Delivery Hero raises another $350 Million to boost its growth

deliveryhero-logo2014Delivery Hero, one of the world’s largest providers of online and mobile food ordering, today announced a new funding round of roughly $350 million. The round was led by existing investors like Insight Venture Partners and Kite Ventures. Vostok Nafta joined the round as new investor. The new round of capital brings the overall investment in Delivery Hero to over $635 million. Not bad for a young Berlin-based company.

Delivery Hero will primarily use the funds to invest in its existing markets, including the UK and Germany, and to further fuel international growth. Continue reading

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DN Capital raises its third VC fund worth $200 million

DN Capital LLP, one of the UK’s leading venture and growth investors, today announces the raising of $200 million (€144 million) for its third venture capital fund, GVC III, a three time increase on its previous fund. Continue reading

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Bonnier Accelerator welcomes its stars – Codarica and Abios Gaming

After a long and careful application process this past spring, yesterday marked the start for Bonnier Accelerator 2014 and the entrepreneurs from startups Abios Gaming and Codarica. Continue reading

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Portuguese startup WinShareZ lets you earn money by sharing ads on social networks

WinShareZ-logoWinShareZ is a new and innovative app out of Aveiro (Portugal) that pays you to share ads.

As you might now, brands pay a lot of money to create and spread their ads. And customers often complain because they receive ads that they don’t care about. The Portuguese startup WinShareZ created a platform to solve this problem by making the customer the main advertising media. By recommending their favorite brands on social networks, the customers earn money. On the other hand, Continue reading

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Mikael Hed passes the hoodie on – Pekka Rantala to succeed as CEO of Rovio

Today, after more than five years of leading Rovio and successfully turning Angry Birds into a global entertainment phenomenon, Mikael Hed announced that he will be leaving the CEO position.

As it was announced on their website, Hed will be succeeded by Peka Rantala and the CEO transition will happen by January 1, 2015. Between now Continue reading

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Jobs of the week: HitFox and Rapid Visas

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 and business talents from all over the world. The company is located in Berlin, San Francisco and Continue reading

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Enevo: The waste collection system which just collected $8 million in funding

Enevo-logoEnevo today announced $8 million of international funding to grow its sensor-based waste collection system to global markets. The fresh capital comes frome Earlybird, Lifeline Ventures, Finnish Industry Investment, Draper Associates and others.

Founded in 2010 out of Espoo (Finland), Enevo optimizes waste collection by analyzing fill-level and operations data from its network of small wireless sensors in waste containers and recycling sites. The sensor network sends data to Enevo servers for advanced analysis, fill level modeling and predictions for Continue reading

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EatFirst delivers honest food – Rocket Internet Launches New Food Delivery Service

EatFirst, Rocket Internet’s new food delivery service, launches today in the City of London. Combining high-quality food with lightning-speed delivery, the new business goes far and beyond traditional Services. The service will be available in the City of London, starting at its launch. For £ 7, EatFirst not only provides the customer with a freshly prepared lunch, but Continue reading

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GoEuro closes Series A funding of $27 million led by New Enterprise Associates

Multi-mode travel platform GoEuro has announced yesterday that it has successfully raised $27 million in Series A funding, led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), one of world’s largest venture capital firms. Continue reading

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Female health startup Clue – based in Berlin – raises 500K

Clue-App-LogoClue, a startup which enables women to track their menstrual cycles via an app, today announced the closing of a new seed round, bringing the company’s total funding to €1 million.

The Clue app, which launched in July 2013, has already recorded over 20 million data points. The app helps women accurately track their fertility cycle. The Clue team is currently researching & developing technology that aspires to be an alternative to the birth control pill.

Clue has active users in over 180 countries and is currently available in English, German and Continue reading

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