Outfittery co-founders Anna Alex and Julia Bösch

Outfittery scores $18M funding to help men dress better

Outfittery offers its male customers a styling & subscription commerce service. Users answer questions about their style, connect with a style expert, & start getting boxes of clothes via mail.

Clue founder Ida Tin

Berlin fertility app Clue scores $700K seed funding round

Clue has also won over Adam Wiggins, founder of web app platform Heroku, as an advisor. He’ll help the startup scale its engineering team and put the right technical infrastructure in place to build Clue 2.0.


Uber revs up its German expansion

The limousine service will soon be launching in multiple German cities. Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, and Hamburg are up next. At the moment, Uber is only available in Munich and Berlin.

rainmaking loft

Coworking space Rainmaking Loft sets up shop in Berlin

Berlin is a hotbed of coworking spaces. Other prominent locations include Betahaus, Mobilesuite, The WYE, and St Oberholz, while startup centre TechHub is set to open early this year.

Berlin in the evening

Next stop for Pinterest: an office in Berlin

The news comes off the back of a major setback for Pinterest in Europe – the European Trademark Office ruled that the company does not own the rights to “Pinterest.”

Facebook local currency

Meet Venturate, German AngelList alternative

Venturate performs a preselection screening process before passing startups on to VCs – helpful, as VCs are often inundated with irrelevant business plans and pitches.

Linko Team

CRM startup Linko gets $2.6M, buys up Localstream

Mobile customer relationship management (CRM) solution Linko today announced a $2.6 million seed funding round and its acquisition of fellow Berlin startup Localstream.

Quandoo closes $8M

Restaurant-tech startup Quandoo has taken $8 million in funding. The cash comes from DN Capital and Holtzbrinck Ventures.


Sociomantic is Berlin’s hidden champion (interview)

Almost 10 percent of its workforce are former Google employees, including CEO Jason Kelly. From August 2012 to August 2013, the company announced it made more than $100 million in revenues.

mobile gaming

German startup wants to help game developers make more money (interview)

“Using our SDK, developers are able to divide users into different categories according to their behaviour and then offer them customised promotions with the help of our analytics. This increases their likeliness to buy and therefore the overall revenue.”

Candy Crush maker King.com announces new Berlin office

In a boost for Berlin, U.K.-headquartered King — one of the world’s top social games providers — has announced it will be opening a new games studio in the German capital.


Uber splits from Berlin management team

When we asked why Uber is no longer working with its former team, an exec referenced the nature of the fast-paced startup industry: “Berlin is one of our oldest Uber cities, which will always exist.”

Berlin in the evening

Why I left the U.S. to accelerate in Europe

Once upon a time, if you wanted to make it in the startup world, you had to be in The Valley for access to both money and mentoring. But as startup ecosystems begin to grow elsewhere, residency in California is no longer a requisite.

Google invests in incubator The Factory

Google pledges €1M to Berlin startup hub The Factory

Google is the latest to jump on board with new Berlin tech hub The Factory. The company has pledged €1 million ($1.27M) over three years through its “Google for Entrepreneurs” program.