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Automotive, Transportation Industry
B2B Services, Consulting, Training
B2C Services, Retail
Clean Tech
CPA, Accountant, Finance, Insurance
Education
Food, Hospitality
German Institutions
High Tech, Telecommunication
Human Resources, Recruiting
Internet, Web 2.0, Software
Law Firms
Life Science, Healthcare
Manufacturing
Real Estate
Translation Services
Venture Capital

Automotive, Transportation Industry

Premium Corporate

BMW BMW Group Technology Office
2606 Bayshore Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: 650-934-3409, Fax: 650-934-3410
Contact: Kerstin Schenk
Lufthansa_175x45 Lufthansa
88 Kearny St. Suite 875, San Francisco CA 94108
Contact: Tim Baldauf-Lenschen

Corporate

Air Berlin Americas, Inc
Rockefeller Center, 600 Fifth Ave., 20th Floor, New York, NY 10020
Phone: 212-554-1292
Contact: Judith Kolakowski
BFFT of America
940 Emmett Ave, Belmont, CA 940025
Phone: 650-889-8883
Contact: Kilian von Neumann-Cosel
Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc.
309 North Pastoria Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Phone: 408-991-6200
Contact: mbrdna.sunnyvale.info@daimler.com
ROBERT BOSCH LLC
4009 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-320-2902
Contact: Jiri Marek

Entrepreneurs

bizruptor corp.
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 B2B Services, Consulting, Training

Premium Corporate

Armanino_logo_45 Armanino
12657 Alcosta Blvd., Suite 500, San Ramon, CA 94583
Phone: 669-800-6773
Contact: Gunther Hofmann, Director
Armanino LLP is the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm based in California. We are a nationwide leader in serving privately-held companies, as well as, non-profit organizations and public entities. We provide three main areas of service – assurance/audit, tax and consulting, including business valuations and Merger and Acquisition advisory. Our technology focus and global services are key aspects of our service lines. Our offices are located in California, the West and Mid-West regions of the U.S. and we have consultants on the ground at key locations across the Nation. We provide global services in more than 100 countries through our membership in Moore Stephens International Limited – one of the world’s major accounting and consulting organizations.
expectus-logo_45 expectus Inc.
55 New Montgomery St., Suite 624, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-358-2828, Mobile: 650-619-9083, Fax: 415-520-9241
Contact: Stefan Schaefer
Key competence of expectus Inc. is to analyze and to optimize logistic cost structures with the emphasis on international / domestic transportation. Our consultants dispose of extensive experience from several positions held with logistic companies in Europe and the U.S. Deviating from traditional consulting concepts, expectus Inc. introduced a “no savings, no fees” policy.
Kienbaum_logo_175x45 Kienbaum Consultants, Inc.
19800 MacArthur Blvd.,  Suite 300, Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 213-805-5335, Cell: 714-616-1448
Contact: Oliver Schuh
Kienbaum is one of Europe’s leading providers of consultancy services. Our focus on people and organization is unique in the consultancy market. We look at human beings as the core factor for success of organizations and companies everywhere. Kienbaum’s US operations are based in Los Angeles and Atlanta. We operate 33 offices in 18 countries around the world.
 Next Step Next Step
1017 El Camino Real, Suite 364, Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: 650-361-1902, Mobile: 650-218-0902
Contact: Jennifer Vessels
Next Step is a team of over 40 seasoned professionals that provide consulting and training services in all aspects of sales, marketing, and people development. All our consultants are hand-selected based on their expertise, business acumen and passion for delivering real results. Through the breadth of experience in consulting, instructional design, facilitation, graphic, web and training development as well as implementation services within the Next Step team, we are uniquely able to take full accountability for delivering real results to our clients. With its clients ranging from Adobe Systems and ShoreTel, to Goodwill Industries and Teachers Artists Guild – Next Step takes companies to the next level. Next Step is located in Redwood City, California with a representation office in Oslo, Norway. Founder and CEO of Next Step, Jennifer Vessels, has over 30 years of talent development experience in Sales and Marketing Director roles with Tandem, Ungermann-Bass and Tandberg (now owned by Cisco). Since 1997 Next Step’s team of over 40 seasoned professionals have provided the tools, skills and resources to maximize growth for numerous organizations. Jennifer, a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), holds a MBA from San Jose State and a Masters of Occupational Psychology from the University of London. Due to practical, high value approach of her presentations, Jennifer is a highly sought after speaker for many national and international events.

Corporate

Detecon International Group
Silicon Valley Office
33 New Montgomery Street, Ste 2000, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-904-7979, Mobile: 650-200-5115
Contact: Daniel Kellmereit
enviacon international
Martin-Buber-Str. 24, Berlin 14129, Germany
Phone: 0049-30814884112
Contact: Jan Wiedemann
LeverX, Inc.
800 West El Camino, Suite 180, Mountain View, CA 94040
Phone: 408-505-7749, Fax: 650-887-0410
Contact: Dr. Victor Lozinski

Entrepreneurs

ChoYou
Hagedorn Enterprise Advancement
IProcess LLC
Talent at work
TIBURON Consulting LLC
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B2C Services, Retail

Entrepreneurs

Philipp Weitz Photography
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Clean Tech

Premium Corporate

RWE_INT_Logo_45px RWE New Ventures LLC
68 Willow Road, Menlo Park CA 94025
Phone: 650-272-9980
Contact: Hans-Martin Hellebrand
RWE is one of Europe’s five leading electricity and gas companies. Through our expertise in oil, gas and lignite production; electricity generation from gas, coal, nuclear and renewables; energy trading as well as electricity and gas distribution and sales; we are active at all stages of the energy value chain. Around 59,000 employees supply over 16 million electricity customers and nearly eight million gas customers with energy, both reliably and at fair prices. In fiscal 2014, we recorded €48,5 billion in revenue.
Europe is our core market: in terms of sales, we are No. 3 in electricity and No. 5 in gas. In Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, we are among the largest suppliers of both fuels. In the Czech Republic, we are No. 1 in the gas business. We also have leading positions in other markets in Central Eastern Europe.
Beside this operational business RWE is currently transforming to become the most innovative utility in the world,  offering products and services wit a huge customer value also “beyond energy”.
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CPA, Accountant, Finance, Insurance

Premium Corporate

DeutscheBank_logo_45x45 DB Labs Silicon Valley
2650 Birch Street, Suite 150, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 408-317-8280
Contact:  Colin Constable
101 2nd Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-433-1177, Fax: 415-433-1653, Cell: 415-401-5150
Contact: Mark Kelly
Rowbotham International is a firm of accountants and international tax consultants that provide accounting, tax and consulting services to individuals and businesses including closely held corporations, investment partnerships and funds, venture backed technology enterprises and large multinational companies, both public and private. The firm is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), and is qualified to practice before the SEC. Rowbotham International has offices in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley and is a member of the AICPA and Geneva Group International, a worldwide association of independent professional firms.
LogoRueterPartner_45 Rueter Partner
101 Montgomery Street, Suite 2050, San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-728-0828
Contact: Joerg H. Kemkes
Rueter Partner is specialized in helping companies getting started in Europe, primarily in Germany. All services are provided to set up and to grow a company. We do not engage in any US tax or accounting work, we simply help to gap the bridge and do see us as an extension of any US tax or accounting firm.
Armanino_logo_45 Armanio
12657 Alcosta Blvd., Suite 500, San Ramon, CA 94583
Phone: 669-800-6773
Contact: Gunther Hofmann, Director
Armanio LLP is the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm based in California. We are a nationwide leader in serving privately-held companies, as well as, non-profit organizations and public entities. We provide three main areas of service – assurance/audit, tax and consulting, including business valuations and Merger and Acquisition advisory. Our technology focus and global services are key aspects of our service lines. Our offices are located in California, the West and Mid-West regions of the U.S. and we have consultants on the ground at key locations across the Nation. We provide global services in more than 100 countries through our membership in Moore Stephens International Limited – one of the world’s major accounting and consulting organizations.

Corporate

Bank of the West
180 Montgomery Street, 9th floor, San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-399-8237
Contact: Julien Christiaens
Euler Hermes a company of Allianz
3011 Townsgate Road, suite 130, Westlake Village, CA 91361
Phone: 415-964-9513
jeff.butler@eulerhermes.com
Contact: Jeff Butler (San Francisco)
optegra GmbH & Co. KG
Certified Accountants Tax Consultants
Universitaetsstr. 71, 50931 Koeln
Phone: +49 221 80 05 08 0, Fax: +49 221 80 05 08 50
Contact: Joachim Buchau, Partner
Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors
Toedistrasse 17, Zurich 8022
Phone: +41442878190
Contact: Pascal Kueenzi
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Education

Corporate

German-American International School
475 Pope Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 650-324-8617, Fax: 650-324-9548
Contact: Roman Bruegger
German International School of Silicon Valley
310 Easy Street, Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: 650-254-0748
Contact: Martin Fugmann
Technische Universitaet München – San Francisco
c/o German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
101 Montgomery Street, Suite 2050, San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: + 1-415-248-7816
Contact: Dr. Dolores Volkert

Entrepreneurs

German American School of  Palo Alto (Saturday School)
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Food, Hospitality

Premium Corporate

GordonBiersch_logonew_175x45 Gordon Biersch Brewing Company
357 East Taylor Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-792-1511, Fax: 408-278-1406
Contact: Dan Gordon
Since 1997, Gordon Biersch Brewing Company has been brewing beer in San Jose for bottling and distribution in Northern California, Southern Nevada and Hawaii, according to Germany’s purity law Reinheitsgebot, and fully automated and run by Nerb Engineering software program WinBrew, to ensure a consistent high quality for its lagers.

Corporate

InterContinental Mark Hopkins
1 Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-392-3434
Contact: Maarten P. Drenth
InterContinental San Francisco
888 Howard St. San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-616-6500
Contact: Peter Koehler
The Park Central Hotel San Francisco
50 Third Street, San Francisco CA 94103
Contact: Simone Harms

Entrepreneurs

Esther’s Bakery
Hopper Creek Winery
Woodfour Brewing Co. LLC
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German Institutions

Premium Corporate

Lepzig_Logo_45px Invest Region Leipzig GmbH
Markt 9, 04109 Leipzig, Germany
Phone: +49-341-2682-7770
Contact: Helen Stoehr
The Leipzig region is currently the fastest growing, youngest and one of the most dynamic locations in Germany. As the second largest city in the east (after Berlin) it offers an excellent ecosystem for US-startups and companies that want to benefit from Europe’s largest economy. The business development agency Invest Region Leipzig (IRL) is your door opener to the region and beyond. It assists companies of any size and any industry in setting up, finding partners, doing market research or just doing business in the region.

More information: https://www.invest-region-leipzig.de/english/start.html

Did you know that Leipzig region is…

  • the second largest city in eastern Germany (after Berlin) with a population of one million?
  • one of the most dynamic cities in Germany with the highest rate of young people compared to the rest of Germany?
  • home of numerous startups from diverse fields such as Unister (trivago), check24, Spreadshirt, EmoSense, Futalis etc.?
  • home to US players from diverse fields such as Dow Chemicals, Dell, Amazon, Ebay and Stanley Black & Decker?

Business in Germany? Think future. Think Leipzig. INVEST REGION LEIPZIG.

Corporate

Bavarian U.S. Offices/ West Coast
388 Market Street, Suite 1050, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-362-1001, Fax: 415-362-1030
Contact: Antonia Zierer
NRW.INVEST (NORTH AMERICA) LLC
Economic Development Agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia
150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2940, Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-629-7500, Fax: 312-629-7501
Contact:  Karla Gutzke
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High Tech, Telecommunication

Premium Corporate

Deutsche-telekom-logo_neu_45px Deutsche Telekom
33 New Montgomery, 20th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
Contact: David Schmidt
Deutsche Telekom‘s Partnering team identifies attractive partner companies and innovative technologies across North America, represents Deutsche Telekom and facilitates all interactions with the top US based innovators. As such, it is one of the key teams realizing DT’s corporate strategy “Win With Partners”.
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Human Resources, Recruiting

Corporate

YES Partners
325 Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park , 94025-6805
Phone: 650-726-8733, Fax: 650-726-8705
Contact: E. J. Dieterle

Entrepreneurs

Javaji
Silicon Valley Corporate Relocation
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Internet, Web 2.0, Software

Premium Corporate

SAP
SAP Labs North America
3410 Hillview Ave. , Palo Alto , CA 94304
Phone: 650-858-3797, Fax: 650-320-3803
Contact: Christine Johnson
SAP Labs North America develops cutting-edge software products for the mySAP.com suite of e-business applications. Based in Palo Alto, California, SAP Labs North America is an integral part of the mySAP.com global development network, primarily focused on developing applications for use by SAP’s United States customers.

Corporate

Avira, Inc.
330 Primrose Road, Suite 610, Burlingame, CA 94010
Contact: Katia Bloom

AXON IVY Inc.
281 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-806-6898
Contact: Rolf Stephan

Keeeb Inc.
c/o Genesys Partners
126 5th Ave., New York, NY 10011
Contact: Konrad Gulla

Entrepreneurs

Open Domain, Inc.
Rene Diehl
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Law Firms

Premium Corporate

Feldberg_Pacific_45px FeldbergPacific Law Group
350 California Street, 22nd Floor, San Francisco, 94104
Phone:  415-398-5555
Contact: Achim W. Hoelzle
FeldbergPacific Law Group is a law firm and is dedicated exclusively to providing legal counseling for emerging growth companies and venture capital investors in the high tech, life science and media industry. Achim W. Hoelzle, owner of FeldbergPacific is a lawyer qualified to practice in California and Germany. He has over 20 years of experience, gained at large U.S. law firms, in representing clients in corporate and licensing matters, M&A transactions of public and private companies and U.S. – German commercial transactions.
Wilmer Hale WilmerHale
950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-858-6000, Fax: 650-858-6100
Contact: Heather Showerman
WilmerHale is a leading, full-service international law firm that works at the nexus of government, technology and business. With 1,000 lawyers located throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, our practice includes seasoned corporate transactional lawyers and business counselors; an intellectual property practice enriched by the expertise of attorneys and technology specialists who hold scientific or technical degrees; litigators with unmatched trial, appellate and Supreme Court experience; a preeminent securities law practice; and a regulatory practice that includes many lawyers who have held high-level government positions. We also have a robust practice in Germany, where more than 60 lawyers in our Frankfurt and Berlin offices offer a full range of corporate, intellectual property, litigation and antitrust legal services. In everything we do, our firm stands for a steadfast commitment to quality and excellence – a commitment reflected in the continued success of our clients across the globe. To position your startup for success visit WilmerHaleLaunch.com.

Corporate

Field Fisher Waterhouse Deutschland LLP
Am Sandtorkai 68, Hamburg 20457, Germany
Phone: +49-408788698119
Contact: Philipp Plog
Hengeler Mueller
Bockenheimer Landstr. 24, Frankfurt/Main 60323, Germany
Contact:
Georg A. Frowein: Phone: +49-69-17095-348
Joachim Rosengarten: Phone: + 49-69-17095-335
Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
1801 Page Mill Road, Suite 210, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 212-908-6238
Contact: Mark A. Hannemann
Osborne Clarke
2 Palo Alto Square, Suite 200, 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA 94306, USA
Phone: 1-650-462-4020
Contact: Steve Wilson
Innere Kanalstr. 15, 50823 Cologne, Germany
Phone: +49-221-5108-4000
Contact: Nicolas Gabrysch
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
560 Mission Street, Suite 3100, San Francisco CA 94105, USA
Phone: 415-544-1006
Contact: Eric Steinert
Squire Patton Bogg
44 Montgomery St., Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-989-5900, Fax: 415-989-0932
Contact: Siegmar Pohl
Taylor Wessing (US) Inc.
1550 El Camino Real, Suite 275, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 650-666-8400
Contact: Dr. Kai Westerwelle, Partner

Entrepreneurs

Brix and Partners LLC
California Business Law Office
E&M Mayock
Royse Law Firm, PC
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Life Science, Healthcare

Premium Corporate

Prosystem AG PROSYSTEM AG
Beim Strohhause 27, 20097 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: 0049-404-710-3619, Fax: 0049-404-710-3620
Contact: Oliver Christ
PROSYSTEM AG is an international Healthcare Consulting Company and provides quality and project management for medical device manufactures and the pharmaceutical industry.

Our services: regulatory affairs, risk management, audits, project management and software project management, quality management support, interim management, technical documentation, clinical evaluation/trial, software test and software development, usability and trainings.

Siemens_logo_175x45 Siemens Healthcare – Ultrasound
685 East Middlefield Road, Mountain View, CA 94043
Contact: Juliane Nandra
Siemens Healthcare (Ultrasound)
Siemens Ultrasound Business Unit headquarters is located in the heart of Silicon Valley in Mountain View, California.The Ultrasound Business Unit of Siemens Healthcare is a market leader in medical ultrasound imaging. Siemens Ultrasound is equipped to address the needs of clinicians in general imaging, cardiology, women’s health, and point-of-care from large hospitals to private clinics.Siemens Healthcare’s extensive portfolio covers all fields of the healthcare arena, from imaging systems for diagnosis and therapy, to laboratory diagnostics, service and maintenance offerings, as well as consulting services in the area of process optimization or hospital planning. As a global leader in medical imaging and laboratory diagnostics, we have a keen understanding of the entire patient care continuum—from prevention and early detection to diagnosis and treatment.For further information, please visit http://usa.healthcare.siemens.com.

Corporate

Interdisciplinary Dental Education Academy – IDEA
1291 East Hillsdale Boulevard, Suite 123, Foster City CA 94404
Phone: 650-578-9495
Contact: Heike Kraemer

Entrepreneurs

Metabolic Balance Inc.
PaxVax, Inc.
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Manufacturing

Premium Corporate

EMD Performance Materials Corp
1 International Plaza Dr, 300, Philadelphia PA 19113
Phone: 484-652-5601, Fax: 610-595-2984
Contact: Luiz Vieira
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Real Estate

Entrepreneurs

Susanne Bohl – Realtor for Silicon Valley & Bay Area
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Translation Services

Entrepreneurs

Peritus Language Services
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Venture Capital

Corporate

BASF Venture Capital GmbH
46820 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538, USA
Phone: 510-445-6142, Mobile: 650-38810495, Fax: 510-651-4398
Contact: Bjoern Heinz

Entrepreneurs

Blue Ribbon Partners GmbH
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