Don’t miss infoShare 2016: 5,000+ participants, around 100 international speakers, € 20K for the Startup Contest winner

infoShare-logoFor the 10th time, the movers and shakers of the European technology industry and startup world will meet at the infoShare Conference in Gdansk, Poland, from the 18th-20th of May.

Since we’re a media partner of the event, we will be there as well. Join us for exciting lectures, workshops and panel discussions on five stages: Inspire, Tech, Startup, Workshops and Leaders. Every day, the organizers of infoShare put new names on the list – like Jeff Continue reading

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Fabian Siegel, Founder and Managing Director of Marley Spoon, will be speaking at our EU-Startups Conference 2016

Marley-Spoon-Fabian-SiegelYou’ve probably already heard that Johannes Reck (CEO of GetYourGuide) and Steli Efti (CEO of will be speaking at this years EU-Startups Conference on June 24th in Berlin. Today, we’re proud to announce that Fabian Siegel, Founder and Managing Director of Marley Spoon will also join us for an exciting fireside chat about his entrepreneurial path and his learnings as an investor.

Fabian Siegel co-founded ClickandBuy, which once was Europe’s largest online payments brand and was eventually sold to Deutsche Telekom. At ClickandBuy he served for 7 years as CTO. Afterwards he founded the personal finance startup Strateer, and ran operations at browser technology company From 2010 to 2013, Fabian was Co-CEO at Delivery Hero – a global leader in online food ordering and one of the few unicorns Europe has. In 2013, Fabian joined forces with Continue reading

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Swiss employee referral startup Eqipia just got acquired by Xing – for up to €7.35 million

eqipia-Xing-acquisitionXING AG, the leading online business network in German-speaking countries, has just acquired the Zurich-based startup BuddyBroker and its product Eqipia.

Eqipia, which was founded in 2012, is the leading intelligent and automated employee referral programme in Switzerland. The purchase price is set at €2.94 million. Continue reading

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Feedbackly secures €500K in funding to launch the ultimate tool for improving customer experiences

Feedbackly-logoFeedbackly, a Finnish startup dedicated to improving customer experiences and helping companies to increase their sales, has gathered new funding worth €500K to bring their total funding to €740K. The fresh capital comes from several sources, including East Wings and Birch Venture.

The Helsinki-based company was formerly known as Tapin Feedback and rebrands itself to speed up their global expansion. With Feedbackly, companies can gather feedback from their customers in all potential touch points from bricks-and-mortar stores to eCommerce sites and even Continue reading

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TD Ventures: Tradedoubler launches a €5 million investment fund for European startups

TD-Ventures-logoTradedoubler, one of Europe’s leading performance marketing companies,  has launched the business accelerator programme TD Ventures to invest in and accelerate the growth of European startup businesses. A €5 million fund is available to invest into digital companies in the UK, France and Germany in exchange for equity.

Tradedoubler, which was founded in Sweden, is looking to invest in companies that can work with its existing business — such as publishers Continue reading

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Toothbrushing game controller Playbrush receives £500K in funding from Speedinvest and angel investor Hansi Hansmann

Playbrush-logoPlaybrush, a London-based startup which created a smart device that transforms the humble toothbrush into a video game controller, has raised a new round of funding to improve children’s oral hygiene around the world.

After a successful Kickstarter campaign in May 2015, receiving more than the £35k asked for, Playbrush has now raised a seed round of £500k from Super-Angel Hansi Hansmann and the Continue reading

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Polish hardware investment fund Arkley VC expands beyond its borders

Arkley-logoArkley VC, one of the investors behind hybrid 3D printer favorite Zmorph 3D, has grown its portfolio over the last few weeks with three new hardware investments. These new investments move the Warsaw-based fund outside of its borders by investing in Finnish born Tespack, American smart sex toy Lovely, and the Continue reading

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METRO and Techstars kick off the second round of their joint accelerator programme

METRO-AcceleratorThe Berlin-based METRO Accelerator is starting the application process for its second programme. The accelerator is powered by Techstars and is targeted at startups whose digital services and products could give a direct boost to the commercial success of restaurants, hotels and catering businesses.

Olaf Koch, Chairman of the Management Board of METRO AG stated: “The great success of the first round, with 11 Continue reading

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Alibaba acquires controlling stake in Rocket Internet’s ecommerce platform Lazada for about $1 billion

Lazada-Rocket-Internet-Alibaba-DealThe Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group and Rocket Internet’s Lazada Group announced today that Alibaba entered into an agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Lazada, a leading ecommerce platform in Southeast Asia. The transaction consists of an investment of approximately $500 million in newly issued equity capital of Lazada Continue reading

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Junomedical, the new portfolio company of Project A, launches its medical travel platform

JunoMedical-logoThe Berlin-based startup Junomedical, a provider of medical travel that connects patients with hospitals around the world, announced today the launch of its digital platform for medical travel.

Junomedical provides patients access to affordable medical treatments combined with a concierge approach to patient care centered around a patient’s well-being and individual healthcare needs. The launch of the platform provides patients around the world access to numerous healthcare options via a global network of hospitals and Continue reading

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