Today in Germany: Chronext, Twago

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Chronext raises €11 million

Switzerland-based online marketplace for luxury watches Chronext raises an €11 million strong Series C. The round is led by Partech Ventures, who also invested in  the previous €5.3 million round from last November. Existing investors Capnamic Ventures, NRW Bank and InVenture Partners also participated, just as Octopus Ventures who are new to the circle. According to the startup, it grew 380 per cent within one year. The investment will be used to grow with in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Britain. Also, Chronext will invest in marketing, IT, and customer care.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Twago gets acquired by Randstad

Berlin-based Twago is an online marketplace that connects freelancers and companies. Randstad, the world’s second largest staffing company now acquired the company that started in 2009. It was previously an investor of Twago, but now owns 100 per cent of it. Details have not been shared.
[Gründerszene] (German)

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FirstScreen Conference

Time: 15 June 2016
Place: Kino International, Berlin
Costs: €357
Website: www.firstscreenconf.com

FirstScreen is the first conference entirely dedicated to mobile performance advertising and advertising technology. It will gather the leading minds of the mobile industry to get informed, exchange, network, and indulge in the cultural vibrancy of Berlin, the creative ad technology capital of Europe. The conference will cover the most pressing challenges facing mobile performance advertisers today as well as the opportunities brought about by the latest advancements in advertising technology.


hub:raum Portfolio Day 2016

Time: 15 June 2016
Place: hub:raum Berlin, Winterfeldstraße 21, 10781 Berlin
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Website: www.hubraum.com/events/hubraum-portfolio-day-2016 

Meet a selection of some of our most recent startups and from our global portfolio (Berlin, Krakow, Tel-Aviv), listen in to their most exciting insights and learn what they are up to. Expect also an exciting evening with BBQ, drinks and inspiring conversations with the hub:raum family.


Waterkant #startupSH Festival

Time: 15 June 2016
Place: Kiel – Knierim Yachtbau
Costs: starting €40
Website: http://waterkant.sh/registration/

The first #Startup Festival in northern Europe – the Waterkant #startupSH Festival will be a playful connection between 20 well established Companies, over 40 young startups and numerous investors, founders, mentors and entrepreneurs. You can expect chameleonic Keynotes, new matchmaking, inspiring sessions, stormy pitches in a dock and on two Entrepreneurships.

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