The Good, The Bad, The News: This Week in Germany.

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DailyDeal’s second exit

Berlin-based deal platform DailyDeal was acquired by Google in 2011 for $114 million. Two years later, the founders bought it back. Another two years later, the second exit: Berlin-based MenschDanke GmbH buys DailyDeal for a single-digit million figure.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Exit in Switzerland

Apple went shopping again. And this time, the company acquired Zurich-based Faceshift. The startup develops technology to create animated avatars and other figures in real time.
[TechCrunch]

Yapital shuts down in January 2016

Hamburg-based Otto Group cannot find a buyer for its mobile payment startup Yapital. As the startup now states, it will shut down in January 2016. Six out of 100 employees will stay with the company, the others have to leave. More details remain undisclosed.
[Gründersezene] (German)

Seven-digit amount for Vitraum

Hamburg-based door and window platform Vitraum raised a seven-digit amount. The startup started in May 2015 and offers consulting, making offers and installation of the products. The investment for Hanse Ventures’ youngest startup comes from Heilemann Ventures (founded by Daily Deal founders Fabian and Ferry Heilemann), as well as business angels and others.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Movago raises €7 million

Berlin-based moving company Movago announces a Series A round worth €7 million. The investment comes from DN Capital. However, existing investors Holtzbrinck Ventures and Piton Capital joined the round. Just recently, late August this year, the startup raised a seven-digit figure.
[Gründerszene] (German)

DailyDeal’s second exit

Berlin-based deal platform DailyDeal was acquired by Google in 2011 for $114 million. Two years later, the founders bought it back. Another two years later, the second exit: Berlin-based MenschDanke GmbH buys DailyDeal for a single-digit million figure.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Exit in Switzerland

Apple went shopping again. And this time, the company acquired Zurich-based Faceshift. The startup develops technology to create animated avatars and other figures in real time.
[TechCrunch]

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