Quicket acquires BookitNow! to strengthen its travel app offering

Quicket-bookitnow-logosQuicket, the all-in-one travel booking app developer, has acquired the technology assets from the Berlin-based hotel booking engine BookitNow!

This acquisition (financial details were not disclosed) will enable Quicket’s Continue reading

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Refoodgee app pairs Berlin locals with refugees

refoodgee-logoFive German tech entrepreneurs have created an app that will connect Berlin locals with refugees to share a meal. The app, which links people based on shared languages and food preferences, aims to use meals as a way to foster connections within the community. Members of Berlin-based startup Memorado created the app, called “Refoodgee“, during the Continue reading

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Overview of the best coworking spaces in London

Coworking-LondonA coworking space is often the next step for solopreneurs or small startups that grew out of their home offices. Flexible as well as affordable terms make it possible to rent an office desk for one day, one months or more. As one of Europe’s biggest startup hubs, London offers a large variety of flexible office spaces (130+). To ease your decision and to provide you with a short overview, we’ve compiled a list with 14 of the coolest coworking spaces in Continue reading

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Moving operator Movago closes Series A financing round of €7 million

Movango-logoMovago closes Series A financing round of € 7 million to continue to accelerate growth and become Europe’s leading moving operator. The funding round was led by DN Capital. Former investors Holtzbrinck Ventures and Piton Capital joined the round as well as some business angels.

This new capital is going to be used to continue investments in its technology and further support the mover business processes and hence contribute Continue reading

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Bbooster launches its second fund with the goal to invest in 40 startups

BBooster-logoBbooster, the Valencia-based dean accelerator, creates its second investment fund with the support of Fond-ICO, and will manage €8.8 million, with the aim to invest in young companies related to the technology sector.

The fund will receive 49% of the total amount by Fond-ICO, and investment support will target 40 startups, from different parts of Spain, Continue reading

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Startup jobs of the week: Camaloon, Rankkin, Book a Tiger

Week after 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 one 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:

Camaloon-logoCamaloon is an ecommerce platform that allows customization of a wide range of products (buttons, stickers, magnets, etc), using both your own designs and designs from artists from around the world. Continue reading

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London-based fintech startup SalaryFinance raises $6.1 million

SalaryFinance-logoSalaryFinance, the financial employee benefit service, has raised $6.1 million from FinTech venture builder Brightbridge Ventures to support its customer acquisition strategies and expand its operations team.

SalaryFinance, which was founded this year, offers businesses in the UK a financial employee benefit that allows their staff to consolidate their personal debts and repay them via a low interest, fixed-rate loan. Loan repayments are taken directly from the employee’s payroll, rather than direct debit, reducing the cost and interest rate to around one third of the market average. The service is completely free to employers and allows their staff to reduce their personal debts more quickly. The rate of the loan does not change based on an individual’s income or credit score.

SalaryFinance was founded by Continue reading

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EU-Startups could use some help with the upcoming relaunch

EU-Startups-logos-2010-2015I’m sure most of you will agree when I say that EU-Startups.com needs a redesign. Since launching the site in October of 2010, I haven’t updated the design much. Ok, I did change/optimize the logo a few times, but the overall design as well as the wordpress version stayed the same since 2010.

In order to relaunch the site without completely destroying it, I’m now looking for someone who is willing to assist me with the wordpress updates and design changes. You should Continue reading

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Growth Tribe Academy launches growth hacking courses in Amsterdam

Peter van Sabben-GrowhtTribeStartups love to hire growth hackers these days, not traditional marketers. Growth hacking sounds like one of those crazy Silicon Valley buzz words that you hate. But high growth rates as soon as possible is exactly what startups need. Unlike corporates, startups typically don’t have significant financial resources. This is why growthhacking is a must for young companies seeking growth.

I recently talked to Peter van Sabben who started Growth Tribe Academy together with David Arnoux in the beginning of the year. Peter, former Head of Marketing at Startupbootcamp and ex Red Buller, Continue reading

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Airbnb hospitality management service Hostmaker closes $2m seed funding round led by DN Capital

Hostmaker-logoLondon-based hospitality management service Hostmaker has closed a $2 million seed funding round led by DN Capital. The round was joined by Avala Capital, DSG Consumer Partners, Delivery Hero co-founder Nikita Fahrenholz and former MD of Airbnb India and Middle East Mohit Srivastava.

Launched in July 2014, Hostmaker is a full-service hospitality management company founded by Nakul Sharma, an experienced hospitality professional and Airbnb host himself, giving hosts access to a team of housekeepers and concierges to Continue reading

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