Today in Germany: Portugal Ventures, Zalando, Car2Go And Flinkster

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Portugal Ventures opens office in Berlin

After opening an office in San Francisco, Boston and Austin, Portugal Ventures now announces to also touch ground in Berlin’s co working space betahaus. “In opening an office in Berlin, we hope to see a deeper relationship and better engagement between our portfolio companies, and the Portuguese ecosystem in general, with the German community – including investors, non-executive directors, advisory board members, corporations, and so on,” stated José Franca, Portugal Ventures CEO & Chairman. The specific opening date will be announced later in June.

Zalando replaces Bertrandt in German MDAX index

Europe’s largest online fashion retailer Zalando will be added to Germany’s mid-cap index MDAX. The Berlin-based startup’s shares will replace those of automotive supplier Bertrandt, which will move to the small-cap index (SDAX).
[Reuters]

Car2Go and Flinkster join forces

Carsharing companies Car2Go (Daimler) and Flinkster (Deutsche Bahn) will from now on offer both companies’ offers.  This deal gives customers access to 7,000 cars. A new registration is not required.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Image: Felicitas Hackmann