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18 Best Publishing Startups Headquartered in Germany

This article showcases Boove’s top picks for the best ‘Publishing’ startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating in the Publishing’ industry, but are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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1. Steady

The idea behind this startup: Membership Platform for Independent Content Creators

Headquarters: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Industries: Marketing Automation, Publishing, Subscription Service

Founders: Dirk Holzapfel, Gabriel Yoran, Manuel Kallenbach, Philipp Schworbel, Sebastian Esser

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2. Shotcaller Media

The idea behind this startup: The Shotcaller is an online publication that covers trends and news in esports, gaming, and culture.

Headquarters: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Industries: Content, eSports, Marketing, News, Publishing

Founders: Alexander Hugo, Darius Matuschak

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3. L42

The idea behind this startup: L42 deals with technical and administrative tasks in the manufacturing and production process for the publishers.

Headquarters: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Industries: Data Center, Manufacturing, Publishing

Founders: Unknown

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4. Spreadshare

The idea behind this startup: Introducing Streams – Community powered, expert curated feeds of information.

Headquarters: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Industries: Content, Internet, Publishing

Founders: Benjamin Libor

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5. Startup Colors

The idea behind this startup: A small group of startup experts offering Innovation Tours, Startup Consulting, Event Management & Matchmaking in IoT, healthcare & more.

Headquarters: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Industries: Internet, News, Publishing, Social Media

Founders: Maren Lesche

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6. Fixwidgets.com

The idea behind this startup: Find broken social media widgets at scale

Headquarters: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Industries: Blogging Platforms, Content, Content Marketing, Publishing, Social Media, Social Media Management

Founders: Hugo Candeias

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7. Knowledge Unlatched

The idea behind this startup: Open Access

Headquarters: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Industries: Publishing

Founders: Sven Fund

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8. Bigitec Studio

The idea behind this startup: Digital Islamic Content

Headquarters: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Industries: Ad Network, Digital Media, Mobile Apps, Publishing, Religion, Social Network, Video Games

Founders: Bilal Chbib

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9. Salonkolumnisten

The idea behind this startup: Salonkolumnisten are a political German language online magazine

Headquarters: Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Industries: Education, Internet, Publishing

Founders: Unknown

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10. BERS

The idea behind this startup: SaaS

Headquarters: Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany

Industries: Digital Marketing, Digital Media, Digital Signage, Mobile Apps, Publishing, SaaS, Software, Training

Founders: Antoine Wette, Christian Fischer

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11. Praise

The idea behind this startup: Quality journalism tips directly from the best publishers. A premium content discovery platform to convert loyal subscribers.

Headquarters: Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Industries: Content Syndication, Journalism, News, Publishing, Social Network

Founders: Unknown

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12. Electric Elephant Publishing

The idea behind this startup: Electric Elephant Publishing is a German multi-media publisher.

Headquarters: Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Industries: Content, Digital Media, Media and Entertainment, Publishing, Social Media, Video

Founders: Joris Zierold, Simon Berg

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13. Aligia

The idea behind this startup: Aligia renders IT solutions that incorporate outsourcing, data center, housing, and publishing solutions for media companies.

Headquarters: Ingolstadt, Bayern, Germany

Industries: Data Center, Information Technology, Publishing

Founders: Unknown

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14. Storyvents

The idea behind this startup: Storyvents is a digital author and literary agency with an attached marketplace for content owners.

Headquarters: Lüneburg, Niedersachsen, Germany

Industries: Events, Marketing, Marketplace, Publishing

Founders: Martin Bethke

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15. SciFlow

The idea behind this startup: SciFlow is a publishing platform is the most intuitive way for researchers to create and share their work.

Headquarters: Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

Industries: Events, Information Technology, Internet of Things, Publishing

Founders: Unknown

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16. StorifyMe

The idea behind this startup: SaaS – Engage your customers with stories!

Headquarters: Munich, Bayern, Germany

Industries: Advertising, E-Commerce, Information Technology, Marketing, Publishing, Retail, SaaS, Software

Founders: Aleksandar Micic, Nemanja Popovic

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17. Contenno

The idea behind this startup: The global intelligent marketplace for journalistic content

Headquarters: Munich, Bayern, Germany

Industries: Content Syndication, Marketplace, Publishing

Founders: Unknown

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18. AppList Media

The idea behind this startup: Media company running several tech news sites

Headquarters: Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

Industries: News, Publishing

Founders: Unknown

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