Rocket Internet buys stocks back, stock rises – Samwer writes profits, but profit of his start-ups is missing

For the start-up investor Rocket Internet, a good half year comes to an end.The holdings of CEO Oliver Samwer, however, postpone their prospects for profits. The IPOs from the portfolio are still worthwhile for Oliver Samwer. His company Rocket Internet wrote a profit of 297 million euros in the first half of 2018. Samwer invests in start-ups and wants to

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Top-10 Artificial Intelligence Startups in Germany

Ask any American to tell you three things about Germany and the first thing out of their mouth will be Oktoberfest, likely because they’ve “always wanted to go there”. Germany isn’t just about attractive buxom blondes serving beer though. That’s such a dated, narrow-minded stereotype. Germany doesn’t just have attractive blonds, they also have attractive brunettes. Yes, zee Germans

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The Solarisbank opens for blockchain companies

News Article. Solarisbank intends to serve crypto companies in the future. Fintech is launching a new service today. In the future, crypto and blockchain companies will be able to handle their cash transactions via Solarisbank . This is announced by the Berlin Fintech . The companies benefit from the bank-startup’s full banking license. “There is a lot of demand from the blockchain world for a

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Big Data Analytics June 2018 Conference Summary

How Big Data is driving innovation in all industries There were many positive reviews from both speakers and delegates on how big data is driving innovation. Nick Barth from MicroStrategy quite clearly took Big Data back to its roots for his presentation; he made it clear that often business analytics and intelligence is usually a one way street from

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NASA Lab Looks to Spur AI Development

A NASA laboratory is working with Google, Intel and other industry heavyweights to launch applied AI technologies into space. The space agency’s Frontier Development Lab is targeting four space applications that would use AI and machine learning technologies, including improved prediction of space weather and accelerating the discovery of exoplanets. The results of a public-private

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Balderton Capital leads $25M Series A in ‘urban farming’ platform Infarm

Infarm, a startup that has developed vertical farming tech for grocery stores, restaurants and local distribution centres to bring fresh and artisan produce much closer to the consumer, has raised $25 million in Series A funding. The round is led by London-based VC firm Balderton Capital, with participation from TriplePoint Capital, Mons Investments, and previous investors

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Wefox: Aston Kutcher joins Insurtech

The insurance start-up continues to raise money and present a new prominent investor. The focus is on an ambitious product from Wefox. Sober industry, dazzling donors: this strategy continues the insurance start-up Wefox now. Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher is now one of the investors of the Insurtechs. The Handelsblatt reported this news first today (€) . The amount of the investment Wefox did not comment

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