Today in Germany: StudiVZ, Versus

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StudiVZ to pay €3 million to Holzbrinck

Facebook’s German copy cat StudiVZ (SchülerVZ and MeinVZ) was acquired by Holtzbrinck, apparently for about €100 million. Five years later, after losing users and relevance Holtzbrinck sold it – this time to US-based Vert Capital. Though this is now four years ago, it seems there are still bills outstanding.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Versus got acquired by MenschDanke Group

Berlin-based comparison website Versus.com was acquired by MenschDanke Group, who also owns gutscheinpony.de (a voucher and coupon business); schnaeppchenfuchs.com (an online discount shopping destination); and tripdoo.de (an online travel shop). Versus.com will continue as a stand-alone business. More details stay undisclosed.
[press release] 

Coming up

28 July

RuhrSummit 2016

Place: Zeche Carl, Wilhelm-Nieswandt-Allee 100, 45326 Essen
Costs: For Startups application and participation of conference, pitch-competition and Speed-Dating is for free. Students-Tickets starts at €24.90, all others at €79
Website: www.summit.ruhr

RuhrSummit is the biggest event for startups and social entrepreneurs in “Ruhr area” by hosting far more than 50 high profile speakers and many interesting candidates. Get connected to other startups and participate from experience and thoughts of success stories like Trivago, Betterplace and Ergobag.

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