A week in the village – Rocket exits, Russian billionaires and Heureka! moments


The birds are singing, the sun is shining, the weekend’s here and we’re strappin on our dancing shoes. Let’s take a moment to reflect on the hot happenings from this week’s startup scene before we hit the floor.

Florain Heinmann jumps the Rocket ship

florianIt’s been a week for movers and shakers to move and shake away, again to Project A. The latest key member to jump from the good ship Rocket is Florian Heinmann. The core manager has been lured to join Christian Weiss and Uwe Horstmann in Berlin’s most talked-about breakaway faction.

Russian billionaire invests in Glossybox

Elsewhere on Planet Rocket, Russian billionaire Leonard Blavatnik has offered the Samwer brothers some much-needed clout, as his US-based Access Industries announced an investment in subscription-based cosmetic platform Glossybox. Could the Samwers be setting their sights on the US?

Wummelkiste launches its crafty subscription site

wummelkisteWe’ve been wondering what’s in the Wummelkiste box since we first saw the teaser page, and now the newest Team Europe venture has been unveiled as a subscription-based kids craft site. Joining the likes of Meine Spielzeug Kiste and Petitebox as our latest Berlin-based “mom commerce” site.

Heureka! Hottest Berlin digital event annouced

Clear your diaries for 7 May, people – we’re hosting the hottest new European digital event.

Our Heureka! conference will include great talks by industry leaders, cool networking events and innovative sessions – plus an awesome BBQ of course. Get your tickets fast for a special Early Bird price.

Have a great weekend – we’re off to have our own Heureka! moment on the dancefloor…