This Week in Berlin

Felicitas Hackmann 2014-08-15 0

Sure you were on top of what happened in Berlin startups this week? Here’s a summary:

WHERE TO GO

Vamos announces a new investment. Among the investors was Soundcloud’s CTO and co-founder Erik Wahlforss. The money will be spent on marketing and development to make services available on other devices and platforms. Read more.

 

WHERE TO SPEND THE NIGHT

Lange Nacht der Startups is coming up. Startups will pitch on a bed bike while riding through Berlin. Read more.

 

HOW TO BORROW BITCOINS

Point Nine Capital invested in Bitbond, a global peer-to-peer lending platform that enables small businesses to raise short and long term bitcoin loans. Read more.

 

HOW TO MEET OTHER PEOPLE

Tinder for groups? Meet Comeet. Read more.

 

WHERE TO ORDER PIZZA

Berlin-based delivery service Delivery Hero acquired 100% of Pizza.de, Germany’s number one delivery service. Both brands will stay on the market, as Pizza.de is more poplar among students. Read more on TechCrunch.

 

HOW TO RUN OVER A COURT RULING

No surprise here. Uber is also in trouble in Berlin. A ruling on Wednesday forbids both UberBlack and UberPop. Read more on VentureBeat.

Update: Uber appeals and will continue its service in Berlin.

 

WHO JOINS MICROSOFT VENTURES ACCELERATOR

An overview on the new startups in Mircosoft Ventures Accelerator’s second round and the program details can be found here.

 

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