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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
Real Estate
Translation Services

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

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
Brose
3933 Automation Avenue, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Contact: Wolfgang Sczygiol
HELLA Ventures
640 W. California Ave, Suite 210, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Phone: 408-442-7321
Contact: Jason Waterman
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
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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.
 Next Step Next Step
1017 El Camino Real, Suite 364, Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: 650-361-1902,
Contact: Jennifer Vessels
Next Step, based in Silicon Valley with Europe subsidiary, delivers revenue and valuation growth for global organizations needing to scale and transform. Since 1997, Next Step’s 40 professionals with hands-on experience in sales, marketing, leadership and innovation have delivered measurable results for Adobe, Cisco, Live Nation, Avinor, Comerica Bank, Google, Genetech, Goodwill Industries and hundreds of other organizations.

For more information, visit Next Step at www.nextstepgrowth.com or call 1-650-361-1902 or (47) 902 30 982.

  Vidlet Inc.
55 New Montgomery St, Suite 608, San Francisco, CA 94105,
Phone: 408-431-6026
Contact: Patricia Roller

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
Speakeasy Inc.
100 Pine Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 604-346-8703
Contact: Jan Jettel

Entrepreneurs

Business Coaching of Northern California
goCloudOffice
Hill88
Silke Nock Mindfulness Coach
TIBURON Consulting LLC
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B2C Services, Retail

Corporate

Blue Plum Inc
41 Arkansas St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: 415-519-0200
Contact: Scott Martin

Entrepreneurs

Amberbridge OÜ
Philipp Weitz Photography
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Clean Tech

Premium Corporate

innogy New Ventures LLC
68 Willow Road, Menlo Park CA 94025
Phone: 650-272-9980
Contact: Florian Kolb
About innogy SE
innogy SE is Germany’s leading energy company, with revenue of around €44 billion (2016), more than 40,000 employees and activities in 16 countries across Europe. With its three business segments Grid & Infrastructure, Retail and Renewables, innogy addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world. Its activities focus on its
23 million customers, and on offering them innovative and sustainable products and services which enable them to use energy more efficiently and improve their quality of life. The key markets are Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as several countries in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe, especially the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. In renewable power generation, the company is also active in other regions, e.g. Spain, Italy and the MENA region (Middle East, North Africa), with a total capacity of 3.7 gigawatts. As a leader of innovation in future-oriented fields like eMobility, we are represented in the international hot-spots of the technology industry such as Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, London and Berlin. We combine the extensive expertise of our energy technicians and engineers with digital technology partners, from start-ups to major corporates. With planned capital investments of around €6.5- €7.0 billion (2017-2019), we are building the power market of the future and driving forward the transformation of the energy market.
innogy was formed from the restructuring of the RWE Group and started operations on 1 April 2016. Its IPO in October 2016 made innogy SE Germany’s most valuable energy company.
Further information: www.innogy.com

Innovations
We are working on future-oriented technologies for the energy world of tomorrow. Our employees are researching and developing innovative products and services in many areas of the company. In the innogy Innovation Hub alone, more than 130 in-house and third-party experts are working on the business models of the future. We also cooperate internationally with start-up companies, and for this purpose we have our own innovation teams in place in the start-up scene in Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, London and Berlin. innogy invests in highly promising new companies around the world, and has initiated a €130 million investment programme for the purpose via innogy corporate ventures GmbH.
Further information: innovationhub.innogy.com

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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 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.

Corporate

Vistra 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

Entrepreneurs

Rieker & Co CPA, Inc.
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Education

Premium Corporate

Alto International School
475 Pope Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 650-324-8617
Contact: Katharina Glaser
Alto International School believes in the importance of a globally minded, progressive education. Founded in 1988 as the first German school on the U.S. West Coast, Alto is an accredited International Baccalaureate World School in the Heart of Silicon Valley. Every day we create a stimulating learning environment for our students who come from all over the world.

Alto International School’s German program for native speakers as well as those who would like to learn German enables students to become proficient in German and English, opening the door to a world of possibilities. For younger students, we offer a German immersion preschool and elementary program, educating engaged, independent, and balanced learners. Our internationally focused middle and high school programs offer students a unique multilingual, preparatory education providing them with the necessary skills for university and life beyond.

Visit AltoSchool.org to learn more.

Corporate

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
The German American School Association of Northern California (GASANC)
PO Box 10394, San Jose, CA 95157
Phone: 925-226-0680
Contact: Pamela Scholz
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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

The Westin/Aloft San Francisco Airport
1 Old Bayshore Highway, Millbrae, CA 94030
Phone: 650-872-810
Contact: Simone Harms

Entrepreneurs

Esther’s Bakery
Ludwig’s German Table
Schug Winery
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German Institutions

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
FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH
Unterschweinstiege 8, 60549 Frankfurt, Germany
Phone: +49-69-686038-0, Fax: +49-69-686038-11
Contact: Eric Menges
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
Landesentwicklungsgesellschaft Thüringen mbH (LEG Thüringen)
Mainzerhofstraße 12, 99084 Erfurt, Germany
Phone: +49-361 5603-445
Contact: Damir Agic
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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”.

Entrepreneurs

Connectivity Solutions Plus
goCloudOffice
UNIT.City
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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

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: Alexis Luna
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

Entrepreneurs

goCloudOffice
Open Domain, Inc.
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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.
  Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Anna-Schneider-Steig 22, 50678 Cologne, Germany
Contact: Markus  Sengpiel
We are an independent German partnership of lawyers http://www.luther-lawfirm.com/home.htmland tax advisors with 10 offices in Germany, offering full-service legal and tax advice to domestic as well as international clients. We also have six international offices in the relevant European and Asian markets which offer cross-border advice and project management. We have expertise in all the areas that are important for small to medium-size businesses, major corporations and the public sector. Our size allows our lawyers and tax advisors to focus on specific areas and industries. Our legal and tax Practice Areas are divided into Service Lines. Therefore, our clients can also rely on our teams to deal with interdisciplinary matters. Our advice extends beyond borders.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-268-6625
Contact: Rufus Pichler
With more than 1,000 lawyers in 16 offices, Morrison & Foerster is a preeminent global law firm dedicated to delivering business-oriented results to clients across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Dynamic technology and life sciences companies, large financial institutions, leading consumer products companies, and other market leaders come to MoFo for knowledge, innovation, and business aptitude. MoFo handles some of the world’s largest cross-border transactions and resolves major disputes across multiple jurisdictions. The Financial Times has named the firm to its lists of most innovative law firms in North America and Asia every year that it has published its Innovative Lawyers Reports in those regions. In the past few years, Chambers USA has honored MoFo’s Bankruptcy, IP, and Privacy teams with Firm of the Year awards, the Corporate/M&A team with a client service award, and the firm as a whole as Global USA Firm of the Year. Our lawyers are committed to achieving innovative and business-minded results for our clients, while preserving the differences that make us stronger. Our Berlin office has roughly 40 attorneys experienced in cross-border transactions and a leading TMT practice.
  Osborne Clarke
2 Palo Alto Square, Suite 200, Palo Alto CA 94306
Phone: 1-650-714-6386
Contact: Emily Jones
Over the last 16 years, Osborne Clarke has been a trusted advisor in the US for international expansion, especially in Germany. Osborne Clarke is a global law firm with over 1200 lawyers across 21 offices worldwide that advises some of the best known and most admired organizations on their international legal needs. The firm’s success is the result of delivering excellent business-focused legal advice in an energetic, straightforward and efficient way. We have a deep expertise in advising companies on: Advertising; Software; Artificial Intelligence; Automotive and Telematics; Cybersecurity and Data Privacy; Data Analytics; Digital Media & Entertainment; E-commerce; Payments & FinTech.
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
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
Tune Kasselik Klumpp, A Prof. Law Corp.
601 Montgomery Street, Suite 1900
San Francisco CA 94111
Phone: 415-362-3050
Contact: Julia Klumpp

Entrepreneurs

Alcorn Immigration Law
Brix and Partners LLC
Christine Linnenbach
E&M Mayock
Royse Law Firm, PC
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Life Science, Healthcare

Premium Corporate

  Bayer LLC
556 Edquiba Rd, Mountain View, CA 94035
Phone: 408-505-7309
Contact: Dirk Schapeler
The Bayer LifeScience iHUB is an innovation hub that focuses on using digital technologies to support Bayer’s pharma, consumer care and cropscience business.
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.

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.
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Real Estate

Entrepreneurs

Dillon Real Estate Group
Susanne Bohl – Realtor for Silicon Valley & Bay Area
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Translation Services

Entrepreneurs

Peritus Language Services
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