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Startup Intelligence Center is a global network and entry point for startups willing to cooperate with Daimler Financial Services.


It is designed to foster the co-creation between startups and ourselves, with the aim of radically innovating and fully digitising our business and changing the future together.



Do you have an idea or product that would improve customer experience by using our financial, leasing, insurance or mobility services?



We are open for new and well-established fintech and non-fintech startups with innovative ideas and solutions that address the needs of our customers or support the business model innovation of Daimler Financial Services.

    • Mobility Services

      As a mobility service provider, we aim to fulfil our customers' mobility needs with innovative and individualised solutions that are fully aligned and integrated into our financial and insurance services – with this service package, we want to offer the best-possible customer experience.

      Mobility Services

    • Artificial & Emotional Intelligence

      Machine learning and automation based on artificial intelligence are important for a digital as well as personal customer experience and efficiency of all back-end processes at Daimler Financial Services. Furthermore with emotional intelligence, we want to ensure that our digital touchpoints stay human and that we treat our customers as individuals.

      Artificial & Emotional Intelligence

    • Big Data & Analytics

      'Data is the new oil' proposes that, in the future, data will be the most valuable asset of a financial and mobility services company. Therefore we look for new data lake, analytics and prediction solutions which help us to know our customers in 360° view and make product suggestions before they know what they want.

      Big Data & Analytics

    • Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

      Blockchain technology is versatile: it can cover currency use cases and tracks financial vehicle information, which includes new customer services in the fields of finance, mobility, energy, insurance, etc.

      Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

    • Lending & Crowdfunding

      Peer-to-peer lending or crowdfunding are new financial models which benefit from digital solutions. We are interested in these new microcredits to extend our customer offers through innovative services.

      Lending & Crowdfunding

    • Augmented & Virtual Reality

      Customers are using more and more digital and mobile products for making a purchase decision. Virtual reality and augmented reality enrich customer experience like never before. We are looking for new solutions that enable us to implement financial/mobility use cases within them.

      Augmented & Virtual Reality

    • Banking Technologies

      We track new topics, trends and products to make the most out of digital and mobile solutions for banking technology and aim to integrate them into our financial services ecosystem.

      Banking Technologies

    • Cyber Security Fraud Detection

      For years, our Daimler brand has stood for trust and security. We aim to provide these values to our customers alongside our financial services. Data security is therefore important when offering digital financial solutions or providing safe access via authentication through face, voice or fingerprint recognition as well as through behaviour analysis etc.

      Cyber Security Fraud Detection

    • Regtechs

      New technology solutions simplify and streamline compliance and risk management, for example. They also reduce the cost of doing business in a highly regulated environment (such as governance, compliance, risk, data management).


    • Financial Management Aggregator Platforms

      We are looking for new solutions in the field of financial management platforms and advisories as well as aggregator platforms that help the customers to compare and find the best financial and leasing offers for our them.

      Financial Management Aggregator Platforms

    • Mobile Payment

      We want to offer our customers one e-Wallet to pay for all mobility services: with innovative payment platforms and marketing solutions for mobile and in-store payments as well as integrated value-added services.

      Mobile Payment

    • Insurtech

      Insurance companies are offering their customers more and more mobile-based products. By using digital solutions as well as mobility data, we aim to provide a rich customer experience and flexible contracts as well.



    LET'S BE

    Connecting fine founders and big players because it takes two to tango – profit from a strong and sustainable partnership with us:

    • 40 markets to scale your product
    • Access to our expert network
    • Background of a big industrial player
    • Mentoring as well as business expertise
    • Contact with our customer base
    • Paid proof of concepts and investments



    Our network is the centre of the Startup Intelligence Center. Therefore, we are continuously expanding our ecosystem and enriching it with additional partnerships. We have strong relationships with:



    We found, co-create, acquire and invest in both fintech and non-fintech startups to create delightful digital experiences. Discover some of our success stories below.


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    Got an idea? Drop us an email!

    Your personal data and ideas will only be stored for the purpose of this inquiry and will be processed by e-mail to be able to answer your contact request. No further use is made. The protection of your personal data and ideas is very important to us. For this reason we will delete this unsolicited after one month.

    Deine persönlichen Daten und Ideen werden nur zur Beantwortung deiner Kontaktanfrage gespeichert und per E-Mail verarbeitet. Darüber hinaus erfolgt keine weitere Nutzung. Der Schutz deiner persönlichen Daten und Ideen ist uns sehr wichtig. Aus diesem Grund löschen wir diese unaufgefordert nach einem Monat.