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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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Stackfield – the data encryption site that’s profiting from the NSA revelations

Stackfield – the data encryption site that’s profiting from the NSA revelations

Alex Hofmann August 14, 2013 2

Thanks to Edward Snowden, the question of internet security is one currently raised across the globe. While US-based online platforms are facing a significant amount of users leaving their services, the NSA scandal has

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Pirate Bay cofounder is building an NSA-proof messaging app via crowdfunding

Pirate Bay cofounder is building an NSA-proof messaging app via crowdfunding

Tom Cheredar July 11, 2013 0

Pirate Bay cofounder Peter Sunde is building a new mobile messaging app that will have superior encryption to prevent pretty much any outside party from listening in on your conversation, he said. The app,

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Crowdfunding platform Bergfürst announces first startup: Urbanara

Crowdfunding platform Bergfürst announces first startup: Urbanara

Michelle Kuepper July 11, 2013 3

Crowdfunding platform Bergfürst has announced it will be hosting its first company – Berlin-based startup Urbanara. Urbanara founders Benjamin Esser, Claire Davidson and Martin von Wenckstern Founded in 2010, Urbanara is a home living

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Berlin-based Allversity launches ed tech platform for developing nations

Berlin-based Allversity launches ed tech platform for developing nations

Michelle Kuepper June 24, 2013 5

When thinking of ways to fight poverty in third-world countries, most people wouldn’t automatically jump to online education. But newly-launched Berlin startup Allversity thinks there’s a lot of potential to improve standards of living

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Nikolaus Röttger appointed new Editor-in-Chief of Gruenderszene

Nikolaus Röttger appointed new Editor-in-Chief of Gruenderszene

VentureVillage Editorial May 9, 2013 0

Gruenderszene, the German-speaking online magazine for the digital industry (and VentureVillage’s sister publication) has announced the appointment of Nikolaus Röttger as its new Editor-in-Chief. The former founder and Managing Editor of Business Punk will

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VentureVillage strikes hot new syndication deal with The Next Web

VentureVillage strikes hot new syndication deal with The Next Web

Linsey Fryatt April 4, 2013 1

Great news for fans of quality European tech, business and culture news – VentureVillage has teamed up with influential website The Next Web to offer its news and insights to spread its unique content to

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Startup of the Week – Knok: Reviving house swapping holidays for the digital age

Startup of the Week – Knok: Reviving house swapping holidays for the digital age

Charmaine Li April 3, 2013 1

A way to see the world on the cheap, house swaps are believed to have been around since the early 1950s. Yet, even with the onset of the digital age, this “free holiday” experience

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eCommerce in Africa: how Berlin incubators spotted the perfect climate for growth

eCommerce in Africa: how Berlin incubators spotted the perfect climate for growth

Jay Patani February 20, 2013 17

Here, Jay Patani examines why Africa is at just the right temperature for the eCommerce model that has served Germany so well in the past couple of years, and why Berlin incubators have been

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Delivery Hero doubles its funding with fresh €40m round

Delivery Hero doubles its funding with fresh €40m round

Linsey Fryatt August 27, 2012 2

“Hungry for success” – the online food delivery platform eyes up further acquisitions Berlin-based food delivery platform Delivery Hero has just announced a fresh financing round to the tune of €40m, bringing its total raised

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