test IO Joins the EPAM Family

EPAM Systems, Inc (NYSE:EPAM) has acquired test IO GmbH. It was great to support the team from the very beginning and to see how they developed the business from it’s infancy to the current position in Europe and the U.S.

New partnership with Hubspot

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with HubSpotStartups! Together, we look forward to helping startups with their sales, marketing, and services to help them grow better! Learn more about HubSpot’s startup program on http://hubspot.com/startups

AWS has partnered with RVV

Amazon Web Services has partnered with Richmond View Ventures and offers a plethora of benefits to companies backed by RVV. This includes training, credits, business support and a whole team devoted to helping our Startups scale their technology and company.

Instacart is a unicorn times seven now

Instacart, the well-funded on-demand grocery startup, was not looking for more cash, says CEO Apoorva Mehta. But when cash came looking for Instacart, the company didn’t turn it down. It’s announcing a new $600 million funding round led by D1 Capital.

RVV invests in Flower Chimp

RVV invests in the Malaysia-based florist-startup Flower Chimp and steps into the Asian market.Flower Chimp aims to expand its reach to Singapore by the second half of 2018, as well as Vietnam, Thailand and Hong Kong by 2019. Flower Chimp

Bosch subsidiary BSH Home Appliances acquires Kitchen Stories

Last week BSH Home Appliances, Europe’s largest appliance manufacturer, announced that it is acquiring 65 percent of the Berlin based Startup Kitchen Stories. As the company said on its website, Kitchen Stories will be incorporated into the Home Connect ecosystem

RVV joins hands with CODE University

RVV has become an official investor and supporter of CODE University. CODE University was founded by serial entrepreneur Thomas Bachem and offers three innovative and hands-on bachelor programs for young talents striving to become developers, designers and digital entrepreneurs on

Instacart raises $400 million in finance round

Instacart has raised $400 million in a Series D financing round led by Sequoia Capital. Other investors include Wellcome Trust, Y Combinator Continuity, Andreessen Horowitz, FundersClub, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), Initialized Capital, Thrive Capital and Valiant Capital.

Apple CEO Tim Cook visits Kitchen Stories

What a surprise! During his trip to Germany Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Kitchen Stories – and apparently had a lot of fun. Kitchen Stories is maybe the most user-friendly cooking app on the AppStore and has been featured by Apple from

test IO Welcomes Four New Team Members

The test IO team has recently added four new employees and continued its expansion into the US. Get to know the newest additions!

Whole Foods confirms Instacart’s $2 billion valuation

Whole Foods decided to invest in Instacart once again and thereby expands the existing partnership. Whole Foods initially teamed up with Instacart in 2014 and has since established the delivery program to numerous markets in the U.S.

Robert Franken supports Kitchen Stories

Kitchen Stories managed to ensure the support of Robert Franken. The former CEO of Chefkoch.de wants to help the two founders, Verena Hubertz and Mengting Gao, turn Kitchen Stories into the number one in the digital food world.

Success with Crowdtesting: L’TUR and test IO

The partnership of test IO and L’TUR is a textbook example of successful crowdtesting. L’TUR’s Senior Platform Manager explains how the travel company’s partnership with test IO improved the company’s performance and saved them valuable time.

IT service provider Cancom invests in Reparando

It was only at the beginning of this year that Reparando raised a six digit funding. By winning over the IT service provider Cancom, the smartphone repair service now managed to secure yet another investment.

Business Insider interviews TripleMint’s CEO

In an interview with Business Insider, TripleMint’s CEO David Walker answers 6 of the biggest questions about finding a new home in sought-after cities like New York.

A case study: Crowd Guru’s successful project for LadenZeile.de

Crowd Guru explains how it manages to classify tens of thousands of products into categories for one of Europe’s leading online shopping portals and demonstrates that there has to be no trade-off between speedy procedure and high-quality work.

YourMechanic Nabs $24 Million for Its Car Repairs Service

YourMechanic raises $24 million in new funding and announces that the new money will be used to continue to fuel the company’s expansion.

test IO welcomes their new CEO

test IO introduces their new CEO Philip Soffer, who previously spent 18-years in Silicon Valley working at numerous successful start-ups. test IO’s CTO Jan Schwenzien interviewed Phil to find out more about his background and why he joined test IO.

Kitchen Stories’ exceptional road to success

The two founders of Kitchen Stories, Verena Hubertz und Mengting Gao, reflect on their company’s uncommon yet highly successful journey over the past three years and provide an outlook for what is to be expected of them in the future.

expertcloud celebrates 5 year anniversary

Now is a good time to reflect on expertcloud’s successful journey that started 5 years ago, when Frederick Fleck, Patrick McKenna and Jan Hendrik Ansink introduced virtual call centers onto the German market.

test IO raises $5m and expands to U.S.

test IO has closed a $5 million Series A round from Turn/River Capital, the San Francisco-based VC.

TVSmiles wins startup of the year award 2015

TVSmiles wins the audience award for startup of the year at the webinale web conference 2015 in Berlin.

Instacart now valued at $2 billion

The home grocery delivery service Instacart is now valued at $2 billion after its latest funding north of $100 million on December 2014.

simfy opens offices in Berlin and expands board

Alexander Herbst, CEO and founder of a1m GmbH and SanKyu GmbH, and former CFO at Wirecard AG, has now also been tapped to serve as Chief Financial Officer with.

Y Combinator-Backed Close.io Launches Sales Software

Y Combinator startup ElasticSales has gone through a number of changes in its early development.