This Week in Berlin

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width="515"It’s been a busy week for all of us! Here is a summary for you on what happened in Berlin startups.

“OMG! Where did you get that?”

Zalando launched a photo recognition feature in its app to let customers find similar items on its platform. Yes, we tested it! Read more.

German Startups Groups invests in? Right: German startups.

In an exclusive interview with Gründerszene, German Startups Group discusses how in two years it was able to build an investment portfolio of what it considers to be the “best startups made in Germany.” Read more. 


We compared three food startups (Marley Spoon, Hello Fresh, KptnCook) that want its customers to rediscover their cooking skills. Read more.


This weekend a hackathon is taking place dealing with problems of people in the Gaza strip. “We’re looking forward to see the innovative hacks’ people would come up with,” Chaib says. “We will have people from Gaza joining the event as well so that we make sure the solutions match the need of the population they seek to serve.” Read more.

Accelerator News

Eight new startups entered Axel Springer Plug and Play. Seven of them are from abroad from Israel, Ireland and Austria. According to Plug and Play, 80% of its startups received funding in the first two rounds of the program. Read more.

Breaking news at Rocket Internet

For a price of €333 million, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) acquired 10 percent of the Berlin company builder Rocket Internet. Read more.


Image: Felicitas Hackmann