10. September 2015–
Gruner+Jahr starts digital idea lab
Hamburg-based publishing house Gruner+Jahr started the so called Greenhouse Innovation Lab. Five teams worked on different idea, e.g. a network for foodtuber. Since May of this year internal teams worked on ideas – now, G+J stated, the program is open to startups and ideas from outside the company. Besides the three month trail period, startup benefit from a strong brand with a large reach and the publishing house’s distribution channels, and might also receive funding. The first startups will start in October.
Resmio raises seven-digit round
Berlin-based restaurant table reservation software Resmio announces a seven-digit investment. The money comes from its existing investors Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft, Müller Medien and Heise Media Service. Two years ago the startup raised a six-digit round. Different to competitors such as Book A Table, the software runs on restaurants’ websites instead of in its own network. The investment will be used to expand.
TargetVideo raises Seed round
Munich-based TargetVideo focusses on developing innovative video formats and its own video magazine. To do so, it raises a medium size six-digit investment from b-to-v. The company as founded in August 2014 and already works with partners such as ProSiebenSat.1 Digital, RTLinterative, and Burda Forward News+.