Today, you can convert a great idea into a business without needing to build non-core elements from scratch. A developing ecosystem of online tools is now enabling German startups to scale on a pay-as-you-grow basis.

To better understand how this phenomenon is helping local startups to launch and grow more effectively, Stripe, Factory Berlin, Techstars, The Family, Buildersnetwork and Paua Ventures are conducting research into the tools that are making up this new startup toolkit.

For your time, all respondents will be eligible to enter a draw for two tickets to NOAH Conference in Berlin in June 2017. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Individual responses are anonymous and will be kept confidential.

This survey is now closed - results will be published shortly.
 
What is your current role? *


 
How many people are currently employed in your company? *


 
How long has your startup existed? *


 
How much funding have you raised to date?

Figures will not be reported per individual respondent and privacy is strictly protected. Please note: This is not a required field.
 
What describes best your startup’s business model? *


 
Do you think it is easier or more difficult to launch a startup in Germany today, compared to 5 years ago? *


 
Do you think it is cheaper or more expensive to launch a startup in Germany today, compared to 5 years ago? *


 
Do you think your company could have launched successfully in Germany five years ago? *


 
Which factors make it easier to launch a startup in Germany today, compared to 5 years ago? *


 
Thinking about third-party cloud-based tools such as Amazon Web Services, Slack, Stripe, etc, to what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements:

 
Over the past five years, tools have made it easier to launch a new business in Germany. *


 
Over the past five years, tools have made it cheaper to launch a new business in Germany. *


 
Over the past five years, tools have made it easier to scale a new business in Germany. *


 
My startup could not exist in its current form today without third-party tools. *


 
How many third-party tools does your company currently use? *


 
Which third-party tools does your startup use for the following functions (you can enter up to three tools per function)?

 
Accounting (e.g., Xero, Intuit):

 
Analytics (e.g., Power BI, Baremetrics, Neatly):

 
Code repositories (e.g., Bitbucket, ProjectLocker, Cloudforge):

 
CRM (e.g., Insightly, Salesforce, Zoho):

 
Customer support (e.g., Zendesk, Intercom, Freshdesk):

 
Cyber security (e.g., Mailguard, Norton, Symantec):

 
Ecommerce (e.g., Weebly, Squarespace, Shopify):

 
Hosting and data storage (e.g., AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Compute):

 
Human resources (e.g., Talenox, Grovo):

 
Mobile and web payments (e.g., Stripe, Braintree, Adyen):

 
Team collaboration & communication (e.g., Slack, Asana, Trello):

 
In which areas are tools having the biggest impact on your startup’s growth? *


 
What are the biggest benefits that third-party tools bring to your company? *


 
In which areas (if any) do you see the greatest need for the development of better tools? *


 
Does your business already sell internationally today? *


 
What are the key barriers to your business expanding internationally? *


 
Which factors do you see as significant challenges to the overall growth of your business over the next 2-3 years? *


 
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