Berlin-based academic community virtual conference and publishing platform Morressier raises $18 million in Series A round

Berlin’s academic community virtual conference and publishing platform Morressier has raised $18 million in a Series A round led by Owl Ventures. The round also saw participation from existing investors Cherry Ventures and Redalpine. Morressier notes that the funding will be used to propel growth as well as launch new community and analytics features. “Morressier […]

Microsoft acquires Berlin startup Kinvolk, a developer of open source cloud-based projects

Microsoft is bolstering its Azure hybrid container platform capabilities with the purchase of Berlin-based startup Kinvolk, the company behind Flatcar Container Linux, an alternative to CoreOS Container Linux designed for container workloads. Founded in 2015, Kinvolk will henceforth contribute to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure Arc, “and future projects that will expand Azure’s hybrid container […]

There’s a new fund on the block: Meet Cusp Capital (and its €300 million opening)

For the past decade, Christian Winter, Jan Sessenhausen, Helmut Klawitter and Wilken Engelbracht been picking some winners. The quartet counts Zalando, Delivery Hero, and Klarna amongst its early investments. In total, the companies they’ve chosen to stand behind now have a combined valuation north of €80 billion. That’s a lot of good bets. To this […]

Berlin-based online language learner Lingoda raises €57 million

Berlin’s online language learning school Lingoda has raised €57 million in a round led by Summit Partners and saw participation from existing investor Conny Boersch, founder of Mountain Partners, an early investor in Lingoda. As part of the deal, Summit Partners’ managing director Matthias Allgaier will join the Lingoda board of directors. The capital is […]