Signal Raises $1.8m To Launch Next Generation Market Intelligence Platform

London-based market intelligence and information discovery platform Signal today announced a seed funding round of $1.8m from top tier investors. The funding, led by Frontline Ventures, will be used to grow Signal’s team of data scientists, and further develop the platform ahead of a global launch. Continue reading

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Car classifieds: Global success made in Berlin – an interview with Stefan Haubold (Carmudi)

Stefan Haubold_CarmudiCarmudi began the year with the launch of its iOS app, secured a $25 million round of funding, set a record of over 400,000 downloads and expanded into 20 countries. Pretty awesome start of the year, isn’t it?

Carmudi, which was founded in 2014, is a vehicle marketplace that offers buyers, sellers and car dealers the ideal platform to find cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles online.

Learn more about the young business that made it from Berlin to Asia and even further. We just did an interview with Stefan Haubold, the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Carmudi. Continue reading

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Online auction house Auctionata secures €42M and focus on sustainable growth

Auctionata-logo-2015The online auction house Auctionata completed its series C financing round with a total new investment of €42 million. The round is led by stock-listed MCI Management from Warsaw. Auctionata also welcomes Hearst Ventures from New York, leading growth investor Kreos Capital from London and Yuan Capital from Hong Kong as new investors. All existing investors participated in the round.

Auctionata brings the world of unique works of art, antiques and luxury collectibles to the internet via its frequent Continue reading

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Berlin-based ADEX secures € 2.8M to reinvent data management

ADEX-LogoADEX, a leading provider of data management solutions, has announced the closing of a series A financing round in the amount of € 2.8 million with Capnamic Ventures and Iris Capital. The Berlin-based startup plans to use the fresh capital to extend its Cross Device DMP (Data Management Platform) and expand it on an international scale. The first target markets are the UK, Continue reading

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Interview with Marie-Helene Ametsreiter (Speedinvest)

Marie-Helene Ametsreiter-SpeedinvestWe just had the chance to interview Marie-Helene Ametsreiter, Partner at the Vienna-based venture capital firm Speedinvest. Marie-Helene is not only a successful business women and mother of two little kids – most recently she also became a TV personality beeing part of an Austrian TV show for startups. “2 Minuten 2 Millionen“, the Austrian version of Shark Tank, is really worth watching – if you speak German. Marie-Helene is part of the eminent jury.

In our interview, we spoke about her career, the TV show, the investment focus of Speedinvest, mompreneurs, female entrepreneurs and some other exciting topics. Enjoy the interview:

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Techstars backed Barclays Accelerator enroll second cohort

Barclays-logoTen companies will begin the intensive thirteen-week Barclays Accelerator programme in London this week. Aimed at fintech companies, the programme will consist of mentoring, networking and development.

​The Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, received applications from over 60 countries worldwide. The chosen ideas range from new cutting Continue reading

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Teams from Hungary, Estonia and Austria win the CEE Women Startup Competition in Budapest

Women-Startup-CompetitionIn the beginning of this week, the beautiful city of Budapest hosted another CEE Women Startup Competition and I was there…

Amazing teams, good presentations by ambitious and intelligent young female entrepreneurs, cool venue –  Prezi House of Ideas – full of enthusiasm Continue reading

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London based Improbable secures an investment from Andreessen Horowitz

Today, Improbable announced their partnership with and investment from Andreessen Horowitz. The brilliant, VR-loving and Soylent-consuming Chris Dixon will be joining Improbable Continue reading

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Copenhagen based Falcon Social just secured a B round investment

Falcon Social, the Copenhagen based startup has just secured an investment of 15 million EUR to help it’s growth in the German and US markets, from Prime Ventures, Target Partners and NorthCap Partners. Both Target Partners and NorthCap Partners has previously invested into Falcon Social before, bringing the company’s total financing to date to $25.33 million. Continue reading

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Berlin-based streetfootballworld is looking for roommates! (Sponsored)

streetfootballworld-Logostreetfootballworld offers all inclusive coworking spaces in the central and trendy district of Berlin Tiergarten-Moabit. Their office boasts an unbeatable location: Metro and several bus routes are within walking distance in minutes. The TXL bus takes you in 13 minutes to Tegel airport. The main railway station is just 8 minutes bus ride away Continue reading

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