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Worth reading: HouseTrip, Prague, Deezer, Scurri

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Worth reading: HouseTrip, Prague, Deezer, Scurri

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:

House-Trip-logoHouseTrip.com, a London-based startup (with roots in Lausanne) working at the accommodation end of the collaborative consumption market, with a platform for people to rent out homes online, has picked up $40m as it aims to scale up its operations en route to booking 3 million nights of accommodation this year. The C Round is being led by Accel Partners, existing investors also participated. Read more on TechCrunch.

PragueThe district of Smichov (‘Smich’ means ‘Smile’) – located south-west of Prague’s center – is becoming the Silicon Valley of the Czech Republic. Smichov hosts three attractive accelerators and co-working places where it’s fun to work and hang out. One of them, StartupYard – born in 2011 – is currently hosting its second batch of startups. Find out more and visit TNW.

deezer-logoDeezer CEO Axel Dauchez wants to capture 5% of global music revenue by 2016 — without yet setting foot in the world’s biggest market. The French unlimited-access service has confirmed a €100 million ($130 million) new investment round from Access Industries to fund an accelerated global rollout. Check out the interview wih Deezer’s CEO on PaidContent.org.

scurri-logoThe Wexford-based startup, Scurri.com, has secured an investment of €600k to further develop and to expand its online shipping service. On the back of this investment Scurri will create ten new jobs. Scurri provides an innovative online service for e-commerce businesses to help them better manage the delivery of products. Read more on Silicon Ireland News.