Today in Germany: Juniqe, McMakler

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Art startup Juniqe raises €14 million

Berlin-based Juniqe is marketplace for curated art. Today, the two year old startup announces a  €14 million in Series B round. It was led by Highland Europe, with participation of existing investors Vorwerk Ventures, High-Tech Gründerfonds, and Redalpine. The investment will mainly be used for further expansion in Europe.
[TechCrunch], [Gründerszene, News] (German), [Gründerszene, Interview with CEO Lea Lange]

McMakler raises €8.5 million

Berlin-based real estate startup McMakler announces a €8.6 million strong investment round. The investment comes from Frog Capital as well as existing investors Piton Capital, Mutschler Ventures and Cavalry Ventures. The startup’s solution lets users organise renting and selling real estate properties.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Five personal investments to make this summer

While there may be no clear-cut path to success, there are some investments that never decline in value. Founders and CEOs often make it clear that doing well in business is more than achieving targets. Personal goal-setting and widening world views are equally important. These are personal things that make you more insightful, keep you balanced and will help you down the road.


Coming up

June 23

Place: Wayra Deutschland GmbH, Kaufingerstraße 15, 80331 Munich
Costs: €25 (via application)

Make the most of networking in 2016 as Gründerszene’s get-together returns to Munich this year. Join in with other founders, investors and digital experts to talk about the hottest trends in 2016, get to know exciting new people and share your passion for the digital scene. On Thursday, 23 June 2016, Gründerszene will host its unique networking event Spätschicht for the fifth time in Munich to connect the key thinkers of the digital scene. This time, the event will take place at Wayra. Tickets to Spätschicht Munich require a brief application to provide for a diverse guest list. Apply to Spätschicht via the online template.

Chemie PitchDay
Place: Frankfurt (Main)
Costs: apply

Pitch and proceed. Participants need to apply to present their technology to leading life science investors and corporate decision makers.

Twilio Talks: On-Demand & Sharing Economy
Place: Frankfurt (Main)
Costs: Free, sign up via the Eventpage

The sharing economy has made living lean. People share property, resources, time and skills across online platforms, allowing individuals to work flexibly and earn more for their skills, and allowing some to make money from unused or under-used assets while others pay-as-they-go rather than own expensive assets. There has been tremendous growth in collaborative consumption over the past few years, and it looks set to further expand with digital innovations in business and a change in mindset. But is there really nothing but blue sky? At the event at Ahoy! enlightening talks from Book A Tiger, Ridelink, OuiShare Magazin // Collaborative Consumption and Wunderflats will take place.

Image: Screenshot Juniqe