1. March 2017–
eMio raises 7-digit amount, changes name
The Berlin-based e-scooter sharing startup eMio raised a seven-digit figure from IBB and a Hamburg-based family office. The startup then announced a name change: eMio is being rebranded as Emmy. In April 2016, Emmy shared plans to make another 200 scooters available in Berlin. The startup also said it wants to expand to other cities, but did not say which.
Urban Sports Club raises another 7-digit figure
After acquiring Rocket Internet’s Somuchmore in December 2016, Urban Sports Club, a startup that offers flat rates in several gyms, raised another seven-digit figure from Holtzbrinck Ventures. Rocket Internet abstained from this recent round, despite previously participating, leaving Holtzbrinck Ventures as the sole contributor.
Philipp Lahm invests in Fanmiles
The German football star Philipp Lahm invested in the Berlin-based sports loyalty program Fanmiles. Lahm, who previously invested in 2016, contributed to the 2.7 million euro ( 2.9 million USD) round, alongside Auden AGA and several business angels. Fanmiles will reportedly use the funding to expand their tech staff.
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