Category Archives: Acquisitions

Berlin-based Testhub acquired by Applause

The Berlin-based startup Testhub today announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Applause (formerly known as uTest) – one of the leading players in the global crowdtesting market. The price and further details of this acquisition has (yet) … Continue reading

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Takeaway acquires Lieferando and raises €73 million

After the rumours of last week it is now official: Takeaway.com acquires the Berlin-based food ordering startup Lieferando. But that’s. Takeaway also announced today that it raised € 73 million in additional funding from Prime Ventures, Macquarie Capital and the founders … Continue reading

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TheStartup.eu and EU-Startups.com join forces

Founded in April 2009 by Stefano Bernardi, TheStartup.eu was a pioneering blog covering the European startup scene. Stefano, who was born and raised in Italy, started his career as an investment analyst for dPixel. Aside of his own projects, he also once … Continue reading

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Now official: dunnhumby acquires Berlin-based Sociomantic

After the rumours of last week it is now official: The leading customer science company dunnhumby (a subsidiary of Tesco PLC), today announced the acquisition of Sociomantic – a Berlin-based startup which operates in the field of programmatic advertising. Athough the … Continue reading

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Sociomantic, Lieferando, ReadMill and big acquisition rumours

Rumours can be fun – especially if they involve a lot of cash for European startups. In the last two weeks alone, there were three interesting rumours about some upcoming acquisitions in Berlin. The first one was about Sociomantic. The … Continue reading

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Finnish startup Applifier acquired by Unity

Unity Technologies, creator of the Unity multiplatform engine and development tools, today announced it will acquire the Helsinki-based company Applifier – a large mobile game service provider. Applifier was founded in 2008 as a cross-promotion network for social games and … Continue reading

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Criteo acquires Paris-based Tedemis for €21 million

Criteo, a leading global technology company that specializes in digital performance advertising, today announced it has acquired Tedemis. The Paris-based company Tedemis which launched in 2006 and is a leading provider of real-time opt-in personalized email marketing solutions, that help advertisers … Continue reading

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SkyPicker just raised $500K and acquired WhichAirline

The Brno-based startup Skypicker, which offers a booking engine for low cost flights, recently secured $500K in seed funding from Touzimsky Airlines. Skypicker was founded in 2012 and initially funded with only $24K from a Czech entrepreneur and angel investor named … Continue reading

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GroupM acquires plista for about €30 million

Great news for Berlin’s startup scene: GroupM, one of the world’s largest advertising companies, announced today that it has agreed to acquire plista, a German startup specialized in digital advertising. The announcement was made jointly by Rudiger Wanck (GroupM) and Dr. … Continue reading

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Klarna acquires German SOFORT AG for $150 million

The payment providers Klarna from Sweden and SOFORT AG from Germany today announced that they will join forces. Klarna is acquiring SOFORT from the majority shareholder Reimann Investors. Both companies will continue to offer their products side by side and … Continue reading

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