The favorite books of Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer

Books have the power to transform lives and businesses. With our section “The favorite books of…” we inform you once in a while about the favorite books of some of the most successful Internet entrepreneurs. Today we’re looking at the bookshelf of Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer:

Sheryl SandbergSheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook) mentioned in an interview with the New York Times that somewhere in that pile of books on her night stand sits a well-worn copy of Anna Quindlen’s A Short Guide to a Happy Life. She said: “I’ve read it before – and I will read it again – and just knowing it’s at my bedside gives me comfort.” Sheryl Sandberg especially likes the following quote of this book: “But you are the only person alive who has sole custody of your life. Your particular life. Your entire life. Not just your life at a desk, or your life on the bus, or in the car, or at the computer. Not just the life of your Continue reading

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Search as a Service company Algolia raises $1.5m

AlgoliaThe Paris-based startup Algolia today announced it has raised a seed round of $1.5 million from Index Ventures, Point Nine Capital and Alven Capital. Business Angels such as Producteev founder Ilan Abehassera and Fotolia founder Thibaud Elzière also participated in this round.

Algolia, which was founded in 2012, offers a SaaS search API for developers who look for a turnkey solution to deliver real-time, typo-tolerant and location Continue reading

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Apply now: There are 118 open positions in Europe’s leading job board for startup jobs

job-board-premiumOur job section here at is currently offering 118 open positions at some of Europe’s hottest startups!

As our job board grows and grows, we currently increased the visibility of the 4 most recent jobs by adding them into the sidebar. More improvements will be executed and announced in the middle of this month.

Aside of design and functionality improvements, we’re also planning to charge a little amount of money for each job posting (€19 Basic Job Ad / €25 Premium Job Ad). This will not only help us to keep alive, but also to ensure a better Continue reading

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Rocket Internet’s HelloFresh secures $7.5 million

HelloFresh-logoHelloFresh, the eCommerce service which aims to give people the knowledge and ingredients they need to prepare delicious meal, has secured a new series C funding of $ 7.5 million from Phenomen VC. Vorwerk Ventures and Holtzbrinck Ventures also participated in this round. Together with the previous investments of Investment AB Kinnevik, Rocket Internet and others, the total amount of funding for HelloFresh now grew to a total of $ 20 million!

Dominik Richter, CEO at HelloFresh, stated: “We are delighted to have secured this new round of funding, which will allow us to continue our growth Continue reading

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Wayra provides €30m boost for startups around the world

wayra-logoWayra, Telefónica’s international startup accelerator, has revealed that it has helped entrepreneurs secure investment of almost €30m since it was set up in 2011. Figures released by the Wayra show that it has invested €9.4m directly into startups, which has led to follow on backing from third parties worth more than €20m. 295 startups have been through the programme to date, of which 274 are still in business.

Wayra’s progress report coincided with the accelerator announcing a new call for digital projects in key markets including Germany. The businesses that Continue reading

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5 good reasons to follow @EU_Startups

EU_Startups-TwitterTwitter users usually love lists, and since there are many reasons to follow @EU_Startups, we thought it might be a good idea to list some of them. In addition we’re now also announcing a sweapstake: Among all our followers who retweet this article we’ll be giving away 3 good looking EU-Startups-polo-shirts. The winners will the announced on the 12th of October. And here is our Continue reading

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Big Data: Ghent-based NGDATA raises $3.3 million

NG-DATA-logoNGDATA, a “customer-intelligence-management-solutions-company” (what a word…), today announced that it has closed a $3.3 million investment round led by Capricorn Venture Partners with participation from existing investors. The investment will be used to advance the development of the NGDATA’s customer intelligence solution, Lily, and build upon the company’s revenue growth.

Over the past 12 months, NGDATA has expanded its global presence, opened multiple offices throughout the United States, and executed a number Continue reading

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App building software Mobincube raises € 700K

Mobincube-logoMobincube, a Valencia-based company which provides a software to develop apps, today announced a seed round of € 700,000 led by Inveready. Other investors include Bankinter and “The Crowd Angel”.

Mobincube’s mobile software allows users without programming skills to easily create apps based on simple templates and a variety of functionalities. Mobincube’s users do not need to create an app for each marketplace in which they want to publish it as the software automatically Continue reading

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Content monetization platform Kiosked secures $6.9m

Kiosked-logoKiosked, a Finnish startup in the field of content metization, today announced that it has raised a further $6.9m funding from private investors. This new round of funding was led by Kevin Wall of Craton Equity Partners, who will also join Kiosked’s Board of Directors, and John Lindfors, Partner at Digital Sky Technologies. The fresh capital will be used to support Kisoked’s expansion into the U.S. and Asian markets as well as to launch a mobile content monetization solutions.

The Espoo-based startup Kiosked was founded in 2010. The Kiosked platform enables “Smart Content” by turning any branded or editorial visual Continue reading

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The ambitious project, which launched in 2008, enables its users to find, engage and build communities of like-minded individuals through content Continue reading

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