Startup jobs of the week: Fuuduru and Optimizely

Week after week, we’re introducing you to great career oportunities in the startup space. Well, not every week, since we paused during Easter holidays. But now we’re back with some awesome job opportunities for you. Grab your chance to become part of the success story of Europe’s hottest startups! For a complete overview of the best startup jobs, make sure to check out our job board. And here are the jobs of the week:

fuuduru-logoFuuduru, which is based in Amsterdam, helps connect people through food. Recommend chefs, restaurants and food lovers around the world. Share pictures and videos of your food with your followers. Get discovered! If you have front-end development experience Continue reading

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Rocket Internet Acquires Wayra Germany startup Volo

Rocket_Internet-logoWayra, Telefónica’s start-up accelerator, today announced its first large-scale successful exit strategy for a start-up from its Academy in Munich. Thanks to the professional support and preparation provided by Wayra, Volo’s Munich-based delivery service has managed to impress Rocket Internet. Continue reading

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Peter Thiel invests in Berlin-based Number26, the bank account of the future

Number26-logoFintech startups are hot and it is good to see that some great  innovative projects disrupting the finance industry get funded. The Berlin based fintech startup NUMBER26, that offers “the bank account of the future” just completed series A with 10 mln EUR funding.

The US investor Peter Thiel’s VC fund Valar Ventures leads the round.  The Swiss entrepreneur Daniel S. Aegerter is also joining this round. He led his startup TRADEX to one of the largest software exits of all time ($ 5.6 bn). The existing Continue reading

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BlaBlaCar acquires carpooling.com and Autohop

BlaBlaCar-logoBlaBlaCar, the world’s largest long-distance ridesharing community, yesterday announced the acquisition of carpooling.com, the second-largest service, as well as Hungary-based Autohop. It will integrate the businesses into its existing service to create a unified ridesharing Continue reading

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London-based brain training app Peak closes $7M Series A Round

Peak-logoPeak, the fast-growing mobile-first brain training company, today announced the closing of a $7 million Series A funding round led by early investors of Spotify Creandum, alongside existing investors DN Capital, London Venture Partners (LVP) and Qualcomm Ventures.

As Apple’s App of the Year 2014, Peak appears to emerge as the dominant player in the brain training app sector. Since launch last year, Peak has raised over $10 million.

Peak is uniquely designed to provide each user with a profound level of insight into their current state of cognitive function through a Continue reading

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A-Maze, the escape game

A true story about A-Maze, the Hague based escape game startup which has managed to gain advantage on a nice market. An interview by my colleague, Gábor Schneider.


Escape games or escape rooms might be familiar to almost everyone nowadays. This is a kind of game in which you and your friends – or whoever you join to – are locked into a room together and have to solve different mind-breaking cases to get out in a limited time. Usually these escape rooms look like a movie set based on Continue reading
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Thermondo secures € 6 million from Holtzbrinck Ventures and Rocket Internet

Thermondo-logoThermondo, one of the pioneers of the digital revolution in the heat solution and installation market, raises fresh capital (€6 million) from Holtzbrinck Ventures and Rocket Internet as well as from the existing investors E.ON, IBB and Grey Corp.

The Berlin-based startup digitizes the process of the HVAC exchange – from lead generation, sales, installation to after-sales. Continue reading

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Interview with Dörte Höppner, Chief Executive of the European Venture Capital Association

Risk capital funds have been closing more deals in Europe recently. Investment activity in VC-backed European tech companies reached a four-year high in both deals and dollars in 2014. Also, U.S. venture-capital investment in Europe is increasing steadily, a recent report by Germany’s Earlybird Venture Capital has found. I was curious to know if this is a trend. I questioned Dörte Höppner, the boss of European Venture Capital Association (EVCA). The EVCA covers full range of private equity activity, from early-stage venture capital to the largest private equity firms, investors such as pension Continue reading

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Munich-based Talentry secures investment by Allgeier Group to support future growth

talentry-logoTalentry, a Munich-based startup with the goal to make your life as a recruiter as easy as possible, has successfully completed another financing round. With Allgeier Group, Talentry won an important strategic investor for their future development. ProSiebenSat.1’s Accelerator program, which was the first to invest in Talentry, and has supported the startups early development, sold its stake to Allgeier Group as part of this move. However, ProSiebenSat.1 will remain loyal Continue reading

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Campaigning Summit goes Berlin

Campaigning-Summit-BerlinEurope’s leading conference for campaigning, the Campaigning Summit, reaches Germany for the first time. The Campaigning Summit Berlin takes place on May 22nd and is dedicated to “The Art of Mobilization and Engagement. Trends, Tools, Cases”. The core questions, which will be discussed during the event, are how people can be mobilized and activated, what makes campaigns successful and which trends in the field of campaigning will be important for the next months Continue reading

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