13. October 2014–
Good news from Berlin: We are expanding our daily sum up and will now be delivering fresh news not only from Berlin, but from the whole of Germany.
Here is what happen today:
ShopWings officially launches in Munich
Rocket Internet’s latest startup ShopWings launches in Munich today. The concept behind the new startup is the same day delivery of food by a private person to the customer. How it works, where it launched in Munich, and where the idea has been seen before , you’ll find in the article.
Latest on Uber: Startup Yields to Regulations and Cuts Prices
Uber is not known for backing down, even when it is effectively banned. Therefore, its next move has been to cut prices from $2 per kilometer to charging only $0.44 per kilometer in Berlin. Uber is now complying with local regulations, as the transport is the same as ride-sharing – there is no profit made from providing the service. More on TheNextWeb
SoundCloud reports $29 million loss in 2013
New financial figures from one of Berlin’s most well-known startups are out – and they are not exactly glowing. SoundCloud reports turnover of $14.1 million in 2013 and an operating loss of $29.2 million. More on TechCrunch
Ad Network Moboqo from Germany is Acquired by AppLovin
Mobile ad startup from Palo Alto AppLovin has its sights on European expansion and begins by acquiring Moboqo. It is said to be a acquisition based on talent. More on TheNextWeb
How to get hired at a Berlin based startup
The war on tech talent in Berlin is on. Eleonore van Boven, hiring manager at SoundCloud agrees: “There’s a huge uptick, especially in Berlin. The tech scene is really booming, there’s a lot of recruitment going on”. Read more about how to get a job in a Berlin based startup if you’re not from the area on TheLocal.
Leading property portal Lamudi celebrates one year anniversary
Rocket Internet’s Lamudi turns one today. As the startup’s blog posts states, it grew by 116 percent between April and September this year. It also received $7 million in April is now the leading property portal in Bangladesh and Myanmar. Read more on Lamudi
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