Today in Germany: My Taxi, Crate, German Startups Group

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Google adds MyTaxi to Maps

Booking an Uber has been part of GoogleMaps for a while. Now, the German taxi order app MyTaxi is integrated as well. Users will have to have the MyTaxi app on their phone when booking a trip through GoogleMaps. Besides the Hamburg-based startup, 99Taxis in Brazil, Hailo in the U.K and Spain, and Gett in the UK were added to the navigation tool.
[techpp], [Gründerszene] (German)

Crate raises $4 million

Berlin-based big data startup Crate announces a $4 million round. It was led by VC Dawn Capital, existing investors like Sunstone Capital, DFJ Esprit and Speedinvest joined the round. Solomon Hykes, founder of Docker, also invested. Crate lets companies save and organize a large amount of data. The startup also has headquarters in San Francisco and Dornbirn.
[Crate.io Blog]

German Startups Group increases investment in five startups

Berlin-based German Startups Group increased its investments in five startups. This includes: Mister Spex, Book A Tiger, Savedo, Lingoda, and Friendsurance. The sizes of each investment were not shared.
[Gründerszene] (German)