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Today in Germany: Laviu, LifeTime, Patientus, Campanda Written by Felicitas Hackmann on 10. January 2017

Sex toys startup Laviu raises over 1,000,000 euros

The Dresden-based erotic startup Laviu raised 1,000,000 euros. A total of 800,000 euros came from Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen, a fund out of Leipzig, and Stephan Siegel, a local business angel and CEO of Dresdner Venture Partner. Recently the startup, which started in September 2015, raised 60,000 euros in a crowdfunding campaign and another 300,000 euros in a different financing round. Laviu plans to use the new investment to build a soundless vibrator, using technology from the aerospace industry.
[Gründerszene] (German)

LifeTime raises 1,000,000 euros

Health App LifeTime raised 1,00,000 euros in a round with the medical company Thieme, the High-Tech Gründerfonds and several business angels. However, it seems to be only a small portion of a much larger round being raised, according to Gründerszene. The startup currently publishes medical literature but wants to move into the digitalisation of patient files.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Jameda acquires Patientus

The Munich-based startup Jameda, which compares doctors, acquired the Berlin-based startup Patientus. Patientus provides software that allows doctors and their patients to communicate over webcams. While doctors use the service for a monthly fee of 29 euros, that will change in July. A new regulation lets doctors bill this service over patients’ health insurance; as a result Patientus expects an uptick in users. The service will be integrated to in 2017.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Campanda raises 10 million euros round

The Berlin-based caravan platform Campanda announced a 10 million euros investment January 9th, 2017. Since 2013, the startup secured a total of 17 million euros. Michelin Travel Partner and Atlantic Labs joined previous investment partners, including Accel, Idinvest, Peigné, Ringier Digital Ventures and b-to-v Partners. The startup, with 45 employees in three locations, claims to be the world’s largest platform to book caravans, providing access to 44 countries in six languages.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Image: Screenshot Laviu