The favorite books of Sarah Lacy and Michael Arrington

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 Sarah Lacy and Michael Arrington:

Sarah-LacyAbout 3 years ago, the former TechCrunch writer and Pandodaily-Founder Sarah Lacy, mentioned her favorite books about emerging markets (on her personal blog). Her list goes like this: 1. The Post-American World – not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else. 2. India after Gandhi - the History of the World’s Largest Democracy 3. Democratic Brazil Revisited – importand stuff about the world’s fifth-largest Continue reading

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Cloud software Brightpearl secured $8m in a Series B round

Brightpearl-logoBrightpearl, a cloud software that integrates orders, inventory and customer data across multiple retail channels, today announced it has raised $8 million in a Series B financing, which was co-led by seed investors Eden Ventures and Notion Capital.

The software of the Bristol-based company is fully integrated with a variety of sales channels including Magento, eBay, Bigcommerce, Shopify and Amazon, providing retailers with built-in access to multiple avenues for growth. The company was Continue reading

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Startup jobs in Europe: 62 open positions in our job board!

job-board-premiumWhile many European countries are suffering from a high unemployment rate, our job board here at is packed full of exciting career opportunities.

We are proud of the fact that there were already over 40 European startups that found a new rockstar employee through our job section. Since its initial launch, our job board has evolved into the sites most frequented section right after the homepage. Currently, there are 62 open positions at cool European startups listed. Take a look at them and don’t Continue reading

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Food delivery: foodpanda secured more than $ 20 million

foodpanda-logofoodpanda, one of the fastest growing food delivery services worldwide, secured more than $ 20 million funding from a group of investors – among them Investment AB Kinnevik and Phenomen Ventures. The startup, which was founded by Rocket Internet (headquartered in Berlin) in 2012, focuses especially on emerging markets. Together with its affiliated brand hellofood, foodpanda already operates in 27 countries on four continents and reaches about three billion people Continue reading

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Final call to Porto, OPO Startup Week on May 24

opo-startupsweek-logoIn the lively European Startup scene, Porto is looking for a full-time position. In case you don’t know, OPO is the airport code for Porto International Airport, a one to three hour flight from anywhere in the European Union, pretty well covered by Ryanair, among many others. And it was the inspiration of a group of Entrepreneurs to just another venture. Its name: OPO Startup Week. We went to meet them and understand what will happen from May 24 to 31. When did you have the idea of starting OPO Startup Week and why?

OPO Startup Week: The idea for OPO Startup Week came up in a meeting between some of the organizers. We were talking about the startup scene in Continue reading

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Startup Safary aims to create Europe’s biggest startup event

StartupSafary-logoThe makers behind the initiative Startup Safary have just launched a crowdfunding campaign to create “Europe’s largest independent startup event”. The Berlin-based team aims to raise € 35,000 on the German crowdfunding platform StartNext.

The project, Startup Safary Berlin, will consist of hundreds of events held by over 100 participating companies that will take place on the 6th of September 2013. Every attendee can create Continue reading

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Worth reading: Reservio, Coworks, Rovio,, HPV

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:

Reservio-logoCzech startup Reservio announces that Webnode has acquired an equity stake in the company that aims to simplify online appointment scheduling. Reservio’s CEO and founder, Boris Bosiak, didn’t disclose the terms of the deal, but said that Webnode offers his company both funding and technical know-how, which will help them to develop and grow. Read more and visit GoalEurope.

Coworks-logoMancx, a Stockholm based business Q&A site launched in 2009, has pivoted to Coworks, an online freelancing Continue reading

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Create web applications without writing code with Stamplay

Stamplay is an online service that helps web designers create web applications without the need to know a programming language. I interviewed Nicola Mattina, Stamplay co-founder, to find out more. Big thank you to Nicola for the interview! Continue reading

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See you at the 2nd edition of the Heureka! Conference

Heureka-conference2013Are you an entrepreneur, investor or Internet enthusiast and you haven’t made plans for the 14th of May yet? Then listen carefully and hurry up now! It’s still not to late for you to organize a trip to Berlin and attend the Heureka! conference. I will be there too, and since the first edition of the conference was awesome, I’m really looking forward to attend again!

The one-day conference will be held at the history-charged venue Alte Münze, Berlin. For many years, Alte Münze Berlin was the minting institution for Continue reading

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The favorite books of Jimmy Wales and Kevin Rose

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 Jimmy Wales and Kevin Rose:

Jimmy-Wales-picJimmy Wales (Co-Founder of Wikipedia): He recently stated on the question-and-answer website Quora that his favorite book right now is the Ruby on Rails Tutorial by Michael Hartl. He also said that his long term favorite book is a novel called The Fountainhead. In his own words: “This is the book you’ll want to read Continue reading

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