Heml.is: Flattr founders are working on a private messaging App

Hemlis-logoHemlis means “Secret” in  Swedish and is also the name of a new private Messaging App built by Peter Sunde, Leif Högberg & Linus Olsson. The team has also been involved in the Pirate Bay and the foundation of Flattr. The secure alternative to applications like WhatsApp will be free. However the Heml.is team will charge a small fee (via an in-app purchase) to unlock certain features.

Heml.is isn’t completed yet. The Continue reading

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Worth reading: Zimory, SBC 2013, Founder2Be, Shazam

There are so many interesting stories out there and unfortunately we don’t have the time to cover all of them. With our section “Worth reading” we provide you (once in a while) with some links to interesting articles of other publications:

ZimoryCloud infrastructure-as-a-service startup Zimory has raised a round of funding ($20 million) from the financial services giant that runs the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Deutsche Boerse, as well as Deutsche Telekom’s venture arm T-Venture. Visit GigaOm to find out more.

startupbootcamp_logoThe final 11 startups of the latest selection process for Startupbootcamp Berlin have just been announced. They will now go on to the 3-month accelerator program to develop their ideas and products (from unborn baby monitoring and film location discovery to Continue reading

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Rocket Internet’s PAYMILL and Shopify team up in Europe

Paymill-Shopify-logosShopify, a leading e-commerce platform which enables customers to create and power online stores, teamed up with PAYMILL, a European payment service provider founded by Rocket Internet. Together, they are aiming to provide their customers the easiest and most convenient online payment option available.

Shopify allows entrepreneurs to open up their own online shop and distribute their products online. So far, more than 50.000 merchants have sold millions of Continue reading

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Lower price caps for EU wide mobile roaming from 1 July

European-Commission-logoGreat News: The European Union’s Roaming Regulation lowers the price caps for data downloads by 36%, making it much cheaper to use maps, watch videos, check emails and update social networks while travelling across the EU. Data roaming will now be up to 91% cheaper in 2013 compared to 2007. During this period the volume of the data roaming market has grown 630%. These two trends mean both consumers and mobile operators have significant new opportunities thanks to EU efforts. Continue reading

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Delivery Hero secures $30 million in Series D financing

Delivery-Hero-logoDelivery Hero, one of the largest global online food ordering platforms, is bringing more international investors to Berlin after announcing its plan to reach profitability this year. The company today announced that it has received $30 million in a Series D financing lead by Phenomen Ventures and supported by existing investors. Delivery Hero announced that it will primarily invest the money into the strengthening of existing markets Continue reading

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NSA has spied on diplomats of the European Union

Ok, this isn’t really a startup related topic. But in case any of you guys missed the recent news about the leaks of Edward Snowden, here it is:

The German magazine Spiegel, recently got its hands on some “top secret” rated documents out of the material Edward Snowden left America with. The documents are reported to reveal the fact, that the secret service not only spied in a major way on European citizens, but also on diplomats of the European Union. Check out the video below, where Russia Today gives you a brief wrap up of the news. And feel free to express your opinion about this whole issue in the comments section.

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The leading job board for startup jobs in Europe

job-board-premiumOur job section here at EU-Startups.com just reached a new record: Right now, we have exactly 125 job openings from some of the hottest startups in our job board!

As the job section grows and grows, we currently started thinking about what we could improve. Aside of design and functionality improvements, we thought it might be a good idea to charge a little amount of money for each job posting. This will not only help us to Continue reading

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ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator enters the 2nd round

P7S1-Accelerator-logoThe 2nd round of ProSiebenSat.1’s startup program is about to start soon. Startups are invited to submit their application for the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator until July 15th and qualify for the autumn program, which will start on September 1st.

Participating startups will undergo a structured, individualized coaching and mentoring program. In addition, each startup receives a seed funding of € 25,000, office space at ProSiebenSat.1’s headquarters in Munich/Unterfoehring and access to Continue reading

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Online train ticket platform Capitaine Train raises €2.5M

capitaine-train-logoThe French startup Capitaine Train recently secured €2.5 Million funding from Index Ventures and CM-CIC Capital Privé. Founded in 2009, Capitaine Train is probably Europe’s most innovative online train ticket booking platform. The Paris-based company sells tickets to many European destinations with a focus on delivering great user experience and exceptional customer service.

Capitaine Train is the only booking site that distributes all of the offers of the two major railway companies in Europe: SNCF and Deutsche Bahn. In addition Continue reading

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French travel website Planetveo raises €15 million

Planetveo-logoPlanetveo, a Paris-based online travel agency specialised in tailormade holiday packages, just secured a joint investment of €15 million from Gimv and Iris Capital.

The Planetveo group was founded in 2007 and offers tailor-made long-haul holiday packages to Asia, Africa, the Pacific region and America. Thanks to an offering that combines genuine discovery and novel encounters with local cultures, the young company Continue reading

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