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Food Delivery Startup Foodpanda Raises $60M to Expand in Emerging Markets

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Rocket Internet’s food delivery service, foodpanda, announced today they have raised $60 million in funding from a group of investors, including existing investors Falcon Edge Capital as well as Berlin-based Rocket Internet AG. Foodpanda is affiliated with the brands hellofood and Delivery Club in emerging markets. This round brings the total raised by the company to $108… Read more »


French Carpooling Startup BlaBlaCar Raises $100M in Funding

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Why hire a black car service when you can just catch a ride with someone going towards your destination anyway? That’s the idea behind BlaBlaCar, a French carsharing company. They announced today that they raised $100 million round from Index Ventures, Accel Partners, and more to “transform city-to-city travel.” Unlike Uber,  BlaBlaCar doesn’t enlist drivers but offers users… Read more »


Post-Accelerator and Growth Funding in Berlin

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A couple of weeks ago, a colleague and I went on a trip to Vienna, Austria to deliver a keynote to a state-funded innovation agency to discuss entrepreneurship and the role of mentoring. One of the key points that came out of that discussion was the role of accelerators and the state of growth funding… Read more »



Knicket.com Launches, Promises a New Way to Search App Stores

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Today in Berlin a brand new, web-based discovery platform, Knicket.com, was launched to give consumers on Android or iOS transparent comparison shopping with regard to apps. The third-party search engine catalogues the over 1 million available apps and delivers hypersensitive results to consumers. “As an app developer it was obvious:  With the existing search engines,… Read more »