Worth reading: Blink Booking, Badoo, Archify, HeyCrowd

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:

blink-logoBrent Hoberman the co-founder and former CEO of Lastminute.com just invested in the Spanish startup Blink Booking through PROFounders Capital. This recent funding round brought in $2.5 million for the mobile-focused last-minute hotel booking service which already offers last-minute hotel bookings in 39 cities across seven European countries. Visit GigaOm to find out more.

badoo_logoBadoo, the London based social discovery network is currently counting 149.8 million users, some time today that will tick over to hit 150 million, given it clocks around 150,000 a day. That makes it one of the top five social networking sites globally according to comScore, and its growth is being significantly powered by mobile. Read more on TechCrunch.

archify-logoThe Vienna based startup Archify just secured seed funding from Balderton Capital and will be relocating to Berlin. Archify, a browser plugin currently in invite-only beta, saves everything you’ve browsed online and comes complete with a screenshot of the pages you visit. Unfortunately, the startup isn’t confirming how much it secured. Find out more on VentureVillage.

HeyCrowd-logoThe Paris based social polling platform HeyCrowd has seen 400% growth since LeWeb. 8 Million votes on 30,000 polls and counting, that’s an average of 260 votes per poll. In their most recent update, HeyCrowd Founders Emmanuel Bellity and Matthieu Rouif said that their main focus is to make the content easier to share, and easier to access. Read more on RudeBaguette.