Startup news from Germany – February 2016

/Startup news from Germany – February 2016

Startup news from Germany – February 2016

Welcome back to a new episode of news. This time we  are joined by  special guest  Arjan, who runs an english podcast about the startup scene in Düsseldorf, which is called StartInDus.  Tune in now and find out more about his podcast and the latest startup news from Germany and Europe.

2015 set new records. 313 bn US$ worth of acquisitions of tech companies have been announced (+82%) also sees good signs in european startup scene. According to data tracked by them 11,96 bn € in 1.516 Venture Capital Deals have been completed in Europe and Israel 
As you may have noticed on our social media channels, the team (especially Joe) likes to talk startups worth billions (aka Unicorns). We have found some bad news:
    New York Times writes of “The Rise and Fall of the Unicorn”
    CB Insights list all 152 found specimins with a valuation of 485 bn € “The Complete List of Unicorn Companies
    City AM “London fintech unicorn calls in administrators as Deloitte formally appointed“. 
    Swiss bases Handelszeitung talks about the crash of the unicorns 
    San Fransisco Business Times talks about submarines, unicorns who have been listed on a market and their value declined afterwards
Funding Environtment “Winter is coming”
European Tech Scene Begins to Feel Silicon Valley’s Woes – The New York Times
German Business Sentiment Falls as Turmoil and China Sow Concern – Bloomberg Business
Citi: Here Comes a Global Recession – Bloomberg Business
 On the website of 4YFN  you can find all highlighs of MWC16 related to startups at
On 25 of February took part at Big Data Summit in Hanau
Consultancy finds more than 400 #fintech #startups in Germany (+24 % YoY or 1.5 per week) and  P2Ppayments shrinks
Auxmoney (German P2P lending plattform) tripples credit volume in 2015
New regional startup podcast with focus on beautifull city of Düsseldorf  in English
Upcoming in April, the Startup Woche in Düsseldorf. 11-17 April
 A good  overview of Startup accelerators in Europe was posted at It costs something (29 Euro) but it is worth to buy if you are a startup looking for a good accelerator to land 
Deutsche Bourse opens up to fintech startups
Berlin is the freelancer hub but frankurt is the city of jobs
A laboratory in Germany made first steps towards healing #HIV?
Shares in fintech darling Wirecard plunge on critical report, but the source and the validity of the reports are questionable
Facebook turned 11 US based Business Broadcast CNBC again posted an Interview, which they had done almost 11 years ago with a young man named Zuckerberg
Joël Kaczmarek (formerly chief editor of startup blog called Grü has a new blog called digital kompakt. Bluntly: Clones goodbye, Rocket will be a normal (?) VC
Wimdu (Rockets airbnb clone) – lost 48,2 mn € in its 4 years of existence
Delivery Hero (Rockets food delivery startup) to exit china amid “anything but sane” competition
The Frankfurt based health care only crowdfunding plattform aescuvest gains traction. This time they managed to get two medic equipment company funded at the same time
Time to repeat with Yahoo the AOL mistake?
Berlin-based smart home security device maker BuddyGuard raises $1 million 
Kickstarter publishes inside story of how Europe’s most-funded project collapsed
German startup Retina Implant nabs $28M for latest tech to restore sight to the blind
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