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Bayern Unicorns

6 Successful Unicorn Companies in Bayern

Bayern is home to 6 unicorn companies and you can find them all in this article.

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I'm sure you've heard the term unicorn before.

It refers to a privately held startup company that has achieved a $1 billion valuation.

These private companies are rare because reaching the billion-dollar mark is incredibly challenging.

Only 0.004% of all venture-backed companies achieve this distinction – but Bayern region is home to 6 unicorns including Personio and Celonis.

6 Unicorn Companies in Bayern

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ATAI Life Sciences

ATAI Life Sciences

ATAI Life Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company developing clinically-tested therapies for mental illness.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    Munich

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Christian Angermayer, Florian Brand, Lars Christian Wilde, Srinivas Rao

  • Industries:

    Biotechnology, Health Care, Life Science, Therapeutics

  • Number of employees:

    10-50

  • Funding Amount:

    $347,100,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    31

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Celonis

Celonis

Celonis is an innovative, fast-growing software company that develops enterprise software solutions for improving business performance through better process execution.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.50

    B (

    June 2018

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    Munich

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Alexander Rinke, Bastian Nominacher, Martin Klenk

  • Industries:

    Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Database, Enterprise, SaaS, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $367,500,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    5

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FlixBus

FlixBus

FlixBus is an online platform that combines a great experience with premium tech and effective IT systems.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.25

    B (

    July 2019

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    Munich

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Andre Schwammlein, Daniel Krauss, Jochen Engert

  • Industries:

    Public Transportation, Transportation, Travel

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    €500,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    15

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Lilium

Lilium

Lilium is a German technology company developing all-electric, high-performance aircrafts.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    June 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    Weßling

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Daniel Wiegand, Matthias Meiner, Patrick Nathen, Sebastian Born

  • Industries:

    Aerospace, Air Transportation, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $376,400,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    6

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NuCom Group

NuCom Group

NuCom is an agency that provides a combination of services to its clients. These are content, commerce, and operational excellence.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.20

    B (

    February 2018

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    Unterföhring

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    No Data

  • Industries:

    Consumer, E-Commerce, Lifestyle

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $550,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    1

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Personio

Personio

Personio is a cloud-based HR management and recruiting platform that empowers employers with the tools they need to attract, track, and build effective teams.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.70

    B (

    January 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    München

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Arseniy Vershinin, Hanno Renner, Ignaz Forstmeier, Roman Schumacher

  • Industries:

    Employment, Human Resources, Recruiting, SaaS

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $254,332,944

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    17

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