Today in Germany: Forbes, SpinLab, Rocket Internet

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An entrepreneur in Berlin earns a spot on Forbes’ “30 under 30” list, and more.


Berlin-based entrepreneur makes Forbes’ “30 under 30”

In a list that includes the founder of Instagram, Jonas Piela, cofounder of the Berlin-based startup Avuba, has been named as one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” in the category of Consumer Tech. “I’m excited, and it is further confirmation that the work our team is doing is meaningful and desirable,” says Piela on his achievement.

An interview with SpinLab’s CEO and cofounder Eric Weber

The newest accelerator SpinLab out of Leipzig is ready to draw startups to the city. “We want to build something in Leipzig that shows everyone that this region has a lot of potential,” says SpinLab CEO Eric Weber. Find out how he plans do that in his interview with Gründerszene.


Rocket Internet creates a joint venture in the mobile payment service market

Rocket Internet and the telephone company The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) have launched a joint venture in the mobile payment service market. Its goal is to gain market share in emerging markets.

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