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Today in Germany: Candis, Weltsparen, Goodgames Written by Felicitas Hackmann on 26. January 2017

Candis raises seven-digit investment

The Berlin-based startup Candis, which automises the booking of small- and medium-sized businesses, announced a seven-digit investment. Two new investors, Commerzbank’s Main Incubator and Vienna-based Speedinvest, helped the startup reach this amount, as did previous investors Point Nine Capital and Fly Ventures. In 2016, Candis, which grew out of a hackathon idea, received over one million euros. The startup said they plan to use the most recent investment to improve the product and expand their IT team.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Weltsparen raises 30 million euros

The Berlin-based FinTech startup Weltsparen, which offers clients opportunities to place funds in countries like Italy and Portugal, announced raising 30 million euros (31.9 million USD) Thursday. Thrive Capital led the round, in participation with Rabbit Capital and Index Ventures. Weltsparen plans to use the investment to expand to other countries.
[Gründerszene] (German)

Dalia raises 6.5 million euros

The Berlin-based market research startup Dalia announced a $7 million Series A round. Balderton Capital, an early stage venture capital firm led the round, in participation with eDarling founders, Lukass Brosseder and David Khalil, Wellington Partners and IBB. Founded in 2013, Dalia “utilises mobile technology to change the way that attitudinal data is collected, analysed and presented.”
[Gründerszene] (German)

Goodgames lays off 200 people

The Hamburg-based gaming company Goodgames fired 200 people Wednesday, after laying off several hundred employees in the summer of 2016. Only 350 people are still with the company, according to a local newspaper (German). The company, which is known for the games “Big Farm,” and “Goodgame Empire,” is also losing its CEO, Maximilian Schneider. The startups founders, Kai and Christian Wawrzinek, will supposedly to return as CEO and CSO.
[Gründerszene] (German)

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