Home to hot tech companies like SoundCloud & 6 Wunderkinder, Berlin is Europe’s new tech startup hub. Last year alone, more than 500 tech startups were founded here, making it one of the top investment meccas worldwide. Fueled by a low cost of living and convenient access to to tech talent in Eastern Europe, Berlin also brings an incredible design aesthetic and a deep tradition of subculture…qualities that, much like San Francisco in the days of yore, naturally draws boundary-pushing, disruption-loving, innovative startups. Despite the lack of local VC and an overall culture of capital restraint, Berlin has the community, collaboration, and punk culture that make it Europe’s new powerhouse.

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