4. April 2016–
Deutsche Post acquired startup and builds its own electrical cars
Deutsche Post wants to deliver its mail the electrical way – with electrical cars to be specific. While one would think it shouldn’t be too hard to find such vehicles nowadays, Deutsche Post had to acquire the Aachen-based startup Streetscooter in 2014 in order to build the transporters it was looking for. The story of two professors, their students and a startup that now has a 70 person team and is still led by one of its founders is on Gründerszene today.
Joko & Gin
After investing in GoButler (former request-everything-service, now on-demand flight assistant) and Von Jungfeld (socks), German TV host Joko Winterscheidt invests in his friend’s gin startup MUSCATEL. From what he says, he doesn’t check numbers but trusts his feelings. Cheers!
Ströer acquires StayFriends
Outdoor media giant Ströer acquires StayFriends. Remember StayFriends? If not, you’re not alone. StayFriends was a network similar to StudiVZ (the German Facebook), and also similarly successful. However, Karsten Giernalczyk, former VP of Business Development and Marketing at StayFriends, shares some interesting insights on why StayFriends is interesting for Ströer, which acquires the network for €16 million.
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