Scale-up.NRW – The new batch! 

Scale-upNRW Launch Night 2024

After months of careful evaluation and jury decisions, the next batch of pioneers is ready to embark on their journey with Scale-up.NRW.  

The startups are, on average, 4,6 years old, created 317 jobs in total to date, and raised 61 M€ in funding so far. Welcome the startups of batch #3 – chosen from over 200 applications: 

  1. ASDRO  
  1. Black Semiconductor  
  1. Catch Talents  
  1. clockin 
  1. Companyon Analytics  
  1. CUREosity  
  1. eleQtron 
  1. ENLYZE  
  1. Fimo Health 
  1. Gizil  
  1. Ordio  
  1. Pacurion  
  1. ScrapBees  

Pitch Night in Cologne  

The 13 participating startups celebrated the launch of the program above the rooftops of Cologne at KölnSKY with guests and speakers such as Mona Neubaur, Minister for Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Tim Schumacher, serial founder and World Fund General Partner, and influencer, founder and investor Diana zur Löwen. 

22 M€ Funding for startup 

More good news: Scale-up.NRW participant closed Germany’s highest Series B financing round of the year and in the program’s history. The team around founders Lasse Diener and Ulrich Schmidt secured 22M€! Investors are PayPal Ventures, Seaya Ventures, Walter Ventures, and Motive Ventures. 

‍ Minister of Economic Affairs Mona Neubaur: 

“With our program, we support successful founders in developing their full potential and taking their business model to a new level. The success of Scale-up.NRW and the number of impact and deep tech start-ups in the third cohort demonstrates the enormous innovative strength of our start-up scene in North Rhine-Westphalia. At the same time, it is proof of how strong our ecosystem has become in all parts of the state. I am excited to see how the teams will develop in the coming months.” 

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