Germany well-known as the world’s startup center

As the second highest population of international migrants worldwide (the US rank first), with more than 16 million people having an immigration background (first and second generation, including mixed heritage and ethnic German repatriates and their descendants), of whom about seven million are foreign residents with no German citizenship, Germany is host of many international startups founded by international entrepreneurs which rate the excellent general conditions in Germany. Almost 10 % of those startup founders and 22 % of their employees come from non-German countries.

Germany has been considered as one of the most interesting places for investment worldwide. US investors in particular have their eye on the German startup scene, and the amounts being invested are rising fast. Recently, the trend for investing in Germany between Chinese as well as other Asian and entrepreneurs from Middle East has been increasing. In 2015, just short of 3.1 billion euros were invested in German startups, almost five times as much as in 2013, and almost twice as much as in 2014.

 

Company Foundation by Foreigners

Any entrepreneur who wishes to start a business in Germany – irrespective of nationality or place of residence – has a right to realize his or her business idea. There are generally no limiting restrictions in establishment of new companies for non-German nationals and no specific legislation for foreign entrepreneurs.

The formalities and the required documents and preconditions for establishing the new business in Germany varies depending on the form of the company and the appropriate legal form for each individual business to entry in the official register.

For more information about the conditions and formalities you may ask the authorized German lawyers to help you in the registration procedure and to receive customized service for your business, liabilities of shareholders, terms of taxation and other regulations.