German company builder Next Big Thing raises €12 million from Talanx

Next Big Thing, an IoT and blockchain company builder based in Berlin, has raised €12 million in funding led by the insurance group Talanx, which made this investment through its subsidiary HDI Global. FinLab EOS VC fund and several private investors also participated in the round. The company builder was started in 2016 by Harald […]

German professional social network XING acquires Honeypot for “up to €57 million”

German business social network XING has acquired the Berlin-based IT job platform Honeypot for €22 million, with another €35 million in earn-outs to be paid within the next three years if the company hits the unspecified “ambitious operating targets.” Honeypot operates an “inverted job board” for technical talent, in which companies send applications to candidates, not […]

German speech analysis startup i2x raises €10 million

Berlin-based real-time communications analysis and training startup i2x has landed a €10 million funding round led by UVC Partners and btov Partners, with participation from MS&AD Ventures, Asgard, and HV Holtzbrinck Ventures. i2x, which employs about 40 people, is essentially a speech recognition solution for the English and German language with advanced AI on top […]

German-founded customer feedback analysis startup zenloop raises $6 million

Berlin-based multi-channel customer feedback analysis startup zenloop has raised $6 million in a funding round led by Nauta Capital, with participation from Piton Capital. The company plans to use the fresh capital to expand internationally and double the number of people it employs. The SaaS platform by zenloop allows businesses to monitor and respond to […]

German Autolabs raises €7 million for its in-car voice assistant tech

Berlin-based startup German Autolabs has raised €7 million in a funding round led by nbr Tech Ventures, VC Fonds Technologie Berlin, and coparion, with participation from Target Partners. The company plans to use the funding to further develop its retrofit in-car voice assistant named Chris, as well as a “voice AI cloud platform for Automotive […]