Female health startup Clue – based in Berlin – raises 500K

Clue-App-LogoClue, a startup which enables women to track their menstrual cycles via an app, today announced the closing of a new seed round, bringing the company’s total funding to €1 million.

The Clue app, which launched in July 2013, has already recorded over 20 million data points. The app helps women accurately track their fertility cycle. The Clue team is currently researching & developing technology that aspires to be an alternative to the birth control pill.

Clue has active users in over 180 countries and is currently available in English, German and Continue reading

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Poll: What ebook/research would you like to read most?

EU-Startups-ebookA few months ago, we launched our new Research section here at EU-Startups.com and released a research on startup accelerators in Europe.

After lots of positive feedback, we’re now about to start writing the next research/ebook for our audience of Web entrepreneurs and investors in Europe.

Since we’re researching and writing for you, we thought it’s only Continue reading

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Social media marketing startup Brandnew secures $1.9M

Brandnew-logoBrandnew, a Berlin-based startup that connects brands with Instagram and Pinterest influencers to deliver native ads, just received $1.9 million in seed funding from the city of Berlin ($1.1M in form of a grant) and a group of investors including PubliGroupe, Berlin Ventures and Lukas Kircher. The fresh capital will be usded to further develop the startup’s technology, implement new marketing strategies and help forge new brand partnerships.

Founded in 2013, Brandnew already serves clients including Coca-Cola, Adidas, Ford, Uber and L’Oreal. Though based in Berlin, Brandnew’s global Continue reading

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Tastebuds To Acquire Dating Startup moosify

Tastebuds Media Ltd announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire moosify. The transaction will create the largest music-based dating service worldwide. After acquisition, moosify will continue to operate under the leadership of moosify’s CEO in the transition period and will provide advisory services.

Tastebuds and moosify – founded in 2010 and 2012 respectively – match like-minded people through music. Collectively the services are responsible for establishing thousands of new friendships, relationships and marriages Continue reading

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Ifinity introduces AirBeacon – battery-less ibeacon

ifinity-logoIfinity, a Polish company offering tailor-made ibeacons microlocation services, is the first to introduce AirBeacons which do not require battery power supply. As it is stated on their blog, the solution eliminates the most serious technology barrier: the necessity of replacing the battery or beacons periodically.

As you may know, beacons are small, coin-sized devices that are placed in offices, shopping centres, at stadiums and train stations, they can communicate Continue reading

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Delticom acquires specialist price comparison site Toroleo

Delticom-toroleo-acquisitionThe majority of online shoppers are shopping online because they are seeking to save money – and most of them compare prices before making a purchase. This was probably one of the reasons why, Delticom, Europe’s leading Internet tyre retailer, has just acquired the price comparison websites toroleo.de and toroleo.at.

Toroleo, which was founded by the Berlin-based company builder Project A (in 2012), offers a specialist price comparison service for tyres and wheel rims. The website is aimed at all car owners from the enthusiast to the general driver. Toroleo’s Continue reading

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Jobs of the week: 6 exciting opportunities to join HitFox

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

HitFox-logoHitFox is a fast growing and profitable company builder committed to grow scalable technology companies in the fields of Big Data, Advertising & Game Distribution. New ventures receive initial funding of up to € 2 Million and profit from strong synergies within the group and strong relations for further growth funding. HitFox puts a strong focus on professional and personal growth opportunities and continuously attracts the best tech, data Continue reading

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3D-Jewelry-Printing startup Stilnest secures funding and relocates to Berlin

Stilnest-logoStilnest, a 3D Printing and Curated Web Platform for designer jewelry, secured a seed investment of roughly $ 1 million. Stilnest, which was founded in 2013, offers jewelry designers worldwide market access and regular customers a place for exclusive designer pieces. Among the investors are the investment arm of the Berlin-based IBB and the Klingel Group.

With this investment, Stilnest aims to accelerate its growth and tap into the recent trend of increasing trend cycles in the jewelry market that has transformed the fashion industry. The secured seed financing will also be used to raise brand and Continue reading

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Lodgify’s Website Builder for Holiday Rentals Available in 4 Languages

Lodgify-logoLodgify, that has successfully launched in the U.S., is now offering its Website Builder to European holiday rental owners. Lodgify is an innovative software-as-a-service solution travel technology startup based in Barcelona that enables holiday rental owners to easily create a website with a “Book now” button and manage their reservations. Lodgify’s vision is to increase bookings generated directly via the owner’s website, and help owners to become less dependent on commission-based listing sites and online travel agencies.

Marco De Gregorio, co-founder of Lodgify says: “Many European holiday rental businesses do not have their own functional website yet, even though we have learned from comparable sectors, such as the hotel industry, that this Continue reading

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Berlin-based travel startup trip.me announces Series A funding

tripme-logoBerlin-based startup offering personalised itineraries worldwide, trip.me, announced yesterday that they have received Series A funding from Recruit Holdings’ RGIP Fund. The funding follows impressive growth in bookings since the company’s birth in 2013.

trip.me currently offers connections to trip planners in over 40 countries through more than 130 local travel agents on the platform and it seeks to disrupt the current travel market by connecting travelers directly to the local travel agencies Continue reading

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