Today in Germany: Deliveroo in Berlin, Zalando in Dublin, investment in SAFE, €30m in Westwing

High quality delivery service Deliveroo launches in Berlin and Paris, Zalando opens an office in Dublin, Rocket Internet invests in the insurance app SAFE and Westwing raised $25 million.


Want high quality food for lunch? London-based Deliveroo launches in Berlin and Paris today

London-based delivery startup Deliveroo launches in Berlin and now competes against MyLorry and others. Unlike the Berlin startup, however, Deliveroo focuses on high quality.

Zalando opens an office in Dublin

Berlin-based online fashion platform Zalando announced the opening of its new Zalando Fashion Insights Centre in Dublin. The company plans to create up to 200 jobs in Dublin over the next three years.

Rocket Internet invests in SAFE App

With SAFE, users can manage their insurance coverage via an app – independent from insurance agents. The app compares contracts and costs of over 100 insurance companies and is available for iOS and Android. The investment was led by Rocket Internet and the founder of CHECK24 and business angel Oliver Roskopf. Further details remain undisclosed.

Westwing raises an additional €30 million and grew about 66% in 2014

Munich-based e-commerce company for home and living Westwing increased its revenues to €183 million in 2014, which represents a 66 % growth compared to revenues in 2013 (€110 million). The company states that about 40 % of the revenues were generated via mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Westwing also raised another €30 million. The round was led by Investment AB Kinnevik, with participation from other existing and new investors. Just three months ago, Westwing announced a €25 million investment round.

Berlin-based mobile adtech company Fyber acquires Falk Realtime

Fyber GmbH, a mobile adtech companies that was acquired by RNTS Media last year, now bought Düsseldorf-based Falk Realtime. Fyber acquired 100% of the share capital of Falk Realtime for €10.75 million in cash and shares.

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