The Berlin startup Orderbird, which specializes in cash register systems, is to receive a capital injection in the tens of millions. In addition, ex-Leica CEO Kaltner will be the new chairman of the supervisory board.
Reaching investors is the new black
The Berlin startup Orderbird, which specializes in iOS checkout systems for the catering industry, has collected $ 37.1 million. Now investors are in a new round of financing a multi-digit million amount in the company founded in 2011, as the Handelsblatt reported in advance.
Berlin startup Orderbird receives fresh millions and new supervisory board chairman
The existing investors Digitalplus and the investment fund Alstin from Carsten Maschmeyer are also on board. Investors now include the Max-Iann-Holding and a team of founders and external managers, which according to the newspaper report will hold about 20 percent of the shares in the future. How much money in total flows into the startup is not known, a confirmation is still pending.
In addition, Orderbird gets a new chairman of the board – the former Leica CEO Oliver Kaltner. The 50-year-old should help the startup to expand its market leadership. Kaltner spent several months as CEO of Vectron, the German market leader in traditional food service outlets and rivals to Orderbird.
In the future, new business areas are to be conquered
Orderbird intends to enter the financial services sector, for example. Founder and CEO Jakob Schreyer wants to develop Orderbird into a kind of all-rounder for the catering sector, as it says in the Handelsblatt report. Thus, for example, an orderbird bank is conceivable. This should allow restaurateurs to provide microcredits and special bank accounts.
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