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This is the future: Scientists, startups and artists at Falling Walls Berlin

This is the future: Scientists, startups and artists at Falling Walls Berlin

Nina Fowler November 11, 2013 0

At one point, Cynora CEO Tobias Grab came close to giving up. “I was sitting at home on my couch and said to my wife, maybe at this point we should end,” he said. Instead,

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Komoot stocks up to expand beyond Europe

Komoot stocks up to expand beyond Europe

Nina Fowler November 7, 2013 3

Outdoor pursuits app maker Komoot is stocking up with extra rations – specifically, new funding from investors including Google VP Global Sales Philipp Schindler’s private fund. The deal, announced today and lodged with Germany’s

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Friends, fools, funds – and crowd investors: Inside crowdfunding platform Companisto

Friends, fools, funds – and crowd investors: Inside crowdfunding platform Companisto

Nina Fowler November 6, 2013 0

Early fans rarely get the chance to cash in when a tech company becomes successful. What if there was an easy way to share rewards beyond professional investors? That’s part of the vision behind

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Getting rid of keychains – Will Kiwi.ki’s smart building access fly?

Getting rid of keychains – Will Kiwi.ki’s smart building access fly?

Nina Fowler October 31, 2013 0

For trash, post and recycling service providers, requiring keys to get into apartment buildings is more than just a minor hassle. ALBA, for example, one of Germany’s largest private waste management companies, typically uses

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Pitch to Adeo Ressi without leaving your chair at VentureVillage’s Founder Hotseat Webinar

Pitch to Adeo Ressi without leaving your chair at VentureVillage’s Founder Hotseat Webinar

Nina Fowler October 30, 2013 0

Have a startup idea or pitch and need professional feedback to lift it to the next level? Join us for the VentureVillage Founder Hotseat Webinar with Adeo Ressi – Silicon Valley expert and Founder

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Smart bike lock Lock8 wins €40,000 at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe

Smart bike lock Lock8 wins €40,000 at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe

Nina Fowler October 29, 2013 2

It couldn’t be more appropriate for bike-friendly Berlin – the winner of the startup pitch prize at the inaugural TechCrunch Europe is Lock8, pitched as the world’s first smart bike lock. Daniel Zajarias-Fainsod – standing

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The Hot Seat: Startupbootcamp’s Alex Farcet

The Hot Seat: Startupbootcamp’s Alex Farcet

Nina Fowler October 29, 2013 1

It seems like a new startup accelerator pops up in Berlin each month, with everyone from Microsoft and Deutsche Telekom to Coca-Cola getting involved. Is this great, good or terrible? How can startups check

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“There’s nothing thicker than blood”: Marc Samwer talks tactics, politics and family

“There’s nothing thicker than blood”: Marc Samwer talks tactics, politics and family

Nina Fowler October 28, 2013 1

“I love Berlin,” Marc Samwer said, on stage, facing the crowd at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe. “This is where everything started for my brothers and me 15 years ago.” Like it or not, Marc, Oliver

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Union Square Ventures is back in Berlin: $7m for THE Football App

Union Square Ventures is back in Berlin: $7m for THE Football App

Nina Fowler October 24, 2013 3

UPDATE Score! Motain GmbH, the German company behind popular sports service THE Football App, has enticed US venture capital firm Union Square Ventures back to Berlin as the lead investor in a $7m funding round. It’s just six

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