Today in Germany: Rocket Internet, Codeship

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Rocket Internet goes FinTech

Rocket Internet and FinTech Group AG join forces in order to create digital banking services in Europe. While Rocket Internet is known for its expertise in online marketing, user experience, front-end design, internationalization and scaling businesses, FinTechGroup will develop a digital bank, using the banking license of its subsidiary Bank biw.
[WSJ]

Codeship raises $7 million

Vienna-founded software startup Codeship raises $7 million from US-based Ascent Venture Partner, who led the round, in participation of existing investors Sigma Prime Partners, Boston Seed Capital and F-Prime Capital. The startup offers developers a cloud-based service to test and update apps. Back in 2014, the startup decided to move its headquarters to Boston.
[Gründerszene] (German)

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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