2. February 2015–
Spanish ticket service Ticketea acquires Berlin-based TodayTickets, a summary of Berlin's startup funding in 2014, and the acquisition of ShopLove, and 100partnerprogramme.de.
Berlin Startup's fundings in 2014 – the summary
77 disclosed and 57 undisclosed rounds, mostly in software and e-commerce, 24 acquisitions, 2 IPOs. Here is Berlin's startup funding overview for 2014:
TodayTickets gets acquired by Ticketea
“Yes, we are always looking for new opportunities, and if you find a great team and a great product, acquisitions are always a good option to seed up the process of entering a new market,” says co-founder and CEO of Ticketea Javier Andres. The Spanish based ticketing system acquired Berlin-based TodayTickets for an undisclosed amount.
As Gründerszene reports, the founding team of TodayTickets stopped working on the project last year and was looking for a buyer since August 2014. The two main issues TodayTickets faced were a difficult market environment and a missing series A round.
[TechCrunch], [Gründerszene] (German)
Publishing house Burda acquires ShopLove
To increase the monetization of its digital content BurdaIntermedia bought the product recommendation and advertising platform ShopLove. It will work together with Burda's Edelight. The team will now be lead by ShopLove's founders Hendrik Braun and Timo Trump. All ShopLove employees will stay with the company. The price was not disclosed.
Affiliate-Deals takes over its largest competitor 100partnerprogramme.de
The affiliate platform Affiliate-Deals acquires 100partnerprogramme.de. In addition with the 100partnerprogramme.de, Affiliate-Deals and Affiliate-People will start with a new parent company called Super Affiliate Network GmbH. Financial details about the deal were not shared.
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