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Former Gidsy founder Edial Dekker heads to the Valley to join Eventbrite

Former Gidsy founder Edial Dekker heads to the Valley to join Eventbrite

Michelle Kuepper February 7, 2014 1

UPDATE: It has been a year of many changes for former Gidsy founder, Edial Dekker. His startup, which offered a peer-to-peer marketplace for tours and experiences, was taken over by tour booking platform GetYourGuide last May.

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German startups: The hype is over, 2014 is business time

German startups: The hype is over, 2014 is business time

Niklas Wirminghaus January 7, 2014 0

Amen, Gidsy and Moped – three startups that, in the past, represented the hype surrounding the German startup scene. All three gave up in 2013, with what was left of their product, staff or

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Tour platform GetYourGuide scores €4m prize at SevenVentures Pitch Day

Tour platform GetYourGuide scores €4m prize at SevenVentures Pitch Day

Michelle Kuepper November 15, 2013 1

GetYourGuide, a booking platform for professional tours, has won the second SevenVentures Pitch Day at London’s Noah Conference. The startup took away €4m worth of media advertising on the channels owned by ProSiebenSat.1 – SevenVentures

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Opinion: Enough with the Berlin Startup Hipster stereotype. We’re here to do business

Opinion: Enough with the Berlin Startup Hipster stereotype. We’re here to do business

Christoph Raethke September 2, 2013 12

Christoph Raethke, never a man to knowingly own a tote bag, explains why we need to stop obsessing about the Berlin Startup Hipster stereotype and just go on creating excellent new businesses. A few

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Gidsy, the sequel: GetYourGuide acquires NYC startup iGottaGuide to “make strides” to US

Gidsy, the sequel: GetYourGuide acquires NYC startup iGottaGuide to “make strides” to US

Nina Fowler August 1, 2013 1

It turns out GetYourGuide’s acquisition of fellow Berlin startup Gidsy in April wasn’t a one-off. The travel activity booking company – rapidly emerging as a market leader in Europe – will now acquire the assets

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Exit time: Germany’s biggest startup sales, acqui-hires and takeovers of 2013 so far

Exit time: Germany’s biggest startup sales, acqui-hires and takeovers of 2013 so far

Ludwig Kuester July 2, 2013 3

Who says Germany doesn’t get exits? Here’s an overview of startups who’ve sold, partnered up and been bought back in the first half of 2013. Burda pays an eight-figure amount for Edelight The trio

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The dos and don’ts of building a community around your product with Edial Dekker – Get your workshop tix now

The dos and don’ts of building a community around your product with Edial Dekker – Get your workshop tix now

VentureVillage Editorial June 18, 2013 0

How can you create an engaging product? What are the strategies for building a world-class community for your product? Why is it important? Learn about the dos and don’ts of community-building for your startup with

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Meet the cool creatives from Hyper Island – the “digital Harvard” grooming a crop of top startup talent

Meet the cool creatives from Hyper Island – the “digital Harvard” grooming a crop of top startup talent

Charmaine Li May 16, 2013 7

Swedish digital learning institute Hyper Island first opened its doors in 1996 in a former military prison on an island in Karlskrona. There, in the unorthodox educational setting, students practiced experiential learning and were challenged

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Opinion: Gidsy and GetYourGuide – a much-needed wakeup call from Berlin’s “startup Inception”

Opinion: Gidsy and GetYourGuide – a much-needed wakeup call from Berlin’s “startup Inception”

Linsey Fryatt April 30, 2013 5

Well, it was nice while it lasted. Last week news dropped that Gidsy, the “Airbnb for experiences” and de facto poster-child of the Berlin startup scene was being acquired and subsumed by fellow Berlin

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Twago founder Gunnar Berning steps down, head of PR follows suit

Twago founder Gunnar Berning steps down, head of PR follows suit

Michelle Kuepper April 29, 2013 0

Berlin-based online service broker Twago has announced its CEO and cofounder Gunnar Berning is stepping down. He will remain an advisor to the company. Head of PR, Christoph Burbes, has also left the company after

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