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Worth reading: Kontest, Glossybox, Mojang, Payleven

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 from other publications:

kontest-logoParis-based startup Kontest has raised a seed round of €600K from 3T Capital and Priceminister Co-founder Olivier Mathiot. Founded in 2010, Kontest today offers multi-platform, multi-device contests, so that contest organisers can reach their audience no matter which device or social network they use. Visit Rudebaguette to find out more about Kontest and their seed round (Update – May 2023: The article seems to be not visible anymore, and we therefore deactivated the original link).

GlossyBox-logoGlossybox, a Birchbox clone company from Rocket Internet, is reducing in sizer. Just a few months after halting operations in Brazil and Italy, Glossybox, which offers a monthly subscription service for beauty samples, most recently sold it’s business in Spain and The Netherlands. For more info (in German) visit Gruenderszene.

Mojang-logoMojang, the creators of Minecraft, recently told the WSJ that their revenue has increased 38% over last year to € 234 million. Mojang has 40 employees, most of whom are in their Sodermalm, Stockholm office. Over 14 million people in total have bought the €20 PC or Mac version of the game, which has accounted for 38% of last year’s revenue. ArcticStartup has even more numbers for you (Update – May 2023: The article seems to be not visible anymore, and we therefore deactivated the original link).

Payleven-logoPayleven, which began life as a clone of the company ‘Square’ in Europe (created by Rocket Internet), will later this year bring out a mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) card reader that accepts contactless payments using near-field communication (NFC) technology. For more details visit GigaOm (Update – May 2023: The article seems to be not visible anymore, and we therefore deactivated the original link).

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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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