German tech startups and scaleups to watch in 2022

Sifted ranked the up-and-coming German startups to watch in 2022

German tech has long been the leader in continental Europe. The country already has dozens of VC-backed unicorns — companies valued at over $1bn — including the likes of Personio, Celonis, Gorillas, and Flink. But there’s also a notable fleet of fast-growing new players.

We’ve ranked the startups we think will be making moves in 2022.

Key

Year founded

Amount raised

Last funding round

Valuation

Employees

Formel Skin's logo

Formel Skin

Berlin, Germany

2019

€30m

Series A

€150

51-200

Lendis's logo

Lendis

Home Living /

lendis.io

Berlin, Germany

2018

€30m

Series A

€150

51-200

y42's logo

y42

Enterprise Software /

y42.com

Berlin, Germany

2020

€29m

Series A

€150

51-200

Alaiko's logo

Alaiko

Transportation /

alaiko.com

Munich, Germany

2020

€27m

Series A

€136

51-200

Sharpist's logo

Sharpist

Education /

sharpist.com

Berlin, Germany

2018

€27m

Series A

€105

201-500

ultimate.ai's logo

ultimate.ai

Marketing /

ultimate.ai

Berlin, Germany

2016

€25m

Series A

€91

51-200

arive's logo

arive

Marketing /

getarive.com

Munich, Germany

2021

€24m

Series A

€91

51-200

Wingcopter's logo

Wingcopter

Robotics /

wingcopter.com

Weiterstadt, Germany

2017

€22m

Late VC

€100

51-200

ORY's logo

ORY

Security /

ory.sh

Munich, Germany

2015

€21m

Series A

€102

11-50

Stenon's logo

Stenon

Food Robotics /

stenon.io

Potsdam, Germany

2018

€19m

Series A

€91

11-50

Fraugster's logo

Fraugster

Security Fintech /

fraugster.com

Berlin, Germany

2014

€17m

Series B

€61

51-200

Neufund's logo

Neufund

Fintech /

neufund.org

Berlin, Germany

2016

€16m

Series A

€20

11-50

HeyJobs's logo

HeyJobs

Jobs Recruitment /

heyjobs.co

Berlin, Germany

2016

€14m

Series B

€175

201-500

N8n's logo

N8n

Enterprise Software /

n8n.io

Berlin, Germany

2019

€12m

Series A

€55

11-50

Plan A's logo

Plan A

Energy /

plana.earth

Berlin, Germany

2017

€12m

Series A

€45

51-200

re:cap's logo

re:cap

Fintech /

re-cap.com

Berlin, Germany

2021

€11m

Seed

€50

11-50

Demodesk's logo

Demodesk

Marketing /

demodesk.com

Munich, Germany

2017

€10m

Series A

€36

51-200

Inne's logo

Inne

Birth control /

inne.io

Berlin, Germany

2016

€9m

Series A

€36

11-50

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