Today in Germany: Weltsparen, Oliver Samwer, Runtastic



WeltSparen raises €20 million

Berlin-based fintech startup WeltSparen raises €20 million in a Series B. The round is led by Palo Alto-based Ribbit Capital and Index Ventures. Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner and Tom Stafford also joined, which brought the company’s total funding so far to €30 million. The company is known as SavingGlobal in the UK. It’s an online marketplace that lets people access saving products in other different European countries.

Oliver Samwer named as #1 of The WIRED 100 in 2015

Rocket Internet’s CEO Oliver Samwer is named #1 of The WIRED 100 in 2015. Though Wired’s feature on him gives a lot of reasons for this title, it also quoted him from three years back saying “We are builders of companies, we are not innovators”. Interesting choice for a magazine like Wired to put him on top of the list.

Adidas acquires Runtastic

The Austria-based running and sports tracking app Runtastic got acquired by sports giant Adidas. Runtastic, which was founded in 2009, was sold for €220 million.

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