Berlin’s Anti-Airbnb Law Will ‘Likely Fail’ in Court – But the Long View is Unclear

Berlin, Germany’s ‘poor but sexy’ capital, has become one of Europe’s most desirable places to live, work and visit. Its culture scene is vibrant, bars and restaurants abound and its startup ecosystem…

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In Berlin, a New Tech Megaclub Emerges

Five years ago – five years and four months, to be precise – two American entrepreneurs organized a morning meet up in a cafe in Berlin’s bustling heart. Little did they know…

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Bulgaria’s ‘Comrades’ Show How to Use EU Tech Cash

When Red Herring visited Albania in March, the conversation frequently circled around one Balkan country: Bulgaria. Its EU status had made it a “giant” regionally, one expert told us. On closer inspection,…

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Where The Wild(ly Successful) Things Are

Rocket Internet, Project A Ventures, Zalando, OnVista, Dubsmash, Movinga: brands that rank among the most exciting in German tech. The link between them? A small business school in the town of Vallendar,…

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Central European talent fuels Berlin-based GoEuro’s success

Naren Shaam only started GoEuro a little over a year ago. But the India-born, U.S.-educated entrepreneur’s decision to launch the travel aggregator in Berlin has paid back beyond all expectations. And with…

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Tech investors could lose out as Kremlin counter-sanctions E.U., U.S.

Tech businesses face setbacks due to a round of sanctions imposed by the Russian government on the U.S. and European Union. The bans, which come amid heightened political tension in war-torn Ukraine,…

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College startups on the rise as students flock to entrepreneurial pursuits

Sean Branagan is bullish on college startups. Not just the wunderkind, drop-out-of Harvard Microsofts and Facebooks; he believes that there are thousands of students across the country who can build and run…

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Amazon’s new ventures worry investors further

So far 2014 has been a tough year for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. In recent weeks, his net worth reportedly shrank by up to $1 billion thanks to a 16% drop in…

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Altitude Digital raises $7m as ad tech market continues to attract investment

Altitude Digital, a video and display advertising technology startup, recently announced a $7 million credit facility from Silicon Valley Bank. The funding is the latest milestone in the company’s rapid growth, and…

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Buzzfeed raises $50 million funding round – Investment Round Up

Series A Plated, a meal-kit provider, has raised $15 million in Series A funding in a round led by Greycroft Partners. Formation 8, ff Venture Capital, Lerer Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital,…

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