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Innovating solutions for chemical manufacturing – TechFounders partners with Wacker Chemie AG

Photo by Chokniti Khongchum from Pexels We are excited to announce that TechFounders is partnering with a multinational chemical company Wacker Chemie AG for the upcoming batch. WACKER is a technological leader in numerous fields and industries,...

Startup solutions for the biggest contemporary global challenges and exchanging synergies between Germany, Israel, and the US – TechFounders Demo Day Batch #13

After a spring full of (remote) coaching sessions, pilot projects, and pitch training, we officially completed our 13th batch on May 20 with the TechFounders Demo Day. For our program’s highlight event, we invited a few selected guests on-site to...

TechFounders Alumni Week 2021

Since TechFounders was launched in January 2015, 119 startup teams went through our program and conducted projects with corporates such as BMW, Linde, Festo, Miele, Knorr-Bremse, ALDI, and many more. As of today, 86% of the...

VC Interview: On our playground, you can build something relevant that matters – faster than ever

2020 was a record year for Germany’s venture capital scene and reached second place in European funding after the UK. The largest 100 tech startups received $13.7 billion funding in 2020, up 37 percent from the previous year. The number of deals in...

The European B2B Sustainability Startup Landscape

Which startups enable corporates to drive their sustainability agenda? In this article, Techfounders, Digital+ Partners, and UVC Partners are introducing a map of ~150 European startups working in areas we expect to unfold dynamically in the near...

Removing the bias from recruiting – Retorio raises seven-figure funding

Image: Retorio Retorio, a Germany-based video recruiting startup, has just announced raising seven-figure funding. The new capital came from London-based Basinghall Partners, previous investors, and a new private financier. Virtual recruiting is...

Norwegian alumni startup wheel.me raises over €7M in financing

Wheel.me, a Norwegian robotics and IoT startup, announced this week that the company has raised €7.2 million in financing. The startup has developed and patented the world’s first autonomous wheel. Their innovation helps people improve the way they...

Startups offer concrete solutions to enormous sustainability challenges

Sustainability - a topic every major corporation must address nowadays. In the past years, corporate sustainability has increased tremendously in importance, mainly driven by heightened awareness on climate change as well as new emissions...

Let’s hear it for Batch #13: welcome to the 2% club

Last fall we received no less than 429 applications from 61 different countries! Out of all these applicants, only 16 startups made it to pitch in front of our corporate partners. After a tough selection process, eight startups made the final cut...

Transforming railway operations for a sustainable future – Alumni startup Konux raises $80M

Konux, a German startup from TechFounders’ very first batch, continues to scale up. The company announced today that they have successfully closed their Series C funding round with a total amount of $80 million. Following this financing round,...

The Sustainability Playbooks for Startups and Venture Capitalists

The past decades have seen extraordinary economic growth and wealth creation – the downside to it being a frightening loss of ecosystems and undermining of social equity. Today, together with the sustainability consulting company akzente and...

The shift towards digital commerce – Alumni Startup ultimate.ai raises $20M

Image source: ultimate.ai Nothing makes us happier than seeing the success of our alumni, and ultimate.ai sure is a story that has been a pleasure to follow. The startup announced this week that they have raised an incredible amount of $20 million...

Alumni startup Bliq secures €2 million in funding

Image source: Bliq We are very proud to announce that the TechFounders alumni startup Bliq recently secured €2 million in a heavily oversubscribed seed funding round. We love to see our alumni startups succeeding, but more importantly it shows us...

uHoo closes oversubscribed funding round

Image source: uHoo The rapid growth of the TechFounders Batch #6 alumni startup uHoo shows the increasing demand for digital health solutions. The Singapore-based environmental health startup recently closed...

Corporate Innovation in 4 Steps

Today’s fast changing environment forces corporations to reinvent their business models constantly to stay on top of their game. However, innovating existing business models is often much more complicated than anticipated. Identifying the...
TechFounders Alumni Week 2021

TechFounders Alumni Week 2021

Since TechFounders was launched in January 2015, 119 startup teams went through our program and conducted projects with corporates such as BMW, Linde, Festo, Miele, Knorr-Bremse, ALDI, and many more. As of today, 86% of the...

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