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:
A Croatian startup just closed a Series A funding round and raising $1.4 million from Lee Hower of NextView Ventures and Jeff Clavier of SoftTech VC. It is Farmeron, which offers farmers an easier way to track performance of their farms, in a gorgeous cloud-based ERP system. Find out more about Formeron on GoalEurope.
This Week in Startups is back in Berlin and London. The event on June 8 will this time feature three German startups pitted against three in London. A jury will choose the finalists from a pre-selected list of 15 and Jason Calacanis and Tyler Crowley will then pick the best three overall. Read more about the upcomming show on TechBerlin.
WhaleShark Media, an American company that aims to create global marketplace for coupons and deals, has announced the purchase of Miwim, a French company that operates online coupon site ‘Bons de réduction’, cash-back site Poulpeo and more. Financial terms of the deal, which involves the transfer of Mivim’s 20 employees, were not disclosed. Visit TNW to find out more.
In 2010, online dating giant eHarmony bought a 30% stake in rival eDarling – built with the backing of Berlin’s Samwer brothers – for an undisclosed sum. Industry sources now claim plans for a full exit to eHarmony are off the table. eDarling itself says that infomation is “completely wrong” and there were no such sales negotiations underway. Read more on VentureVillage.
Livebookings, the London based restaurant booking and marketing service that competes with services like OpenTable, is announcing today that it has picked up another $24 million (£15 million) in funding to continue growing its business in Europe and beyond. Visit TechCrunch for more info.