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).

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 (

Over the weekend, we had the chance to do an interview with Konstantin Zagaynov, Co-founder of 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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