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For Sale: SoundCloud owners are looking to sell the company for $1 billion

Some of the investors/owners of the Berlin-based music streaming heavyweight SoundCloud are considering to sell the company at a valuation of $1 billion. This has been reported by Bloomberg, but also confirmed by one of our sources who is familiar with … Continue reading

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Jobs of the week: HelpStay, the Factory and Degustabox

Your boss is an idiot and you are desperately looking forward to the weekend? Quit your boring job now and join one of the most exciting startups in Europe! Week after week, we’re introducing you to great career opportunities in … Continue reading

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Berlin-based fintech startup Number26 receives banking license and rebrands as N26

Number26, a German fintech startup which is also backed by the tech billionaire Peter Thiel, rebrands as N26 and receives a banking license. Only 1,5 years after product launch, the FinTech’s N26 Bank is awarded a full German banking license by … Continue reading

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Product comparison platform Versus.com announces acquisition by the MenschDanke Group

Versus.com, one of the world’s most sophisticated product comparison platforms, today announced that it has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by the Berlin-based MenschDanke Group. The deal sees all of Versus.com assets and staff transferred to the MenschDanke Group … Continue reading

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Blog and influencer marketing startup blogfoster secures seven-digit investment

blogfoster, the Berlin-based startup for blog and influencer marketing, secured a seven-digit follow on investment by yabeo Capital and all previous investors, including VC Fund Technology and Axel Springer Plug and Play. Founded in 2013, blogfoster gives advertisers access to … Continue reading

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Interview with TOA16 pitch competition winner Jakub Konik – the founder of the smart sex toy Lovely

Tech Open Air, the summer interdisciplinary technology festival in Berlin, hosted a hardware startups competition (“Work Hard. Play Hard. Ware Hard”)  this year. I interviewed Jakub Konik from the winning startup team - the Krakow-based Lovely, a toy that helps people have better … Continue reading

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Six digit investment for store2be – the online platform for offline promotion

store2be is the online booking platform for offline promotion and advertising spaces. It offers companies and brands efficient, measurable and scalable live communication in the offline world. The Berlin-based startup today announced its first funding round with a total investment … Continue reading

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Berlin-based event crowdsourcing platform Stagelink successfully secures seed financing

The Berlin-based event crowdsourcing startup Stagelink today announced that it successfully concluded a new financing round led by Chione Ltd., an investment company active in various industries, including music and entertainment. The popular German comedian Carolin Kebekus also joined Staglink … Continue reading

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Jobs of the week: Join predict.io, Flynt or Med Angel

Your boss is an idiot and you are desperately looking forward to the weekend? Quit your boring job now and join one of the most exciting startups in Europe! Week after week, we’re introducing you to great career opportunities in … Continue reading

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Europe’s leading boat rental platform Zizoo secures €1.7 million to make boat holidays easy and affordable for everyone

Zizoo, one of the world’s leading boat rental platforms, closed a €1.7 million investment round with participation from Mairdumont Ventures, aws Founder Fund, Russmedia, Axel Springer Digital Ventures, Axel Springer Plug and Play accelerator as well as a mix of … Continue reading

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