10. October 2016–
MyHammer is acquired
The Berlin-based craftsman portal MyHammer was acquired by the US-based company HomeAdvisor. HomeAdvisor took over after buying all of Holtzbrinck Digital’s, who held the majority of shares, and Rocket’s Global Founders Capital’s shares. The selling price remains undisclosed.
9flats and Wimdu join forces
9flats and Wimdu, both Airbnb clones, joined forces to become what they say is one of the strongest platforms for vacation apartment rentals. 9flats was founded in 2010 and Wimdu, Rocket Internet’s answer to Airbnb, in 2011. The market is difficult for companies in the field, primarily because each city has different rules regarding private rentals.
Eve raises $18.3 million
Berlin- and London-based e-commerce mattress startup Eve raised $18.3 million in a Series B round. The round, led by Woodford Investment Management, also included Octopus Ventures, DN Capital, Channel 4 and Paul Pindar. They reached a total of $22 million in funding. The fresh cash will be used to expand operations within Europe. Sights are set on the Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Austria and Switzerland.
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