The State of B2B Germany Tech in 2017

If I say Germany, you likely think of luxury cars and dark beer; not a bad reputation to have. Well, you should add one more thing to that list — a rising and thriving tech scene. In fact, this country has the ingredients to one day rise to the top of Europe’s tech world.

The State of European Tech 2017 reported, “The UK and Germany are viewed as the two countries best positioned within Europe to build world-leading positions in key deep tech fields.” Germany dominates in fields such as cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, robotics, virtual reality and augmented reality. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, as Germany has been planting the seeds to become a tech powerhouse for years.

Three of Europe’s top 10 computer science-focused universities are located in German cities — Munich, Karlsruhe and Aachen. Germany is also “the #2 destination behind the UK for migrants into the tech industry.” (Atomico) And as Atomico writes, talent is the most important piece of any tech ecosystem. Therefore, Germany is a breeding ground for talent waiting to burst onto the scene.

The heart of that talent lies in Berlin. As of March 2017, the city is home to more than 2,500 startups. In 2015, companies in Berlin raised €2.4 billion in venture capital funding, which is more than London or Stockholm — two leaders in Europe’s tech scene. As written in Wired, some believe that Brexit will ultimately have a positive impact on Berlin’s tech scene, as some of the talent is looking to leave the U.K. and, eventually, settle in Berlin.

With Germany quickly rising through the ranks of Europe’s tech scene, we have pulled together a list of all of the top-rated products on G2 Crowd which have parent companies headquartered or located in Germany. Our list is ranked by user satisfaction of a company’s top-rated product. To qualify, a product was required to have at least 10 verified real-user reviews.

For each qualifying product, we created a company profile to recognize what that company is and does, as well as give a little insight into its history. The data relies on G2 Crowd’s nearly 300,000 B2B software and services reviews, or from publicly-made available data sources such as LinkedIn or each vendor’s website. The report features 25 B2B German software companies which are represented with more than 4,800 verified user reviews across categories from Live Chat to Social Media Management to Video Editing. Let’s take a look at the major players in Germany’s tech scene, shall we?

Note: Only software vendors on G2 Crowd with headquarters currently in Germany are included in graph.



sap1. SAP
Product: Concur
Category: Expense Management
City: Walldorf
Founded: 1972
Employees: 107,784

Concur is the highest-rated product from SAP, which is by far Germany’s largest software vendor and one of the biggest tech companies in the world. Concur is a travel, expense and invoice product, acquired by SAP in 2014. While most vendors on this list have just one product on G2 Crowd, SAP has 66 with more than 3,400 total reviews. As an enterprise company, SAP has offices in more than 130 countries.

sap-leaderTotal Reviews: 1,817
Categories: Expense Management
Average Company Size: 55% of reviewers work for an enterprise company (1,001 or more employees).
Highest-Rated Features: Concur reviewers rated the tool’s employee reimbursement (90% user satisfaction) and receipt reimbursement (90%) as its two top-rated features.
Other Products: See all 66 SAP products on G2 Crowd
IPO: Aug. 1998
Stock Symbol: SAP
Number of Investments: 19
Number of Acquisitions: 32
Glassdoor Company Awards:
Best Places to Work: 2018 (#11), 2017 (#15), 2013 (#42), 2009 (#8)
Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#24), 2016 (#27), 2013 (#2)

Mission Statement: “Helping our customers run at their best.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars – based on 6,700 review

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maxon2. MAXON
Product: Cinema 4D
Category: 3D Modeling
City: Friedrichsdorf
Founded: 1985
Employees: 99

Cinema 4D is a 3D modeling platform that can be used for feature films, commercials, music videos and more. With a 4.6 out of 5 star rating on G2 Crowd, this platform was named a High Performer in its category for Summer 2016. Companies such as The Walt Disney Company, BMW, Sony Pictures and NBC rely on Cinema 4D for their workflows.

maxon-leaderTotal Reviews: 63
Categories: Continuous Integration
Average Company Size: 68% of reviewers work for a small company (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: Cinema 4D reviewers rated the tool’s ease of admin (89%) and ease of setup (91%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a
Number of Acquisitions: n/a

There is no public information on MAXON’s financial portfolio.

Mission Statement: “Cinema 4D is the professional 3D package for your needs”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 5 out of 5 stars – based on 2 review


teamviewer3. TeamViewer
Product: TeamViewer
Category: Remote Desktop
City: Goppingen
Founded: 2005
Employees: 354

If you have ever had a member of your IT support team take control of your computer to solve an issue, they’ve done so through remote desktop software. TeamViewer allows you to do that quickly and securely. This German-based product was ranked a High Performer in its category for Summer 2017. It also boasts an impressive 300-plus reviews on G2 Crowd, which makes it the second-most-reviewed Germany-based business on G2 Crowd.

teamviewer-awardTotal Reviews: 307
Categories: Remote Desktop, Web Conferencing
Average Company Size: 43% of reviewers work for a small business (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: TeamViewer reviewers rated the tool’s slideshow (92% user satisfaction) and performance and reliability (92%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: 1
Number of Investors: 1
Number of Acquisitions:
1

Series A in Jan. 2014: n/a
Acquisition in May 2014: €870,000,000

Mission Statement: “The best continuous integration and delivery platform for GitHub projects, available for open source and private projects and to install on your own infrastructure, on your own premises”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: n/a

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travis-ci4. Travis CI
Product: Travis CI
Category: Continuous Integration
City: Berlin
Founded: 2011
Employees: 37

Travis CI is a continuous integration platform that was ranked a High Performer for Winter 2017 on G2 Crowd. Sync your GitHub projects with this solution to begin testing your code. Travis CI allows you to pull requests and deploy anywhere.

travis-ci-awardTotal Reviews: 56
Categories: Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Build Automation
Average Company Size: 53% of reviewers work for a small business (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: Travis CI reviewers rated the tool’s ease of doing business with (93% user satisfaction) and ease of setup (92%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a
Number of Acquisitions: n/a

There is no public information on Travis CI’s financial portfolio.

Mission Statement: “AgoraPulse is an affordable, all-in-one, self-service Social Media CRM platform that empowers businesses and agencies to grow and engage a fan & follower base, measure performance, and optimize Facebook presence with advanced publishing and moderation tools.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 5 out of 5 stars – based on 1 review

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arangodb5. ArangoDB
Product: ArangoDB
Category: Graph Database
City: Cologne
Founded: 2014
Employees: 27

Deploy and scale your projects with ArangoDB. It is a distributed, free and open-source native multi-model database. This solution offers a flexible data model for documents, graphs and key values. ArangoDB has locations in Germany, San Francisco, New York and London. The platform was also named one of the best free database software tools of 2017 by real users.

Total Reviews: 31
Categories: Graph Databases
Average Company Size: 59% of reviewers work for a small business (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: ArangoDB reviewers rated the tool’s query language (96% user satisfaction) and ease of setup (92%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: €6,050,000
Funding Rounds: 2
Number of Investors: 1
Number of Acquisitions: n/a

Seed Round in Jun. 2017: €4,200,000 led by Target Partners
Seed Round in Feb. 2015: €1,850,000

Mission Statement: “A distributed free and open-source database with a flexible data model for documents, graphs, and key-values. Developers can build high performance applications on top of ArangoDB using a convenient SQL-like query language or JavaScript extensions.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: n/a

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meisterplan6. Meisterplan
Product: Meisterplan
Category: Project Management
City: Tuebingen
Founded: 1999
Employees: 120

Meisterplan is a cloud software for project portfolio management and resource management. The platform was ranked as a High Performer for Fall 2017 in Project Management on G2 Crowd. The cloud tool enables users to align the project portfolio to their strategy, keep track of budgets, better plan resources and understand complex dependencies between projects.

meisterplan-awardTotal Reviews: 60
Categories: Project Management
Average Company Size: 56% of reviewers work for a small business (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: Meisterplan reviewers rated the tool’s Gantt Chart/Project Map (97% user satisfaction) and Baselining/KPIs (95%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a
Number of Acquisitions: n/a

There is no public information on Meisterplan’s financial portfolio.

Mission Statement: “In the “cloud” or on-site, itdesign has been helping to empower talented people and companies with innovative CRM and PPM software solutions for over 15 years.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 2.1 out of 5 stars – based on 2 reviews

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meisterplan-quote“At Meisterplan, we constantly strive to improve people’s lives as they work on projects – making sure organizations work on topics that make sense, that they have an overall plan that can actually be achieved by their employees, and their teams can use the work management tools they love. Thank you G2 Crowd for including us in your list of top rated technologies from Germany. We appreciate the recognition, and are excited going forward as we grow and develop our product to better serve our customers in Europe, North America and around the world.”
Christoph Hirnle, CEO of Meisterplan


userlike7. Userlike
Product: Userlike
Category: Live Chat
City: Cologne
Founded: 2011
Employees: 30

A live chat tool is a great way to connect directly with your customers. The German-based Userlike gets that job done for more than 1,000 companies such as Nivea, Harvard and BMW. It was ranked a High Performer in the Live Chat category on G2 Crowd for Fall 2017.

userlike-awardTotal Reviews: 180
Categories: Live Chat
Average Company Size: 84% of reviewers work for a small business (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: Userlike reviewers rated the tool’s pop-up chat (87% user satisfaction) and knowledge base (84%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: 1
Number of Investors: n/a
Number of Acquisitions: n/a

Seed Round in Mar. 2012: Undisclosed amount

Mission Statement: “We’re on a mission to fundamentally change customer communication and break down communication barriers through chat.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: n/a

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userlike-quote“German products have always had a great reputation. German service… not so much. But that’s finally changing, and it feels great to play a part in that. Through chat, we help to make customer service fast, personal, informal – and fun. A verified review site like G2Crowd is immensely valuable to balance our vision with user feedback. G2Crowd’s reviews don’t only help users to find us, they also help us in developing a better product.”
Timoor Taufig, CEO of Userlike


siemens8. Siemens
Product: Solid Edge
Category: Product Design
City: Munich
Founded: 1996
Employees: 184k

Solid Edge is a product and machine design tool. It is a complete 2D/3D CAD system that uses synchronous technology for quick design and accelerated changes. Solid Edge’s parent company, Siemens, has office locations all over the world.

Total Reviews: 45
Categories: Product Design
Average Company Size: 46% of reviewers work for a small business (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: Solid Edge reviewers rated the tool’s drawing tools (90% user satisfaction) and 3D/solid modeling tools (88%) as its two top-rated features.
Other ProductsSiemens Teamcenter, Design to Siemens NX, Polarion ALM, AMESim, Rulestream ETO, Camstar, Siemens Government Technologies, STAR-CCM+, Tecnomatix Plant Simulation
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a
Number of Acquisitions: 44

IPO Mar. 2001. 2002: ETR: SIE – Dec 19, 5:35 PM 118.70

Company Awards:
2017 – Top Company, LinkedIn
2017 – The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Times
2017 – #1 Forbes Top Regarded Companies, Forbes
2017 – The Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers, Rate-My-Apprenticeship
2017 – Rate My Placement Top 100 Undergraduate Employers, Rate My Placement
2017 – Grade 1 Outstanding Ofsted Rating for Apprenticeships, Ofsted

Mission Statement: “To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, our businesses are bundled into eight divisions and healthcare as well as wind power as separately managed businesses.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars – based on 5,300 reviews

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chartmogul9. ChartMogul
Product: ChartMogul
Category: Data Visualization
City: Berlin
Founded: 2014
Employees: 21

If you need to run a subscription business on data, look no further than ChartMogul. It is a data visualization tool that can pull reports and analytics for your SaaS or subscription business. The company was founded in Berlin in 2014. Don’t let its small stature of 20 employees fool you — ChartMogul has already analyzed over 100 million subscriptions.

chartmogul-awardTotal Reviews: 19
Categories: Data Visualization
Average Company Size: 92% of reviewers work for a small business (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: ChartMogul reviewers rated the tool’s reports interface (93% user satisfaction) and dashboards (95%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: $3,700,000
Funding Rounds: 3
Number of Investors: 8

Venture Round in Nov. 2017: $2,200,000
Seed Round in Aug. 2015: $900,000
Seed Round in Jan. 2015: $600,000

Mission Statement: “Our mission is to build powerful and secure cloud software for subscription businesses of all sizes, with a strong emphasis on good design and ease of use”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: n/a

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chartmogul-quote“We’re extremely pleased to be featured as a top tech startup in Germany. When I was considering where to place ChartMogul’s headquarters, Berlin was a natural choice given its thriving startup ecosystem and healthy talent pool. Being able to bring the right people on board while keeping operating costs low (thanks to the reasonable cost of living in Berlin!) has enabled us to invest in building out a robust subscription analytics platform that our customers can depend on as their source of truth.”
Nick Franklin, CEO of ChartMogul


ableton10. Ableton
Product: Ableton Live
Category: Audio Editing
City: Berlin
Founded: 1999
Employees: 343

Musicians, take note — Ableton Live is an audio editing platform that makes solutions for Live, Push and Link software and hardware for writing and recording music. That means it has all aspects of the modern music-making process covered. Many people behind this Berlin-based product are musicians and DJs as well.

Total Reviews: 56
Categories: Audio Editing
Average Company Size: 83% of reviewers work for a small business (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: Ableton Live reviewers rated the tool’s product direction (94% user satisfaction) and quality of support (87%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: $2,400,000
Funding Rounds: 3
Number of Investors: 8
Number of Acquisitions: 1

Seed Round in Sep. 2017: $1,200,000
Seed Round in Sep. 2015: $1,200,000
Acquisition Cycling ’74 in Jun. 2017

Mission Statement: “Ableton makes Ableton Live, a unique product for producing and performing music with a computer, Push, an instrument that puts the fundamental elements of music-making at your fingertips, and a technology that keeps devices in time over a wireless network”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 4.4 out of 5 – based on 11 reviews

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software-ag11. Software AG
Product: webMethods
Category: Data Integration
City: Darmstadt
Founded: 1969
Employees: 3,149

This is an on-premise data integration tool that enables enterprises to quickly integrate systems, services, devices, data and more to provide new business value and improve performance. This product offers multiple solutions to cater to the specific integration that your business needs.

yoolink-awardTotal Reviews: 60
Categories: CRM
Average Company Size: 77% of reviewers work for an enterprise company (more than 1,000 employees).
Highest-Rated Features: webMethods reviewers rated the tool’s data transformation (89% user satisfaction) and real-time integration (87%) as its two top-rated features.
Other Products: webMethods BPM, webMethods AgileApps Cloud, Adabas, Alfabet, ARIS Business Process Analysis (BPA), ARIS GRC, Cumulocity, webMethods API Cloud, webMethods ApplinX, webMethods EntrieX, webMethods OneData
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a
Number of Acquisitions: 17

IPO Jan. 2002: ETR: SOW – Dec 19, 5:35 PM (Euro) 47.54

Company Awards:
2017 – Trendence Graduate Barometer Top 100 Arbeitgeber Deutschland, IT Edition, trendence Institut
2017 – Top Employer Espana, Top Employers Institute
2017 – Universum’s Top 100 Most Attractive Employers, Wirtschaftswoche

Mission Statement: “At Software AG we work across borders – and without limits! Our employees are the key for our success, and we strive to have the best employees on board.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 3.8 out of 5 – based on 435 reviews

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ignite-realtime12. Ignite Realtime
Product: Ignite Spark
Category: Team Collaboration
City: n/a
Founded: n/a
Employees: Open Source

Spark is an open-source team collaboration tool with a built-in group chat component and strong security. Spark’s parent company, Ignite Realtime, is one of the most active open-source communities composed of end-users, developers and service providers.

spark-awardTotal Reviews: 10
Categories: Team Collaboration, Transactional Email
Average Company Size: 80% of reviewers work for a small business (50 or fewer employees) or an enterprise company (more than 1,000 employees).
Highest-Rated Features: Ignite Realtime Spark reviewers rated the tool’s ease of use (93% user satisfaction) and product direction (90%) as its two top-rated features.
Other Products: Openfire
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a
Number of Acquisitions: n/a

There is no public information on Ignite Realtime’s financial portfolio.

Mission Statement: “The Ignite Realtime Foundation is a non-profit that was established to facilitate those that are working on and with the various open source, real-time collaboration projects in our Ignite Realtime community”

quintly13. quintly
Product: quintly
Category: Social Media Analytics
City: Cologne
Founded: 2011
Employees: 33

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn users alike can benefit from using this social media analytics tool. quintly combines all your data in a single platform, allowing you to visualize the entirety of your social media success. This platform was ranked a High Performer in the Social Media Analytics category on G2 Crowd for Winter 2018.

quintly-awardTotal Reviews: 17
Categories: Social Media Analytics
Average Company Size: 47% of reviewers work for a small company (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: quintly reviewers rated the tool’s competitor analysis (89%) and performance and reliability (88%) as its two top-rated features.
Number of Acquisitions: 17

IPO Jan. 2002: ETR: SOW – Dec 19, 5:35 PM (Euro) 47.54

Mission Statement: “quintly is made for marketing experts as an easy & efficient solution for analysing and benchmarking social media performance. Implement analytics & benchmarking to all of your social media channels and report your achievements effortlessly. “

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 5 out of 5 stars – based on 2 reviews

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jam-software14. Jam Software
Product: Treesize
Category: Other Development
City: Trier
Founded: 1997
Employees: 33

Treesize is a powerful hard disk space manager for all Windows versions and client/server versions supported by Microsoft. This solution will allow you to manage/clean up disk space, perform a duplicate file search, visualize disk space usage and more.

Total Reviews: 10
Categories: Other Development
Average Company Size: 50% of reviewers work for a small business (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: Treesize users rated the tools meeting of requirements (96% user satisfaction) and its ease of use (96%) as the tool’s two best features.
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a
Number of Acquisitions: n/a

There is no public information on Jam Software’s financial portfolio.

Mission Statement: “At Jam Software, we have what is required to complement these technologies and provide the best results. Over time, we have successfully assisted other companies by creating the software solution they need from the scratch. We have also performed consulting services for companies who have their own software products with more technical requirements and needs.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: n/a

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“If someone would ask me, what am I most proud of regarding JAM software solutions, I would immediately answer, it’s the amazing 99.9% customer satisfaction rate. I think, it demonstrates best the high quality of our software and the individual support we provide to our customers.”
Joachim Marder, Managing Director at JAM Software


twentyZen15. twentyZen
Product: webZunder
Category: Social Media Suites
City: Dresden
Founded: 2012
Employees: 8

This social media suite proved its worth by recently ranking as a High Performer in the Social Media Suite category on G2 Crowd for Winter 2018. webZunder is a lean social media tool geared toward small and mid-sized companies. No previous social media knowledge is needed to operate this tool.

webzunder-awardTotal Reviews: 11
Categories: Social Media Management, Social Media Analytics, Social Media Monitoring
Average Company Size: 91% of reviewers work for a small business (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: webZunder reviewers rated the tool’s social sharing (89%) and social engagement (90%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a
Number of Acquisitions: n/a

There is no public information on twentyZen’s financial portfolio.

Mission Statement: “twentyZen GmbH is a German company, which aims at giving all businesses an access to online communications.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: n/a

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SimScale16. SimScale GmbH
Product: SimScale
Category: CAE
City: Munich
Founded: 2012
Employees: 52

SimScale is a computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool that provides access to engineering simulations in the world through your web browser. Users can perform CFD, FEA, thermodynamics, acoustics and particle analyses with this platform.

Total Reviews: 14
Categories: Computer-Aided Engineering
Average Company Size: 43% of reviewers work for a small business (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: SimScale reviewers rated the tool’s product direction (93% user satisfaction) and quality of support (86%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: 4
Number of Investors: 6
Number of Acquisitions: n/a
Series B in Jan. 2017: Undisclosed amount
Series A in Dec. 2015: Undisclosed amount led by Union Square Ventures
Seed Round in Nov. 2014: Undisclosed amount led by Earlybird Venture Capital
Angel Round in Feb. 2013: Undisclosed amount
Mission Statement: “Our mission is to empower engineers, designers and scientists around the world to develop their products better, faster and more cost-efficiently.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars – based on 10 reviews

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Ubermetrics-Technologies17. Ubermetrics
Product: Ubermetrics Delta
Category: Social Media Monitoring
City: Berlin
Founded: 2011
Employees: 27

If your business does not have at least one social media channel, you will fall out of touch with your customers. Ubermetrics Delta offers social media monitoring so that you may stay part of the conversation.

webzunder-awardTotal Reviews: 21
Categories: Social Media Monitoring
Average Company Size: 38% of reviewers work for a mid-market company (51-1,000 employees).
Highest-Rated Features: Ubermetrics Delta reviewers rated the tool’s social reporting (93% user satisfaction) and social listening (92%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: $750,000
Funding Rounds: 2
Number of Investors: 2
Number of Acquisitions: n/a
Series A in Jun. 2013: Undisclosed amount led by High-Tech Gruenderfonds
Seed Round in Mar. 2012: $750,000
Mission Statement: “Ubermetrics Delta, is built on the belief that every company should be armed with the best information possible to support and guide their business decisions. That’s why we developed a high-performance stream processing engine that combines natural language processing (NLP), text mining and statistical algorithms to extract the most relevant documents, facts & statistics to help companies make the best decisions on the critical facts they need to know.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: n/a

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18. Gurock Software
Product: TestRail
Category: Software Testing
City: Berlin
Founded: 2004
Employees: 9

Quality check your software testing efforts with TestRail. This Berlin-based company makes it easy to create test cases, manage test runs, and coordinate your testing process. TestRail was named a High Performer in the Software Testing category on G2 Crowd for Summer 2017.

testrail-awardTotal Reviews: 29
Categories: Test Automation, Software Testing
Average Company Size: 74% of reviewers work for a mid-market company (51-1,000 employees).
Highest-Rated Features: TestRail reviewers rated the tool’s ease of use (77% user satisfaction) and quality of support (78%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a
Number of Acquisitions: n/a

There is no public information on Gurock Software’s financial portfolio.

Mission Statement: “Our philosophy is to build powerful tools with beautiful and highly usable interfaces. We have many plans to improve and grow our products over the coming years and would love to work with you.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: n/a

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gurock-software-quote“G2 Crowd is one of the most respected tech review sites, and we’re proud to be included in their top rated software list. As applications proliferate and increase in complexity, quality testing is more important than ever. Our TestRail team continues to push the boundaries of test management to optimize productivity, and it’s gratifying to receive this kind of industry recognition for our efforts.”
Chris O’Connell, Sr. Director of Marketing at Gurock Software


intland19. Intland Software
Product: codeBeamer
Category: ALM Suites
City: Stuttgart
Founded: 1999
Employees: 35

codeBeamer is an application lifecycle management tool that covers all parts of the development process. Manage risk, testing and DevOps with this tool. These functions allow you to develop quality products quickly. This German-based product has been implemented within more than 100 medium and large accounts across European and U.S. markets.

Total Reviews: 10
Categories: ALM Suites, Software Testing, Bug Tracking
Average Company Size: 73% of reviewers work for a mid-market company (51-1,000 employees) or an enterprise company (more than 1,000 employees).
Highest-Rated Features: codeBeamer reviewers rated the tool’s ease of doing business with (88% user satisfaction) and product direction (100%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a
Number of Acquisitions: n/a

There is no public information on Intland Software’s financial portfolio.

Mission Statement: “Intland Software’s codeBeamer ALM is a collaborative Application Lifecycle Management platform that helps you develop better products faster using mature processes.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 1 out of 5 stars – based on 1 reviews

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magix20. Magix AG
Product: VEGAS Pro
Category: Video Editing
City: Berlin
Founded: 1993
Employees: 171

This video editing tool makes it easy to import and edit media. The mission of this Berlin-based company is to provide all editors with the tools perfectly suited to their needs. Vegas PRO’s parent company MAGIX is the market leader in multimedia software in Germany and many other European markets.

Total Reviews: 34
Categories: Video Editing
Average Company Size: 83% of reviewers work for a small business (50 or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: VEGAS Pro reviewers rated the tool’s ease of use (89% user satisfaction) and ease of setup (89%) as its two top-rated features.
Other Products: Magix Pro X, Magix Photo & Graphic Designer 11, Magix Photo Manager, Music Maker, Xara 3D Maker 7, Xara Photo and Graphic Designer, Audio Cleaning Lab
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a
Number of Acquisitions: n/a

There is no public information on Magix AG’s financial portfolio.

Mission Statement: “Since 1993, MAGIX has developed leading technologies for creating, editing, managing and presenting photos, graphics, videos and music.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 2.9 out of 5 – based on 12 reviews

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1-121. 1&1
Product: 1&1
Category: Website Hosting
City: Maintal
Founded: 1988
Employees: 2,138

If your business needs a website, you need somewhere to host it. 1&1 has you covered. This organization celebrates its 20th birthday in 2018, which means its team is seasoned enough to provide you with the e-business and web hosting you need. 1&1 is one of the world’s leading internet providers, with more than 13.45 million customer contracts.

Total Reviews: 28
Categories: Website Hosting, Domain Registration, Managed Hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS)
Average Company Size: 64% of reviewers work for a small business (50 or fewer employees).
Highest Rated Features: 1&1 reviewers rated the tool’s bandwidth allowance (81% user satisfaction) and email hosting (81%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a
Number of Acquisitions: 3
Mission Statement: “1&1’s unique business model positions it as a one-stop Internet shop. From domain registration to Web hosting, site creation, technical support and cutting edge technology, 1&1 offers users every available resource to easily and affordably create and maintain an optimal Web presence.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 3.2 out of 5 stars – based on 126 reviews

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cleverbridge22. cleverbridge
Product: cleverbridge
Category: E-Commerce Platforms
City: Cologne
Founded: 2005
Employees: 230

cleverbridge offers e-commerce solutions for digital goods and online services. This tool simplifies recurring billing, optimizes the customer experience and more. cleverbridge is headquartered in Cologne, Germany, and has additional offices in Chicago, San Francisco and Tokyo.

cleverbridge-awardTotal Reviews: 17
Categories: E-Commerce Platforms, Subscription Management
Average Company Size: 43% of reviewers work for a mid-market company (51-1,000 employees).
Highest-Rated Features: cleverbridge reviewers rated the tool’s configured products (88% user satisfaction) and intangible products (82%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a
Number of Acquisitions: n/a

There is no public information on cleverbridge’s financial portfolio.

Company Awards:
2017 – Best Place to Work in Digital, Computing Digital Technology Leaders Awards’
2017 – Finalist (Best Business Application), V3 Technology Awards
2017 – Finalist (Best SaaS Product for Ecommerce/Online Shopping), SaaS Awards

Mission Statement: “cleverbridge provides flexible ecommerce solutions for monetizing digital goods, online services and SaaS. Our cloud-based ecommerce platform simplifies recurring billing, optimizes the customer experience and offers comprehensive global payment capabilities.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars – based on 29 reviews

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cleverbridge-quote“As digital businesses grow (especially globally), they experience the limitations and pains of their start-up phase payment service provider that often result in a poor customer experience, missed revenue opportunities or higher-than-expected costs. Our G2 Crowd top rated list selection validates this point and cleverbridge’s efforts over the last 12 years to consistently be the leading all-in-one global ecommerce solution to acquire more customers, expand internationally and build online revenue.”
Christian Blume, CEO of cleverbridge


censhare-ag23. censhare AG
Product: Digital Experience Platform
Category: DAM
City: Munich
Founded: 2011
Employees: 189

This tool pools all marketing and communications content in one system. Functions of censhare include product information management, marketing resource management, omnichannel content management and more. This Munich-based company has been a part of the German tech scene since 2001.

Total Reviews: 16
Categories: Digital Asset Management, Web Content Management, Product Information Management (PIM)
Average Company Size: 68% of reviewers work for a work for a mid-market company (51-1,000 employees).
Highest-Rated Features: censhare Digital Experience Platform reviewers rated the tool’s versioning (100% user satisfaction) and internationalization (100%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a
Number of Acquisitions: n/a

There is no public information on censhare AG’s financial portfolio.

Mission Statement: “The censhare Digital Experience Platform pools all marketing and communications content within one information-centric system and a consistent user interface.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 4.8 out of 5 – based on 46 reviews

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owncloud24. ownCloud
Product: ownCloud
Category: Team Collaboration
City: Nuremberg
Founded: 2011
Employees: 59

Although it’s only been around for six years, ownCloud has already secured more than $9 million in funding. This business content management tool provides location-independent cloud storage for data. It currently sits at a 4.0 out of 5 star rating on G2 Crowd.

Total Reviews: 54
Categories: Team Collaboration
Average Company Size: 56% of reviewers work for a work for a small business (50 employees or less).
Highest Rated Features: ownCloud reviewers rated the tool’s file type support (94% user satisfaction) and file sharing (91%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: $9,620,000
Funding Rounds: 3
Number of Investors: 4
Number of Acquisitions: n/a
Series A in Mar. 2014: $6,300,000 led by General Catalyst
Venture round in Nov. 2012: $2,500,000 led by General Catalyst
Series A in Dec. 2011: $820,000
Mission Statement: “ownCloud enables businesses to host their own, on premises or remote, cloud storage while maintaining regulatory and compliance needs.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: 2.6 out of 5 stars – based on 7 reviews

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mamp25. appsolute
Product: MAMP
Category: Screen & Video Capture
City: Wörth am Rhein
Founded: 2009
Employees: 7

appsolute GmbH provides both business services for the development of apps for mobile app marketplaces, as well as a software provider behind tools such as MAMP. The company’s first app was iLiga, a mobile app for soccer fans in Germany which skyrocketed to the #1 most popular download of the German App Store. Since then, the company has grown from one employee to seven, has a dedicated space in Wörth am Rhein and had over 300 million freemium and paid app downloads in 2017.

Total Reviews: 21
Categories: Screen and Video Capture
Average Company Size: 57% of reviewers work for a small business (50 employees or fewer employees).
Highest-Rated Features: MAMP reviewers rated the tool’s ease of use (95% user satisfaction) and ease of doing business with (95%) as its two top-rated features.
Total Funding: n/a
Funding Rounds: n/a
Number of Investors: n/a
Number of Acquisitions: n/a

There is no public information on appsolute’s financial portfolio.

Mission Statement: “The company is characterized by flexible and goal-oriented processes. A flat hierarchy means any decision path is short and precise. Even prior to Apple opening the App store in 2008, ushering in the mobile revolution, Holger Meyer had developed his first mobile app for the iPhone. Steadily growing demand – appsolute GmbH has proven it can produce apps with increasing complexity for the App Store.”

Glassdoor Employee Rating: n/a

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OTHER B2B GERMAN TECH COMPANIES

While we recognized only the best 25 SaaS companies in Germany, there are still an abundance of other B2B tech companies impacting the German tech scene. Here’s a rundown of other German B2B software companies with their founded dates and total funding.


Company

Product(s)

Founded

Funding
Abas Abas ERP 1980 n/a
AdTriba AdTriba 2015 €50,000
AnyDesk Software AnyDesk 2014 n/a
Acuvent Acuvent 2006 n/a
Avira Avira Endpoint Security 1986 n/a
Babbel Babbel 2007 $33,300,000
Baqend Baqend 2014 n/a
BeamYourScreen BeamYourScreen 2004 n/a
BrandMaker BrandMaker 1999 $30,000,000
GFT Cardinis 1980 n/a
cloudControl cloudControl 2009 Acquired (Exoscale)
Conceptboard Conceptboard 2010 n/a
Contentful Contentful 2011 $44,800,000
Converve Converve Event 2000 n/a
Cronforce cronforce 2014 n/a
Steinberg Media Cubase 1984 n/a
DataLion DataLion 2014 n/a
datapine datapine 2012 $3,000,000
Deckard AI Deckard AI 2016 n/a
Deutsche Telekom Deutsche Telekom AG 1995 IPO
ecratum ecratum 2013 n/a
Facelift Facelift Cloud 2011 n/a
FastBill GmbH FastBill 2007 n/a
Filestage Filestage 2014 n/a
Fournova Git Tower 2010 n/a
Intershop Communications AG Intershop Commerce Suite 1992 n/a
Jedox Jedox 2002 $15,878,191
LiveZilla LiveZilla 2009 n/a
parolu parolu 2014 Acquired (Global Payments)
Paymill Paymill 2012 Acquired (Klik & Pay)
PhraseApp PhraseApp.com 2012 n/a
Paessler AG PRTG 1997 n/a
QuantifiedCode QuantifiedCode 2014 n/a
Regiondo Regiondo 2011 n/a
datenwerke ReportServer 2012 n/a
SECDASH SECDASH 2015 n/a
Shore GmbH Shore 2012 €11,550,000
Matrix42 Silverback by Matrix42 1992 Acquired (EMERAM Capital Partners)
Slideflight Slideflight 2015 n/a
Small Improvements Small Improvements 2015 n/a
Univention Univention Corporate Server 2002 n/a
VIENNA Advantage VIENNA Advantage 2004 n/a
Adversign Media viewneo 2008 n/a
Axonic Informationssysteme GmbH Zenkit 2003 n/a

For any questions about the methodology or data included in this piece, or to request that your German B2B tech company be added, please reach out to Editorial Team Lead Jakub Rudnik at jrudnik@g2crowd.com.