We are on a mission to transform Germany into ‘Founder Nation’.

With the vision to make Germany a founders paradise in mind, firma.de came into being in 2012.

We support founders of all industries with a clear mission: To give businesses a fast, legally sound and cost-effective start.

Want to know more about what we can do for your business in Germany? Arrange a free initial consultation with one of our experts here.

What we do

The problem

Germany is a notoriously hard place for doing business. The land of bureaucracy can’t help but wrap founders in red tape. This is a problem because being a founder is hard: it requires blood, sweat and tears – and that’s just to get out of bed in the morning. Taking a product to market is difficult enough without being tangled in red tape.

Our solution

We equip founders with expert guides who use their hundreds of hours of practical experience to help them navigate German bureaucracy in the fastest time possible. Our experts operate in our purpose-built ecosystem, connecting founders with a specialist consultant, lawyer or tax adviser only when it’s necessary. Simply put, we’ve optimised doing business in Germany.

Use cases

  • Founders incorporating a company in Germany (eg UG, GmbH, AG etc).
  • Individuals starting a GbR, freelancer business or sole proprietorship.
  • Serial entrepreneurs and investors setting up holding companies.
  • International businesses that want to expand their operations in Germany.
  • Businesses that need bookkeeping, accounting and other services at a fixed, transparent price.

Unsere Reise

2012

Launch of firma.de - We want to make Germany a paradise for founders

Fascinated by the idea of turning Germany into ‘Founder Nation’, Christian Manthey and Michael Silberberger start the firma.de in the Hessen capital, Wiesbaden.

2013

Media for equity deal with N24.de

GMPVC joins firma.de and together with GMPVC partner N24 launches a high-reach advertising campaign on N24. “The investment in firma.de is a strategic fit for us. We are convinced of the idea and the team”, says Aljoscha Kaplan, Co-Founder and Managing Director of GMPVC.

2014

1000th company formation

During the first year of operations, firma.de was able to help more than 1000 businesses form companies bureaucracy-free.

2016

Launch Columbus Beta Phase - Game changing technology for company formations in Germany

Columbus technology ushers in a new era of digitalisation for company formation and beyond in Germany!

2017

firma.de buys Legal-Tech startup Legalbase.de

firma.de combines its passion for entrepreneurship and its proven services with the easy-to-use and reliable online legal services of Legalbase.de.

The team

Ardil Balaban

Gerard Cadiach

Lejla Cikota

Julia Heinz

Johannes Hepp

Olivia Holme

Alexander Janke

Christian Kedzierski

Mariam Kirvalidze

Christian Manthey

Georg Meuser

Andreas Munck

Hagen Paluschtzik

Jannik Paluschtzik

Jessica Pfau

Mircea Preotu

Jia Ren

Pascal Röber

Carina Roth

Reinhold Scheuss

Katharina Schröder

Jakob Stonner

Tak Ho Wai

Vanessa Wallendorf

Rainer Hartmann

Oliver Flaskämper

Lencke Steiner

Astronauts needed!

Jobs at firma.de

Our locations

Wiesbaden:

Spaceshuttle Headquarters
Base of firma.de’s startup experts

Founders and entrepreneurs are always welcome.

Berlin:

Tech base

Innovation hub for our customers, partners and our mission.

Founders and entrepreneurs are always welcome in Berlin.