Meet Liftago, the Prague-based startup that won our pitch competition

Liftago-logoDuring our EU-Startups Conference last Friday in Munich, we hosted a pitch competition with eight awesome startups out of Belgium, the UK, the Czech Republic, Finland and Germany. The startup that eventually won the contest is called Liftago!

Ondrej Kratky, Co-Founder and Marketing Chief of the young company, convinced the jury with Liftago’s business model and with his entertaining pitching Continue reading

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Simplified flight search engine PaperFlies expands internationally

PaperFlies-logoThe optimized flight search and booking website PaperFlies today announced its global expansion to the U.S., the U.K., Belgium, Germany and Spain. The Amsterdam-based startup is now active in the virtual travel market of 8 countries.

With a large base following in the Netherlands, PaperFlies aims to offer the easiest way to find Continue reading

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Lockbox receives a seed investment of € 500K from HTGF

Lockbox-logoLockbox, the temporary “Packstation” at your doorstep, just secured a sees investment of €500K from High-Tech Gruenderfonds (HTGF). The fresh capital will be used mainly to finance expansion projects and growth.

Deliveries that are packed into, and transported inside the robust Lockbox, can be deposited securely in front of the recipient’s doorstep. In order to do so, the recipient receives a hook individually made from steel: The “Lockbox Anchor.” This anchor Continue reading

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Job of the week: Senior Software Developer at LiquidM

Become part of the success stories of some of Europe’s hottest startups out there. Each week, we’re introducing you to great career oportunities in the startup space. For a complete overview, make sure to check out our job board. And here is the startup job of the week:

liquid-m-logoLiquidM is the only white-labeled Mobile Advertising Management Platform (MAMP), which allows media buyers to optimize their processes across the full range of premium to performance advertising. For customers who care about return, performance, brand safety, and quality, LiquidM provides a business model-agnostic Continue reading

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Blacklane Accelerates Expansion with Several Million Euro Investment

Blacklane, the company that provides professional ground transportation at lowest rates around the globe, has added a mid-seven-digit round of funding at a valuation in the nine-figure Euro range from Japan-based Recruit Holdings Co., through its investment subsidiary RSP Fund No.5, LLC.

As it is known, Blacklane provides professional ground transportation around the world at transparent and competitive fixed rates. The funding continue Continue reading

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Text Analytics provider Brand a Trend secures $4.5 million

brandatrend-logoBrand a Trend, a cloud-based Text Analytics company located in Heidelberg (Germany), today announced a $4.5 million round of funding that it will use to push into the US. The investment comes from two unnamed European family offices.

The young company also announced that it will add more features to its flagship product SUMMICS which lets users monitor Expert and Mega Continue reading

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GeoSpock secures $1.25M in funding and joins TechStars

GeoSpock-logoGeoSpock today announced a seed investment round of over $1.2 million. The investment comes from a group of UK-based entrepreneurs. In addition, GeoSpock has received £74,000 investment as part of its entry into the TechStars London Winter 2014 programme.

Lasting three months, the TechStars program provides an intense focus on defining product­market fit and on accelerating product development. The Continue reading

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Recap of the EU-Startups Conference 2014

EU-Startups-Conf-MunichThe first edition of our EU-Startups Conference last Friday went quite well. Overall, about 80 people showed up at the WERK1 in Munich. We not only had participants from Germany, but from 9 different European countries and even two guests from the US Continue reading

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Nitro secures $15m from Battery Ventures to Bring Smarter Documents to Everyone

Nitro, a leading document productivity company, today announced that it has closed a $15 million funding round from Battery Ventures to accelerate its vision of bringing smarter documents to everyone.

Nitro, an Australian-founded company started in 2005 and profitable ever since, has grown rapidly recently and now has over 150 employees in five Continue reading

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Serial entrepreneur Lukasz Gadowski invests in Helpling

Helpling-logoHelpling, an online platform for booking local cleaners – basically a clone of Homejoy, today announced an investment from serial entrepreneur and investor Lukasz Gadowski. According to one of our Berlin-based sources, Lukasz Gadowski invested over € 1 million and will also Continue reading

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