Today in Berlin: Investments: $3.2 M for ZenMate and $1 M for Remerge

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Wednesday. Here is what happened:


ZenMate: $3.2 Million investment


ZenMate seems to have landed on the fast track since we talked with the cofounders Simon Specka and Markus Hänel eight months ago. The Berlin-based startup now offers users VPN connection on iOS and Android. Today, it announces its newest funding round of $3.2 million led by Holtzbrinck Ventures, including the launch of its Firefox plugin.

ZenMate is relevant to you if you have ever come across this frustrating situation: Have you ever tried to watch Hulu or other video content in Germany only to be denied access with a disappointing message such as: “We’re sorry, but this video isn’t available in your location”? ZenMate offers users a satisfying solution by providing them with encrypted access to any website from anywhere. It claims to have increased its user base over the last six months from 1 million to 5 million people in 180 countries.

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Remerge: $1 Million investment


Remerge’s $1 million seed round is led by Point Nine Capital. An unknown number of business angels and industry experts joined the round that will be used to build the team and to improve the technology. The platform launched today.

Remerge is a mobile ad tech startup that lets advertisers re-target their customers.

It was founded in 2014 by a team of five entrepreneurs with backgrounds founding madvertise and LiquitM. The team came together and built Remerge after it recognized that app advertisers have a hard time to efficiently manage their app’s user base and retarget their customers with the right message.

Remerge claims to be the first platform that allows marketers to generically segment their audiences based on their individual requirements and business goals.

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