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List of the largest SaaS companies in Cologne, Germany

Top SaaS Companies in Cologne

These are the top SaaS companies in Cologne, Germany. In todays day and age its possible to launch a company from anywhere. We wanted to show some love for Cologne by featuring these 23 companies with combined revenues of $145.9M.

Together, Cologne SaaS companies employ over 2K employees, have raised $44.9M capital, and serve over 4K customers around the world.

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Top SaaS Companies with $1 - $5M ARR


Top SaaS Companies with $5 - $10M ARR


Top SaaS Companies with $10M+ ARR


02
DSDS
DS Destination Solutions

Marketing Software

DS Destination Solutions specializes in the marketing of vacation rentals, SaaS products, application and sales systems.

$16M
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4K
205
2018
Germany
03
GS
Giant Swarm

Cloud Computing Software

Developer of a cloud native infrastructure platform designed to manage Kubernetes clusters to run containerized applications on-premises and in the cloud. The company's platform offers hard multi-tenancy to create and scale as many fully isolated clusters as needed, hybrid cloud portability, monitors clusters 24/7 ensuring that the business is operational at all times and more, enabling enterprises to get the infrastructure that is operational and up-to-date at all times.

$9M
$3M
-
53
2014
Germany
04
S
Silexica

Development Software

Provider of a multicore software design automation platform intended for software development and programming. The company's platform uses an automated software development tool for multicore software developers, HW/SW System Architects, which offers automatic partitioning of legacy code, automatic software distribution, enabling software developers to build embedded vision, automotive, edge computing and wireless baseband processing products easily.

$4M
$30M
-
58
2014
Germany
05
g
gridscale

Cloud Computing Software

Developer of an infrastructure-as-a-service based cloud computing platform intended to offer networking communication. The company's platform provides virtualized computing resources over the internet and protects sensitive data, enabling clients to maintain their privacy.

$4M
$9M
-
55
2014
Germany
06
AL
AutLay

Document Management Software

AutLay offers online software as a service for print a catalogs, brochures & eCommerce.

$3M
-
-
42
2017
Germany
07
e
epilot

Enterprise Software

Developer of a cloud-based digital energy platform designed to shape the digitization of the energy market with market knowledge, innovative power and IT expertise. The company's platform provides utilities with a large number of ready-to-sell energy products such as solar systems, battery storage and e-mobility which are controlled in a process-based way, enabling energy supply companies to become fit for the digital future and to accompany the new digital energy product world.

$2M
-
-
52
2017
Germany
08
ONIQ
ONIQ

Artificial Intelligence Software

The Industrial Process Mining Platform

$2M
-
-
33
2020
Germany
09
UR
UberResearch

Analytics Software

Developer of a cloud-based application platform designed to make a distribution of scientific research funding. The company's platform provides views of an organization's grant data, peer organization activities and the data of the funding community, enabling users in the workflow ranging from determining research targets, to selecting reviewers, reporting impacts and outcomes, and reporting user's stakeholders.

$2M
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-
29
2013
Germany
10
A
Aedifion

Information Technology Software

Developer of cloud-based building automation tools designed to process operating data. The company's tools utilize artificial intelligence and expert engineering knowledge to derive insights on the captured data accurately and provides high- performance, protocol-independent recording and cloud-based storage of building services operating data under the most advanced security aspects, enabling clients to create predictive maintenance and fault detection as well as embed buildings into the post-energy-transition grid flexibly.

$2M
-
-
26
2017
Germany
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What are the fastest growing companies doing?


83 of the fastest growing companies that also have the most revenue have a clear expansion revenue strategy. On average, sales reps are selling plans where starting contract value is $4,606.

Those same companies employ 1,678 sales reps that carry a quota. The most common compensation plan used by these companies is a 1:5 ratio of sales rep on target earnings (OTE) to quota. Meaning if a rep can earn $200k in base and commissions, quota target for that year is set at 5x, or $1m in new ARR closed.

If you’re going to build a high growth SaaS company, you need to figure out how to scale with quota carrying sales reps.

Which CEO’s are the most efficient capital allocators?


We can measure this a variety of ways. Which company has the most revenue per employee? What about dollars in revenue compared to dollars raised? What about time, which founder went from $0 to $10m the fastest?

Looking deeper at dollars in revenue compared to dollars raised, bootstrappers take the cake because they self fund (denominator zero). When we look at companies that have raised at least $1m, Actito is the clear winner generating $21m in revenue, growing 100% yoy, on just 1m raised ($.05 dollars raised for every $1 of revenue).

Omnisend comes in a close second with $.08 dollars raised for every dollar of revenue. Doing $19m as of December 2020. Proposify gets honorable mention with $0.46 dollars raised (3.25m) for every dollar of revenue ($7m).

The worst performers here are companies like YayPay with $3.68 dollars raised ($14m) per dollar of revenue ($3.8m). Many of the worst performers just did a round of funding and haven’t had a chance to deploy to drive growth yet. That makes this data less valuable but still illustrative.