Fast growing ad tech company SponsorPay rebrands as Fyber

Sponsorpay-Fyber-rebrandThe mobile supply-side platform SponsorPay today announced that it has rebranded to Fyber.

Headquartered in Berlin, Fyber enables publishers like GREE International, Glu Mobile, Cie Games and more, to integrate, manage and optimize all ad revenues sources through a single, unified platform. Since its inception in 2009, the company has grown globally to over 180 employees and plans to add 70 more by the end Continue reading

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tado°, the European leader in intelligent climate control, raises further €10 million

tado-logo-2014The smart thermostat startup tado° has closed a new round of financing, raising €10 million from current backers Target Partners, Shortcut Ventures, and other investors.

tado°, which is based in Munich, is the European market leader in intelligent climate control for consumers. The promising startup is also a competitor to the Google-owned hardware company Nest. The tado° products enable households to save significantly on energy costs while also reaching a higher level of comfort. Heating or AC systems with tado° automatically adjust Continue reading

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Customer recommendation engine Nosto secures $ 5.5M

Nosto-smallNosto, the Helsinki-based startup pioneering in e-commerce personalization, has secured $5.5 million in a Series A round of financing led by Wellington Partners with participation from existing investors Open Ocean Capital, SanomaVentures and Tekes. This new round of funding allows Nosto to continue its strategy of global expansion.

Founded in 2011, Nosto was the first company to launch a self-service marketing automation solution for the global e-commerce industry. Since launching in Continue reading

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Jobs of the week: Seedcamp, Kreditech, articheck

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 are the jobs of the last two weeks:

seedcamp-logoSeedcamp is an organization to jumpstart the entrepreneurial community in Europe by putting the next generation of developers and entrepreneurs in front of a network of company builders. Seedcamp acts as a micro seed fund to invest in startup companies – all throughout the year, during Mini Seedcamp events that are held all over Europe. During its flagship event Seedcamp Week, Continue reading

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internetstores reports revenues of €1 million on a single day

internetstores-logoThe bike and outdoor online shops of the ecommerce company internetstores exceeded 1 million Euro net revenue per day on Monday the 30th of June – for the first time in its 11-year history. The Esslingen (Germany) based company stated, that it became clear in the recent weeks that this would eventually happen, but the company missed the seven-figure sum by a small margin on a number of occassions Continue reading

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Traity raises $4.7m to become the standard for online reputation

Traity-logoTraity, the Madrid-based creator of a new reputation standard that enables individuals to own their own online reputation, has announced a $4.7M Series A investment. The funding round has been led by ACTIVE Venture Partners.

Founded in 2012, Traity’s purpose is to empower people across the world by enabling them to trust one another in a safe and transparent environment as part of the growing collaboration economy, reducing Continue reading

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Rocket Internet becomes an AG (public company) and appoints Oliver Samwer as its CEO

Rocket-Internet-Oliver-SamwerRocket Internet, the controversial company builder out of Berlin, just switched its legal form from GmbH (comparable to Ltd.) to an AG (public company) and appointed Oliver Samwer as its CEO. This suggests, that Oliver Samwer is going to play an even more operational and more active role in Rocket Internet’s Future.

Rocket Internet has technical exited Zalando back in 2013, where it transferred its shares to Continue reading

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Madrid-based Percentil secures €1m in a Series A round

Percentil-logoPercentil, the online kids’ clothing consignment shop, has today announced a €1M Series A investment led by Active Venture Partners.

Percentil’s mission is to help families save money while buying and selling kids “pre-loved” clothing. It has built a convenient consignment shop that buys nearly-new kids clothing from families, applies strict quality controls and markets the high-quality garments on-line. Parents also benefit from the startup’s ‘fuss-free’ service because PERCENTIL takes cares of all operations from pick-up to delivery including Continue reading

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Crunchfish GoCam – a touchless camera app for great selfies

Crunchfish-logoCrunchfish, a Swedish startup based in Malmö, just launched the camera app GoCam on iOS as part of their vision to bring touchless technology to the world. GoCam offers touchless photo triggering and video recording. High quality filters and editing tools are included for convenient sharing with social networks. Founded in 2010, Crunchfish has secured about $5 million so far.

Joakim Nydemark, CEO of Crunchfish, stated: “GoCam really brings a magic user experience to your device that opens up a new dimension of Continue reading

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On-VacationI just wanted to leave a quick note that I’m on vacation till the 26th of June. Since I don’t have a stable Internet connection during my trip, and since I need a few days of doing nothing, pauses till that date. E-mails won’t be checked as well. For the time being, I wish all our readers some nice and sunny days!

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