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Due to its growing popularity we decided to dedicate a new signature event featuring the GABA Startup Award in summer 2017.

See here for more information about the GABA Rising Stars event!

GABA Start-Up and Innovation Award


To honor a successful and innovative German-American Start-up.

  • Less than 10 years in business
  • German Company with subsidiary in California or California Company founded by a German
  • Successful can mean: name recognition, external funding, market success, substantial revenues, Innovative /Technology background
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GABA Start-up Award History

Winners of 2016: Datameer & Taulia

Datameer Datameer makes big data analytics easy for everyone. The entire process of data integration, preparation, analytics and visualization is self-service - helping hundreds of customers to get from raw data to insight faster than ever. Datameer combines Hadoop's unlimited storage and compute power with a common spreadsheet interface and powerful functionality.

Taulia Taulia drives innovation in the Financial Supply Chain. By turning every invoice into a revenue opportunity, Taulia enables organizations to strengthen supplier relationships while adding millions to the bottom line. Some of the smartest brands in the world rely on Taulia, including many Fortune 500 companies from various industries. Taulia is headquartered in San Francisco, California with various locations across the United States and offices in London, England; Dusseldorf, Germany; and Sofia, Bulgaria. For more information, visit

Winners of 2015: Smaato & ParStream

Smatoo Smaato is the leading global mobile RTB ad exchange helping mobile app developers and publishers increase ad revenues worldwide. As an industry pioneer and leader, Smaato operates the leading mobile RTB ad exchange and Supply Side Platform across 80,000+ mobile app developers and mobile publishers. Smaato's global headquarters is located in San Francisco, California. The privately held company was founded in 2005 by an experienced International management team. The Smaato European office is located in Hamburg.

Parstream ParStream conducts fundamental research and drives innovation in database and analytic technology. This allows users to perform real time analytics on big data in new innovative ways and at a significantly lower cost. ParStream is a blueprint for combining the strength of great German engineering and outstanding American salesmanship.