Company:Scanbot SDK

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Scanbot SDK
IndustryComputer software
GenreSoftware development
Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia
Key people
Christoph Wagner (CEO), Eduard Frank (CTO), Max Stratmann (CRO)
ProductsScanbot Barcode Scanner SDK, Scanbot Document Scanner SDK, Scanbot Data Capture SDK
Servicesimage scanning, document capture, document imaging, barcode, OCR, computer vision, machine learning

Scanbot SDK (legal name doo GmbH) is a software development company founded in 2011 in Bonn, Germany. Its main product, a software development kit of the same name, allows for integration of scanning and data extraction functionalities into existing mobile applications.[1][2]

The Scanbot SDK comprises three modules: A barcode scanner, a document scanner, and a data extraction tool, all of which utilize machine learning algorithms. Each of these modules can be integrated into mobile or web apps individually or in combination.[3]


In the early years of the company, its focus lay on developing the document management software “doo”.[2]

In 2014, after pivoting from document management to image scanning, it released the document scanner app Scanbot for iOS and Android devices.[4]

In 2020, the app was sold to focus on the B2B solution Scanbot SDK.[5][6][7]


The company appeared on Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Award list of fastest-growing technology companies in Germany for twice consecutive years: In 2020 on rank 34, and in 2021 on rank 26.[8][9]

In 2021, the company ranked 719th on the Financial Times’ list of Europe's fastest-growing companies.[10]

In 2021 and 2022, Scanbot appeared on FinTech Global's annual AIFinTech 100 list of must-know companies.[11][12]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Vita". 
  3. "Investment Portfolio". 
  4. Beasley, Mike (3 April 2014). "Doo moves beyond document syncing, releases Scanbot for iPhone". 
  5. "PlanRadar bekommt 30 Millionen - MapleMedia kauft Scanbot". 4 March 2020. 
  6. "Beliebte Scanner-App Scanbot wurde an Maple Media verkauft". 
  7. "Scanbot wurde verkauft". 
  8. "The fastest-growing technology companies in Germany". 
  9. "The fastest-growing technology companies in Germany". 
  10. "FT 1000: the fifth annual list of Europe's fastest-growing companies". Financial Times. 2 March 2021. 
  11. "First annual Global AIFinTech100 list highlights the must know names in AI". 7 September 2021. 
  12. "FinTech Global reveals second annual AIFinTech100 list of must know companies". 12 July 2022.