Tagged: berlin

Mambu Launches New Marketplace For Financial Institutions

Mambu, a Berlin-based SaaS banking platform provider, announced last week the launch of its new marketplace for financial institutions. According to Mambu, the marketplace offers a choice of global and localized solutions which can be seamlessly integrated with the SaaS engine to rapidly address evolving… Read More

Brazilian Fintech Nubank Opens New Engineering Office in Berlin

Earlier this week, Brazilian fintech startup Nubank announced it has opened an engineering unit in Berlin. According to CTO Edward Wible, the company is expecting to hire two dozen employees for the new German hub. Founded in 2013, Nubank stated it is committed to fighting… Read More

Companisto Launches First Donation-Based Crowdfunding Campaign: For Fachnetzwerk Schülerfirmen

“It’s our goal as a foundation to support this entrepreneurial spirit and encourage more people to start their own business. This is how the startups of tomorrow are created.” The combined fundraising efforts of the Berlin-headquartered German Children and Youth Foundation (Deutsche Kinder- und Jugendstiftung) and Companisto for… Read More

Anti-Fascist Group Hope Not Hate Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Sue Former Ukip Leader Nigel Farage

On Tuesday, anti-fascist group Hope Not Hate launched its own self-running crowdfunding campaign to sue former Ukip leader Nigel Farage after he reportedly referred the organization as an extremist group that “masquerade as being lovely and peaceful but actually pursue violent and very undemocratic means” while… Read More

Guten Tag: Brewdog Opens New Location in Germany “Berlin Mitte”

BrewDog, the largest independent brewery in Europe, opened its new German location, Berlin Mitte on Friday. The new location is just minutes away from Mauerpark. Sharing details about Berlin Mitte, the Brewdog team stated: “We are psyched to be opening in this incredible city – so much… Read More

Seedrs’ European Expansion Continues: Prepares to Open Berlin Office & Appoints Kyrill Zlobenko As New Regional Manager

On Monday, equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs announced it is continuing its European expansion by opening an office in Berlin. The location will reportedly bring the Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH) deal flow to the funding portal. Speaking about the new office, Jeff Lynn, CEO and co-founder of Seedrs, stated:… Read More

Brief: German Marketplace Lender Smava Nabs $34M Funding, Runa Capital Leads Round

Smava, the German marketplace lender, has secured a $34M in a funding round led by Runa Capital, with additional participation from the Scandinavian private equity firm Verdane Capital, mojo.capital and existing investors, reported AltFi News. Runs, an active investor in the alternative finance sector, has also invested in… Read More

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

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

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

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

German Startup TradeMachines Revs Up Companisto Campaign, Nabs over 158K€ on Day 1

Berlin start-up TradeMachines,  the world’s largest meta search engine for industrial auctions, launched a 500,000€ equity crowdfunding campaign on Companisto yesterday.  In the first day, the startup secured over 158,874€ from over 164 investors toward its goal. Since 2013, TradeMachines has brokered machine sales worth €2 billion, Listing 30 %… Read More

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

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

Companisto’s First Venture Loan for Chocolatier Sawade Quickly Overfunds, Exceeding 255K€ within Week

Sweet returns: Sawade investors who have their interest paid out in chocolate will receive annual interest of 12 % instead of 8 %. Last week the Berlin chocolatier Sawade embraced a new approach to growth financing, offering venture loans on Companisto. Venture loans are a new asset class for the… Read More

UNYTE Swiftly Secures Over 101K€ in Equity Crowdfunding on Companisto: Paulus Neef Believes Yoga Is for Everyone!

UNYTE: Yoga for everyone! launched its Companisto equity crowdfunding campaign, quickly raising over 101,470€ of its 200,000€ goal with the help of over 73 backers. Funding will be used to open the first UNYTE flagship studio in Berlin. Additional funding will be tapped by several sources, including the initiators’ own… Read More

Film Crowd Creates Buzz on Companisto: “How Men Talk About Women” Swiftly Secures 50%+ Goal

The movie has been shot and the crowd has lined up to voice its opinion: over 57,080€ of the 100,000€ goal has been raised by 109 Companists for the German urban comedy Wie Männer Über Frau Reden (How Men Talk About Women).  German comedies tend to generate high… Read More

Acclaimed Filmmaker Debra Riley Hits Seed&Spark to Chronicle Untold Story of 18 African American Athletes in 1936 Olympic Games

Atlanta-based Coffee Bluff Pictures is completing production of the highly anticipated documentary Olympic Pride, American Prejudice. History remembers one African American hero, Jesse Owens, from the 1936 Olympics, but this film shines a light on his other 17 accomplished teammates. Set against the strained and… Read More

Fresh8 Gaming Triumphs Start-up Launchpad Competition at 2014 EiG in Berlin

Last week, Fresh8 Gaming, the next generation ad-serving platform, triumphed at the Start-Up Launchpad competition held at the 2014 European iGaming Congress and Expo (EiG) in Berlin, Germany. Now in its seventh year, the Dragons’ Den-style contest was hosted by equity crowdfunding platform, GamCrowd, alongside Clarion… Read More

Berlin Winners Announced for One Spark Start in Germany

Today (September 13th)  One Spark held their first international crowdfunding festival in Berlin, Germany and handed out six cash awards to participating creator projects. The 50 participating creators came from around the region including Germany, Poland, Sweden, Chile, Italy, Israel and the United States to present their ideas and projects toa diverse audience of interested people and investors. The… Read More

Stone Brewing Company Scores Over $1M on Indiegogo For Cross-Planetary Brewing

With a little over a week and a half until its crowdfunding campaign comes to an end on Indiegogo, California-based Stone Brewing Company has reached its initial $1M goal, thanks to 7,168 backers. As previously reported by Crowdfund Insider, the adult beverage company embarked on… Read More

Bonaverde Percolates on Seedmatch: The Coffee Roasting, Grinding and Brewing Machine Enjoys a €752K+ Cup

With the help of 540 investors Bonaverde has raised over €752K+ on its Seedmatch equity crowdfunding campaign in just ten days; nothing like officially overfunding more than 750% to create a buzz for the über coffee machine! Last November, Bonaverde kickstarted its innovation- a coffee machine that roasts, grinds… Read More

Brief: One Spark Announces Second Event In Berlin, Growth Expected To Continue

The One Spark festival in Jacksonville, Florida is huge… perhaps so huge that the idea has outgrown the Jacksonville metro area. There have long been rumors that One Spark would eventually make its way to other cities, and that seems to be coming to fruition…. Read More

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