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).

Helpling acquires Hassle.com to form the world’s biggest home-cleaning marketplace

Helpling, Rocket Internet’s on-demand home services platform, officially announced today the acquisition of Hassle.com, the European pioneer of this business model and market leader in the UK. According to our colleagues at tech.eu, Helpling has dropped €32 million on the … Continue reading

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Startup jobs of the week: ESS, Soundudes, StyleLounge

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, … Continue reading

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Why the US-based VC David Blumberg loves German startups

In the beginning of last week our colleagues at VentureTV published a video interview with David Blumberg. With his venture capital fund Blumberg Capital, David is one of the rather few American investors who are actively looking out for investments … Continue reading

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Global Fashion Group announces €150 million internal financing round

Rocket Internet today announced that it is participating in a €150 million internal financing round in Global Fashion Group (GFG) – together with a group of shareholders including Investment AB Kinnevik. Furthermore, Rocket Internet has agreed to contribute the two Brazilian … Continue reading

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Berlin-based career accelerator CareerFoundry secures seed funding

CareerFoundry, a Berlin-based provider of online mentored courses in UX design and web development, announced today that it has just closed a round of seed funding to accelerate growth and invest in new verticals. The new funding round was led … Continue reading

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French startup studio eFounders just raised $6M from Fotolia co-founder Oleg Tscheltzoff

eFounders, the Paris-based startup studio, just announced it secured $6 million funding to build its next ventures and strengthen its infrastructure. eFounders new “super angel” is Oleg Tscheltzoff, former co-founder of Fotolia ( sold to Adobe a few months back for … Continue reading

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Flight-booking startup eWings.com secures €1.1M for further growth

The flight-booking software eWings.com, launched in February 2014 and headquartered in Berlin, has taken up capital in the amount of €1.1 million in a second round of financing. The round was led by Bonn-based venture fund High-Tech Gründerfonds. In addition, FSF Beteiligungs GmbH … Continue reading

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Startup jobs of the week: CitNB and Espeo

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, … Continue reading

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See you at the EU-Startups Conference 2015 in Berlin

On October 23rd, we’re going to host the 2nd edition of our EU-Startups Conference! The anual event where we showcase a selection of Europe’s hottest startups and where we come together to learn from some of the most successful European … Continue reading

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Eurosender: How three Slovenians grew their startup to a €3.6 million valuation

About one and a half years ago, the idea for Eurosender was born out of frustration with the complexity and cost of shipping between European cities. Unhappy with the limited and expensive options available to individuals by courier companies, the Slovenian … Continue reading

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