Author Archives: Thomas Ohr

About Thomas Ohr

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

Mobile-first banking service Tide launches alpha version and secures $2M in funding from LocalGlobe and Passion Capital

Tide, the free mobile-first small business banking service that establishes a business account in 3 minutes or less and charges no set-up, monthly or annual fees, has today launched its alpha version and revealed it has raised a $2 million … Continue reading

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Callback widget creator CallPage secures €500K in funding from the Polish VC fund BValue, a Cracow-based startup which we listed as a Polish startup to look out for in 2016, has recently secured a €500K investment by the new and also Poland-based VC fund BValue. CallPage was founded in 2015 and offers a system … Continue reading

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Jobs of the week: HelpStay, the Factory and Degustabox

Your boss is an idiot and you are desperately looking forward to the weekend? Quit your boring job now and join one of the most exciting startups in Europe! Week after week, we’re introducing you to great career opportunities in … Continue reading

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Berlin-based fintech startup Number26 receives banking license and rebrands as N26

Number26, a German fintech startup which is also backed by the tech billionaire Peter Thiel, rebrands as N26 and receives a banking license. Only 1,5 years after product launch, the FinTech’s N26 Bank is awarded a full German banking license by … Continue reading

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Tech billionaire Peter Thiel increases investment in European fintech startup Deposit Solutions

Prominent venture capital firms just announced they have invested €15 million in European fintech company Deposit Solutions, a fast growing fintech innovator operating in the €9 trillion market for retail deposits in Europe. The list of investors includes PayPal co-founder and … Continue reading

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Product comparison platform announces acquisition by the MenschDanke Group, one of the world’s most sophisticated product comparison platforms, today announced that it has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by the Berlin-based MenschDanke Group. The deal sees all of assets and staff transferred to the MenschDanke Group … Continue reading

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Blog and influencer marketing startup blogfoster secures seven-digit investment

blogfoster, the Berlin-based startup for blog and influencer marketing, secured a seven-digit follow on investment by yabeo Capital and all previous investors, including VC Fund Technology and Axel Springer Plug and Play. Founded in 2013, blogfoster gives advertisers access to … Continue reading

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Geneva-based Silent Circle announces $50 million in Series C funding

Silent Circle, a pioneer in the mobile privacy market, just secured $50 million in a Series C funding round led by Santander Bank. The Swiss startup will use the growth capital to expand product development, customer service, business development and … Continue reading

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Email Marketing: Why every startup should build an email list

I started in October of 2010, and one of my biggest failures so far was not to start building an email list until June 2015. If I had started to provide monthly email updates (namely the EU-Startups Newsletter) right from … Continue reading

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What does your domain name say about you? An interview with Francesco Cetraro, Head of Registry Operations for .CLOUD

Picking the right name for a product or a company is a crucial task that all startups face. A very important part of that process is to find a domain name that will help tell their story and make their … Continue reading

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