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Yay Facebook IPO Day! Our Five Favorite Billionaires

Yay Facebook IPO Day! Our Five Favorite Billionaires

Marguerite Imbert February 1, 2012 5

As the world prepares for the most hotly anticipated tech flotation since Google, certain familiar faces are becoming billionaires. What are we doing? Listening to Bono non-stop on our headphones and counting down our

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After-hours interview with Monoqi CEO Simon Fabich

After-hours interview with Monoqi CEO Simon Fabich

Marguerite Imbert February 1, 2012 7

Monoqi boss Simon Fabich is exactly the kind of Berlin founder I like to meet in my free time: He’s under 30, spent the last eight of his ten formative years abroad, likely rides his

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Looking for young talent? Advertise Your Job on VentureVillage

Looking for young talent? Advertise Your Job on VentureVillage

Marguerite Imbert January 31, 2012 0

VentureVillage is quickly becoming the most talked-about online magazine in the European startup scene. With both serious investigative editorial and playful Berlin popaganda, we’re amassing a loyal, rapidly growing readership across continental Europe and

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VIDEO – Shit Silicon Allee says

VIDEO – Shit Silicon Allee says

Marguerite Imbert January 27, 2012 3

People say a lot of shit. Just ask YouTube. The “Shit ___ says” meme has gone wild recently. So we wanted our very own startup scene in Berlin to be represented – and Lord

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ACTA picks up where SOPA left off

ACTA picks up where SOPA left off

Marguerite Imbert January 27, 2012 2

Unless you only read paperback books, listen to music on vinyl and watch movies in VHS format, you have by now migrated to the respective digital equivalents, but not if ACTA, the European equivalent

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Fab.com CEO waxes poetic against Bamarang, the latest Samwer clone

Fab.com CEO waxes poetic against Bamarang, the latest Samwer clone

Marguerite Imbert January 26, 2012 7

Rocket Internet reveals the latest edition to its cloning empire. This time it’s Bamarang.co.uk, an unabashed wholesale copy of the New York flash sales site Fab.com, which specializes in daily discounted sales of design products.  As with other Samwer clones Alando

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Berlin-based Changers risk bankruptcy, seeks a new investor

Berlin-based Changers risk bankruptcy, seeks a new investor

Marguerite Imbert January 25, 2012 5

The Berlin-based social solar startup Changers will need to find an investor by the end of February if it wants to stay afloat, the company confirms today in a VentureVillage exclusive. On the 2 January, the hardware-software

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DLD Highlights: The Top 10 talks, trends and tech

DLD Highlights: The Top 10 talks, trends and tech

Marguerite Imbert January 25, 2012 2

When the DLD conference was founded in 2005, its main purpose was to connect business, creative and social leaders with opinion formers and investors en route to the World Economic Forum in Davos. Today, it is a

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Exclusive: Amiando’s Felix Haas and DailyDeal’s Heilemann brothers invest six-digit-figure in JustBook

Exclusive: Amiando’s Felix Haas and DailyDeal’s Heilemann brothers invest six-digit-figure in JustBook

Marguerite Imbert January 25, 2012 6

Today JustBook revealed to VentureVillage that Amiando founder Felix Haas, DailyDeal’s Heilemann brothers (Fabian und Ferry) and founder and CEO of the online glasses retailer Brille24 Matthias Hunecke have invested a six-digit figure in

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