Today in Germany: Mila, Cookies

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Swisscom acquires majority of marketplace Mila

Berlin-based Mila is a marketplace for neighborhoods support, focussing on helping each other with technical issues. Neither the startup nor the Swisscom wants to name details about acquisition of the startup’s majority.
[Gründerszene] (German)

€1.5 million for peer-to-peer money transfer startup Cookies

Former Number26 employees launched the peer-to-peer money transfer startup Cookies earlier this year. Today, the fintech startup announces a €1.5 million investment. The seed round comes from  StudiVZ founder Ehssan Dariani, Holtzbrinck Ventures and business angels such as Auxmoney’s CEO Raffael Johnen, StudiVZ founder Dennis Bemmann, Chad Fowler, Benedikt Lehnert  and Steffen Kiedel.
[Gründerszene] (German)