Author Archives: Marko Srsan

About Marko Srsan

founder @TimePrepCFA, blogger interested in startups and VC along with social media and project management, a drummer and a passionate FC Bayern Munchen fan :)

TransferWise overhauls itself in the quest for the mainstream customer

After hitting its £1bn milestone and raising $25m from Sir Richard Branson and others this year, TransferWise is now moving beyond the ‘early adopter phase’ to challenge the banks for the mainstream customer.

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Startup Institute raises $3 million in financing, strikes partnership with Hailo

Startup Institute, an immersive career accelerator geared toward cultivating startup-savvy talent, announced a partnership with Silicon Valley Bank and an investment by SVB Financial Group of $3 million in the company to support worldwide expansion of offices and programs.

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Rumor was true – Microsoft bought Minecraft for $2.5 billion

The rumor was indeed true – Microsoft bought Minecraft yesterday for $2.5 billion and its founder Markus Persson will not be joining Microsoft. As it was written and speculated nearly a week ago, Microsoft is buying Mojang, the video games … Continue reading

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American retail giant acquires Munich-based Mytheresa.com

Neiman Marcus Group announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire the mytheresa.com global online luxury business from Christoph and Susanne Botschen and Acton Capital Partners. Based in Munich, Germany, mytheresa.com was founded by Christoph and Susanne Botschen … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Personal Finance App Tink Raises $4 Million round

Tink, the leading European personal finance app, today announced that the company closed $4 million in Series A funding led by Sunstone Capital, with participation from financial entrepreneur Sven Hagströmer and existing investors. The investment will be used by Tink … Continue reading

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The rumor is that Microsoft is buying Minecraft

The rumor is that one of the biggest global game developers, Mojang, the video games studio behind Minecraft, is getting acquired by Microsoft. According to The Wall Street Journal, the acquisition would potentially be worth a massive $2 billion and … Continue reading

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Holidu, vacation rental search site, secures a new round of funding

Holidu, one of the largest vacation rental search sites in the world, announced yesterday that it has secured a ‘high 6-figure’ financing that will now be used to spur further growth and expansion.

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Piano Media and Press+ Merge to Create Global Content Monetization Leader

Press+, the world’s largest provider of digital subscription services and Piano Media, Europe’s leading media content monetization solutions provider, announced that they are combining forces to accelerate the global shift to digital subscriptions. The merger was led by 3TS Capital … Continue reading

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adjust, an app analytics and attribution company, secures a $7.6 Million in a Series C round

adjust, a leading app analytics and attribution company, today announced a $7.6 Million Series C investment by ACTIVE Venture Partners and existing investors, Target Partners, Iris Capital and Capnamic Ventures. As it’s known, adjust is a fast-growing mobile attribution and … Continue reading

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Pirate Week or ‘When pirates take over Cologne’

It’s been two crazy days! 1.200 people from all over Europe had followed the call of the pirates to colourful and rusty scrapyard Odonien in Cologne. What happened there can only be fully understood by those who witnessed it. One … Continue reading

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