We talk with Christian Fahrenbach (@CFahrenbach), who is a freelance journalist living in New York City, the startup news from Germany for the month of May.


Show Notes:

Zalando has a new method of recruiting

Concierge Services taking off in Germany – Example HEYBOB from Frankfurt

New media accelerator in Hamburg

Windeln.de, a baby supplies shop, IPOs at Frankfurt Stock Exchange

eCommerce SaaS Shopify from Canada lists in New York and Toronto at the same time, set up by two German founders

Drivy acquires Autonetzer

Joern mentions an analysis of the conversion rate during the interview http://www.manager-magazin.de/unternehmen/artikel/a-1036000.html

Know-how for those with vision:

  • Mastering the VC Game: How to Raise Your First Round of Capital – YouTube http://ow.ly/MXbOU
  • Social Entrepreneurship 101: Building Companies That Make a Difference http://ow.ly/Nla7l
  • Algolia, the Trojan Horse that is eating away at Google’s search business http://ow.ly/NnLB0
  • Are European yollies more hampered by financial barriers than their US counterparts? http://ow.ly/Nl9it
  • From 0 to $1B – Slack’s Founder Shares Their Epic Launch Strategy – First Round Review http://ow.ly/NvSvt