Startup news from Germany – December 2015

/Startup news from Germany – December 2015

Startup news from Germany – December 2015

Christmas News

This recording was done on Friday 18th of December 2015. We talk about the tech bubble, energy startups, travel, Rocket Internet and Joern’s experience with IKEA (online). Enjoy.

Show notes:

Worth a look is the IoT Startup CloudRail from the city of Mannheim http://ow.ly/W34Ah

We also talk about:
In the discussion we talk about the oldest garage in the world, which you find here: https://www.tripadvisor.de/ShowUserReviews-g651758-d2329799-r119355733-Carl_Benz_Haus-Ladenburg_Baden_Wurttemberg.html Carl Benz (Inventor, Founder) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Benz

Also noteworthy in this context:

Karlheinz Brandenburg (Inventor of mp3) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlheinz_Brandenburg
Otto Lilienthal (Aviation Pioneer) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Lilienthal
Robert Bosch (Inventor, Founder) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Bosch
Werner von Siemens (Inventor, Founder) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werner_von_Siemens
Rudolf Diesel (Inventor) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Diesel
Konrad Zuse (Inventor, build first usable computer) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konrad_Zuse

A large investment was made by Goldman Sachs, Atomico, Yuri Milner (founder of Digital Sky Technologies), Tom Stafford (DST Investments Honkong), Sebastian Siemiatkowski (Klarna) and Ilkka Paananen (Supercell) totalling 45 million USD in GoEuro http://ow.ly/W34R7

It’s the biggest investment of the year for an energy storage software startup: $50M Investment in German Younicos http://ow.ly/W34Yr

Of course, no startup news for now without Rocket Internet:

  • Bloomberg reports Rocket to be under pressure to cut losses amid push for startup IPOs http://ow.ly/W2Zbm
  • None the less it appears that Rocket holds HelloFresh in high regards, reports the blog Deutsche-Startups.de. http://ow.ly/W35qg

Accelerator news:

What is going on at The Spacelab http://ms-spacelab.com

The Next Media Accelerator in Hamburg in looking for their second cohort now. http://www.nma.vc/

Leaked Financial Numbers Of 6 High-Flying Unicorn Companies http://ow.ly/W354d

There is a tech bubble and it will burst 2016 http://ow.ly/W34Kh

For finance geeks: Economists Suggest Central Bank of Barbados to Hold Bitcoin in Their Reserves http://ow.ly/W35Nt

We also published since the last news: https://www.startuprad.io//interviews/two-interviews-from-startup-grind-frankfurt/ and two great interviews from Euro Finance Tech https://www.startuprad.io//interviews/two-interviews-from-euro-finance-tech-event/

We wish you a merry x-mas and happy new year

Book Recommendation for last minute christmas shoppers: “Anything you Want” by Derek Sivers, http://www.amazon.de/Anything-You-Want-Lessons-Entrepreneur/dp/1591848261/

Know-how for those with vision:

United Internet (listed in TecDAX) now worth 10bn € reports manager magazin http://ow.ly/UKJWJ

HBR for all of us, explains what Disruptive Innovation is http://ow.ly/W34xA

A Brief History of the Electric Car, 1830–Present http://ow.ly/W35nR

MIT Technology Review introduces you to the most powerful person in bitcoin http://ow.ly/W35Fm

By | 2016-02-10T10:20:12+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|News|1 Comment

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  1. Luke January 7 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Hey guys, Luke from CloudRail here. Thank you for the mention!

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