29. April 2015–
Online magazine building platform Styla receives €2.5 million
With Styla users can build their own online magazines in minutes. Swizz early stage investor Redalpine Venture Partners, which has also invested in the Berlin-based FinTech startup Number26, leads the €2.5 million round the online magazine building platform Styla receives. Groupe Arnault, the controlling shareholder of LVMH, which owns brands like Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Fendi, and founding investor Atlantic Labs, led by business Angel Christophe Maire, also invested in the startup. Cherry Ventures, the fund run by Zalando/Groupon/Quandoo entrepreneurs, and German VC Westtech Ventures joined the financing round as well.
Jobspotting raises six-digit amount
Being known for investments in Facebook and Spotify, Li Ka-shing now invests in Jobspotting. The Berlin-based startup is a personalized job finding platform that was founded in 2013 by former Google employees Hessam Lavi, Jan Backes and Manuel Holtz. After joining the Axel Springer Plug And Play Accelerator and receiving €25,000, Jobspotting raised a €500,000 seed round from Axel Springer Plug And Play and angel investors.
HotelTonight opens office in Berlin
HotelTonight opens an office in Berlin. The team will be responsible for marketing, hotel partnerships and business development in Germany. Furthermore, the startup's activities in Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slowakia, Russia, Turkey, Iceland, and Greece will be managed from here.
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