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101 Top Publishing Startups and Companies in Germany

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Germany based Publishing companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Publishing industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Germany Publishing Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Axel Springer

Axel Springer

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Axel Springer is a media company engaged in publishing newspapers, magazines, and digital sales channels.

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Inkitt is a digital publishing platform that uses a computer algorithm to predict book success based on reader behavior.

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Global Savings Group

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The Global Savings Group (GSG) is Europe’s leading shopping rewards company that empowers people to shop in a smarter way.

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Steady

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Membership Platform for Independent Content Creators

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Bauer Media

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Bauer Media is a publisher of a variety of media, with a focus on magazines.

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Faregames

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Flaregames is a mobile game publisher and developer focused on offering free-to-play games for phones and tablets.

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CryptoTicker

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Cryptoticker.io is a crypto-, news- and community-portal about blockchain, crypto currency, ICOs & insights from the scene.

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PressMatrix

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PressMatrix is a technology company helping publishers deliver their magazines on tablets and mobile devices.

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moviepilot.de

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Moviepilot is an entertainment website that provides movie recommendations.

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Müller Medien

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Müller Medien is a family owned Germany publisher with interest in directories, print, broadcasting and online.

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Golf Post AG

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The online magazine Golf Post AG

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Vertical Media

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Vertical Media is a Berlin-based media house for the digital economy.

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CourseYard GmbH

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CourseYard GmbH is a web-based platform that can be utilized to create interactive e-books and e-course materials.

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Shotcaller Media

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The Shotcaller is an online publication that covers trends and news in esports, gaming, and culture.

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CoinCrunch

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Cryptocurrency Bitcoin News from around the globe

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Hubert Burda Media

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Hubert Burda Media is a German corporate venture capital company focused on late-stage venture investments.

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Medieninsider

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Medieninsider is the new information offering for media professionals that focuses on the economic, content and cultural development.

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AX Semantics

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AX Semantics is the AI-powered content generation solution for the digital age. We give companies copywriting superpowers.

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Deutsche Startups

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Deutsche Startups supplies information and news on the German internet startup scene on a daily basis.

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Hole & Corner

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Hole & Corner is a magazine about people who spend more time doing than talking, for whom content is more important than style.

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Yones

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Yones offers a news application with machine learning technologies that personalizes content based on the user’s interests.

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Highsnobiety

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Highsnobiety is an online publication that covers trends and news in fashion, art, music, and culture.

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appful

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Create Top-Notch Blog & News Apps

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BMG Music Publishing

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BMG Rights Management is the youngest major international company in the music industry.

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Datawrapper

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A popular data visualization tool to create and publish resposive data visualizations and maps in minutes, not hours.

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Titel Media

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Titel Media is a wholly independent publisher of online fashion and lifestyle news websites with offices in Berlin .

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Social Sweethearts

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Next generation publishing: We are the leading global digital publisher of individualized content and games.

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DW Deutsche Welle

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DW is a German provider of radio and television broadcasting services in Germany and internationally.

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ZEIT ONLINE

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The fastest growing German-language platform for demanding online journalism and reader discussions with level.

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PSB

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PSB provides small and medium-size publishers and media companies with competent support.

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Grunderszene

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Gruenderszene is the German-speaking online magazine for the digital industry in Germany.

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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is a national German newspaper that provides news under many categories: Policy, Economy, Finances, and more.

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GRIN Publishing

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GRIN Publishing is specialized in the publication of academic papers.

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Kosmos

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Kosmos is a media company that publishes guides, non-fiction books, cookbooks, DVDs, games, experiment kits and e-books.

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Der Spiegel

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DER SPIEGEL, along with FOCUS, is one of the two largest-circulation news magazines published in Germany.

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Fishlabs

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Fishlabs Entertainment develops and publishes top titles for feature phones, smartphones and tablets.

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Rp Digital GmbH

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Rp Digital GmbH Solutions is your experienced full service agency in Dusseldorf.

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Der Tagesspiegel

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Der Tagesspiegel is a German daily newspaper that offers coverage of daily breaking news.

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Ebner Media Group

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Ebner Media Group is publisher in Ulm, Germany.

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COPE GmbH & Co. KG

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C3 is a content centric digital agency based in Berlin and Munich.

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XinXii

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Digital Self-Publishing Platform

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Manager Magazin

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Manager Magazin is a business and finance magazine published in German.

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Springer

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Partner for Research and Practice

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Ruptly

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Ruptly is a 24/7 international video news agency headquartered in Berlin.

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Funke Mediengruppe

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Funke Mediengruppe is Germany’s newspaper and magazine publisher company.

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Podigee

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Podigee is a SaaS for podcast publishers that includes hosting, distribution, analytics and monetization

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Hamburger Morgenpost

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Hamburger Morgenpost is a daily German newspaper published in Hamburg in tabloid format.

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Gruner + Jahr

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Gruner + Jahr is the publishing division of European media conglomerate Bertelsmann AG.

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t3n Magazin

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t3n is the magazine and network for digital pioneers, early adopters and future makers.

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MairDumont

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MairDumont is a travel publisher company that provides travel, leisure, and mobility media in Europe.

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DuMont Schauberg

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MDS is one of the large, traditional media companies in Germany.

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MADSACK Mediengruppe

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MADSACK media group focuses on the future potential of regional and local media.

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Open Publishing

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Open Publishing is software enabling publishers to develop and distribute digital and print books to online bookstores.

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Ligatus

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Ligatus is a Native Advertising Solutions provider for brands, publishers, and programmatic buyers.

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Vogel Communications Group

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Vogel Communications Group specializes in individual and contemporary communication solutions.

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markt.de

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markt.de is a German-based classifieds website that allows buyers and sellers to meet online and finalize their deals locally.

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Smashing Magazine

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Smashing Magazine is an online magazine for professional web designers and developers.

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Bauer Xcel Meda

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Bauer Xcel Media is the global digital division of the Bauer Media Group. It reaches more than 150 million monthly unique users worldwide.

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Bigitec Studio

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Digital Islamic Content

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ProSiebenSat.1 Digital GmbH

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ProSiebenSat.1 Digital is the multimedia company of ProSiebenSat.1 and responsible for a multitude of new media services.

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StorifyMe

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SaaS – Engage your customers with stories!

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Berliner Morgenpost

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Berliner Morgenpost is a German newspaper.

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Bookwire

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Bookwire offers software solutions and digital services for the publishing industry.

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Augeo

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Augeo is an independent software publisher.

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WEB.DE

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WEB.DE is one of Germany’s leading Internet portals.

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WeltN24

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N24 is a news channel in Germany.

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Berliner Zeitung

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News from the capital city of Berlin’s largest subscription newspaper.

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WRC

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WRC is a provider of news and updates on FIA world rally championship.

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noz.de

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Noz.de is a website that features news and advertisements from Germany.

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Liberio

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Liberio is a new platform for simple eBook creation and publishing straight from Google Drive.

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Content Fleet

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Content Fleet offers technology that assists online publishers in content creation.

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meinUnterricht

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Meaningful ideas for better education

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greatcontent.com

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greatcontent is a global leader in the field of multilingual SEO and e-commerce content creation.

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BookRix

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WedSnap created Weddingbook, a social network on Facebook for users who are preparing for a wedding.

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Walter de Gruyter

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The independent academic publisher De Gruyter can look back at a company history of over 260 years.

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Prinovis Ltd & Co KG

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Prinovis was founded in 2005 as a merger of the gravure operations of arvato (Bertelsmann), Axel Springer and Gruner + Jahr.

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LOST iN

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A city guide curated by locals. Experience a new city from within.

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Ernst Klett Verlag

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Ernst Klett Verlag is an educational media publisher company.

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BurdaForward

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BurdaForward is a digital publishing and marketing firm.

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Badische Zeitung

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Badische Zeitung is a newspaper that publishes news related to local, national, international, sports and healthcare, including leisure.

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ppi Media GmbH

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ppi Media is one of the leading international software specialists for publishing workflows in the fields of print, web and mobile.

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Hamburger Abendblatt

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Hamburger Abendblatt is a German daily newspaper of Hamburg, Germany.

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DLD Media

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DLD is a global conference network based on innovation, digitization, science, and culture.

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Posterlounge

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Posterlounge GmbH is a company based out of Weißenfelser Straße 67, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.

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Stroer Media Brands

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Stroer Media Brands is a digital media company that creates and distribute premium content to influencers and digital natives.

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Headup

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Headup Games is a hybrid games publishing and development company providing players with the best content in the independent gaming sector.

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Handelsblatt Global

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The English-language edition of Germany’s leading business and financial daily.

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Spiegel Group

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Spiegel Group is a news magazine company.

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Wort & Bild Verlag

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The basis of the publishing success and is a future-oriented, dynamic company management.

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Yieldlove

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Maximum Ad Revenues for Publishers.

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Münchner Merkur

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Münchner Merkur is a newspaper company that publishes news on sports, events, politics and business via digital and print.

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Ippen Digital

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Ippen Digital is an IT service provider specializing in publishing.

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SciFlow

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SciFlow is a publishing platform is the most intuitive way for researchers to create and share their work.

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Enorm Magazin

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Enorm is the magazine for social change. It wants to make courage. Constructive, intelligent and solution-oriented.

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ruhr24 GmbH

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Ruhr24 is a media house that provides the latest news from Dortmund and the Ruhr area.

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Feedzilla

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Feedzilla is an online newsfeed distributor that provides updated news for websites, blogs, and individuals.

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TITANIC

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TITANIC The final satirical magazine. Gazette for Zwitscherer.

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Turtle

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Affiliate network

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Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

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Holtzbrinck Group aspires to provide first class service to our authors, researchers, academics, educators, librarians and readers.

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WESER KURIER

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WESER-KURIER is a Bremen media company.

Written by Mark Kendall

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