Today in Germany: Kontist, Nu3

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Kontist raises €2 million

Kontist, a banking app for freelancers and founders, has not even launched yet and has announced it raised €2 million from Danish VC founders Vækstfonden. Twelve people are currently working on the app, which is set to launch early in 2017.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Nu3 lets staff go

Founded in 2011, Nu3 focused on super foods and dietary supplements. Investors, such as Carsten Maschmeyer, Klaus Hommels and Project A, poured millions of euros into the startup. However, things seem to have taken a turn for the worse: At least 35 employees, including CEO Andreas Assum, were let go. According to Martin Hobler, Nu3’s managing director, the downsize can be blamed on the company’s Scandinavian venture not running as well as planned.
[Gründerszene] (German)

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