Startups and SMEs share €90m of EU funds to disrupt the European markets

Yesterday, the European Commission announced that it is committing €90 million to Open and Disruptive Innovation over the next 12 months. Some of the 30 tech SMEs and start-ups to receive EU funding are a new tool to help doctors communicate with non-responsive patients; a cloud-based irrigation controller to improve water efficiency on farms by up to 30%; an “electronic nose” to better determine how fresh your food is. Continue reading

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Biggest beacons implementation ever comes to Warsaw implemented by Ifinity

ifinity-logoIt is announced that Warsaw, capital of Poland (EU), will run a beacons project worth over $1.25 million (€1 million) submitted by Ifinity. Beacons venture has been chosen amongst 155 European cities participating in Bloomberg Mayors Challenge. Continue reading

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E.ON expands venture capital activities and invests in Thermondo

Eon-Thermondo-investmentE.ON, Germany’s largest enery company, today announced that it futher expands its venture capital activities. As a first step of this new strategy, E.ON has invested in Thermondo (20% equity for a seven-digit investment). The Berlin-based startup was founded in 2012 and helps residential customers to get an efficient and environmentally Continue reading

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STYLIGHT opens its first two international offices in fashion capitals, London and New York

Today, Munich-based e-commerce company STYLIGHT, is pushing their global efforts to a greater extent – it is adding its first two international offices to its family: London and New York. Continue reading

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Job of the week – Business Development Analyst at Finery

Become part of the success stories of some of Europe’s hottest startups out there. Each week, we’re introducing you to great career oportunities in the startup space. For a complete overview, make sure to check out our job board. And here is the startup job of the week:

Finery-logoFinery London is a new online women fashion label startup based in London. It’s an ambitious global project backed by Rocket Internet, the world’s largest incubator for Internet startups. The creative studio of Finery pulls together some of the most experienced and talented individuals of British fashion, a blend of seasoned high-street professionals and new designers. They all came together Continue reading

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TransferWise overhauls itself in the quest for the mainstream customer

After hitting its £1bn milestone and raising $25m from Sir Richard Branson and others this year, TransferWise is now moving beyond the ‘early adopter phase’ to challenge the banks for the mainstream customer. Continue reading

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French video advertising startup DynAdmic raises $3M

DynAdmic-LogoDynAdmic, a France-based video advertising startup, announced today that it has raised $3 million Series A funding from XAnge Private Equity. The fresh capital will be used to roll out in North and South America and to become market leader in Europe.

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Startup Institute raises $3 million in financing, strikes partnership with Hailo

Startup Institute, an immersive career accelerator geared toward cultivating startup-savvy talent, announced a partnership with Silicon Valley Bank and an investment by SVB Financial Group of $3 million in the company to support worldwide expansion of offices and programs. Continue reading

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Rumor was true – Microsoft bought Minecraft for $2.5 billion

The rumor was indeed true – Microsoft bought Minecraft yesterday for $2.5 billion and its founder Markus Persson will not be joining Microsoft.

As it was written and speculated nearly a week ago, Microsoft is buying Mojang, the video games studio behind Minecraft. Microsoft made it official yesterday that it was paying $2.5 billion to acquire Mojang, and the deal is Continue reading

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Olaf Jacobi, Partner at Target Partners, will be speaking at this year’s EU-Startups Conference

Olaf-Jacobi-Target-PartnersWe’re proud to announce that the fourth speaker of this year’s EU-Startups Conference will be Olaf Jacobi, Partner at the Venture Capital firm Target Partners.

Before joining Target Partners in 2007, Olaf Jacobi served in various management positions in the IT sector and invested as a business angel in young IT and Internet companies. The portfolio companies of Target Partners include successful startups like adjust, tado°, Gamegenetics, FalconSocial and many more.

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