Hamburg is considered one of Germany’s startup hotspots after Berlin, Munich and the Rhine-Ruhr region. In line with Hamburg’s tradition, the business models focus on trade, logistics and real estate. This is also reflected in our startup list. As the largest startups in Hamburg, we define the best-funded startups in the Free and Hanseatic City according to our editorial selection. This article is based on the unique List of the 200 fastest growing startups in Germany.
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1. ABOUT YOU GmbH: Fashion e-commerce
ABOUT YOU is a company of the Otto Group and was founded in 2014. Otto itself is a traditional mail order company and today a significant player in the international e-commerce business. ABOUT YOU was geared towards internet commerce from the very beginning and offers its customers clothing, shoes and accessories. The target group is women and men between the ages of 18 and 49. Around 350,000 articles and over 1,500 brands are offered. Sales are primarily made via the ABOUT YOU smartphone app, which generates over three quarters of sales. The company generated around EUR 7.6 billion in sales in the 2019/20 financial year.
2. Exporo AG: Digital real estate investments
Crowdinvesting is an innovative form of financing and investing money via the web. The platform Exporo, founded in 2014, uses this idea in the field of real estate investments. Real estate project promoters present their projects on the platform and users – “the crowd” – can participate financially and profit. The Exporo platform acts as a virtual marketplace and processor. A business model that is obviously convincing. Since its founding, more than 732 million euros have already been brokered for 385 projects by almost 30,000 crowd investors. Exporo is thus by far the largest digital platform for real estate investments in Germany.
3. WunderCar Mobility Solutions: Mobility Solutions
The future of mobility has long since begun – thanks to networking, innovative mobility models and intelligent solutions. Founded in 2014, Hamburg-based startup WunderCar Mobility Solutions is all about this brave new world: with a digital platform for new mobility services. Users range from small startups to large car manufacturers to municipalities that want to lead the way in mobility. “Becoming a kind of Bosch for New Mobility” is the declared goal of founder Gunnar Froh. The service portfolio includes software and hardware, operational services for smart shuttles, carpooling and fleet management (car, bike and scooter sharing).
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