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Venture capital and startups in Germany 2019

Digital transformation of traditional industry sectors is unstoppable: German Tech startups are rising to become new market leaders. Further insights can be found in our new Venture Capital Study.

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Roger Krapf
Roger Krapf
Primary Contact Switzerland, German-speaking Switzerland, Partner Tax

Phone: +41 58 286 2125
Roger.Krapf@ch.ey.com

Ernst & Young AG

St. Leonhard-Str. 76
9001 St. Gallen
Switzerland

Startups are a central driver of innovation and mirror the innovative strength of an economy. These entrepreneurial companies distinguish themselves not only in their own high growth potential, but also foster and challenge the agility and innovation in well-established companies. Startups in Switzerland, which has held the top spot of the yearly published Global Innovation Index for the last couple of years, benefit from an attractive business environment with access to a talent pool formed in a business-oriented dual educational system. The for startups typical industries IT, life sciences and finances are strongly rooted in Switzerland and with numerous leading companies as well as the two Federal Institutes of Technology ETH Zurich and EPFL offer the ideal breeding ground for innovations in the fields of Fintech, Cleantech, Biotech, Medtech, Blockchain and various others.

EY startup makes a valuable contribution to the promotion of young companies and their spirit of innovation, true to our purpose of “building a better working world”.
Titus Zwirner
Titus Zwirner
Primary Contact NRW

Phone: +49 221 2779 21472
Titus.Zwirner@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Börsenplatz 1
50667 Cologne
Germany

It is an exciting challenge to create and develop a company. I see it as my task to support young entrepreneurs on their way to success and to be a pivotal contact for them in all business and legal matters in the Rhine Ruhr region. I really enjoy supporting startups throughout their entire lifecycle, as well as using the right contacts to create EY approaches that deliver everything they need.
Marco Koch
Marco Koch
Primary Contact Stuttgart

Phone: +49 711 9881 19298
Marco.Koch@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Flughafenstraße 61
70629 Stuttgart
Germany

We are convinced that our region has enormous potential for a sustainable startup culture. And we believe that such a culture would bring benefits for every individual as well as for wider society. We want to provide platforms that are designed to connect young entrepreneurs with established players. Additionally, EY is, due to our multi-disciplinary approach and international network, an ideal partner to advise and support both startups and investors in all relevant fiscal, business and legal matters. In each phase of a company’s development, I am inspired by the commitment and vision of founders and I always enjoy watching how young startups create their ideas.
Alexander Schmiegel
Alexander Schmiegel
Primary Contact Hanover

Phone: +49 511 8508 12615
Alexander.Schmiegel@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Landschaftstraße 8
30159 Hanover
Germany

Georg Becker
Georg Becker
Primary Contact Mannheim

Phone: +49 160 939 12124
Georg.Becker@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Glücksteinallee 1
68161 Mannheim
Germany

Startups have the opportunity to crack rigid systems, rewrite worn paths and change entire markets. Particularly in the field of digitization there are many spheres of action where we can benefit from new ideas. Startups are an important driver behind optimizing the economy in our Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region.
The example of SAP, a former startup, illustrates the impact successful startups can have on a region. We at EY not only support startups in all phases of their life cycle, but we also offer them an outstanding platform to grow and access to our worldwide customer network through our global accelerator "EY Startup Challenge". We live in an industrial region that is crucial for Germany and Europe, and through startups we promote the shift to an information society.
Dr. Thomas Prüver
Dr. Thomas Prüver
Head of EY Startup GSA

Phone: +49 30 25471 10164
Thomas.Pruever@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Friedrichstraße 140
10117 Berlin
Germany

Thomas Gabriel
Thomas Gabriel
Primary Contact Austria

Phone: +43 1 21170 1904
Thomas.Gabriel@at.ey.com

Vienna Office
Ernst & Young Management Consulting GmbH

Wagramer Straße 19
IZD Tower
1220 Vienna
Austria

Startups have an immense importance based on their innovative energy: On the one hand, the entire economy benefits when startups develop into large companies. On the other hand, startups are extremely important as innovation suppliers for corporates and medium-sized companies. EY wants to be a bridge builder between established companies – the carriers of the economy – and ambitious startups.
Markus Fischer
Markus Fischer
Primary Contact Munich, M&A and Growth financings

Phone: +49 89 14331 23475
Markus.Fischer@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Arnulfstraße 59
80636 Munich
Germany

Dr. Thomas Prüver
Dr. Thomas Prüver
Primary Contact Berlin

Phone: +49 30 25471 10164
Thomas.Pruever@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Friedrichstraße 140
10117 Berlin
Germany

In recent years, startups have been driving development both worldwide and in Germany. These young companies came up with many of the innovative business models and digital services that we take for granted in our everyday lives today. And they have also shaken up the so-called ‘Old Economy’, which was struggling to grasp the impact of digitalization and respond effectively to developments.
Ultimately, startups help create jobs for young people from all over the world, Berlin being a very good example. Today, Berlin is outstripping London in attracting startup investment and shows a net growth in jobs and population – resulting in increased tax revenue and benefits for the public. For me, it is only natural to support EY Startup, which is perfectly in tune with the EY motto: ‘Building a better working world’. This applies not just in Berlin, but everywhere where young entrepreneurs help make our world a better place.
Jan Berodt
Jan Berodt
Primary Contact Hamburg, Audit/Assurance

Phone: +49 40 36132 19541
Jan.Berodt@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Rothenbaumchaussee 76–78
20148 Hamburg
Germany

As an auditor, I have built up many years of expertise with startups - particularly in the transport and logistics sector as well as with technology-based companies (especially software, SaaS, eCommerce). What I appreciate about startups the most, are the impulses they offer with their innovative business models for “building a better working world”. At EY in Hamburg our aim is to enable the local & regional startup ecosystem to interact and network efficiently with each other. Furthermore we want to promote and support young entrepreneurs with our specialist expertise. We also aim to take cooperations between startups and medium-sized companies to a new level, adding value to both sides of the equation. As a team we are eager to be in mutual contact with innovative startups in order to exchange ideas about current and future challenges & trends.
Christopher Schmitz
Christopher Schmitz
Primary Contact Frankfurt

Phone: +49 6196 996 13545
Christopher.Schmitz@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Mergenthalerallee 3–5
65760 Eschborn/Frankfurt
Germany

FSO Transaction Advisory Services is a trusted provider of support to startups, VCs, private equity companies, banks, asset managers and insurers. We cover the entire life cycle of a startup – from developing a business idea to seed funding through to exits or IPOs. We connect startups with investors and strategists. Thanks to our comprehensive experience in developing innovative business models we can provide young companies with advice and support on important matters such as legal frameworks, company valuation, funding, finance and classic due diligence. All are crucial ingredients for every successful go-to-market.
Stefan Mayer-Ehrling
Stefan Mayer-Ehrling
Primary Contact Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 2526 26098
Stefan.Mayer-Ehrling@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Grimmaische Straße 25
04109 Leipzig
Germany

As a tax adviser, I’ve been concerned with the fiscal and legal issues of German and international companies from a broad spectrum of industries for more than 12 years now. How do taxation law and startups go together? It’s simple: anyone who founds a company has to consider legal and tax matters. Ideally, tax optimization and risk management arrangements should be put on the right track at the very beginning, i.e. in the startup phase. That is why I provide young entrepreneurs with insights into tax-optimized company structures – without getting them bogged down in technical jargon. I find it very exciting to help startups develop their ideas; I see myself as a supporter and mentor, whether at pitching events, workshops or university initiatives.
Petra Sutor
Petra Sutor
Marketing & Communication, EY Startup GSA

Phone: +49 6196 996 15193
Petra.Sutor@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Mergenthalerallee 3-5
65760 Eschborn/Frankfurt
Germany

Torsten Jensen
Torsten Jensen
Primary Contact NRW

Phone: +49 221 2779 23449
Torsten.Jensen@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Börsenplatz 1
50667 Cologne
Germany

Josephine Lokat (formerly Bayer)
Josephine Lokat (formerly Bayer)
Business Development, EY Startup GSA

Phone: +49 30 25471 24381
Josephine.Lokat@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Friedrichstraße 140
10117 Berlin
Germany

Maren Osmers
Maren Osmers
Financial & payroll accounting, financial statements & tax returns, EY Startup GSA

Phone: +49 89 14331 25926
Maren.Osmers@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Arnulfstraße 59
80636 Munich
Germany

Dr. Martin Steinbach
Dr. Martin Steinbach
Head of IPO Listing Services, EY Startup GSA

Phone: +49 6196 996 11574
Martin.Steinbach@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Mergenthalerallee 3-5
65760 Eschborn/Frankfurt
Germany

Martin Jager
Martin Jager
Energy

Phone: +49 30 25471 22744
Martin.Jager@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Friedrichstr. 140
10117 Berlin
Germany

Dr. Thomas Prüver
Dr. Thomas Prüver
Telecommunication, media & technology

Phone: +49 30 25471 10164
Thomas.Pruever@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Friedrichstraße 140
10117 Berlin
Germany

Dr. Siegfried Bialojan
Dr. Siegfried Bialojan
Health

Phone: +49 621 4208 11405
Siegfried.Bialojan@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Willy-Brandt-Platz 5
68161 Mannheim
Germany

Christopher Schmitz
Christopher Schmitz
FinTech

Phone: +49 6196 996 13545
Christopher.Schmitz@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Mergenthalerallee 3–5
65760 Eschborn/Frankfurt
Germany

Christoph Hille
Christoph Hille
E-Commerce

Phone: +49 (40) 36132 16773
Christoph.Hille@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Rothenbaumchaussee 78
20148 Hamburg
Germany

Christian Janze
Christian Janze
AgTech

Phone: +49 511 8508 26945
Christian.Janze@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Landschaftstraße 8
30159 Hanover
Germany

Gerald Kremer
Gerald Kremer
PropTech

Phone: +49 6196 996 26755
Gerald.Kremer@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Mergenthalerallee 3-5
65760 Eschborn/Frankfurt
Germany

Torben Kiemann
Torben Kiemann
Mobility

Phone: +49 511 8508 14849
Torben.Kiemann@de.ey.com

Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Landschaftstraße 8
30159 Hanover
Germany

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