Startuprad.io is an English-only startup podcast with exclusive startup content, including regular news, events, live streams, and interviews from the German-speaking area (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Liechtenstein).
We are a global Top 75 Science, Top 125 Tech and Top 400 Business Podcast (Chartable), called "The Authority on German Startups."
ROWS brings Spreadsheets to the Age of APIs
Torben started the company after stints as a consultant in Germany and Brazil, as well as a Master's in the US. Rows turns spreadsheets into a webpage or a web app with a few clicks. It takes spreadsheets to the current age because the two most popular versions of Excel are 40+ and Google Spreadsheets are 15+ years old at their core.
EXALOAN Wants to Bridge the Funding GAP of SMEs Across the Globe
Exaloan started out as a rating agency for digital assets. They developed into a global platform to connect crowdlending platforms and institutional investors. They started out with the rating of digital assets. Soon they realized that it makes more sense for them to help investors with the access to lending platforms and building of their portfolio in crowdlending assets using tokenization.
Billie brings - Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) - to the B2B Market
Billie’s business is disrupting the B2B market by allowing consumers to buy now and pay later. They are one of the most successful startups in Germany and they have raised more than 140 m US$ from well-known investors. It sounds like Billie may become soon a unicorn with all these hints being dropped about their future success.
This Month in GSA Startups - April 2022
Welcome to This Month in GSA Startups in April 2022 by Startuprad.io - in a news recording with Chris from New York City today and me Joe, from Frankfurt am Main.
Despite slightly declining global VC investments GSA still generates Unicorns. This time we welcomed Grover and Choco officially into the league. Swiss Beqom is not confirmed, but also a massive investment. Apple and Porsche are rumored to work together on joint projects. Gorillas is looking for funding again, after raising a billion US$ (850 m Euros) in September 2021. Germany's second most valuable fintech Mambu had to publish numbers. The corona patron registration app Luca first boomed during the lockdown, then their data protection was questioned, now they pivot to a fintech with the backing of investors including the Wefox founder.
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Exclusive Data on Startup Funding in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with Equidam
This time we speak to Daniel. His startup equidam has helped to value more than 130.000 startups. He shares exclusive data with us on funding for German, Swiss, and Austrian startups.
CO2BIOCLEAN turns CO2 into Biodegradable Fiber That can be used in Clothing
In this interview, we hear the story of Fabiana, from her Ph.D. in Chemistry to a startup, which converts CO2 into plastic replacements for clothing. Tune in to learn more
German startup scene first hand
The podcast provides me with first hand insights on the German startup scene. I like that the guys invite guest from much more than just ecommerce startups and that they also cover the country outside of Berlin. I also learned that Frankfurt emerges as a startup hub.