This Week in Germany: Funding, IPOs, Startup & Accelerator News. And One More Thing.


Here’s what happened this week in Berlin:


Funding Rounds/Exits/IPOs/That kind of News

Marley Spoon receives new funding

Marley Spoon brings fresh ingredients for the weekly meals you want to cook to your doorstep. To begin expanding globally, the food startup raised $4 million in Series A funding from Global Founders Capital, Point Nine Capital, and various angel investors. Read more on TechCrunch

Hamburg-based DREAMLINES announced d €20 million in a C Round

The cruise line portal Dreamlines gathers €20 million in Series C funding to expand internationally and improve its software. Altpoint Capital and Target Ventures were the two main investors in the round. Read more on eu-startups

Earlybird invests in SimScale

SimScale offers a web-based platform for 3D simulations. It has 5,000 companies that are using its software and now it has new funding from Earlybird. Read more on finsmes

Jawbone wants to launch in Germany with the help of ProSiebenSat.1

Jawbone wants to enter into the German market, and it has ProSiebenSat.1 on its side. ProSiebenSat.1 has a two percent minority stake in the company with a media for equity deal in place. Read more on Gründerszene (German)



CareerFoundry partners up to roll out U.S. coding program

CareerFoundry has partnered with TeacherTube to launch a coding program in the U.S. The idea is to teach teachers how to code so that they may pass on their knowledge to students.

Delivery Hero and Foodpanda swap acquisitions with each other

Competing food delivery startups Delivery Hero and Foodpanda have acquired companies from each other in Latin American, India, and Mexico. Read more on TechCrunch

A look inside the Zalando offices

Zalando has 3,000 employees in four offices in Berlin alone. Are you curious about what a peek inside its offices might look like? See more on Gründerszene

adjust opens office in China and Japan after seeing growth of 300% in Asia

After just recently receiving a $7.6 million Series D funding round, the Berlin-based mobile attribution and analytics company adjust will use the investment to expand to other countries. Read more on VentureVillage

Incubators, Accelerators,…

Deutsche Bank to open up innovation labs

Deutsche Bank is working together with IBM, Microsoft, and HCL Technologies to open up innovation labs in Berlin, London, and Palo Alto. The companies will begin cooperating with startups to work on client experience and internal processes topics. Read more on Wall Street Journal

Rocket Internet wants to launch 10 or more startups per year

Rocket Internet says that, following its IPO, its portfolio value has gone up by €74 million. Taking a bullish outlook on its future, Rocket Internet says it will aim to launch 10+ startups per year. Read more on


 Berlin’s Startup Christmas Party you don’t want to miss!

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the party is so delightful! Come and join 800 Berlin startup people for this year’s Gründerszene x-mas Party! Read more on where, when, and how to get tickets on VentureVillage

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