Berlin-based pet food startup PETS DELI closes “eight-figure” financing round

Pets-Deli-logoThe Berlin-based pet food startup PETS DELI partners with Global Founders Capital (GFC) as an additional investor in its Series A financing round. In total, PETS DELI will receives an eight-figure investment from GFC and from the existing investors Index Ventures and Project A. The investment will be primarily used to accelerate the internationalization and expansion of PETS DELI’s multi-channel approach.

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10 Greek startups to look out for in 2016

Greek-startups-2016Over a period of about six years, the Greek people and the country’s economy had to experience a recession and a long phase of uncertainty. The unemployment rate is still at around 25%, but there is hope, as 2016 could be the year in which the Greek economy might finally start to grow again.

Another thing which creates hope, new opportunities and especially jobs, is the Greek startup ecosystem. Despite the crisis, Greece is home to many aspiring entrepreneurs who are working on promising new ideas and innovative Continue reading

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Polyas expands with its online elections software to five European countries

Polyas-logoPolyas, a German software provider for online elections, expands in five new countries. Since the beginning of this week, Polyas also offeres its online electoral system to customers in Austria, France, Italy, Great Britain and Switzerland. The Berlin- and Kassel-based Continue reading

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Some highlights from the 4YFN startup event in Barcelona

4YFN-logo4 Years From Now (4YFN), an event for the growing community of technology startups visiting the Mobile World capital Barcelona, closed the third edition of its annual event with 12,500 attendees – 50% more than the previous year. The Innovation Market, a 4YFN exhibition area, counted Continue reading

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SendCloud raises €2 million to create one unified European shipping network

SendCloud-logoBack in 2012, the cost- and time-inefficient of ecommerce shipping has inspired three friends with an online store to launch SendCloud. The Eindhoven-based startup offers a cloud-based shipping software, which enables online stores to operate more efficiently and ship goods at competitive rates. The three founders, who are determined to create a unified European parcel delivery network, just received a €2 million investment led by Continue reading

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5 promising startups from Denmark to look out for in 2016

Denmark-2016Denmark is the home country of startup success stories like Zendesk, Tradeshift, Podio and many more. Copenhagen, the country’s capital city, ranks on place 9 on our list of Europe’s major startup hubs.

In the beginning of this year, we took a close look at the Danish startup scene and created a list of 5 promising startups to watch in 2016. All of the startups we’re mentioning below entered the market within the last two Continue reading

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Amsterdam-based community engagement platform inSided closes €6M Series A round

Insides-logo-2016Amsterdam-based community engagement platform inSided, today announced a € 6 million Series A investment round, led by global venture capital fund Ventech, together with Fortino Capital and henQ. The investment follows after welcoming large enterprise customers and a fast expansion across Europe.

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Uber, what? Taxify is the most popular taxi startup in the Baltics

taxify-Juris KrūmiņšI know that it is hard to believe that there could be a more popular app targeting the taxi industry then Uber. But the unbelievable is real in the Baltics, where there is an app named Taxify, which is for taxi drivers as well as taxi users.

Currently, it is getting even more popular, since some legal issues helped them getting media coverage. For example, one driver in Riga was arrested by the police couple of weeks ago. His car was confiscated due to the fact that he has been involved in illegal business. The truth is that this is just the new business model offered by Taxify – ridesharing. And it makes this situation to be one example of how startup industries change the world. It takes time for other traditional industries and institutions adapt to rules set by newcomers.

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Jobs of the week: Join busuu in London or JUNIQE in Berlin

Week after week, we’re introducing you to exciting career opportunities in the startup space. This is your chance to become part of the success story of one of Europe’s hottest startups! For a complete overview of the best startup jobs, make sure to check out our job board. And here are the jobs of the week:

busuu-logoAs the largest social network for language learning in the world busuu already had some great success, but there is so much more that the London-based company wants to build and improve on. Right now, they’re Continue reading

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Dedrone moves headquarters from Germany to San Francisco to be closer to drone safety issues

Dedrone-logo-2016Dedrone – the pioneer in professional civilian drone early-warning and detection systems – has just announced that the company is relocating its global headquarters from Kassel, Germany to San Francisco, California. The move to a state-of-the-art facility in the Mission District enables the startup to further expand in North America and create an environment that fosters client- Continue reading

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