9. February 2017–
14 million euros for Dreamlines
As now announced the Hamburg-based cruise platform Dreamlines raised 14 million euros last August. Besides others Dimaventures, Hasso Plattner Ventures, Holtzbrinck Ventures and Global Founders Capital (Rocket Internet) participated in the round with leads to a total investment of over 60 millions euros. The five year olds startup will use the fresh cash grow publicity and expand to other countries.
Scout24 shuts down YOU IS NOW accelerator program
Berlin-based classifieds company Scout24 decided to shut down its YOU IS NOW accelerator, which it started in 2013 (the program itself started in 2010). In the program Scout24 hosted startups to work on their ideas at their office for three months and provided them with an investment as well as mentoring without taking any of the startups' shares. Reason for the shut down is a reconstruction at Scout24. However, the company said it will continue to work closely with startups.
[Gründerszene] (German), [blog post]
Janno shuts down
Protonet files for bankruptcy
More news from Hamburg: Hardware startup Protonet has to file for bankruptcy. Reason for that is that a new investment round did not take place. The startup offers private cloud services. Protonet was known for its crowdfunding success and later for being part of the San Francisco-based Y-Combinator program.
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