Information about Startups
  • The number of founders has decreased within the past three years.
  • 15 % of the founders begin with a regional, Germany-wide and worldwide market innovation.
  • Most founders need less than EUR 5,000 seed capital.
  • Most of the capital is used for the software-, internet and medical technology industry.
  • The main money source are bank loans.
  • Crowdfunding is a very important money source (in 2012 Startup companies were able to collect EUR 4.3 million with crowdinvesting. That is ten times more than in 2011).
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Worldwide collected capital through crowd funding from 2011 to 2013 (in billion USD)

Development of the foundation rate of companies in Germany from 2004 to 2009

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