Today in Germany: Blacklane, Freeletics

Blacklane -- Driver over shoulder
Blacklane -- Driver over shoulder

Blacklane raises eight digit figure

Berlin-based Uber competitor Blacklane raises a eight digit figure Series C. The round was led by existing investor Daimler, who previously led the Series B, which is said to be in the $19 million region. The investment will be used to to grow internationally.
[bloomberg]

Freeletics closed office in Berlin

Founded and based in Munich fitness startup Freeletics opened an office in Berlin last year. However, now they decided to close it again. All employees were offered the option of moving to Munich and continuing their jobs their. The reason for it seems to be that it is more comfortable and efficient for the startup to work from one place.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Image: Blacklane