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Worth reading: TextMaster, SocialBro, Vevo, Socialbakers

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:

Textmaster-logoTextMaster, the crowd-sourced platform for content translation, copywriting, and proofreading, has raised its first funding round: €1.64 million from the French VC fund Alven Capital, in addition to business angels. The Brussels-headquartered company says it will use the new capital to “accelerate” growth as it expands internationally. Visit TechCrunch to read the full article.

socialbakers-logoSocialbakers, one of the world’s leading social analytics firms, has raised $6 million of new funding from Index Ventures, joined by existing investor Earlybird Capital (Update – March 2023: The startup seems to be no longer in business under this website, and we therefore deactivated the original link). The funds will be used for further expansion and product development. Socialbakers was founded 2009 in Prague and offers businesses a range of tools to track their – and competitors’ – social media engagement. Check out the full story on Venturevillage.eu (Update – March 2023: The article seems to be not visible anymore, and we therefore deactivated the original link).

vevo-logoVevo, the second most popular video site in the US, has broadened its European expansion with launches in France, Spain and Italy after kicking-off its expansion last year in the UK. Given that Vevo was founded from a partnership between the music majors Universal and Sony, YouTube and Abu Dhabi Media Company, their positioning focuses on licensed music content. Find out more and visit RudeBaguette.com.

SocialBro-logoSocialBro has raised €500K to analyze tweets thanks to the startup’s cloud solution, which provides tools that corporations, brands, and agencies can use to ramp up user engagement, grow their user base, and maybe even find monetization possibilities in their social networks. Learn more on VentureBeat.com.

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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).
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