5. March 2015–
Berlin-based restaurant booking platform Quandoo gets acquired by the Japanese Recruting Holdings for €200 million, Bonn-based LeanIX receives €2 million Series A, COMATCH starts.
Quandoo exits for €200 million
Quandoo was founded in 2012 by former Groupon managers Philipp Magin, Daniel P. Glasner, Ronny Lange, Sebastian Moser and Tim-Hendrik Meyer. Last year, it raised its $25 million Series C round from Piton Capital and former investors Holtzbrinck Ventures, DN Capital, Atlantic Capital and Konstantin Sixt. Through the platform, users can book tables in 6.000 restaurants in 13 cities in 145 cities worldwide. Now, Recruit Holdings acquired the company for almost €200 million (€198.6 million to be precise).
LeanIX receives €2 million Series A
Founded in 2013, LeanIX offers a web-based portal which lets companies structure and manage their IT portfolios. The startup based in Bonn, Germany, now raised a Series A round worth €2.2 million from Capnamic Ventures and Iris Capital.
Former McKinsey Manager start online platform COMATCH for freelance consultants
COMATCH started this week in Germany and wants to connect freelance management consultants (that includes e.g. corporate consultants, accountants, industry experts) and companies. As of right now 100 freelance advisors have signed up. By the end of 2015 the company hopes to have grown to over 300. Step by step the company will launch in other European countries. To insure the quality of the freelancers, they have to proof their degrees and several years of industry experience.
Image: LeanIX founder Jörg Beyer (left) and André Christ