Year 2014 In Review Best viewed in Google Chrome Year 2014 In Review Factory is a 16.000 square meter technology campus based in Berlin’s Mitte. Our mission is to create advantages for startups by providing space and support on our playground for those that want to invent, change, improve and grow. Top Milestones Dec 5 Santa’s Brewery Christmas Party with Vamos, Opnrs & TOA Nov 1 Product Hunt Meetup Oct 25 Music Tech Festival Conference Oct 2 US Ambassador John B. Emerson and his entourage visit Factory and some of our startup Sep 29 Google Launchpad kicks off Sep 22 Social Media Week Berlin Sep 15 Two ICT-13 proposals for the EU Commission are approved and a total of € 435k is granted to Factory Sep 22-27 Social Media Week Berlin Sep 2 International Design Thinking Week, with the Design Thinking Schools of Berlin and Stanford Jul 25 SoundCloud's new office warming party Jun 11 Official Opening with Eric Schmidt, Google Executive Chairman, Klaus Wowereit, Mayor of Berlin Apr 25 Twitter moves in Apr 10 Team Ding Dong launches new app TapTalk Feb 14 Bloomberg records live from top floor, interviewing Simon Schaefer, Chad Fowler & Eric Wahlforss Jan 23 Neelie Kroes announces the Startup Europe Partnership at Davos, Factory joins Mind The Bridge and Nesta in Secretariat Jan 1 Opnrs moves in as first new company in 2014 The History of the Building 2014 Factory Opening & celebration of 25 years since Fall of Wall 1990 German Reunification 1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall 1964 57 people escape to the west through Bernauer Strasse tunnel 1961 Berlin Wall Erected 1946 Communists attempt to blow up Bunker, black market smugglers thought to be inside 1945 World War II Ends Berlin Divided into four sections 1943 Cellar used as bunker & barracks 1939 World War II Begins 1925 Engelhardt Brewery takes over site 1918 World War I Ends 1914 World War I Begins 1869 Production starts at Oswald Brewery 61% Male 39% Female Press 12 countries = 505 articles 23 Startups on campus 31 Startups in community 50 Global Mentors for launchpad 32% Consumer Internet 28% Social 5% BTB 3% Music 3% CleanTech 8% Fashion 8% Politics 6% Health 6% Events Startups Events = 8532 guests 102 events 33 Nationalities €83 Million Funds raised by Factory Startups 170 Million People engaged “You’re not working on an island any more, you're part of a bigger team” Marlou De Jong The New Motion Freelancers 15% Employees 85% Largest company 220 Smallest company 2 30 Average Age on campus 24 Average Size of companies 23 Grenades removed Angel 36% Seed 32% Series A 9% Growth 9% Public 9% Company Stages Page Likes 1166 JU13 2248 DE13 3965 JU14 5450 DE14 “I can feel that there is something big brewing here” Mikkel Svane Zendesk People = 473 employees 102 new jobs Top Three Industries Consumer Internet Fashion Social “I think of this location as perfect for the renaissance that is about to come” Eric Schmidt Google Standing above escape tunnels and a bunker from the 1940s, Factory now hosts 23 different companies working on the future of the digital industry. The historic & monumental location that once represented the division of east and west has been transformed into an open community that includes 33 nationalities collaborating and learning from each other. 2014 was just the beginning. 7 Escape tunnels next to Factory 145M Length of longest tunnel