Worth reading: Olery, Gourmeo, Conceptboard, Angellist

There are so many interesting stories out there and unfortunately we don’t have the time to cover all of them. With our new section “Worth reading” we provide you (once in a while) with some links to interesting articles of other publications:

olery-logoOlery, an Amsterdam-based startup that offers reputation management and media monitoring tools for the leisure industry, has raised 750,000 Euro to boost its international expansion and develop new products. Founded in 2010, Olery offers simple online brand, reputation management and performance benchmarking tools for hotels that help turn online reviews into actionable business intelligence. Read more about the olery’s funding on TechCrunch.

Gourmeo-logoThe two reservation services for restaurants, Gourmeo and Tablespots, are joining forces. Both German startup were founded in 2011. Since its foundation, Tablespots concentrated on Germany and London. Gourmeo was focused on the German and Brazil market. The merger will allow the two German teams to benefit from synergies and further grow the combined business. Learn more about the merger (in German) and visit Gruenderszene.de

conceptboard-logoConceptboard,  the Stuttgart-based collaborative whiteboard service, has announced that it has raised “a 6-figure funding round” from High-Tech Gruenderfonds and Seedfonds BW for its Series A funding round. CEO Daniel Bohn stated that the company’s goal is to “set up Conceptboard as an open platform and to co-operate with software and hardware suppliers”. Read more about this visit on Venturevillage.

naval-pictureThe Eastist just did an interview with Naval Ravikant, Founder & CEO of Angellist, who has also been asked about European startups:With European startups, the bar is a little bit higher, because there are fewer investors. You basically need more traction. Obviously, being in London helps your chances because there are more investors in the UK, but even if you’re not based in London, you can arrange…”