Uber

Uber continues growing in Germany — despite being banned

Earlier this week, Frankfurt’s district court issued a temporary nationwide ban against UberPop, the peer-to-peer offer of Uber, the private limousine order service. The next day, Uber announced it would continue its service anyway — and shared numbers showing that its downloads in Germany were increasing.

Zalando

German onnline fashion retailer Zalando Plans IPO for 2014

After months of speculation, Zalando has announced today its plan to list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange this year. The Berlin-based fashion retailer intends to offer newly issued shares, as the company focuses on reaching profitable growth.

health-care

Bayer HealthCare starts its own accelerator – and it’s better than you expected

Bayer HealthCare appears to be the first pharmaceutical company to have started its own accelerator. The company that made €18.924 million in turnover in 2013 “understands that innovation and healthcare cannot only be driven by the industry but also needs creativity,” said Christian Ullrich, Head of Marketing & Sales IT at Bayer HealthCare yesterday.

freelancer

6 tips to make freelancing pay off

In the U.S., every 3rd person was self-employed in 2006, and forecasts predict this will increase to 40 percent by the year 2020. Here are six ways to make the new “naked economy” work for you.

ZenGuard founders.

Project A backs encryption startup ZenGuard

Berlin-based company builder Project A Ventures today announced a six-figure investment in online security service ZenGuard. The news comes just one week after German media conglomerate Axel Springer announced a €30m investment in the company builder.

Why following your passion is bad for business

Be in love with what you do but don’t be blind – Berlin Startup Academy founder Christoph Raethke reminds us that passion doesn’t equal success:

8 ways to send email more effectively

How many emails do you receive each day? 20? 50? Over 100? How many do you pay attention to? How many lead you to take action? If you are like me, very, very few.