19. January 2015–
Climate KIC Incubator calls for new applications, Uber at DLD in Munich, Windeln.de raises €45 million, 4Scotty launches new job search platform, Jourvie launches app for people with eating disorder, clans.de raises six digit amount.
Climate KIC Incubator calls for new applications
The incubation program takes six months time and offers each accepted startup an package worth up to €95,000. They also get pitch training, financial support, office space at a clean-tech incubator in Berlin or Munich and access to Climate KIC’s network to help find investors and first customers.
Uber CEO playing nice at DLD
Uber is known for not being an easy partner, and naming the taxi industry an asshole. At this year’s DLD Conference in Munich, CEO Travis Kalanick hold a speech about Uber and how it will continue in Europe. Pulling the right strings and mentioning new jobs, the environment and better city planning, he tried to get the audience on his side. While that seems to have worked at TNW, Gründerszene is very sceptic.
[Gründerszene] (German), [The Next Web]
Windeln.de raises €45 million
Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Deutsche Bank have invested €45 million in windeln.de, a platform focussing on products for baby. Existing investors DN Capital, MCI Management and 360 Capital Partners joined the round. The funding will be used for expansion.
[Gründerszene] (German, Background), [Unquote]
New hiring platform 4Scotty launches
Different to other platforms not talents apply for a job, but companies apply for talents. In this case: IT specialists. The specialists use a filter to mark job categories that interest them. As soon as a candidate accepts an offer by a company, an interview can be scheduled. The founders have previously worked at Delivery Hero, Intershop and HRM Consulting.
[Finanznachrichten] (Press release, German)
Jourvie, app to help people with eating disorders, launched Android app
Jourvie, an app to help people with eating disorders, launched its Android app. It helps the user to keep track of her/his eating behavior, sends reminders, and wants motivate to keep going. It was developed in a cooperation with Berlin’s Charité University hospital.
Will Berlin Out-Innovate Silicon Valley?
Not only for the low rental costs (compared to other places), but also for the universities and large companies, many startups –not only tech– come to Berlin, Forbes says. However, laws and “historical intolerance for risk-taking” are still an issue.
Gaming platform Clans.de raises six digit amount
Besides working on the backend, Clans.de will use the investment to expand its platform for clans and guilds.
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