18. March 2015–
Hem opens store in Berlin, ProSiebenSat.1 takes 100% of Flaconi, Finleap launches new FinTech startup, Frankfurt court places nationwide ban on UberPop.
Hem opens store in Berlin Kreuzberg
Hem, the furniture store founded by Fab founder Jason Goldberg, opens a flagship store in Berlin Kreuzberg on March 28th in Berlin Kreuzberg.
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ProSiebenSat.1 plans to take 100% of Flaconi
The broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 is planning to increase its stake in online perfumery Flaconi from 47 % to 100%. Flaconi was founded in 2011 and has over 300,000 clients, the company reports. The founders Björn Kolbmüller and Paul Schwarzenholz will stay on board.
Finleap starts its new Startup Valendo
Hitfox’s FinTech incubator Finleap starts the online pawn shop Valendo. The service focuses on small companies and freelancers, the website states. Besides Savedo and Billfront, Valendo is the third company being launched since Finleap’s start in Demember 2014.
German court bans UberPOP
UberPOP is Uber’s peer-to-peer car sharing service and has faced legal problems in Germany ever since. However, today Frankfurt’s court banned the service through out all Germany. In a statement received via email, Uber stated it will continue its UberPOP service in Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, Berlin and Hamburg. UberBlack and UberTaxi were not affected by the ban.