Delticom acquires specialist price comparison site Toroleo

Delticom-toroleo-acquisitionThe majority of online shoppers are shopping online because they are seeking to save money – and most of them compare prices before making a purchase. This was probably one of the reasons why, Delticom, Europe’s leading Internet tyre retailer, has just acquired the price comparison websites and

Toroleo, which was founded by the Berlin-based company builder Project A (in 2012), offers a specialist price comparison service for tyres and wheel rims. The website is aimed at all car owners from the enthusiast to the general driver. Toroleo’s Continue reading

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Jobs of the week: 6 exciting opportunities to join HitFox

Each 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 some of Europe’s hottest startups out there. For a complete overview, make sure to check out our job board. And here are the jobs of the week:

HitFox-logoHitFox is a fast growing and profitable company builder committed to grow scalable technology companies in the fields of Big Data, Advertising & Game Distribution. New ventures receive initial funding of up to € 2 Million and profit from strong synergies within the group and strong relations for further growth funding. HitFox puts a strong focus on professional and personal growth opportunities and continuously attracts the best tech, data Continue reading

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3D-Jewelry-Printing startup Stilnest secures funding and relocates to Berlin

Stilnest-logoStilnest, a 3D Printing and Curated Web Platform for designer jewelry, secured a seed investment of roughly $ 1 million. Stilnest, which was founded in 2013, offers jewelry designers worldwide market access and regular customers a place for exclusive designer pieces. Among the investors are the investment arm of the Berlin-based IBB and the Klingel Group.

With this investment, Stilnest aims to accelerate its growth and tap into the recent trend of increasing trend cycles in the jewelry market that has transformed the fashion industry. The secured seed financing will also be used to raise brand and Continue reading

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Lodgify’s Website Builder for Holiday Rentals Available in 4 Languages

Lodgify-logoLodgify, that has successfully launched in the U.S., is now offering its Website Builder to European holiday rental owners. Lodgify is an innovative software-as-a-service solution travel technology startup based in Barcelona that enables holiday rental owners to easily create a website with a “Book now” button and manage their reservations. Lodgify’s vision is to increase bookings generated directly via the owner’s website, and help owners to become less dependent on commission-based listing sites and online travel agencies.

Marco De Gregorio, co-founder of Lodgify says: “Many European holiday rental businesses do not have their own functional website yet, even though we have learned from comparable sectors, such as the hotel industry, that this Continue reading

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Berlin-based travel startup announces Series A funding

tripme-logoBerlin-based startup offering personalised itineraries worldwide,, announced yesterday that they have received Series A funding from Recruit Holdings’ RGIP Fund. The funding follows impressive growth in bookings since the company’s birth in 2013. currently offers connections to trip planners in over 40 countries through more than 130 local travel agents on the platform and it seeks to disrupt the current travel market by connecting travelers directly to the local travel agencies Continue reading

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London-based tech accessories brand Knomo secures £1M investment

Knomo-logoKnomo, a lifestyle-tech accessories brand out of London, today announced a £1m investment round led by Hattington Capital, with participation from angel investor Martin Braddock, to bolster the company’s e-commerce platform and accelerate the development of new tech-friendly products.

Knomo is not really a tech startup, but a creator of high-end, stylish accessories for technology-focused consumers. The company was founded in Continue reading

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Kuddle is raising another $8 million funding round

Kuddle-logoKuddle, an innovative photo sharing social media app designed for kids of all ages, is reported to be currently in the process of raising another $8 million funding round, on top of the already raised $2 million.

As you might know, Kuddle, that is priding itself as an Instagram rival, is a a Norwegian picture-sharing app designed for children that could Continue reading

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25 things you should know about Oliver Samwer (CEO, Rocket Internet)

Oliver-SamwerProbably everyone following what’s happening in the startup world has heard of Oliver Samwer before. But aside of some myths and rumors, there is not that much info about the CEO of Rocket Internet out there.

Latest rumors say, that Rocket Internet is about to IPO in the coming weeks, beeing valued with over € 4 billion. This is why we thought it might be entertaining to list 25 (some more, some less) interesting facts Continue reading

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Ban suspended: Uber has greenlight to continue in Berlin

Uber-BerlinOnly a few days after beeing banned in Berlin by local regulators, Uber today welcomed the news that the presiding judge of the Berlin Administrative Court today has suspended the ban on Uber until further notice.

The San Francisco based startup Uber, which was founded in 2009, connects riders with local “transportation providers” at a variety of price-points in cities around the world. The startup competes with the traditional taxi business. The recent ban in Berlin followed Europe-wide protests by taxi drivers. The suspension of the Continue reading

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OpenRent announces multimillion pound partnership with Northern & Shell

OpenRent-logoOpenRent, UK’s online letting service which let more than 15,000 properties last year, has announced a multimillion pound media-for-equity partnership with Northern & Shell Ventures. Northern & Shell, as it is known, are part of the independently owned UK media group which owns Express Newspapers, The Health Lottery and OK! magazine.

Founded in 2012, OpenRent provides a full suite of services to landlords and tenants, providing property advertising, tenancy creation and management tools as a value-driven alternative to high street letting agents. With prices starting from Continue reading

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