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German entrepreneur Fabian Thylmann exits online porn empire

German entrepreneur Fabian Thylmann exits online porn empire

Michelle Kuepper October 21, 2013 2

German-born Fabian Thylmann, founder and CEO of Manwin, one of the world’s largest online porn providers, is a heavyweight in

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Surprises among Berlin’s most popular apps

Surprises among Berlin’s most popular apps

Nina Fowler October 21, 2013 2

The most popular apps made in Berlin include a few surprise names, judging by a new report from Berlin app

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Big Data analytics platform ParStream lands $8m funding boost

Big Data analytics platform ParStream lands $8m funding boost

Michelle Kuepper October 18, 2013 2

ParStream, the German-launched data analytics startup, has announced a $8m Series B round led by Khosla Ventures. This brings the

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Wonga buys up Rocket Internet’s BillPay

Wonga buys up Rocket Internet’s BillPay

Nina Fowler October 18, 2013 1

UK-based payday lender Wonga has acquired Rocket Internet’s BillPay, a provider of payment solutions to online retailers in Germany, Austria,

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Six-digit deal for “Evernote for researchers” Labfolder

Six-digit deal for “Evernote for researchers” Labfolder

Niklas Wirminghaus October 17, 2013 5

Three former researchers are now aiming for one lofty goal: to build the “Evernote for researchers”. Simon Bungers is a

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Hitfox’s AppLift nabs $7m – and two ex-Rocket Internet hires

Hitfox’s AppLift nabs $7m – and two ex-Rocket Internet hires

Michelle Kuepper October 17, 2013 0

AppLift, the mobile games marketing platform from Berlin startup-turned-incubator Hitfox, has raised $7m in funding from Prime Ventures and pulled two

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Beauty booking platform Treatwell sets sights on European domination

Beauty booking platform Treatwell sets sights on European domination

Michelle Kuepper October 17, 2013 1

Recently-launched Dutch beauty and wellness booking site Treatwell has European domination in its sights, with Germany first on the agenda.

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Same beat, different firm – Balderton Capital hires Wellington Partners’ Daniel Waterhouse

Same beat, different firm – Balderton Capital hires Wellington Partners’ Daniel Waterhouse

Charmaine Li October 17, 2013 0

Balderton Capital, a London-based VC firm specialising in early-stage investments, has today announced

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Dave McClure’s 500 Startups raising another $100m fund

Dave McClure’s 500 Startups raising another $100m fund

Tom Cheredar October 17, 2013 0

Accelerator program 500 Startups is apparently looking to raise money for a third early-stage investment fund, according to an SEC

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Berlin’s Txtr gets into social eBook discovery

Berlin’s Txtr gets into social eBook discovery

Michelle Kuepper October 16, 2013 3

Berlin-based eBook store and eReading app Txtr today launched a new social layer, “Txtr Feed“. The feature propels the company beyond

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