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Worth reading: iZettle, AppGyver, Rocket, Lieferheld, meetOne

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:

iZettle-logoEuropean Square competitor iZettle today informed its users that it was forced to withdraw support for Visa card payments in Denmark, Finland and Norway. The young company acknowledges the news on its Twitter account, and says it is working “very hard” to fix things with Visa Europe and bring them back ‘on board’. Read more about iZettle’s current problems on TNW.

appgyver-logoCreating native mobile applications with HTML5 is picking up speed. The Helsinki based AppGyver has seen steady growth in its client base in the last two years and to speed things up, they closed a $1M funding round. The money will be used (for e.g.) to expand the business operations into the US. Read more and visit ArcticStartup.

The_SamwersThe Swedish investor Kinnevik just provided Rocket Internet, the incubator of the Samwer brothers, with even more capital. Together with this recent investment of 124 million Euros, Kinnevik increased its capital volume for Rocket Internet’s purposes to a total of 830 million Euros. Find out more about Kinnevik’s latest investment and visit Gruenderszene.de (in German).

Lieferheld-logoDelivery Hero’s German platform Lieferheld is now clear of allegations of computer sabotage against competitor Lieferando, closing off a saga that hit headlines in April with a police raid on Lieferheld’s headquarters in Berlin. Now, the Berlin public prosector has thrown out the case. Continue reading on VentureVillage.eu.

meetone-logoA data leak at the meetOne dating site allowed anyone to access private data including the plaintext passwords, email addresses and real names of the site’s approximately 900,000 members. To obtain the data, an attacker simply needed to increment a URL parameter. Visit H-Online to find out more.

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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).


  1. The news about iZettle has been really big that I feel bad for them. But I am quite happy I made the right decision of choosing to sign up with mPowa (www.mpowa.com) as the latter has been making steady progress.

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