Top SaaS Companies in Cologne

List of the largest SaaS companies in Cologne, Germany (Click to apply)

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 $140.4M.

Together, Cologne SaaS companies employ over 2K employees, have raised $0.0 capital, and serve over 4K customers around the world.

$1M - $5M ARR
  1. Silexica $4.5M
  2. gridscale $4.0M
  3. AutLay $3.0M
  4. epilot $2.3M
$5M - $10M ARR
    1. 01
      RegioHelden

      RegioHelden

      Marketing Software

      Provider of online marketing services. The company helps local advertisers with search engine marketing software to reach their online audience, convert prospects to actual clients and measure the results of campaigns.

      $96M

      1K

      2010

      Cologne

    2. 02
      DS Destination Solutions

      DS Destination Solutions

      Marketing Software

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

      $16M

      4K

      205

      Cologne

    3. 03
      Silexica

      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 autom

      $4M

      $30M

      58

      2014

      Cologne

    4. 04
      gridscale

      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 mainta

      $4M

      $9M

      55

      2014

      Cologne

    5. 05
      Giant Swarm

      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

      $3M

      $3M

      53

      2014

      Cologne

    6. 06
      AutLay

      AutLay

      Document Management Software

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

      $3M

      42

      2017

      Cologne

    7. 07
      epilot

      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 produ

      $2M

      52

      2017

      Cologne

    8. 08
      ONIQ

      ONIQ

      Artificial Intelligence Software

      The Industrial Process Mining Platform

      $2M

      33

      2020

      Cologne

    9. 09
      UberResearch

      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, enabl

      $2M

      29

      2013

      Cologne

    10. 10
      Aedifion

      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, p

      $2M

      26

      2017

      Cologne

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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.