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The 5 Fastest Growing Startups from Sachsen

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In terms of entrepreneurship and business, Sachsen has evolved into one of the top emerging hubs in the world.

Hundreds of startup companies have been founded there in the last years, many of which are enjoying incredible success.

We've compiled a list with the 5 most successful ones.


5 Startups in Sachsen

1) Staffbase

1) Staffbase

Staffbase is an internal communication tool that enables businesses and their employees to collaborate around a single purpose.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Frank Wolf, Lutz Gerlach, Martin Bohringer
  • Industries: Business Information Systems, Collaboration, Human Resources, Information Technology
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $190,827,764
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

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2) Senorics

2) Senorics

Senorics develops and manufactures optical spectroscopic sensor solutions for industrial use.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Karl Leo, Ronny Timmreck
  • Industries: Big Data, Internet of Things, Semiconductor, Sensor
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: € 10,300,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 5

You can find their website here.

3) Wandelbots

3) Wandelbots

Wandelbots is a no-code robotics technology platform. Non-programmers can use it to teach industrial robots to perform precise jobs.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Christian Piechnick, Christoph Biering, Frank Fitzek, Georg Puschel, Giang Nguyen, Jan Falkenberg, Maria Piechnick, Sebastian Werner
  • Industries: Human Computer Interaction, Industrial Automation, Machine Learning, Robotics, Wearables
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $38,184,408
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 12

You can find their website here.

4) Sunfire

4) Sunfire

Sunfire creates and produces systems for the production of renewable industrial gas and fuels.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Carl Berninghausen, Christian Olshausen, Nils Aldag
  • Industries: Energy, Fuel, Industrial, Manufacturing, Renewable Energy
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: € 39,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 9

You can find their website here.

5) Heliatek

5) Heliatek

Heliatek designs, manufactures, and markets organic PV solutions for nearly any building surface as a technology leader in organic photovoltaics.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Bert Mannig, Karl Leo, Martin Pfeiffer
  • Industries: Energy, Renewable Energy, Solar
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $157,004,697
  • Number of funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 18

You can find their website here.

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