Berlin Unicorns

Top 8 Unicorn Startups Founded in Berlin

Here’s a complete list of unicorn companies founded in Berlin, which includes AUTO1 Group and N26.

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The number of successful companies run by people in Berlin and worth more than $1 billion is becoming increasingly hard to ignore.

Particularly when a lot of these companies were only founded within the last 5 years or so.

Given the excitement surrounding Berlin's venture capital industry, it got us thinking about the unicorn companies — a term for startups worth more than $1 billion — that have been founded in Berlin.

We decided to put together this list of 8 companies from Berlin that have achieved this status.

Top 8 Unicorn Startups in Berlin

AUTO1 Group

AUTO1 Group

An online platform connecting car buyers and sellers, AUTO1 Group offers easy-to-use services across Europe.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $7.20

    B (

    January 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    Berlin

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Christian Bertermann, Hakan Koc

  • Industries:

    Automotive, Internet, Marketplace

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,387,053,390

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    23

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GetYourGuide

GetYourGuide

GetYourGuide is the world’s leading online marketplace for booking tours, activities, and attractions.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.10

    B (

    May 2019

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    Berlin

  • Started in:

    2009

  • Founders:

    Johannes Reck, Martin Sieber, Tao Tao, Tobias Rein

  • Industries:

    Consumer Reviews, E-Commerce, Hospitality, Recreation, Tourism, Travel

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $886,168,933

  • Number of funding rounds:

    12

  • Number of investors:

    35

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Gorillas

Gorillas

Gorillas is an on-demand grocery and household items delivery service that allows customers to order online from local, independent merchants.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    Berlin

  • Started in:

    2020

  • Founders:

    Jörg Kattner, Kağan Sümer, Ronny Shibley

  • Industries:

    Delivery, Delivery Service, Grocery, Same Day Delivery

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $335,415,309

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    8

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Mambu

Mambu

Mambu offers a scalable, customizable, and versatile software solution that gives banks the power to create various lending and deposit services on their own with a level of customization never before possible.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.08

    B (

    January 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    Berlin

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Eugene Danilkis, Frederik Pfisterer, Sofia Nunes

  • Industries:

    Banking, Financial Services, FinTech, Lending

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    €152,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    9

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N26

N26

N26 is an online bank that offers mobile banking to customers within the European Union.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.50

    B (

    January 2019

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    Berlin

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Maximilian Tayenthal, Valentin Stalf

  • Industries:

    Banking, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $819,009,300

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    18

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Omio

Omio

Omio offers a multi-mode price comparison tool allowing travelers to find the best prices among airlines, trains, buses, and rental cars.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    October 2018

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    Berlin

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Naren Shaam

  • Industries:

    Internet, Search Engine, Travel, Travel Accommodations

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $396,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    26

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sennder

sennder

sennder is a digital freight-forwarding company that empowers commercial shippers to get their goods where they need to go, faster.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    January 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    Berlin

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    David Nothacker, Julius Koehler, Nicolaus Schefenacker

  • Industries:

    Freight Service, Industrial Automation, Logistics, Shipping

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $260,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    16

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wefox

wefox

Wefox is the world’s first digital insurance company—combining technology and human expertise to give customers a better way to manage, track, and pay for their insurance.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.65

    B (

    March 2019

    )

  • Country:

    Germany

  • City:

    Berlin

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Dario Fazlic, Fabian Wesemann, Jonathan Seoane, Julian Teicke, Teodoro Martino

  • Industries:

    FinTech, Insurance, InsurTech

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $268,500,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    26

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