Tagged: germany

Brief: Spotcap, German Fintech Startup, Locks In €31.5M To Support Its Online SMB Lending Platform

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German online lending platform Spotcap has successfully closed its third financing round, according to the company’s recent press release. The Berlin-based financial technology company raised EUR 31.5 million in new funding led by international private equity firm, Finstar Financial Group, with participation from previous investor Holtzbrinck Ventures…. Read More

Exclusive: solidLUUV Co-Founder Tobias Gerhardt Discusses Crowdfunding on Indiegogo, Kickstarter and now Companisto

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The Berlin-based startup LUUV is returning to the crowd after completing two successful crowdfunding campaigns on Indiegogo and Kickstarter which garnered over €360.000 in pre-orders to date, from more than 60 countries. solidLUUV was awarded with the “ISPO Product of the Year” Award 2015/2016. In addition, the jury of CES (Consumer Electronics Show)… Read More

Brief: Debt-based “Crowdlending” Platforms did €16 Million in Germany During 2015

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According to a recent report, the total amount of loans for direct lenders in Germany stood at € 16 million for 2016. Peer to peer, or marketplace lending is on the rise in many countries including Europe’s largest single economy. As published in iBusiness using data… Read More

Peter Thiel Backs German Fintech Startup Deposit Solutions

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Peter Thiel, Paypal’s co-founder and first outside investor in Facebook, has reportedly made an investment Deposit Solutions GmbH, which is considered the first open architecture platform for retail deposits in Europe. Since its establishment in 2011, Deposit Solutions has already mediated deposits in excess of… Read More

MODINICE Links with Companisto to Crowdfund for its Office PC

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Munich-based tech startup MODINICE has partnered with Companisto on its recently launched equity crowdfunding campaign. In its first day the startup raised over 58,725€ from more than 117 investors toward its 500,000€ funding goal. Even though digitization has progressed quickly, office computer design has been relatively flat over the… Read More

Energieheld Surges Past 130K€, Quickly Exceeds Campaign Threshold on Companisto

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Be an Energy Hero! The Hanover, Germany-based Energieheld is a new platform that helps property owners save money through energy efficiency.  Energieheld digitizes craftsman businesses by providing independent information on energy-efficiency modernization and connecting customers with craftsmen. Taking advantage of the surge in interest in energy transition and efficiency,… Read More

Mambu Receives €8 Million from Acton Capital Partners & CommerzVentures

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SaaS banking provider Mambu has raised €8 Million in a funding round led by CommerzVentures and Acton Capital Partners. CommerzVentures was established in October 2014 by Commerzbank AG as its corporate venture capital fund. Existing investors also participated in the most recent funding round. According to… Read More

Indiegogo Alum Stone Brewing Co. Releases Its First Berlin-Brewed Beers

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Earlier this week, Indiegogo alum Stone Brewing Co. released its first ever Berlin-brewed beers to the public. The company shared: “Stone Brewing will celebrate the release of the very first (and über fresh) Berlin-brewed Stone beers. Some of our favorite breweries, bars and restaurants in… Read More

Companisto Exceeds €25M, Milestone Exemplifies Growing Crowdfunding Sector

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Companisto, the German market leader in equity crowdfunding, has now become the first equity crowdfunding platform in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to raise a total of over €25 million. Globally, equity crowdfunding is growing rapidly. This type of financing, based on private individuals’ teaming up and investing… Read More

Aescuvest Partners with Eastern Bavarian Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden to Crowdfund Startups

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Investment crowdfunding platform aescuvest, has inked a new partnership with the Eastern Bavarian Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden (OTH Amberg-Weiden) to assist medtech / healthcare startups in their quest for funding. Commenting on the signing of the agreement, Dr. Patrick Pfeffer, CEO and co-founder of aescuvest stated;… Read More

Backed by Peter Thiel, German Number26 Smartphone Bank Expands across Europe: Withdraw Money Everywhere

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  German smartphone bank Number26 will expand across Europe, opening its mobile-only account to consumers in France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Slovakia, and Spain, according to a release. The expansion brings the total number of countries where Number26 is active to eight, following its initial launch in Germany… Read More

TripRebel Live on Companisto: Savvy Travel App for Hotel Booking Secures 75K€+ in First Hours

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In the first hours of going live on Companisto, the Hamburg-based start-up TripRebel raised over 75,410€ toward its 400,000€ funding goal. In 2015, the European Commission selected TripRebel as the “Best European Startup.” In January 2013, while TripRebel founder Carlos Borges was living in Bahia, Brazil, he sought  to… Read More

Bragi Dash Enters Mass Production. Angela Merkel Approves

Angela Merkel looks at Bragi Dash

The Bragi Dash is finally in mass production.  In a backer update, Dash creators stated that broad shipping will occur next weeks with batches going to specific regions around the world via UPS. Production is expected to quickly ramp to approximately 1500 Dashes per day.  One… Read More

Bitbond Launches Bitcoin Purchasing Power Index: BitcoinPPI

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Taking a page out of the august Economist, Bitbond has launched BitcoinPPI; an index that measures bitcoin purchasing power measured in Big Macs.  Yes, that eternal benchmark of consumable wealth is put to use once again. The hamburger. The Big Mac index was launched by the… Read More

Bragi Receives Huge $22 Million Investment as Dash Prepares to Ship

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Bragi, creators of the in-ear, smart Bluetooth earphones, has received a sizeable $22 million investment from a group of American, European and Asian investors.  Bragi did not identify the investors by name. The Kickstarter success story ran a crowdfunding campaign back in early 2014.  The… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: GI FlyBike – an Electric Bike that Folds, Hudway Heads Up Display & Monkey Keyless Entry

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The technology available to create electric bikes that are compact in design and provide sufficient power for a good ride has become ubiquitous.  Folding bikes have been around for a really long time.  Gi FlyBike is perhaps the first product to combine the two and… Read More

Crowdcube Alum Camden Town Brewery Set to Appear at Big Eater’s OktoberFeast

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This upcoming week, Crowdcube success Camden Town Brewery will be joining a few other breweries at the 2015 Big Eater’s Oktoberfest. The brewery was established in 2009 when founder Jasper Cuppaidge took over The Horseshoe Pub in Hampstead. He grew frustrated by the standard of London… Read More

Stone Brewing Company Offers Up New Brewery Updates to Indiegogo Backers (Video)

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On Wednesday, California-based brewery Stone Brewing Company announced some exciting updates for its Indiegogo backers. Last year, the adult beverage company embarked on two new brewery projects that will bring their style of fresh, thoughtful, delicious, high-quality craft beers not only to the other side… Read More

Lampuga Surfboards’ Jet Propulsion: Carving Out an Epic Crowdfunding Campaign on Seedmatch

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“Curious looks from from the beach or jetty guaranteed.” Something about that wintery mix that just passed through the Midwest announcing that winter’s just around the corner makes Lampuga Surfboard’s Seedmatch campaign even more appealing.  Surf’s up! Just a vimeo away from the beach, sun and swells.  Nearing 400K€… Read More

Funding Circle Goes Global with Acquisition of Zencap

Funding Circle and Zencap founders

Funding Circle, the leading UK SME marketplace lending platform, has dramatically increased its footprint with the acquisition of Zencap. Funding Circle will now operate in Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. Funding Circle already has a significant operation in the US. Funding Circle representatives state this… Read More