Today in Germany: Kochzauber, Test IO, Gamewheel



German supermarket chain Lidl acquires Kochzauber

Just recently, cooking box Kochzauber informed it is shutting down its business by the end of this year. Now, German supermarket chain Lidl acquires the Berlin-based startup. However, as a brand Kochzauber will remain independent and will not mail out Lidl’s products. Details of deal remain undisclosed.
[Gründerszene] (German)

$5 million for Test IO

Test IO (formerly Testcloud) offers a self-service crowdtesting platform. Today, the Berlin-based startup announces it has raised a $5 million Series A round from San Francisco-based Turn/River Capital. The fresh cash will be used to launch in the U.S. and setting up operation in San Francisco as well as accelerate growth.

Gamewheel raises €1 million

Having closed the €1 million round in summer, marketing platform Gamewheel now announces business angels and Crown Ocean Capital took part in the deal.
[Gründerszene]  (German)

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