There are so many interesting stories out there and unfortunately we don’t have the time to cover all of them. With our new section “Worth reading” we provide you (once in a while) with some links to interesting articles of other publications:
Private shopping club SecretSales has raised £6.3 million in funding from a consortium of investors, including Doughty Hanson, Pentech Ventures and the OCP Innovation fund. Launched in the United Kingdom in 2007, SecretSales plans to use the funding to double down on its expansion in the country. Read more about this financing round on TechCrunch.
Rocket Internet’s next clone startup will be called Dropgifts and will be modeled on the Wrapp gift-giving service, Silicon Allee understands. Two Facebook pages (in German and English) have already been set up for the new service from Rocket, the Samwer brothers’ investment vehicle, a hint that it will launch sooner rather than later. Read more about this visit on SiliconAllee.
eYeka, a French startup which enables brands to accelerate innovation with the help of consumers through online co-creation, just announced that it secured a venture loan through Generis Capital Partners which enables to raise up to €2.5 million in debt. eYeka saw sales orders raise more than 80% in 2011, and hopes to continue that growth by using the loan to expand into new markets, such as Brazil, Mexico, and Korea. Learn more about this and visit the RudeBaguette.
It seems that Angry Birds is already available on Facebook. ArcticStartup stumbled upon the game a day early of their official release. A few weeks back Rovio announced on Facebook that they would hold the biggest Facebook event ever and invite everyone and your mom to participate. Find out mor about the recent launch on ArcticStartup.