This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about SoftBank’s confirmed and alleged deals in Germany, European car sharing companies and luxurious experiences connected to some of them, best and worst practices of writing ICO white papers, whether it’s time to start boycotting the money coming from Saudi Arabia, and more.
In a second major funding deal within one week, the Japanese behemoth SoftBank has just poured $500 million in Berlin-based travel startup GetYourGuide. The deal values the startup at €1.6 billion, according to a report by Deutsche Startups. GetYourGuide has told TechCrunch, however, that the report is “inaccurate” without offering a further explanation. SoftBank hasn’t […]
VC firm Sunstone has raised almost €160 million for two new funds. This includes €112 million for its Sunstone Technology Fund IV and €47 million for Sunstone Progression Alpha, a new fund for investing in growth stages. Sunstone Technology Fund IV will invest in up to 30 companies and has already made ten investments including […]
Editor’s note: this is a guest post from Johannes Reck, CEO of Berlin-based GetYourGuide, which provides an online platform for discovering and booking attractions & activities. It’s an election year here in Germany, but you’d be forgiven if you hadn’t heard. The campaigns were barely differentiated and in a time of national populism, it seemed […]