The week starts with many promising news for Berlin startups.
Lakestar invests for information from deutsche-startups.de 10 million euros in SunshineSmile. The Zahnschienen startup was founded by Peter Baumgart, Constantin Bisanz, Lukas Brosseder and David Khalil. The quartet uses SunshineSmile for invisible cosmetic splints – so-called aligners. The concept comes from the USA, where is about Smile Direct Club with the concept on the road. brands4Friends and eDarling donors Holtzbrinck Ventures already supported SunshineSmile.
A British investor invests for information of German-startups.de 10 million euro in HeyJobs. The startup comes as an “app for hour-based jobs” – ie side jobs, promotion jobs, temporary jobs, etc. into the game. The company originally took care of brain jogging under the name of Memorado. Creathor Venture, Global Founders Capital and Sunstone Capital have previously invested in the Berlin start-up.
Balderton Capital invests $ 10 million in Munich-based health startup Kaia Health in a Series A round of financing. The company, a provider of digital therapeutics, was founded in 2016 by Konstantin Mehl, former founder of Foodora, and Manuel Thurner. Kaia Health develops AI-based apps and works with experts from all areas of medicine.
Lufthansa and the Lufthansa Innovation Hub are investing millions in a research alliance with travel startup Hopper. Founded in Montréal in 2007, Hopper operates a travel booking application for mobile devices using Artificial Intelligence. Both the expansion into the European market and the data-based and tailor-made offer for the customers are planned.
AXA, VC Funds btov Partners btov Partners, Deutsche Bank and the Israeli tech investor Saban Ventures are investing 10 million euros in the German-Israeli technology company Zeitgold. The former investors Tech-Fonds Battery Ventures and Holtzbrinck Ventures are also involved in the financing round. The company was founded in 2015 by Stefan Jeschonnek, Kobi Eldar and Jan Deepen. With the fresh capital, Zeitgold plans to advance the company’s growth and invest in the further development of AI technology.
Business Angel Jochen Brandhoff invests a smaller six-figure amount in the visa startup Visaright. The Berlin-based company, which aims to provide managers, specialists and apprentices with a visa for Germany in a quick, easy and cost-effective manner, was founded in 2018 by Alena Shenberg, Philipp von Bülow, Andreas Kopysov, Michael Wittstock and Olga Kopysov. Visaright was officially launched on January 1, 2019.
Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen (TGFS) and three private business angels are investing a seven-figure amount in the logistics price comparison platform Pamyra. The Leipzig tech company, a digital distribution channel for transport companies, was founded by Felix Wiegand.