4. October 2016–
GoEuro closes $70 million round
Berlin-based travel planning and booking platform GoEuro announces a $70 million round led by by Silver Lake Kraftwerk and Valley VC fund Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Just last year, the startup announced a $45 million strong Series B round – in total that sums up to $145 million in funding since 2012.
Sourced raises €5.4 million
French VCs Kima Ventures and Otium Venture as well as Sunstone Capital from Denmark invested €5.4 million into Sourced. The idea behind the startup is to find the right software developers – a problem many startups and corporates know. Besides product development, the startup also wants to invest the fresh capital into new office in London, Paris, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Boston and San Francisco. For now, the team has a Berlin and a Madrid office.
IBM invests $200 million in Munich Watson HQ
IBM will invest $200 million in a brand new global headquarters in Munich, which will focus on Watson IoT business development. The idea behind it is that Watson, known for beating the world’s best human Jeopardy player, will now work with smart objects and sensors.