Today in Germany: Mister Spex, Hello Fresh

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Mister Spex expands to the Netherlands

After expanding to Switzerland in March this year, Berlin-based online glasses shop Mister Spex now opens an online stop in the Netherlands. While customer support will speak Dutch, the ordered item are shipped from Berlin. As of right now it seems Mister Spex doesn’t plan to open an office in the Netherlands any time soon – all open positions on its website are for jobs in Berlin.
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Rumors: Hello Fresh files for IPO

According to people familiar with the case, Berlin-based food box delivery service Hello Fresh considers an IPO, Bloomberg reports. Banks involved are Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group Inc., two of the people mentioned. The service is available in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, the U.K., Belgium and the United States. Until now, Hello Fresh raised an overall funding of $193.5 million in four rounds, the most recent one was a $126 million Series E in February, 2015
[Bloomberg]

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