Today in Germany: Homeday, SoundCloud

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Homeday raises seven-digit figure

Cologne-based real estate startup Homeday raised a seven-digit figure last month and announced it today. Different to others in the market, Homeday does not leave real estate agents out of the game. Instead, Homeday focusses on finding the right person to handle one’s property. Project A Ventures and Paua Ventures invested a seven-digit amount. Similar to the seed round raised in 2015, the startup decided not to share further details. However, the investment will be used for marketing and product development.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Twitter Ventures invests in SoundCloud

Almost two years ago, Berlin-based music platform SoundCloud was almost acquired by Twitter. In the end though, they were not. However, now Twitter Ventures invested an undisclosed amount. Rumors have it that it’s between $60 million and $70 million. Both parties decided not to comment on the exact amount, however ReCode names these numbers, referring to sources familiar with the deal.
[ReCode]

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Coming up

Junges Angebot von ARD/ZDF

Time: 18 – 19 June 2016
Place: Mainz
Costs: Application, room and board are taken care of, travel is organized by participants
Website: www.jungesangebotvonardundzdf.de/case-challenge/

The “Junges Angebot von ARD/ZDF,” the first public service broadcasting startup, is hosting a case-challenge – a mix between hackathon, barcamp and workshop. The purpose of the case-challenge is to creatively and interdisciplinary solve problems relating to content-networks, distribution-strategies and digital brands. The most successful team will be selected by a competent jury comprised of ARD/ZDF as well as digital media experts and will be rewarded with an appealing prize.