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).

London-based DAD secures £2 million to launch DIY video visit service

DAD, the service that helps consumers to fix up their home, just secured £2 million in seed funding from its strategic partner HomeServe to launch its video visit service. DAD was founded in 2015 and helps busy young professionals by … Continue reading

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UK fintech startup Ormsby Street launches in Germany via partnership with Deutsche Bank

The London-based fintech startup Ormsby Street has just launched its innovative credit-checking tool CreditHQ in Germany, as part of a new partnership with Deutsche Bank. CreditHQ allows small businesses to check the financial health and credit status of any customer … Continue reading

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eBay acquires Spain’s Ticketbis for more than $160 million to expand StubHub’s global reach into 47 markets

eBay today announced the acquisition of Ticketbis, an international ticket marketplace with a presence in 47 countries. Ticketbis, which is headquartered in Bilbao (Spain) will become part of eBay Inc.’s StubHub business, the largest ticket marketplace in the U.S. With … Continue reading

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Online payments for start-ups made easy – with the Wirecard Checkout Portal (Sponsored)

Selecting the right payment portal is a key factor for the success of an online shop. All start-up founders who want to get their business rolling should ask themselves the following questions: Can my customers make payments simply and quickly? … Continue reading

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Vienna-based TourRadar picks up $6 million to further accelerate the growth of its tour travel marketplace

​TourRadar, one of the world’s largest online multi­day tour travel marketplace, announced it has completed a $6 million round of Series A funding led by Cherry Ventures and Hoxton Ventures with participation from aws Founders Fund and Speedinvest. TourRadar is Cherry Ventures’ first … Continue reading

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Highlights from this year’s infoShare conference in Gdańsk

Last week I attended the infoShare conference in Gdańsk, Poland. The 3 day event is the biggest tech conference in CEE region and gathered about 5,000 tech professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs. One of my personal highlights was the speech of … Continue reading

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London-based fintech startup Curve teams up with Wirecard to launch next generation payment cards

Wirecard, Europe’s leading specialist for payment processing and issuing services, today announced a partnership with the London-based startup Curve to introduce a new payment solution. Curve allows people to connect up an unlimited number of bank cards into one physical payment card, … Continue reading

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Personal finance app Tink raises $10 million from Creades and SEB to launch a virtual bank

Sweden’s personal finance app Tink announced yesterday that they closed their Series B funding led by Creades and SEB that together with ABN AMRO and Sunstone Capital invests $10 million in Tink. The fresh capital will be used for the … Continue reading

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Connecterra: $1.8M in first round funding for the Fitbit for cows

Yes, the time of the connected cow has just started! Connecterra, the Amsterdam-based IoT startup that aims to change/improve farming through their dairy health service for cows, has recently closed $1.8M of seed investment led by London’s advanced incubator Breed … Continue reading

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K-Startup Grand Challenge 2016: South Korea opens its doors to EU startups with an interest in the Asian market (Sponsored)

In recent years, South Korea has become one of the most innovative countries in the world thanks to its strong and growing commitment to innovation particularly through its current “Creative Economy” initiative. It aims to support entrepreneurship and start-up businesses … Continue reading

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