Author Archives: Thomas Ohr

About Thomas Ohr

Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about business ideas and lives in Munich (Germany).

Munich-based Gini closes Series A financing round led by main incubator

Gini, a Munich-based startup which created a semantic document analysis solution, just closed its Series A round led by the Commerzbank subsidiary main incubator. In this round, all existing investors including T-Venture and CHECK24 were involved. Founded in 2011, Gini … Continue reading

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nestpick, a platform for verified rental booking, starts its European expansion

nestpick, the online platform for verified rental booking, today launches in the UK, France, Italy and Spain. The Berlin-based startup enables the younger generation to rent or let mid-term accommodation securely, quickly and conveniently. The startup was founded in May … Continue reading

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WeSustain, a sustainability management tool, secures €4 million

WeSustain, a Buxtehude-based startup with focus on Enterprise Sustainability Management, recently closed a Series B financing round of € 4 million. All existing investors (HTGF, MBG, KfW) participated in the round and VNT Management joined the German startup as new investor. … Continue reading

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E-commerce business intelligence solution minubo closes its 2nd seed round

minubo, a Business Intelligence cloud solution specifically developed for online shops, has received a second seven-digit seed investment and expands to the US. With the recent founding of the minubo Inc. in Boston, as well as the continuous development of the international partner … Continue reading

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Helsinki-based game studio PlayRaven secures € 3.3 million

Finnish game studio PlayRaven today announced it has closed a € 3.3 million extended seed investment round. The Norwegian venture capital fund Northzone joins the startup’s existing backers, which include Creandum, investor Jari Ovaskainen and

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Recruitment software provider Invenias secures $2m in a round led by MMC

Invenias, a leading provider of software solutions to the executive search and specialist recruitment sector, has completed an additional funding round led MMC Ventures. Raising an additional $2 million is taking the total external funding raised to $4 million. The … Continue reading

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4th Office raises over £2.3m with promise to end email overload

4th Office, a London-based company which fights against email overload, has successfully raised a second round of funding (£2.3 million). This recent round was led by new investors RSG Capital and Ben White with participation from existing investor Notion Capital. … Continue reading

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HitFox Group launches FinLeap – a FinTech company builder

The HitFox Group, a company builder headquartered in Berlin, today announced the start of FinLeap – an independent international FinTech company builder. With offices in Berlin and San Francisco, FinLeap will connect successful entrepreneurs, finance and technology experts with new technologies and … Continue reading

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Interview with Konstantin Zagaynov (Videoly.co)

Over the weekend, we had the chance to do an interview with Konstantin Zagaynov, Co-founder of Videoly.co. The Helsinki- and Berlin-based startup Videoly is an e-commerce tool that helps to increase sales by plugging-in video reviews to online stores. Its … Continue reading

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How to get investors excited and to throw money at you!

Every day, a lot of startups are pitching for funding - all over the world. But only a few succeed. Isn’t there enough money? Well, there is, but… there are just an awful lot of sub-optimal pitches. Startups tend to mistake … Continue reading

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