There are so many interesting stories out there and unfortunately we don’t have the time to cover all of them. With our section “Worth reading” we provide you (once in a while) with some links to interesting articles of other publications:
Just-Eat, the Denmark originated company opertaing online takeaway sites has announced a €48 million C-round investment led by Vitruvian Partners. Former Just-Eat investors Index Partners, Greylock Partners and Redpoint Ventures also took part in the round. ArcticStartup interviewed Just-Eat CEO Klaus Nyengaard about the funding.
Berlin-based startup orderbird has closed its second round of funding worth more than €2.7 million. Investment firm ALSTIN took part in the round for the restaurant payment service, which will eventually allow users to order food and drink directly from their smartphones. To find out more about orderbird and its recent funding visit Silicon Allee.
Swedish social gifting app Wrapp announced today that they are launching in the U.S. with some big retail partners including The Gap, H+M and Sephora. The startup, which allows Facebook users to give free and paid gift cards to their Facebook friends, launched in Sweden in November 2011, and has acquired over 180,000 users since then. Read more on BetaKit.
Last week, the Aulery award ceremony for Central and Eeastern European tech startups took place in Poland – Sopot (near Gdansk). Read more about the event and the just announced Award winners (Can’t Stop Games, Brand24, UXPin) on GoalEurope.com.