🤙🏻 Berlin last week and much more...
Issue #52 (22 May) – 26 jobs; poster shops in Berlin; is blitzscaling illegal?; directory for flats; News minimalist; a flight to Red Square.
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🇩🇪 Bundesdruckerei - Lead Product Owner – Data Analytics Platform
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🇩🇪 Siemens - MBA Business Management - Data & process mining
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😎 Cool stuff:
🎨 Last week I asked about real art/posters. Here is what I got: Mijas, totemarte, Koka36, Supalife Kiosk & loan program of n.b.k. I also recommend letterpress workshop p98a. Here more is better, so shoot more if you have any.
Vanessa and Josh are starting a monthly Climate Tech Meetup this Wednesday, where you can meet like-minded people over a few relaxed drinks. More info & booking.
Luke is an American based in Berlin and is available for freelance work in content writing, social media, and audience strategy.
🔍 Searching for roles:
Stephanie has extensive experience in both project management and the marketing field. Professional, reliable, and well-organized. Seeking a similar role.
Chahine, my former colleague at wefox, is looking for junior Data Analyst / BI Developer roles (good Python, SQL and Power BI skills). He is available immediately!
Gavin is a strategic product manager with a startup mindset and 15+ years of experience. Looking for a remote role from Toronto or to relocate to Berlin.
Heena is looking for backend and data science roles. She is an ex-Amazon Web Services engineer skilled in Python, Java, AWS services, MySQL, and PostgreSQL.
Gabriel is a full-stack developer proficient in the MERN stack, Redux (ideally saga), and TypeScript. He is specifically looking for a React frontend role and has several years of experience.
What do you look for? Let me know:
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🇩🇪 Berlin & Other good stuff
🚴♀️ If you have ever wondered how many bikes pass a certain checkpoint in Berlin, you have your answers here. (via this post on r/berlin)
🚨Grammarly invites you to a tech meetup on how they scale their Java codebase maintainability this Thursday.
👀 I found out about Himmel Unter Berlin, an exclusive invite-only exhibition. I did enter the waitlist, but if I could be your +1, please let me know. 🙏 I am cool, promised!
💸 After eight years of rental price caps, landlords (incl. mine) just seem to love ignoring the rules and ask for too much rent! (🇩🇪) Analysis of 6K cases in 2021 shows that 98% were overcharged. Hah.
Bitpanda, an Austrian crypto investing platform, jumped on the AI hype train and will invest $10M in an AI chatbot. Ok.
In Saxony, AfD’s Sebastian Wippel brought the topic of chemtrails to the state parliament. What’s next, Flat Earth?
Sifted reports that Bolt is close to buying Tier. There are still some micro-mobility companies left, but I am still unsure how such a seasonal business can be profitable long-term. Bolt is betting on many horses, and only time will tell if we will still see so many scooters lying around in 2 years. Related:
☝️I previously recommended Matt Levine and his Money Stuff, and this week he wrote about blitzscaling of Uber being possibly illegal. The VC-subsidised “winner takes all” mentality caused partial destruction of competition and could be considered predatory pricing. Worth a read (second chapter)!
😔 Bad news: nothing to report. So instead, data from last week’s poll: 26% (41) of voters know 10+ people laid off since April 1st, and 38% do not know anyone. The rest (36%) are in-between. Hard to draw conclusions, but clearly, silent layoffs are happening.
r/berlin choice of the week is a flat directory of smaller real estate companies. Good luck if you are on a search now.
💬 Briefly: Tesla will start spending on marketing (inevitable with all the competition); ThyssenKrupp wants to IPO its hydrogen unit Nucera (careers) in June for 4B; Cara Care founder Jesaja Brinkmann ALSO behaved inappropriately towards female colleagues at a party in December and is OUT; Intel also wants to invest in LLM developers Aleph Alpha from Heidelberg; after Mercedes also VW is leaving Russia; DB ordered 73 new ICEs (🇩🇪) for €2B and wants to hire thousands—careers; ATU was hacked (🇩🇪)—I wonder if my car data is LOST or STOLEN.
💸 Recently funded in Berlin & Germany
wefox | Berlin| Digital insurance company streamlining and modernizing insurance processes | extended Series D $110M (out of which $55M credit) | Careers.
Patient21 | Berlin | Healthtech provider focused on dentistry software | €100M | Careers.
Nia Health | Berlin | Medical software platform in personalized medicine | €3.5M Seed | Careers.
Exazyme | Berlin | Intelligent protein development | €2.0M Seed | Careers.
Reflex Aerospace | Berlin | First venture-backed European satellite manufacturer | €1.8M | Careers.
ingarden | Hamburg | Revolutionizes the cultivation of microgreens at home | €500K | Careers.
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