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“Germany’s StyleLounge, which operates a metasearch engine for clothing and lifestyle products, has raised a Series A round of funding. Backing comes from TA Ventures, Axivate Capital, ASTUTIA Ventures, a number of family offices and Felix Jahn, founder of Home24 and former Managing Director of Rocket Internet, who StyleLounge also counts as a co-founder.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily -  StyleLounge
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“Investors are keeping a close eye on Berlin for startup success stories. Since 2007, the German capitol known for its artsy, creative types and low rents, has been attracting startups from Europe and beyond. Affordability, a collaborative culture and access to the rest of Europe are the main draws. The ecosystem is in transition, and with it, come some growing pains. Investors are keen to see more exits, and higher valuations.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily- Kallie Moore
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“Leipzig, Germany-based Webdata Solutions is another startup playing in the retail intelligence space. The company, founded in 2012 as a spin-off from a Leipzig University research project, provides a big data-based service, called Blackbee, that crawls the web in real-time to enable retailers and manufacturers to keep a better tab on competitors and take action accordingly.”

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Decoded Fashion - Fashion Tech Daily - Webdata Solutions