Today in Germany: Gruner + Jahr, Junique, Safe

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Publisher buys online gift shop Danato

Hamburg-based publishing house Gruner + Jahr acquired Munich-based online gift shop Danato. According to Gruner + Jahr Danato’s business model will be the foundation for its new e-commerce platform, covering topics around living. Details of the deal remain disclosed.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Junique raises €5 million

Berlin-based online art startup JUNIQUE announces an almost €5 million investment. The fresh cash comes from Vorwerk Ventures, Redalpine, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and CEWE. Besides adding more staff (growing from 25 to 55 employees this year), JUNIQUE will expand and add French to its languages. “We are making ourselves available for shoppers in France, Belgium and parts of Switzerland as a destination for affordable art and we are convinced that our business model works throughout Europe” said Lea Lange, co-founder and managing director in a statement.

Safe raises another six-digit Euro investment

Just a few weeks ago, the Heidelberg-based insurance startup Safe announced an investment from by Rocket Internet, the Check24 founder and Business Angel Oliver Roskopf. While no information about the amount at that time was shared, Safe mentioned that this time a six-digit amount was raised from HW Capital. It will mostly be used for new staff, a TV spot and a rebranding.
[Gründerszene] (German)

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