Startup Digest FrankfurtRheinMain — Issue #34🧠🧠🧠 4/2021

Dear Readers, FrankfurtRheinMain Friends, Startuppers, Innovators, Disruptors, Creators, and Passionate people about our #FrankfurtValley,

This is the third digest of 2021 and we prepared a full-on mode issue with a record amount of content. We hope you like it

Our highlight of the week goes to Energy Robotics Funding.

In a sort of bittersweet curation, we highlight success cases in times of corona like creditshelf or Newcomers in town like Wolt, but we also deep dive on Fraport Traffic that fall to Historic Low Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and how place2help Rhein-Main ceases operations.

Finally, we include some stories about Soonicorns, but as well actual unicorns and their link to Frankfurt, including the Fintech Mambu or the online car-trading platform Auto1.

But that´s not all, we cover as well Homefully team additions, Abu Dhabi Investment Office’s new investment hub in our region, espero donation for species conservation, CAPTIQ and Brockhaus Capital Management AG financial activies.

A lot right? We are sure we have for everyone.

Check it all below 👇

🧠🧠🧠Special Content 🧠🧠🧠

START-UP ENERGY ROBOTICS WINS EXPERIENCED VENTURE CAPITALIST AND WELL-KNOWN INDUSTRY GIANTS…frankfurtvalley.app

Earlybird Venture Capital and other renowned investors join Darmstadt-based software provider for mobile AI-based robotics solutions Back […]

🗞️ Articles and News:

creditshelf achieved double-digit growth rates in 2020 — Corona was not a brake on growth frankfurtvalley.app
Dr. Tim Thabe, Chief Executive Officer of creditshelf / Photo: © creditshelf creditshelf achieved double-digit growth rates in 2020 — Corona was not a brake on growth In the past year, creditshelf again […]

Wolt expanding in Frankfurt and Germany frankfurtvalley.app
Finnish food delivery company Wolt is now offering its service in the German cities of Frankfurt and Munich. Just a few months ago, the food delivery service was launched in […]

Frankfurt Weil Advises TCV on Investment in Mambu — the newest unicorn from Germany frankfurtvalley.app
Frankfurt Weil Advises TCV on Investment in Mambu — the newest unicorn from Germany Weil advised California-based growth equity firm TCV on the Series-D financing round of Mambu GmbH (Mambu). This $135 million […]

Frankfurt chosen as one of Abu Dhabi Investment Office’s eight new investment hubs frankfurtvalley.app
H.E. Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi, Director General of ADIO Abu Dhabi Investment Office’s new investment hubs includes Frankfurt — The expansion is part of eight new markets including New York, San Francisco, Tel […]

homefully Co-Living wins Peter Forster as Senior Advisor and member of the newly founded advisory boardfrankfurtvalley.app
homefully Co-Living wins Peter Forster as Senior Advisor and member of the newly founded advisory board homefully, the pan-European premium co-living operator with HQ in Frankfurt wins Peter Forster as Senior […]

espero: Over 750 euros donated for species conservation since the launch of the sustainablefrankfurtvalley.app
espero: Over 750 euros donated for species conservation since the launch of the sustainable fashion start-up in August More than 750 euros in donations have already been collected through the sale […]

Soonicorns from Frankfurt frankfurtvalley.app
Did you know Tracxn Soonicorn Club 2020: Top Tech Startups In Germany includes a project from our region? Basics first, Tracxn Soonicorn Club provides a handpicked selection of high potential and […]

CAPTIQ places a bond worth EUR 30 millionfrankfurtvalley.app
The Frankfurt FinTech CAPTIQ, announced yesterday that has successfully completed the first bond placement and received an investment commitment of EUR 30 million from BayernInvest. INNOFINCENTA advised CAPTIQ on this […]

Brockhaus Capital Management AG: Preliminary revenue for 2020 only 5% below record year 2019frankfurtvalley.app
Brockhaus Capital Management AG: Preliminary revenue for 2020 only 5% below record year 2019 despite coronavirus effects; strong acquisition pipeline for H1 2021 Brockhaus Capital Management AG, a long-term oriented technology […]

Sequoia Said to Invest in Auto1 at $7.2 Billion Value Before IPO www.bloomberg.com
Sequoia Capital agreed to invest in Auto1 Group SE at a valuation of about 6 billion euros ($7.2 billion) ahead of the German online car-trading platform’s initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Economic Stimulus Package: An Analysis of Investments in Digital Administration frankfurtvalley.app
The COVID-19 pandemic has bundled the status of digital administration and the need for changes and has sparked fires wherever the digitization deficits are greatest. The management and technology consultancy […]

Fraport Traffic Figures 2020: Passenger Numbers Fall to Historic Low Due to the Covid-19 Pandemicfrankfurtvalley.app
Massive passenger slump recorded at Frankfurt Airport and Fraport’s Group airports worldwide — Relatively low decline in FRA’s cargo volumes Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed some 18.8 million passengers in 2020, representing a decrease […]

place2help Rhein-Main ceases operations frankfurtvalley.app
place2help Rhein-Main ceases operations- 40 successfully financed projects with a financing volume of almost 600,000 euros, a cross-sector partner network, various awards and a lot of recognition are the success […]

German economy shrank 5% in pandemic year 2020 frankfurtvalley.app
The German economy, Europe’s largest, shrank by 5% in the pandemic year 2020, ending a decade of growth as lockdowns wiped out much business and consumer activity. As dreary as […]

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😷 Until next week…

Stay healthy, warm and if you want to chat — find me online maybe even on #clubhouse …who is in?

👨‍💻 Pedro Ferreira 🚀

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Weekly joke — stolen from Eintracht Frankfurt — How do you feel about “returning to old employer”? 🤓 😉 Welcome to back Luka Jovic may your comeback and performance stay like that and inspire us.

For those who have missed, on Monday Jovic has scored the same amount of league goals in 28 minutes with Eintracht Frankfurt ( on a loan) than what he has in his last two seasons with Real Madrid in LaLiga ( that paid 60 million euros for his transfer).

Editor in chief of FRANKFURT VALLEY