Worth reading: HouseTrip, Prague, Deezer, Scurri

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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.