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Truecaller secures $18.8M in a round led by Sequoia Capital

Truecaller, the world’s largest verified mobile phone community today announced a $18.8 million Series B funding round led by Sequoia Capital. The Stockholm-based company already counts more than 45 million users who currently utilize the service to block spam calls … Continue reading

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Klarna acquires German SOFORT AG for $150 million

The payment providers Klarna from Sweden and SOFORT AG from Germany today announced that they will join forces. Klarna is acquiring SOFORT from the majority shareholder Reimann Investors. Both companies will continue to offer their products side by side and … Continue reading

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Wayra provides €30m boost for startups around the world

Wayra, Telefónica’s international startup accelerator, has revealed that it has helped entrepreneurs secure investment of almost €30m since it was set up in 2011. Figures released by the Wayra show that it has invested €9.4m directly into startups, which has led to follow on backing … Continue reading

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The 3 most controversial founders out of Germany

Let me introduce you to the three most controversial Internet founders out of Germany. Probably you’ve already heard of one or all three of them, but I thought it might be entertaining to provide you with a short list and … Continue reading

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Poll: What book would you like to read most?

Since I’m about to start writing an e-book for the audience of of, I’d like to do a little poll. To be honest, I allready (kind of) chose a title, topic and price. But I’m curious about your thoughts. … Continue reading

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Soft relaunch – not quite done yet…

Some of you might already have noticed it. We are working on a soft relaunch of right now. So far, we widened the sidebar, made a two column “News sorted by country”-menu and created a submenu. The submenu isn’t … Continue reading

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Heiko Hubertz invests in Gigalo and Toptranslation

Heiko Hubertz (co-founder and CEO of Bigpoint) recently invested in the German startups Gigalo and Toptranslation. Both startups were started by the Hamburg based incubator Hanse Ventures. The investment, wich the marketplace for micro-jobs (Gigalo / Gigalocal) and the translation … Continue reading

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Chicisimo just launched a Polish and German version

The Spain based community for fashion lovers “Chicisimo” just launched and This means that the fashion-startup, wich was founded in 2010, now is available in a total of 6 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish). Chicisimo enables its mostly … Continue reading

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Fresh capital for fashion-startup Fashionette

The fashion startup Fashionette, wich is based in Dusseldorf (Germany), just closed its second round of financing were 1.5 million Euro have been invested. Lead investor of this new financing round is the NRW Bank. The money will be used … Continue reading

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SoundCloud reached 3 million registered users

SoundCloud, The audio sharing platform out of Berlin, has announced today that it has reached 3 million registered users. This means a growth of about 1 million users in the last 100 days. SoundCloud was originally musician-focused and recently expanded into the wider … Continue reading

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