German tech startups and scaleups 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.

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Berlin, Germany

2018

Series C

€200m

€332m

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Dresden, Germany

2010

Series D

€86m

€234m

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Hamburg, Germany

2021

Series A

€200m

€210m

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Holzgerlingen, Germany

2018

Growth Equity VC

€200m

€200m

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Berlin, Germany

2016

Series C

€30m

€184m

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Berlin, Germany

2020

Series C

€100m

€175m

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Berlin, Germany

2015

Late VC

€50m

€174.9m

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Ottobrunn, Germany

2018

Series B

€68.2m

€170.7m

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Berlin, Germany

2011

Series B

€27.3m

€169.7m

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Germering, Germany

2016

Series C

€140.9m

€167.3m

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Berlin, Germany

2018

Series B

€100m

€166m

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Berlin, Germany

2012

Growth Equity VC

€104.5m

€156.2m

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Berlin, Germany

2014

Series C

€118.2m

€136.8m

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Berlin, Germany

2020

Early VC

€136.4m

€136.4m

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Berlin, Germany

2017

Series C

€91m

€135m

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Berlin, Germany

2018

Series B

€85m

€135m

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Berlin, Germany

2019

Series B

€75m

€130m

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Berlin, Germany

2013

Growth Equity VC

€88m

€125.5m

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Munich, Germany

2015

Late VC

€40m

€125m

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Munich, Germany

2016

Series C

€70m

€125m

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Dresden, Germany

2017

Series C

€84m

€122m

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Munich, Germany

2014

Series C

€72.7m

€120.8m

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Munich, Germany

2021

Series A

€103m

€113m

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Munich, Germany

2007

Series D

€63.6m

€112.4m

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Heidelberg, Germany

2015

Series B

€57.3m

€109.5m

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Bonn, Germany

2012

Series D

€72.7m

€109m

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Berlin, Germany

2012

Series D

€80m

€105m

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Martinsried/ Munich, Germany

2016

Series B

€65m

€105m

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Berlin, Germany

2016

Late VC

€20m

€104m

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Berlin, Germany

2018

Series B

€86.4m

€98.7m

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Berlin, Germany

2015

Late VC

€45.5m

€95.7m

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Munich, Germany

2015

Series C

€92.5m

€95.4m

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Berlin, Germany

2020

Late VC

€90.9m

€90.9m

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Germany

2016

Series C

€18.2m

€90.5m

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Berlin, Germany

2018

Series B

€66m

€89m

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Munich, Germany

2020

Series B

€50m

€88.5m

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Augsburg, Germany

2008

Series B

€68m

€87m

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Duisburg, Germany

2019

Series A

€87m

€87m

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Hanover, Germany

2016

Series B

€69.1m

€85.1m

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Berlin, Germany

2010

-

€63.6m

€81.8m

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Munich, Germany

2012

Series C

€25m

€77m

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Cologne, Germany

2018

Series B

€73m

€76m

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Berlin, Germany

2015

Series B

€55m

€76m

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Hamburg, Germany

2016

Series B

€57m

€75m

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Berlin, Germany

2014

Series B

-

€72.6m

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Stuttgart, Germany

2014

Series C

€63.6m

€70.1m

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Berlin, Germany

2013

Late VC

€57m

€69.7m

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Berlin, Germany

2018

Series B

€54.5m

€69.5m

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Berlin, Germany

2016

Series B

€36m

€67m

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Berlin, Germany

2018

Series A

€38m

€62m

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Düsseldorf, Germany

2016

Series B

€15m

€62m

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Berlin, Germany

2017

Series B

€41m

€62m

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Munich, Germany

2018

Late VC

€40m

€60.3m

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Berlin, Germany

2017

Series A

€60m

€60m

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Berlin, Germany

2016

Series D

€40m

€60m

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Düsseldorf, Germany

2018

Series B

€45.5m

€58m

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Gütersloh, Germany

2018

Series A

€45.5m

€55.8m

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Berlin, Germany

2015

Series A

€11.8m

€53.8m

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Berlin, Germany

2014

Series B

€50m

€52.3m

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Berlin, Germany

2019

Late VC

€25.2m

€50.2m

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Munich, Germany

2017

Early VC

€50m

€50m

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Munich, Germany

2018

Series B

€35m

€49.5m

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Berlin, Germany

2019

Series A

€45.5m

€49.5m

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Berlin, Germany

2014

Series B

€35m

€49m

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Berlin, Germany

2021

Series A

€30.9m

€44.5m

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Berlin, Germany

2015

Late VC

€9m

€43.4m

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Berlin, Germany

2013

Late VC

€16m

€43.4m

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Berlin, Germany

2018

Series B

€27.3m

€40.9m

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Munich, Germany

2017

Debt

€13.7m

€39.1m

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Ludwigsburg, Germany

2018

Series B

€29m

€38.5m

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Berlin, Germany

2020

Series A

€30.9m

€37.5m

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Berlin, Germany

2017

Late VC

-

€37m

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Berlin, Germany

2021

Series A

€29.1m

€35.5m

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Berlin, Germany

2019

Series A

€30m

€35m

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Munich, Germany

2019

Series A

€35m

€35m

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Berlin, Germany

2016

Early VC

€14m

€34.5m

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Berlin, Germany

2020

Series A

€31m

€34m

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Bremen, Germany

2012

Late VC

€31.8m

€31.8m

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Stuttgart, Germany

2018

Series A

€27.3m

€30.9m

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Berlin, Germany

2019

Series A

€23.5m

€30.5m

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Berlin, Germany

2018

Series A

€30m

€30m

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Munich, Germany

2020

Series A

€27.3m

€27.3m

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Berlin, Germany

2018

Series A

€20.9m

€26.4m

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Berlin, Germany

2016

Series A

€18.2m

€24.9m

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Munich, Germany

2021

Series A

€18.2m

€24.3m

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Weiterstadt, Germany

2017

Late VC

-

€21.9m

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Munich, Germany

2015

Series A

€20.4m

€20.4m

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Potsdam, Germany

2018

Series A

€18.2m

€19.1m

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Berlin, Germany

2014

Series B

€12.2m

€16.9m

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Berlin, Germany

2016

Series A

€4m

€16m

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Berlin, Germany

2017

Series A

€9.8m

€14.7m

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Karlsruhe, Germany

2017

Series A

€12m

€14.3m

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Berlin, Germany

2016

Series B

€35m

€14m

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Berlin, Germany

2019

Series A

€11.5m

€13m

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Planegg/Martinsried, Germany

2021

Seed

€12m

€12m

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Berlin, Germany

2021

Seed

€90m

€11.4m

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Munich, Germany

2017

Series A

€7.3m

€9.6m

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Berlin, Germany

2016

Series A

€7.3m

€8.8m