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After the exit – What’s next for Germany’s Heilemann brothers?

After the exit – What’s next for Germany’s Heilemann brothers?

Nina Fowler December 13, 2013 0

What comes after a $114m exit to Google? For German duo Fabian and Ferry Heilemann, a surprise decision to buy back voucher company DailyDeal and a whole lot of hard work. The brothers’ sprawling office

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German 3D software pioneer starts new incubator in Berlin and San Francisco

German 3D software pioneer starts new incubator in Berlin and San Francisco

Nina Fowler December 3, 2013 0

German entrepreneur Rolf Herken is setting up a new startup incubator and fund in Berlin and San Francisco, designed to attract experienced scientists and engineers. Herken founded 3D software company Mental Images – best-known for

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Fab’s European HQ up for rent in Berlin following mass layoffs

Fab’s European HQ up for rent in Berlin following mass layoffs

Nina Fowler November 29, 2013 0

Online design store Fab is getting ready to leave its five-floor office building in Berlin after heavy job losses, with the rest of the space now up for rent. It’s less than a year

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Airbnb calls for clarity on new holiday rental restrictions in Berlin

Airbnb calls for clarity on new holiday rental restrictions in Berlin

Nina Fowler November 22, 2013 0

Who is the typical Airbnb user – casual host or professional landlord? This question is crucial as new restrictions on short-term holiday rentals in Berlin take effect next year. After months of tussling between

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Apportable: Wooga’s secret Android shortcut

Apportable: Wooga’s secret Android shortcut

Nina Fowler November 21, 2013 1

As the app economy rises, so do companies that make developers’ lives easier – and Apportable, which helped Berlin’s Wooga with its latest social game Jelly Splash, is ready to ride that trend. Apportable,

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Niklas Zennström’s Atomico leaves early-stage focus behind with new $476m fund

Niklas Zennström’s Atomico leaves early-stage focus behind with new $476m fund

Nina Fowler November 19, 2013 0

Atomico is completing its evolution beyond early-stage investments with a new $476m venture capital fund earmarked mostly for technology companies outside Silicon Valley. It’s the London-headquartered firm’s third fund since Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström set

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Tengelmann backs shopping club Westwing

Tengelmann backs shopping club Westwing

Nina Fowler November 18, 2013 0

German retail giant Tengelmann is taking a new step into the online furniture business with an investment worth millions of euros in shopping club Westwing. As part of the “double-digit million” deal, Tengelmann has received a

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VIDEO: Axel Springer Plug and Play – eight teams, three months and a sense of humour

VIDEO: Axel Springer Plug and Play – eight teams, three months and a sense of humour

Nina Fowler November 18, 2013 0

Eight teams, €25,000 each and three months to build a trail-blazing digital business – or at least give it a good start. This, in a corporate pow-wow room turned open office complete with artist-in-residence,

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Change.org is in the business of changing the world – and ready to go local

Change.org is in the business of changing the world – and ready to go local

Nina Fowler November 15, 2013 3

What would Facebook look like if it was designed for people who want to change the world? Probably quite a bit like Change.org, a petition platform with 50 million registered users that’s now hatching

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