Today in Germany: $55 million for Arago, investment for Termine24 and for fooboo,…

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After 18 years, Arago for the first time raised investment for its artificial intelligence company, $55 million to be exact. Termine24 as well as fooboo also have investment news, and Former Head of Head of Education joined CareerFoundy. News in Media: Buzzfeed launched in German, Handelsblatt in English.



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HTGF invests in holding

Part of the foodboo holding is e.g. the cooking website that is online since 1999, as Gründerszene reports. Neither the company nor HTGF mentioned the size of the investment, however, HTGF usually invests €500,000. Former investor Media Venture from Cologne joined the round. Read more on Gründerszene (German).

KKR to Invest in Artificial Intelligence Software Firm Arago

Private-equity Firm  KKR invests about $55 million for a minority stake in the German company called Arago. Read more on WSJ and on Gründerszene (Background, German)

Termine24 raises a seven digit investment

Termine24 (engl: appointments24) announced a new funding round with already invested investors. Read more on VentureVillage.

Apple’s former Head of Education joins CareerFoundry

Berlin-based education startup CareerFoundry hired Former Head of Apple Education, Alan Greenberg. Greenberg and CareerFoundry want to answer the call for every child to learn how to code. “In the UK and worldwide there is an increasing demand for teachers to engage with digitally native students,” Greenberg explains, “At Career Foundry we’ve developed a ‘teach the teacher’ product to support education’s next language challenge: the language of code.”

Buzzfeed launched in Germany

Buzzfeed had its launch event last night. While the U.S. version offers political, world, sports and many other news categories, the German one –as of right now?– only offers WTF, fail, LOL, OMG, süß (cute) and genial (genius) entertainment content.

Handelsblatt speaks English

Handelsblatt, the German economy newspaper, launched an English online version. It will not be a translated version of the German online edition, the company says. Daily business news will be covered.