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:
Just-Eat, the Denmark-founded company operating online takeaway sites has announced a €48 million C-round investment led by Vitruvian Partners. Former Just-Eat investors Index Partners, Greylock Partners and Redpoint Ventures also took part in the round. ArcticStartup interviewed Just-Eat CEO Klaus Nyengaard about the funding (Update – February 2023: Arctic Startup seems to be no longer in business under this website and we therefore deactivated the link).
Berlin-based startup orderbird has closed its second round of funding worth more than €2.7 million. Investment firm ALSTIN took part in the round for the restaurant payment service, which will eventually allow users to order food and drink directly from their smartphones. To find out more about orderbird and its recent funding visit Silicon Allee (Update – February 2023: The article seems to be not visible anymore, and we therefore deactivated the original link).
Swedish social gifting app Wrapp announced today that they are launching in the US with some big retail partners including The Gap, H+M and Sephora (Update – February 2023: The website seems to be out of use, and we therefore deactivated the original link). The startup, which allows Facebook users to give free and paid gift cards to their Facebook friends, launched in Sweden in November 2011, and has acquired over 180,000 users since then. Read more on BetaKit (Update – February 2023: The article seems to be not visible anymore, and we therefore deactivated the original link).
Last week, the Aulery award ceremony for Central and Eastern European tech startups took place in Poland, Sopot (near Gdansk). Read more about the event and the just-announced Award winners (Can’t Stop Games, Brand24, UXPin) on GoalEurope.com (Update – February 2023: The article seems to be not visible anymore, and we therefore deactivated the original link).
Speaking of events, do you have your ticket yet for the upcoming EU-Startups Summit?