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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 €750K to boost its international expansion and develop new products. Founded in 2010, Olery offers hotels simple bench-marking tools for online brand, reputation and performance monitoring, to help turn online reviews into actionable business intelligence. Read more about the Olery’s funding on TechCrunch.

Gourmeo-logoTwo reservation services for restaurants, Gourmeo and Tablespots, are joining forces. Both German startups were founded in 2011 (Update – February 2023: Both startups seem to be no longer in business under the previously mentioned websites and we therefore deactivated the links). Since its founding, Tablespots has concentrated on Germany and London. Gourmeo has focused on the German and Brazilian markets. 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 round on Venturevillage (Update – February 2023: The article seems to be no longer available and we therefore deactivated the link).

naval-pictureThe Eastist (Update – February 2023: The article seems to be no longer available and we therefore deactivated the link) just did an interview with Naval Ravikant, founder and CEO of Angel list, who was 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…”

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Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).

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