The Good, The Bad, The News: This Week in Germany.

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Rockethome raises a new round

No, Rockethome doesn’t have anything to do with Rocket Internet. Based in Cologne, the startup, founded in 2010, develops Internet of Things solutions for the energy market and support partners, such as Miele, as well. Today, the startup announces a new funding round. An undisclosed amount was invested by Diehl group, a German metal company.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Voya announces six-digit investment

Hamburg-based digital concierge service Voya wants to offer personal travel service on mobile phones. With its launch Voya also announces its six-digit investment round. The money comes from business angels from Berlin and London.
[Hamburg-startups] (German)

Hauck & Aufhäuser acquires Easyfolio

Frankfurt-based private bank Hauck & Aufhäuser acquires Easyfilio. The fintech startup launched in 2014 and was by the end of 2015 part of the F.A.Z. group. The media group will remain as cooperation partner. Financial details of the deal remain undisclosed.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Bayern Kapital and main incubator invest in Bilendo

Bilendo is a SaaS (software as a service) startup based in Munich. Now, Bayern Kapital and Commerzbank’s main incubator announce having invested in the startup which offers automated billing and late notice. The size of the investment was not shared in public.
[press release], [boerse-go] (German)

Why Airbnb was banned in Berlin

If you want to airbnb your space in Berlin, you have to follow new rules. This article describes what the new law demands and why.
[csmonitor]

A detailed look into Rocket Internet’s numbers

Spotted: Pixeed, HierbeiDir, Evopark

We’ve spotted three startups worth talking about. Here they are:
[TheHeureka]

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