In the press

  New funding for Bunles, MyTomorrows and AttachingIT
   AttachingIT is a startup originally based in Groningen whose team has been in Berlin for the last few months. Their product is a better dropbox/wetransfer for the corporate market: fast, safe and easy to use through outlook integration. They are one of the few (the only as far as we know) Dutch startups selected for the Microsoft Ventures accelerator in Berlin. Read more.




Groningen startup wins place in Micoroft growth program
The young Groningen-based company has won a place in the growth program of Microsoft Ventures, the investment club of the American software giant. Together with eight other startups was singled out from 362 young companies in 14 countries. The place in the growth program means that the people behind are now working at the Microsoft office in Berlin, where they will be able to make use of the knowledge and facilities there for four months and then present themselves on March 25 in the most favorable possible light to international financiers. Read more.


Steve Ballmer opens Microsoft’s Berlin accelerator – with startup acquisitions in mind
Amidst the media buzz over who will take over from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the man himself is in Berlin today to open the company’s tech hub and announce the startups in the first batch of the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator. The tech hub sits prominently on Unter den Linden and includes a customer lounge, events area, meeting rooms, offices for Microsoft staff and an entire floor dedicated to the new startups. High-Tech Gründerfonds and the investors from Seedcamp will also be moving into the centre. Read more.


AttachingIT: File transfer for businesses
While the rest of web technology strides forwards in giant leaps, the attachment size limit on most email clients remains frustratingly low. It’s hard to believe that in a media hotspot like Berlin, many employees will still resort to USB sticks for sharing large files. When you use services like Gmail, Outlook or Yahoo!, sending an attachment above 25 MB tends to get more complicated – especially if its confidential content. That’s why Berlin startup AttachingIT developed a plugin that makes it easier for employees to send secure and large files using Outlook and SharePoint. Read more.


9 Start-ups ziehen in den brandneuen Microsoft Ventures Accelerator mitten in Berlin
Microsoft ist erfolgreich in Berlin gelandet. Das Dachgeschoss von Microsoft Berlin, das aus einem Cafe, einem Eventbereich und Büros für Microsoft-Mitarbeiter besteht, ist dabei für Start-ups und den Microsoft Ventures Accelerator reserviert. Zum offiziellen Startschuss von Microsoft Berlin stellten Microsoft-CEO Steve Ballmer und Co. die erste Klasse des Accelerator-Programms vor, die aus neun Start-ups besteht.

“In keiner anderen Stadt spürt man den Pioniergeist und Innovationswillen so stark wie in Berlin. Wir wollen mit unserem Know-How und unseren Partnern das wachsende Netzwerk aus Unternehmen, Gründern und Kapitalgebern unterstützen. Wenn wir die Ideen der Start-ups in erfolgreiche Geschäftsmodelle umsetzen können, wird Berlin zum europäischen Silicon Valley”, sagt Christian P. Illek, Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung von Microsoft Deutschland. Read more.


 Auf diese Start-ups hofft Microsoft
In Unternehmen geschieht Datenaustausch mehrheitlich per E-Mail. Dabei gibt es in den meisten Firmen eine Maximalgröße für Dateisendungen. Wie also Präsentationen verschicken, die größer als 30 Megabyte sind? hat eine einfache Lösung gefunden. Das Start-up entwickelt ein kleines Zusatzprogramm für Outlook.
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