Handelsblatt: Warum Investorin Malin Holmberg an Europas Zukunft glaubt

BerlinWenn es um Europa geht, sieht Malin Holmberg positiv in die Zukunft. Obwohl sie in London lebt, wo der drohende Brexit allgegenwärtig ist. Sie ist Partnerin der Berliner Investmentfirma Target Global, die an aufstrebenden Firmen wie Auto1, Wefox oder Omnio (vormals GoEuro) beteiligt ist. Lesen sie den kompletten Artikel auf Handelsblatt.

Handelsblatt: Rekordsumme für Wefox

Berliner Start-up Wefox sammelt Rekordsumme bei Investoren ein Das Insurtech hat 110 Millionen Euro bei internationalen Kapitalgebern eingesammelt – so viel wie noch kein anderes deutsches Versicherungs-Start-up. Lesen sie den kompletten Artikel auf Handelsblatt

Techcrunch: Rapyd nabs $40M a single API for payments, money transfer and more

As ever more transactions move onto digital platforms, a startup that is building a Swiss army knife of financial services — from payments to currency transfers, ID verifications and card issuing for companies to use by way of a single API — is announcing funding. Rapyd, a “fintech as a service” startup akin to AWS for financial …
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Techcrunch: Badi gets $30M for AI-aided room rentals

Should you let AI help you pick your roommates? Barcelona-based urban room rental startup Badi thinks so, and it’s just closed a $30 million Series B funding round less than a year after a $10 million Series A — suggesting algorithm-aided matchmaking is resonating with its target millennial(ish) “Generation Rent” demographic as they hunt for their …
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VentureBeat: Zoovu raises $14 million for AI-driven ecommerce experiences

Conversational interfaces are still a thing, despite what some pundits say. The global market is expected to reach $1.23 billion by 2025, according to a report by Grand View Research — a compounded annual growth rate of 24.3 percent. And in a recent Oracle survey involving European chief marketing officers, chief strategy officers, senior marketers, …
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CoinTelegraph: Kraken Buys UK Exchange Crypto Facilities for at Least $100 Million

United State cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has acquired United Kingdom-based cryptocurrency exchange and futures provider Crypto Facilities, the company confirmed in a press release Feb. 4. Crypto Facilities, which began operating in 2015, is fully regulated by the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority, giving Kraken a major foothold in the European market. The parties declined to reveal the …
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FAZ: Yaron Valler – Frauen haben oft die besseren Ideen

Start-ups unter der Führung von Frauen haben es am Kapitalmarkt schwer. Sie erhalten nur einen Bruchteil des gesamten Risikokapitals. Der deutsche Softwarekonzern SAP will daran etwas ändern. In den Vereinigten Staaten sind im vergangenen Jahr nur 2,2 Prozent des gesamten Risikokapitals an ausschließlich von Frauen gegründete Start-ups geflossen. Das ergibt sich aus Daten des Marktanalyseunternehmens …
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Techcrunch: Flash, the stealthy e-scooter and ‘micro-mobility’ startup from Delivery Hero founder, raises €55M Series A

Flash, the stealthy mobility startup from Delivery Hero and Team Europe founder Lukasz Gadowski, is de-cloaking today, with news that the Berlin-based company has raised a whopping €55 million in Series A funding. Despite rumours that multiple VC firms would be involved, the bulk of the new funding comes from Target Global  via its mobility fund, which …
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