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This is the fintech track of the Startuprad.io podcast from Germany. You find only the fintech and news content from our podcast here on this channel.

We bring you news, interviews and live events from Germany in English only.

Learn more at www.startuprad.io

Fintech Germany - By Startuprad.io Joern "Joe" Menninger

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This is the fintech track of the Startuprad.io podcast from Germany. You find only the fintech and news content from our podcast here on this channel.

We bring you news, interviews and live events from Germany in English only.

Learn more at www.startuprad.io

    The fintech CrowdDesk offers Funding-As-A-Service

    The fintech CrowdDesk offers Funding-As-A-Service

    The fintech CrowdDesk offers Funding-As-A-ServiceThis interview is in media cooperation with Frankfurt Forward (https://www.frankfurtforward.com/news/). We talk to Johannes Laub (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johannes-laub/), one of three Founders and Managing Partner of CrowdDesk (www.crowddesk.de), a Frankfurt-based fintech. They started out as a crowdfunding tool for municipalities and developed into a white-label solution for crowdfunding platforms, as of January 2020 running 56 crowdfunding platforms. They developed the tool further into a point at which startups can raise funds e.g. by integrating their “Go fund me” button on their website.
    In the interview, we talk about how he went from an apprenticeship in a bank selling mutual funds, to university, had some experiences with starting a music label. He even experienced sales cycles in municipalities and found startup funding as a lucrative market.
    With the go-fund-me Button a company placed on its website, any company sticking to the local rules could raise funds this way.
     
    Affiliate Links 
    The hard thing about hard things
    https://amzn.to/2S62X30Ben Horowitz tells his story from an employee, afraid to lose his job to CEO of a company caught in the dotcom bubble to VC investorZero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future https://amzn.to/37H2MSpPeter Thiels, the famous investor tells you his mental framework to think about innovationBlitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies https://amzn.to/2Ob0xySReid Hoffman's, the founder of LinkedIn, advice on scale fast
     
    Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
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    Readworthy book to familiarize yourself with economic theory, or learn more about how to apply it.Need a bank account? Try our partner Pentahttp://bit.ly/3bdHX3dNeed a space to work? Try our partner WeWorkhttps://we.co/2GYbxvSLooking for someone to design a logo, do a transcript or a voice over? Find all of it and more at our partner Fiverrhttp://bit.ly/2S0f2YFYou can listen to Venture Capital books or entertainment on your way to work with an audible subscription – you get the first month for free
    https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00NTQ6K7E?tag=startupradi0e-21
     
    Video Interview:Find the links and video interview here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/the-fintech-crowddesk-offers-funding-as-a-service/
    During the interview we are talking about:Mutual Funds https://www.investopedia.com/articles/mutualfund/08/foreign-mutual-funds.asp
    MS Dos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bKNts8liWI
    Johannes (is as Joe from Startuprad.io) hailing from Rheinhessen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rheinhessen_(wine_region)), a very nice area and the largest wine growing region in Germany. It is just one-hour drive away from Frankfurt.
    European Business School (EBS): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EBS_University_of_Business_and_Law
    CrowdDesk Blog (in German only) including the crowdfunding from Quickborn: https://blog.crowddesk.de/die-crowdfunding-pioniere-eine-erfolgreiche-gr%C3%BCnderstory
    BaFin (German finance oversight body): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Financial_Supervisory_Authority
    Mezzanine Capital (Between equity and debt): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mezzanine_capital
    KfW: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KfW
    Freakonomics Podcast: http://freakonomics.com/archive/

    This Month in German Startups - January 2020

    This Month in German Startups - January 2020

    Find all the links to our source articles and show notes here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/this-month-in-german-startups-january-2020/

    This Month in German Startups - January 2020 - by Startuprad.ioIf you are new to our podcast(s), we are wrapping up the startup news of the German-speaking area in a monthly recording from Frankfurt and New York. Have a look at our website www.startuprad.io or www.startup.radio and you will find all the links to our recording and the articles we are quoting from there. Some of the source articles are in English, some are in German.
     
    Find the hosts here:
    Jörn “Joe” Menninger joe@startuprad.io / Twitter  / LinkedIn / Video Interview (2018)
    Chris Fahrenbach chris@startuprad.io / Twitter / Homepage / Video Interview (2018)
     
     
    Affiliated LinksThe hard thing about hard things https://amzn.to/2S62X30
     
    Ben Horowitz tells his story from an employee, afraid to loose his job to CEO of a company caught in the dotcom bubble to VC investorZero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future https://amzn.to/37H2MSpPeter Thiels, the famous investor tells you his mental framework to think about innovationBlitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies https://amzn.to/2Ob0xySReid Hoffmans, the founder of LinkedIn, advice on scale fast
     
    You can listen to Venture Capital books or entertainment on your way to work with an audible subscription – you get the first month for free
    https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00NTQ6K7E?tag=startupradi0e-21
     
    EnablerThis recording was made possible by (Hessen Trade and Invest). Learn more about our enabler here: https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/
     
    Together with our enabler we are running a podcast called “Tech Startups Germany”, which will focus on startups at a Serie A stage or even more mature. You will also find all the videos we produce for this podcast on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/startupradio. This podcast is available directly on our device as audio and video podcast, yes, Startuprad.io makes the first downloadable video podcast. Find all options to subscribe here: 
    💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - Audio onlyiTunes https://apple.co/2Z17bflDeezer http://bit.ly/2Qbh1rlTuneIn http://bit.ly/2M8vpznStitcher http://bit.ly/34xTANO💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - VideoiTunes https://apple.co/2M8ZxKJhttps://youtu.be/aIngva0lCWo
    Housekeeping - Time to brag South Korea is Country No 26 which welcomed us to their iTunes podcast (tech) charts! Thank you very much!
     
    Now there is
    💢 Fintech Germany by Startuprad.io iTunes: http://apple.co/2lLRlpG Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2m8HWsb💢 Security Sutra by Startuprad.ioiTunes: https://apple.co/2K0qLlHSpotify: https://spoti.fi/33rrlAD💢 Deeptech GermanyiTunes: https://apple.co/2oWO3Sl Spotify https://spoti.fi/2qucve8💢 Blockchain GermanyiTunes: https://apple.co/2O2jwLxSpotify https://spoti.fi/2qucve8 

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    The proptech THING TECHNOLOGIES is a technology platform for buildings

    The proptech THING TECHNOLOGIES is a technology platform for buildings

    The EnablerThis is a video interview from our podcast Tech Startups Germany. All the recordings on this channel are made possible by Invest in Hessen (learn more here https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/home).
    The digitalization game is never ever a game won by a single company
    Marc Gille, Founder and CEO THING TECHNOLOGIES during his Startuprad.io interview
    The FounderIn this interview, we talk to the serial entrepreneur Marc Gille (https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-gille-2165946/), Founder and CEO of THING TECHNOLOGIES.
    Marc founded his first startup, a business process management platform, in Frankfurt in 2000. He sold this startup in 2006 to SunGard, now part of FIS (https://www.fisglobal.com/about-us). Marc went on to work for FIS in New York as Senior Vice President for more a decade, before founding his current startup THING TECHNOLOGIES (https://www.thing-it.com/) in Brooklyn. He later moved with his startup’s headquarter from Brooklyn to Frankfurt, leaving some operations in New York.
    If you want something more hip, certain places in Offenbach will do
    Marc Gille, Founder and CEO THING TECHNOLOGIES during his Startuprad.io interview
    The StartupTHING TECHNOLOGIES is a proptech startup, owner of the Thing-it platform. The Thing-it Platform allows configuring digitalization solutions for all participants (real estate developers, tenants, co-workers, residents, guests, properties managers, facilities managers, service providers) using and operating a building.
    Venture CapitalTHING TECHNOLOGIES already raised a Series A venture capital round with coparion and PropTech 1 Ventures (https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/thing-technologies-llc#section-lists-featuring-this-company). They are still looking to raise more money, in a second closing of their Series A round.
    They are also looking for international investors for a Series B Round since THING has a good footprint in the US (founded in New York, still has a team in Birmingham Alabama).
    If you want to get in, feel free to reach out, we get you connected.
    The VideoFind the video interview here: https://youtu.be/DZ8oFEx91tU
    Building Technology 1988As recommended by Marc, here is the trailer of Die Hard 1 (Stirb Langsam 1) from 1988 to familiarize yourself with the capabilities of large buildings already in the 1980s. Please note the buildings explosion resistance in the movie may be exaggerated 😊 https://youtu.be/gYWvwkXreaI
    Further ReadingsGmbH (a German version of an Ltd): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Companies_with_limited_liability_in_German_speaking_countries
    Marc’s example of the Cube in Berlin http://www.cube-berlin.de/en/
    Nebenkostenabrechnung (Utilities Statement, which is tightly regulated in Germany, especially which costs a landlord can pass on to it’s tenants) https://www.iamexpat.de/housing/german-housing-market/home-utilities
    Marc is hinting at the BER Airport towards the end of the interview (https://www.dw.com/en/new-berlin-airport-to-finally-open-next-october/a-51471371), as opposed to the well-functioning, international connected airport Frankfurt (https://www.aviation24.be/airports/frankfurt-fra/fraport-traffic-figures-2019-frankfurt-airport-serves-more-than-70-5-million-passengers-1-5/). This is more a joke for Germans. Yes, you Americans viewing this, now you know how this feels if you are not getting a cultural reference 😉 …
    Frankfurt Railway connectivity to Vienna, Paris, Zurich, Lyon, Amsterdam, Brussels, even (via Paris) to London, and many more: https://www.raileurope.com/place/frankfurt-hauptbahnhof
    Frankfurt is home to the busiest internet knot in the world: https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/dynasite.cfm?dsmid=506534

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    This year in German Startups 2019 Review & 2020 Outlook

    This year in German Startups 2019 Review & 2020 Outlook

    This Month in German Startups - Review 2019 and 2020 OutlookIf you are new to our podcast(s), we are wrapping up the startup news of the German-speaking area in a monthly recording from Frankfurt and New York. Have a look at our website www.startuprad.io or www.startup.radio and you will find all the links to our recording and the articles we are quoting from there. Some of the source articles are in English, some are in German.
     
    Find the hosts here:
    Jörn “Joe” Menninger joe@startuprad.io / Twitter  / LinkedIn / Video Interview (2018)
    Chris Fahrenbach chris@startuprad.io / Twitter / Homepage / Video Interview (2018)
     
    Publication ScheduleThis episode will … substitute the June News. This year startuprad.io’s news wrap-ups will have a summer break from the May News until the end of September. We are sorry, but there is no other way to fit the podcast around Chris and Joe's busy lives. 
     
    About this OutlookNonetheless, we are now giving you the review of a decade and the preview of a decade! We mostly stick to top-level stuff, especially since the deeper you dig, the more material we would have to cover. 
     
    Recommended Readings (Affiliated Links)The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPortehttps://amzn.to/38Ug3rUThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    by Stephen R. Covey
    https://amzn.to/2sGDy78
     
    The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
    by Stephen R. Covey
    https://amzn.to/34DYbOCThe $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeauhttps://amzn.to/2PEoFetOutliers by Malcolm Gladwellhttps://amzn.to/36U41g6Grit – The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworthhttps://amzn.to/2SbuEcj
     
     
    EnablerThis recording was made possible by Hessen Trade and Invest. Learn more about our enabler here: https://www.invest-in-hessen.com/
     
    Together with our enabler, we are running a podcast called “Tech Startups Germany”, which will focus on startups at a Serie A stage or even more mature. You will also find all the videos we produce for this podcast on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/startupradio. This podcast is available directly on our device as audio and video podcast, yes, Startuprad.io makes the first downloadable video podcast. Find all options to subscribe here: 
    💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - Audio onlyiTunes https://apple.co/2Z17bflDeezer http://bit.ly/2Qbh1rlTuneIn http://bit.ly/2M8vpznStitcher http://bit.ly/34xTANO💢 Tech Startups Germany by Startuprad.io - VideoiTunes https://apple.co/2M8ZxKJHousekeeping - Time to brag We had more than 165.000 unique listeners to our audio podcast(s), keep in mind, most of them are only live since Q3. We had almost 350.000 views on Youtube and more than 2 mn impressions on social media.
    You can find our top videos here on Instagram: 
     https://www.instagram.com/p/B7GcEC6IZd7/
    Thank you very much for sticking with us, we greatly appreciate you guys!
    Our sub-podcasts
    💢 Fintech Germany by Startuprad.io iTunes: http://apple.co/2lLRlpG Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2m8HWsb💢 Security Sutra by Startuprad.ioiTunes: https://apple.co/2K0qLlHSpotify: https://spoti.fi/33rrlAD💢 Deeptech GermanyiTunes: https://apple.co/2oWO3Sl Spotify https://spoti.fi/2qucve8💢 Blockchain GermanyiTunes: https://apple.co/2O2jwLxSpotify https://spoti.fi/2qucve8 
    Tadadadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    2020 will be the year of Beethoven, which is a safe bet!
    There will be a lot going on since Beethoven turns 250 this year. 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59ZrMEjktsA
    Ode to Joy:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdWyYn0E4Ys
    He made it in pop culture some time ago e.g. Two and a Half Men:
    https://youtu.be/EE6V3hoIZj8
    Find all further links and show notes here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/german-startups-2019-review-2020-outlook/ 

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    GoContract is like Google Docs for Contracts by Startuprad.io

    GoContract is like Google Docs for Contracts by Startuprad.io

    This is the fintech track of Startuprad.io. Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fintech_germany

    Learn more about us at www.startuprad.io

    GoContract is like Google Docs for Contracts by Startuprad.ioThis is a special publication on January 6th 2020, a public holiday in some states of Germany, to commemorate the Three Kings. Learn more about the day below. (at the bottom you will find the Link to the video interview)
    The InterviewIn this interview we are talking to Lucas Weiper (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucas-weiper-0828a6167/), CEO and Co-Founder of the “almost legaltech” GoContract (https://go-contract.com/). GoContract is headquartered in the beautiful city of Koblenz (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koblenz), which is located between Frankfurt and Cologne. They offer end to end contract management.
    “Lower Salary for startups is not an issue, if you can work with vision” Lucas Weiper, CEO and Co-Founder GoContract
    A very brief startup historyIn the past, Lucas worked for a digital agency and the (also) Koblenz-based startup Sdui (https://www.sdui.de/). He learned a lot about startups, digital marketing and even recruiting there. Actually, he even encountered the problem, GoContract is now trying to solve. The startup helps startups and corporates with the tracking and management of their contracts. They offer end to end contract management.
    “I can not advise to outsource software development. You will need the IP in later VC funding rounds” Lucas Weiper, CEO and Co-Founder GoContract
    Recommended Holiday Readings (Affiliated Links)The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPortehttps://amzn.to/38Ug3rUThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    by Stephen R. Covey
    https://amzn.to/2sGDy78
     
    The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
    by Stephen R. Covey
    https://amzn.to/34DYbOCThe $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeauhttps://amzn.to/2PEoFetOutliers by Malcolm Gladwellhttps://amzn.to/36U41g6Grit – The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworthhttps://amzn.to/2SbuEcj
     
    Learn more about our Affiliated Marketing here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/affiliate-marketing-at-startuprad-io/
    Note on German customs: Normally Christmas is considered over after January 6th, which is a public holiday in Bayern, Baden-Württemberg, and Sachsen-Anhalt, where the Three Kings (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_Magi) are commemorated.
     
    Startup weekendThey started their company at Startup Weekend Koblenz (http://communities.techstars.com/germany/koblenz/startup-weekend) and found there their remaining co-founders. They set up the company with 6 people, where only three founders actually hold equity. The other three hold sub-shares.
    Venture Capital RoundGoContract is currently raising its seed round in Q2 2020. If you are interested in investing, reach out to us, we will get you connected.
    Further Readings:Vocational training in Germany: https://www.make-it-in-germany.com/en/study-training/training/vocational/system/
    Techboost Telekom: https://telekomhilft.telekom.de/t5/TechBoost-EN/ct-p/TechBoost_en
    Mittelstand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mittelstand
    Netflix Series Skyline, to which Lucas referred (taking place and recorded in Frankfurt)
    Official Trailer in German with English subtitles:https://youtu.be/e5bE-8n0_5Q
    One of the songs (in German) Skylines Kalifa - Rose im Beton ( Official Full Music)https://youtu.be/8xLCUg6pvPM
    Agile Method (Blog): https://www.wrike.com/project-management-guide/faq/what-is-agile-methodology-in-project-management/
    Agile Method (affiliated links):
    Agile Methodology: A Beginner’s Guide to Agile Method and Principles https://amzn.to/36olKwIKanban: The Ultimate Guide to Kanban Methodology for Agile Software Development https://amzn.to/35jvfLYKeep up to date with GoContractAs Lucas said in the last minutes of our interview, you can follow them here:
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channe

    This Month in German Startups December 2019 by Startuprad io

    This Month in German Startups December 2019 by Startuprad io

    If you are new to our podcast(s), we are wrapping up the startup news of the German-speaking area in a monthly recording from Frankfurt and New York. Have a look at our website www.startuprad.io or www.startup.radio and you will find all the links to our recording and the articles we are quoting from there. Some of the source articles are in English, some are in German.

    Talk to the hosts:
    Jörn “Joe” Menninger joe@startuprad.io
    Chris Fahrenbach chris@startuprad.io

    Find all the links here: https://www.startuprad.io/blog/this-month-in-german-startups-december-2019-by-startuprad-io/

    Recommended Holiday Readings (Affiliated Links)
    The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte
    https://amzn.to/38Ug3rU
    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    by Stephen R. Covey
    https://amzn.to/2sGDy78
     
    The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
    by Stephen R. Covey
    https://amzn.to/34DYbOC
    The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
    https://amzn.to/2PEoFet
    Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
    https://amzn.to/36U41g6
    Grit – The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
    https://amzn.to/2SbuEcj
     

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