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The Good, the Bad, the News: This Week in Germany. Written by HEUREKA editorial on 25. September 2015


Autcionata acquires ValueMyStuff

German online auction house Auctionata acquires UK-based ValueMyStuff. ValueMyStuff will allows users to consign their artwork with Auctionata, based on the company’s valuation. Details of the deal remain undisclosed.

Movinga raises seven digit amount from Rocket Internet

Berlin-based Rocket Internet investes with its Global Founders Capital in the digital moving helper Movinga. As TechCrunch states, it is a seven digit amount. The investment will be used to expand to Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg and Scandinavia.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Rocket Internet’s Daraz raises €50 million

Daraz, Rocket Internet answer to Amazon, which is available in Asia is currently raising a €50 million round. Most of the capital comes from CBC Group, an organisation for cooperations with the UK government with focus on Africa and Asia. Existing investors Asia Pacific Internet Group are also joining the round.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Fabfab raises €7.5 million

Fabfab who also owns, raises €7.5 million from Luxembourg-based Holding Lesing Fabfab. Munich-based Pinova Capital and Hamburg-based New Times Venture also joined the round. Fabfab owns different e-commerce website through Europe.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Social Trademarks has a new investment

The Cologne-based social media company Social Trademarks raised another investment. Jürgen Heraeus, who is on the the German Tech company Heraeus’ board, invested. The details stayed undisclosed.
[Gründerszene] (German)

ProSiebenSat.1 and ProSiebenSat.1 invest in Jaunt VR

German publishing houses Axel Springer and ProSiebenSat.1 recently announced to invest together: For example in the Palo Alto-based virtual reality startup Jaunt VR. Walt Disney, Sky, Google Ventures also joined the over all $65 million round.
[Mobilbranche] (German)

Tamedia is increasing its stakes in Zattoo international

After already holding 39.4% of Zattoo Switzerland, Tamedia now purchased 31% of Zattoo International. Tamedia’s goal is to support the international expansion of the business. Zattoo is a online TV platform with its home markets in Germany and Switzerland.

Mister Spex considers IPO by 2018

Berlin-based eye wear retailer Mister Spex may either list on the stock exchange or sell a majority stake to an investor. This is planned to be done over the next three years, its CEO told a Welt am Sonntag. Germany’s largest eye wear retailer is owned by Scottish Equity Partners, Goldman Sachs and Grazia Equity and, made over € 65 million in sales in 2014, up from 47 million in 2013.

Kukimi raises seven-digit amount

Berlin-based diet startup Kukimi delivers diet products to customers and announced its second finance round. The fresh cash comes from HTGF (High-Tech Gründerfonds), who usually invest 500k, as well as Seedcamp and business angel Lars Dittrich. The investment will be used to expand, work on the product and for marketing.
[Gründerszene] (German)
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