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Today in Germany: Vitafy, Happycar Written by HEUREKA editorial on 19. October 2015

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ProSiebenSat.1 invests in fitness and wellness plattform Vitafy

Munich-based fitness and wellness startup Vitafy announces an investment. However, the size of the investment was not named. According to Gründerszene, people familiar with the case, the mix of cash and media budgets adds up to a eight digit amount. It comes from Germany’s media house ProSiebenSat.1. The startup which sells low cab diet and sport nutrition products was launched by Jürgen Englisch, Christian Böhm, Georg Bader and Florian Calmbach in cooperation with the company builder VentureStars in late 2013. ProSiebenSat.1 now holds 27% of the startup.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Happycar raises $1.58 million

Hamburg-based car rental comparison website HappyCar announces a $1.58 million from Rocket Internet’s Global Founders Capital and Capnamic Ventures, who is leading the round. HR Ventures (Venture Capital firm of the Hahn Air Group), Swoodoo founder Wolfgang Heigl, George Hadjigeorgiou (HouseTrip CEO), Teodoro D’Ambrosio (former Bravofly, now Hotelscan CEO) and Dreamlines founder Felix Schneider also joined. Since Happycar first started in 2013 the funding sums up to $3.2 million. Happycar is active in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Poland and the Netherlands, but targets car rentals worldwide.[TechCrunch]
Image: Screenshot Vitafy