Two German company builders crown list of the best startup factories HitFox Group and Rocket Internet at the top
Berlin - Berlin-based company builder HitFox leads the list of the best startup factories worldwide,
accompanied by Rocket Internet and US-American Science-Inc. The Israeli tech blog Geektime
announced the Top 10 international company builders after evaluating their impact in the startup
community, their cost structure, the time to market of their ventures as well as the network of
founders behind it.
Founded in 2011 by serial entrepreneur Jan Beckers, HitFox is now a global company builder with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. Hendrik Krawinkel, partner and CFO of HitFox: “We focus on growth markets and target them with full dedication. This strategy certainly pays off.” In the Geektime evaluation HitFox scored with its strategy to build clusters of companies in well-selected high-growth markets.
A team of more than 500 experts from 45 nationalities develops new ventures in ad tech, big data and fintech, among them brands like AppLift, zeotap and FinLeap. AppLift is seen as a European ad tech frontrunner with 200 employees in eight different locations. Zeotap makes the data of Telco companies usable for mobile advertising. The company recently raised six million Euros. In December 2014, HitFox launched the independent fintech company builder FinLeap. HitFox’ youngest venture nevaly has been launched in July 2015.
About HitFox Group
The HitFox Group is a digital platform builder based in Berlin. Since 2011, HitFox built three leading platforms in the areas of Fintech, Health, and Advertising Technology & Data: finleap (e.g. solarisBank, Clark), Heartbeat Labs (e.g. Fernarzt, HY STUDIO), and the advertising vertical (e.g. PubNative, AppLift, zeotap). The group’s overall portfolio includes 26 companies and about 1,200 employees, that are spread across three continents with offices in San Francisco, Shanghai, Bangalore, and Seoul. HitFox was founded by Jan Beckers, Tim Koschella, Hendrik Krawinkel, and Hanno Fichtner and is focussed on building digital platforms in challenging growth markets.