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:
Ian Monk, a former UBS executive who set his wife up with the Bathrooms.com website to keep her from getting bored, has sold a £7.5 million stake in the UK based business to Lord Jacob Rothschild’s Augmentum Capital fund. The deal values it at around £20 million. Read more and visit The Telegraph.
BlablaCar, a European carpooling marketplace that connects any driver who has empty seats with paying passengers, has now launched its iPhone app in the UK. The app connects drivers who have spare seats with paying passengers. For further info about BlablaCar and its competitor Carpooling visit TechCrunch Europe.
The Samwer brothers’ Swedish backer Kinnevik spent €300 million on Rocket Internet last quarter. In its 2012 Q1 results, Kinnevik reports a 2.7 billion (€300 million) investment in Rocket Internet and portfolio companies over the last three months, about the same (€305 million) as it invested across 2011. Read more and visit VentureVillage.
GetTaxi has today announced the release of the second version of its cab-ordering iOS app, as it seeks to capitalize on its growth over the past two years. Founded in 2010, GetTaxi has since raised more than $10m in funding, and its mobile apps now serve users in the UK, Israel and Russia. Find out more about GetTaxi on TheNextWeb.