES C

€68-103m

100-500

SellerX's logo

SellerX

Buys and builds Amazon businesses.

ecommerce / retail

sellerx.com

Berlin , Germany

2020

€46m

SEED

€80-120m

100-500

Planetly's logo

Planetly

Analyses, reduces and offsets companies' carbon emissions based on data

saas / climate tech

planetly.org

Berlin , Germany

2019

€5m

SEED

€21-31m

10-50

Gorillas's logo

Gorillas

On-demand grocery delivery service

marketplace and ecommerce / food

gorillas.io

Berlin , Germany

2020

€305m

SERIES B

€182m

50-100

Urban Sports Club's logo

Urban Sports Club

One membership gives you access to the largest and most flexible sports offer in your city

sports / sport league & club

urbansportsclub.com

Berlin, Germany

2012

€91m

LATE VC

€227m

100-500

Sennder 's logo

Sennder

Digital road freight forwarding

mobility / logistics and delivery

sennder.com

Berlin, Germany

2015

€283m

SERIES D

€1bn

500-1000

Flink's logo

Flink

High quality and organic groceries, delivered to your door in 10 minutes

food / food logistics & delivery

goflink.com/

Berlin, Germany

2020

€275m

SERIES A

€10bn

100-500

Coachhub's logo

Coachhub

The Digital Coaching Platform‎

education; jobs recruitment /

coachhub.io

Berlin, Germany

2018

€49m

SERIES B

€113-169m

100-500

INFARM's logo

INFARM

Urban farming services company

food / agritech

infarm.com

Berlin, Germany

2012

€248m

SERIES C

€309-464m

100-500

GetYourGuide's logo

GetYourGuide

A booking platform for travel experiences

travel: event tech / online travel agency

getyourguide.com

Berlin, Germany

2009

€728m

CONVERTIBLE

€1bn

500-1000

AUTO1 Group's logo

AUTO1 Group

A leading digital car-selling platform

transportation / search, buy & rent

auto1-group.com

Berlin, Germany

2012

1Bm

CONVERTIBLE

€3bn

1000-5000

Plantix's logo

Plantix

Agricultural app for disease detection, pest control and yield increase

agritech / B2B

plantix.net/en

Berlin, Germany

2015

€12.2mm

SERIES A

€27—40m

100-500

Back's logo

Back

Organize and automate all of your employee requests on one intuitive platform

B2B / SaaS

backhq.com

Berlin, Germany

2018

€3mm

SEED

€12—18m

10-50

Choco's logo

Choco

Accelerating the world's transition towards sustainable food systems

food / agritech

choco.com

Berlin, Germany

2018

€149mm

SERIES B

€545m

100-500

Bryter's logo

Bryter

A no-code service automation platform that enables business experts to build digital applications

no code / B2B

bryter.com

Berlin, Germany

2018

€80.9mm

SERIES B

€240—360m

100-500

Forto's logo

Forto

The digital freight forwarder across air and sea

transportation / logistics and delivery

forto.com/de

Berlin, Germany

2016

€333mm

LATE VC

€1.1bn

100-500

Sharpist's logo

Sharpist

Digital, mobile coaching for managers

B2B / SaaS

sharpist.com

Berlin, Germany

2018

€5.5mm

ANGEL

€18—27m

100-500

Vivid Money's logo

Vivid Money

Offers a unique mobile banking app and a distinctive digital investing platform from a single app

fintech / banking

vivid.money/en-eu

Berlin, Germany

2020

€75mm

SERIES B

€360m

100-500

Penta's logo

Penta

Free online business bank account for startups and SMEs

fintech / B2B

getpenta.com/en

Berlin, Germany

2017

€47.2mm

SERIES B

€30—45m

100-500

Moonfare's logo

Moonfare

Technology-enabled platform providing smarter access to private market investments

fintech / SaaS

moonfare.com

Berlin, Germany

2016

€25mm

SERIES B

€100—150m

100-500

Grover's logo

Grover

Technology subscription platform

fintech / home living

grover.com/de-de

Berlin, Germany

2015

€117mm

DEBT

€338—507m

100-500

Billie's logo

Billie

Receive payments for invoices

SaaS / fintech, B2B

billie.io

Berlin, Germany

2016

€47mm

Secondary

€120—180m

100-500

MEDWING's logo

MEDWING

Recruiting startup focused on hiring temporary and permanent staff in healthcare facilities

B2B / recruitment

medwing.com/UK/en

Berlin, Germany

2017

€28mm

LATE VC

€112—168m

100-500

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