15. November 2016–
Football startup Trainerstar quietly vanishes
Trainerstar, a startup that provided football coaches with news and exercise techniques, seems to have disappeared. The website is no longer active, the social media channels are abandoned and links to the Facebook page are dead. The startup was founded by Kim Neidenberger in 2015; Neidenberger did not respond to questions about the startup’s fate.
Gaming startup Sviper secures funding
The Hamburg-based gaming startup Sviper secured funding from Rocket Internet’s Global Founders Capital in a seed round on Monday. The final amount was not disclosed. Earlier in September, Sviper received over 100,000 euros from their first angel investment. The startup, which plans to focus exclusively on mobile games, will add ten new employees next year as the three founders are currently still working alone.
Trivago moves forward with plans to go public
Expedia-backed Trivago took concrete steps to list its shares before December by filing a request to be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market Monday. The value of shares is around 400 million USD, according to the paperwork filed. Shares will be listed under the abbreviation TRVG, but it has yet to be disclosed how many shares will be traded. Reuters reported that Trivago’s three founders also plan to sell their shares.