Today in Berlin: uberPOP, Netflix, Startup Institute, Fox & Sheep,…

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Tuesdaynews from Berlin:

To drive

Court lifts the preliminary injunction placed on uberPOP

UberPOP can continue in Germany without fearing fines. However, as Gründerszene reports, the court mentioned that the ban itself is correct. Read more


To watch

Netflix starts in Germany and five other European countries

With more German movies and series, but also with House Of Cards (at least series I & II) and Orange Is The New Black. The DVD shipping will however not launch. Read more 


To invest

Seven digit Euro investment

Target Partners and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) have invested a seven-figure Euro amount in Quobyte Inc. in a Series A financing round. Quobyte is headquartered in Boston (USA) with R&D in Berlin. Quobyte develops and markets the Quobyte Unified Storage Plane (USP), a software-defined storage system that runs on commodity Linux servers. Quobyte USP enables customers to build cloud infrastructures with a quality equal to the big cloud providers such as Amazon and Google. This infusion of capital will support the startup’s international growth and the further development of the software. (via email)


To game


Fox & Sheep acquires Bubl, a Russian-based studio specializing in creative and innovative apps for kids. Read more


To startup

Startup Institute raises money and teams up the Silicon Valley Bank

Startup Institute, the US Career Accelerator for startups announced a partnership with Silicon Valley Bank and a $3 Million investment today.

A second course will take place in its Berlin location, starting on October 6th with partners such as DeliveryHero and Rapidape, as well as new partners such as Book A Tiger and Gymia. Courses will also be given by SoundCloud and TestFlight. (via email)




Image: Felicitas Hackmann