Today in Germany:, Movinga, Unister, Eve

375644517_23fd0f0d79_b raises €5.5 million

One of Germany’s answers to the US neighbor-connecting network NextDoor is Business Angel Christian Vollmann and Betterplace founder Till Behnke started in July 2015, in November other founders joined and Lakestar invested and now, German publishing house Burda leads a new €5.5 million investment round. Existing investors participated. With the fresh money the company will improve the technology, launch a mobile app and expand to other European countries.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Rumour of the day: Google wanted to invest into Movinga

People familiar with the case reported to t3n that Google was interested in investing into Berlin-based moving company Movinga. Just recently, the founders left the company after closing two markets and firing about 150 people. Bad news continued when prosecutors started looking into the suspicion of forged documents. As t3n reports that led to Google Ventures changing its mind about investing into the company.
[t3n] (German)

Unister Holding files for bankruptcy

Unister Holding now files for bankruptcy. The holding handles over 40 different websites such as,, and This news shouldn’t come as a big surprise: The company let a number of employees go last year and financial statements are missing. The two co-founders Thomas Wagner and Oliver Schilling died in a plane crash last week.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Eve raises €8.2 million

Eve raises €8.2 million. For the third time Octopus Ventures and DN Capital invest in the startup. TV channel “Channel 4” joins as a media for equity partner to support with TV commercials. With this Series B investment, Eve’s total investments comes to €12 million.
[Gründerzene] (German)

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