The full story: Samir El-Alami and doctorly

One of the reasons why I first started researching early-stage entrepreneurs was because I relished the chance of seeing the future being made. Sometimes these changes come rapidly, with startups chasing competitors, and others, they’re the product of careful germination and patient product research. A perfect example of this is doctorly, a yet-to-launch health tech […]

Peter Thiel-backed fintech startup Deposit Solutions sells 5% stake to Deutsche Bank, reportedly at ‘unicorn terms’

Deutsche Bank has acquired a roughly 4.9 percent stake in Hamburg-based fintech startup Deposit Solutions, which counts Peter Thiel, Greycroft, Kinnevik and e.ventures among its earlier backers. Neither company disclosed the exact terms and volume of the investment, but Handelsblatt reported earlier this morning that the deal gives Deposit Solutions a valuation of around €1 […]

Holidu raises €40 million to expand new service for vacation rental owners

Munich-based Holidu announced €40 million of Series C funding to expand its signature software-and-service products for the vacation rental market. The round was led by Prime Ventures, with support from coparion and MairDuMont Ventures. All previous investors participated in the round, as well: EQT Ventures, Venture Stars, Senovo, and Chris Hitchen. Holidu’s first solution for […]