Worth reading: StartupHighway, Showpad, GFC, Rocket Internet, A Space for Art

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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:

Startup-Highway-logo3 good news about the acceleration program StartupHighway: 1) The registration deadline for the third edition of the program has been extended till the 15th of April. 2) From now on investors are giving more and taking less (up to € 14,000 for 7,5% instead of 10% equity). 3) A partnership with Vilnius based Practica Capital gives startups the chance to receive additional € 30,000 convertible note. Learn more at StartupLithuania.lt.

showpad-logoBelgian startup Showpad, which makes iPad software for sales teams, has raised a $2 million Series A funding round from the European VC firm Hummingbird Ventures. Showpad’s cloud platform hosts sales related content, uploaded by sales staff and administrators, which can then be accessed via the corresponding iPad software. Visit TechCrunch to read the full story.

Rocket_Internet-logoFollowing news last week of Oliver Samwer, Marc Samwer and Fabian Siegel’s new €150m VC fund, VentureVillage took a closer look at the opportunities, challenges and relationships between investors. The article indicates that the close-yet-separate relationship between Rocket Internet and Global Founders Capital may be a tough balance to nail. Read more here.

a space for art logoThe Berlin-based incubator Team Europe recently started a new project called A Space for Art, which aims to “connect Art and Venues”. On the startups Facebook page it says: “At A Space For Art, we believe that art should be accessible and appreciated on a daily basis. We see empty walls in great restaurants, hotels, yacht clubs and coffee shops that could be filled with the artwork of talented artists. The concept is simple: We want to use everyday venues as exhibition space for stunning artwork by local, young or established artists.”