1. November 2013–
Berlin-based productivity startup 6Wunderkinder – maker of popular to-do list app Wunderlist – has raised around $30m in Series B funding according to TechCrunch sources. Joining existing investors Atomico and Earlybird in the latest round is reportedly Sequoia Capital, marking the VC firm's first investment in Germany.
The magazine reports term sheets have been signed but "some formal German clearances need to be finalised". A 6Wunderkinder spokeswoman declined to comment on the news, but it doesn't come as a surprise.
In an interview with Gründerszene in September, 6Wunderkinder CEO Christian Reber expressed the startup's intention to raise additional funding and expand its US presence: “We are looking for partners who have multiple companies like ours, that have scaled from five million to more than 100 million users, and have brought companies before the NASDAQ ... We will therefore soon open an office in San Francisco.”
And if any investor can help with Reber's vision, it's probably Sequoia – the firm has invested in a number of hugely successful companies including Google, Apple, YouTube and PayPal.
In September, 6Wunderkinder announced Wunderlist had exceeded five million users.
Image credits: Featured image via 6Wunderkinder's Facebook