Today in Germany: German Startup Group invests, MyOptique acquires, Rocket bought.

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German Startup Group invests in five startups, MyOptique acquires netzoptiker, Rocket Internet went shopping in the Middle-East.


German Startup Group invests in five startups

German Startup Group invests in five startups, three of them are FinTech related, one is in the AdTech space, the last one is a business solution company. Here are the startups in short: CRX Markets is a supply chain finance platform that allows suppliers to sell claims against their clients, DemoUp offers B2B software for the creation and distribution of video content, Remerge’s offers an app-retargeting platform, Savedo is an independent marketplace for fixed-term deposits in Europe. The last startup has not yet been named, seeks to replace the costly active asset management process that is currently carried out by financial advisers.
[Press Release]

 MyOptique acquires Rocket’s netzoptiker, which filed for bankruptcy in Fall 2014

After Mister Spex announced its $40 million funding round led by Goldman Sachs last week, its competitor MyOptique announced it acquired netzoptiker today. Financial details about the deal were not shared.
[RetailTimes], Background: [Gründerszene] (German)

 Rocket ‘s Global Online Takeaway Group bought Talabat and 24h

Rocket Internet continues its food journey and reported to have paid €150 million for the food delivery platform Talabat, which is active in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar, but it isn’t disclosing a price for 24h, which services only the UAE market (and is a delivery platform as well).


Image: Screenshot MyOptique