Top 20 impact startups – Berlin

Tech for good

2021-06-23

Confido

10 minutes

Our partnership with Cleanhub, the Berlin-based cleantech startup, has inspired us to take a deeper dive into Germany’s thriving startup ecosystem.  

Berlin is home to a range of amazing businesses doing everything they can to make a difference, whether that’s through innovative healthtech solutions, climate action, or bringing education to the masses.  

Here’s our top 20 Berlin based impact startups... 

 

Climate action 

Cleanhub 

About: Cleanhub enables the safe collection and recovery of ocean-bound plastic waste. The contribution supports clean environments and creates sustainable jobs in the global south. At Confido, we support Cleanhub through monthly donations. This funding will enable the Cleanhub team to collect 3,000 kg of ocean-bound plastic this year.  

Company size: 11 to 50 employees 

Funding: Cleanhub has raised a total of €4m in funding over one round. This was a Seed round raised in May 2021. 


Klima 

About: What if you could take climate action every single day - and it was as simple as the tap of a button? With Klima, you can. Live carbon neutral in four simple steps: calculating your carbon footprint, ofsetting it by funding climate projects, seeing your climate impact grow and shrinking your footprint further through their app.   

Company size: 1 to 10 employees 

Funding: Klima has raised a total of $5.8m in funding over one round. This was a Seed round raised in August 2020. 

 


Wundertree 

About: Together, let's create a new Christmas tradition where instead of cutting down trees each Christmas, we plant them. Last year 97% of WunderTrees survived Christmas! Delivered with zero emissions, WunderTrees produce 100% less CO2 emissions than normal Christmas Trees that get burnt. 

Company size: 1 to 10 employees  

Funding: Unknown  


Ecosia 

About: Ecosia is the search engine that plants trees. Your searches plant trees in some of the harshest places on Earth. For example, in Burkina Faso they make the desert fertile again. Their trees benefit people, the environment and local economies. 

Company size: 11 to 50 employees  

Funding: Ecosia has raised a total of €15k in funding over two rounds. Their latest funding was raised in April 2014 from a Seed round. 


Sustainable cities & transportation  

Green City Solutions 

About: Green City Solutions addresses the global problem of air pollution by combining an installed moss culture with IoT technology. The result is perceptible fresh and clean air. 
As a shade giving, green oasis it creates a place of relaxation and interaction and enriches every urban space. 

Company size: 11 to 50 employees   

Funding: Green City Solutions has raised a total of $2.1m in funding over seven rounds. Their latest funding was raised in December 2018 from a Grant round. 


Zolar 

About: Generate cheap electricity with a solar system at home. With your own solar system you can generate inexpensive and environmentally friendly solar power. This will make you more independent of your electricity provider and future rising electricity prices! 

Company size: 51 to 100 employees  

Funding: ZOLAR has raised a total of €39m in funding over four rounds. Their latest funding was raised in March 2021 from a Series B round. 


TIER Mobility 

About: TIER are the first micro-mobility company to be fully climate-neutral. We go beyond reducing emissions linked to charging and include production, operational and transportation emissions. Our commitment to being climate-neutral will not only benefit the environment but also ensure a liveable and sustainable future. 

Company size: 501 to 1,000 employees 

Funding: TIER Mobility has raised a total of $447.9m in funding over six rounds. Their latest funding was raised in June 2021 from a Debt Financing round. 


CleverShuttle 

About: CleverShuttle is a ridepooling app that provides affordable and eco-friendly door-to-door transportation. They rely exclusively on electric and hydrogen vehicles in their fleet and charge them with green electricity. This means their rides are low in CO2 emissions and are particularly quiet.  

Company size: 1,001 to 5,000 employees  

Funding: CleverShuttle has raised a total of €5m in funding over five rounds. Their latest funding was raised in Oct 2019 from a Corporate Round.  


Edtech 

Eidu 

About: Eidu is harnessing the power of digital platforms to enable hundreds of millions of children to learn. Driven by the mission to provide quality education for all children in the developing world, EIDU has been building its revolutionary learning platform since 2015.  

Company size: 11 to 50 employees  

Funding: Unknown  


Beelinguapp 

About: Beelinguapp gives the power to read, listen and understand a second language; with karaoke audiobooks and side by side reading. Their mission is to make learning a language as simple and fun as reading your favourite book. 

Company size: 11 to 50 employees  

Funding: Beelinguapp has raised a total of $1.1m in funding over two rounds. Their latest funding was raised in September 2020 from a Seed round. 


Edkimo 

About: Edkimo's app is a fun, visual way to receive feedback from students. With Edkimo you can ask your questions and receive valuable feedback from your students or participants; in real-time. As a teacher or trainer you can see learning through the eyes of your students. Discussing the results improves engagement and the quality of teaching and learning. 

Company size: 1 to 10 employees  

Funding: Edkimo has raised a total of $300k in funding over two rounds. Their latest funding was raised in October 2020 from a Seed round. 

 


Innential 

About: Innential is a modern learning experience for companies that want the best for their employees. It’s personalized education that gets your employees excited, with unlimited access to the world’s best education on a single platform.  

Company size: 1 to 10 employees  

Funding: Innential has raised a total of €50k in funding over one round. This was a Pre-Seed round raised in May 2019. 


Healthtech 

Breakthrough 

About: Breakthrough’s mission is to empower people living with chronic disease to participate in the research that matters to them. They build privacy-focused applications that empower people living with chronic disease to securely own their data and give back to research.  

Company size: 1 to 10 employees 

Funding: Unknown  


Cara Care 

About: Cara Care empowers patients suffering from chronic digestive diseases to live a healthier and happier life. They create a plan of action unique to you and your condition - all based on the latest science.  

Company size: 11 to 50 employees  

Funding: Cara Care has raised a total of $9m in funding over five rounds. Their latest funding was raised in Jun 2019 from a Series A round. 

 


Mimi Hearing Technologies 

About: Mimi bridges the gap between hearing and audio. For the most personalized sound experience, tailored to your unique hearing ability. Their unique bio-algorithm replicates the way the human ear works. 

Company size: 51 to 100 employees  

Funding: Mimi Hearing Technologies has raised three rounds. Their latest funding was raised in March 2018 from a Series A round. 


inne 

About: inne is the world's first at-home fertility monitoring system, using your saliva. Whatever your goal, inne can help you achieve it – whether that’s getting pregnant, knowing your body or decoding your cycle.  

Company size: 11 to 50 employees  

Funding: inne has raised a total of €8m in funding over two rounds. Their latest funding was raised in Oct 2019 from a Series A round. 

 


Mental health  

Meditopia 

About: Meditopia is a mental coach that helps you reduce stress, build mental resilience, sleep well, and experience long-term transformation. They have the largest content library, filled with lot of options for some quiet time.  

Company size: 51 to 100 employees  

Funding: Meditopia has raised a total of $18.2m in funding over four rounds. Their latest funding was raised in July 2020 from a Series A round. 


Flow Lab 

About: Flow Lab is your personalized training app to increase your mental and emotional fitness. With the help of guided audio sessions and a weekly schedule tailored to your needs, you will learn step by step how to maximize your productive performance. 

Company size: 1 to 10 employees  

Funding: Flow Lab has raised a total of €1.2m in funding over three rounds. Their latest funding was raised in June 2021 from a Seed round. 

 


Evermood 

About: Regardless of whether it is psychological stress or conflicts in the team - as a platform for employee support, Evermood enables managers and employees to solve challenges proactively and independently. 

Company size: 1 to 10 employees  

Funding: Unknown 


It's Complicated 

About: Life is complicated. Finding a therapist shouldn’t be. When people experience difficult situations, painful events, relationship problems or mental health issues – such as anxiety, stress, or depression – they will often go looking for a therapist or counsellor. However, this search can be challenging, and it brings up considerations about how to find the right therapist. That’s where It’s Complicated comes in.  

Company size: 50 to 100 employees  

Funding: Unknown  

 


We want to do everything we can to help support these fantastic businesses and the work they’re doing.     

If you belong to a tech for good startup and want to have a chat about how we could scale your Product or Tech teams, do get in touch at contact@confidotalent.com.      

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