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:
Teleportd (Nitrogram) announced today that they have raised $1 million from Connect Ventures, Betaworks, and business angels. Their new service Nitrogram launched in October and provides brands with visibility into social photos, namely how people are interacting with a brand on Instagram. Find out more and visit Rudebaguette.com.
TicketForEvent, a London-based B2B online ticketing site with most of its operations in Russia, Ukraine and Turkey, has raised $3 million, which it will use to expand its business in the region, to extend to entertainment and sports events, to grow its mobile business and to prepare for a wider European push. The Series A comes round from Abele Ventures. Read the full article on TechCrunch.
La Ruche Qui Dit Qui, a Paris-based fair trade e-commerce platform where users group themselves to buy directly from their local farmers, secured €1,5 million in a financing round led by XangeCapital. Right now, the e-commerce platform for food is only available in French. But the young company plans an European launch next year under the name “The Ruche”. Check out the post on FrenchWeb.fr.
Vertical Media, the online publishing house behind VentureVillage and Gründerszene, has received a €600,000 funding round from lead investor PDV Inter-Media Venture GmbH and a host of other big-name business angels. This funding round will hopefully enable Vertical Media to fulfil its vision to become “the leading digital publisher in Europe”. Read more here.