Berlin, the German capital best known for Checkpoint Charlie, is nine times the size of Paris and steeped in history. It has inhabitants from all over the world, and the economy is driven by high-tech companies that can be found all throughout the city. Since people have been living in Berlin since the early 1100’s, it’s no surprise that the culture has come a long way in terms of art and, of course, disruptive technology.




These ten disruptive companies in Berlin are filled with future-thinkers and innovators:





Relayr is a company that builds IoT devices for app developers. They offer enterprise middleware which lets developers experience a shorter development cycle. Relayr’s most promising use-case is the development of smart cities, allowing a connection between any device or platform to let networks scale on a massively..





Neufund is an innovative investment platform that was designed to help bridge the gap between cryptocurrency and equity. Neufund is the “world’s first open venture capital fund” based on the Ethereum blockchain. They allow for the use of cryptocurrencies as equity, while still being liquid assets so long as there are no contractual limitations on the funds.





Lofelt, which also made our top wearable tech list,  is working to bring consumer-grade haptics to the AR/VR and gaming industries. They recently released the “Basslet,” a wrist worn, watch-sized subwoofer that lets customers literally feel the music. The applications for technology of this sort in the AR/VR and gaming industries are practically limitless because they add to the level of immersion and increase overall user experience.





Zeitgold is developing a platform that allows small businesses to execute executive financial functions “in under 10 minutes per day on their smartphones, saving them about 10 hours per week.” Zeitgold combines AI and expert advisors to help with everything from taxes to bookkeeping and payroll operations.


You can keep in touch with them on Facebook here. 




Parlamind uses AI and machine learning to assist workers from the customer service industry and improve user experience. The core team from Parlamind consists of E-commerce and enterprise software specialists as well as AI researchers. AI can help to consistently produce the best customer experience possible by routing requests and anonymously answering incoming customer requests as needed.






Twyla combines conversational knowledge and artificial intelligence to build effective and friendly chatbots for customer service. Combining industry conversational knowledge with a machine learning platform gives customers a rich experience and helps to reduce the load on analysts while maintaining a high quality of service.







Gamewheel allows for companies to introduce gamification into their marketing campaigns in a whole new way. Companies can insert and customize games inside of their ads using the Gamewheel platform to suit their consumer base. The best part of the Gamewheel platform is that it does not require any coding knowledge.






Merantix is a multi-industry AI solution provider that works with companies to address serious, shared issues within their market by building a functional AI solution. Once the solution has reached a point of ideal yield, they specify a team to take over and manage the solution full time, in conjunction with the other company.


You can keep in touch with them on Facebook here. 




qDatum Data Exchange


qDatum is a B2B data exchange for enterprise customers. They have both a data marketplace for the sale of data as well as an enterprise data sharing platform. qDatum allows companies to monetize their information and promotes the sharing of information in doing so.




Twenty Billion Neurons


Twenty Billion Neurons has an enterprise-grade solution for teaching AI to “perceive the world as we do”. Twentybn builds enterprise solutions and takes concepts to prototypes in just weeks. They have a core team of artificial intelligence researchers and enterprise-grade software engineers. Twentybn is revolutionizing not just machine learning, but the future of how robots will look at us.



Runners-up, because ten just wasn't enough for Berlin:

Do you know of another company that deserves a spot on this list? Let us know in the comments!