Introducing the Inaugural 2015 Berlin Class

06/15/2015 | By Jens Lapinski

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We are thrilled to announce the 2015 Techstars class in Berlin.  Our session begins June 15th, and will wrap up with a demo day on September 10th.

This is the inaugural class in Berlin. Eighty-five per cent of our applications were from Europe and the class reflects this, with the companies hailing from Germany (3), Austria (1), UK (2), Ukraine (1), Israel (2) and Peru (1).

Of the ten companies, six have a B2B focus, typically with a software or infrastructure-as-a-service business model, and four companies operate marketplaces where consumer can book services.

And now, the Techstars Berlin Summer 2015 class:

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Preply is a fast growing European marketplace for tutoring. With over 10,000 tutors and 18% month­on­month revenue growth, the team is now scaling their product to new markets.

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Akdemia is a school management and communication tool. With over 14.000 students already on board, our vision is to redefine school operations worldwide, starting with developing markets.

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Sidestage is building the global platform for booking musicians.

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AppInside is a mobile app security company from Israel. Appinside scans for vulnerabilities that can lead to malicious abuse, cloned apps and security threats. During the program AppInside has raised seed funding of $2.3M from Accomplice (FKA Atlas Venture) who invests in tech entrepreneurs and creates companies at the earliest stages.

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DATAPATH.IO provides network performance management solutions to DevOps. We have created a novel and lightning fast service to deliver data from clouds to users, so apps run smoothly. We provide a selection of the fattest pipes of the internet, a flexible API and the ability to monitor and optimize end user performance.

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treev is shared space for teamwork. Without worrying about permissions, people can organise, share and search files, documents and links from multiple sources (e.g. Dropbox, Salesforce, Gmail and Trello). This helps teams to find stuff quickly, onboard new people easily and document knowledge without extra work.

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Jibjib is a fast and cheap way to send money into and out of Iran.

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Eversport is a sports booking platform with over 160 venues and 15.000 users. Our special sauce is the Eversport API which can integrate our booking solution with any venue regardless of legacy admin system.

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Avemus makes enterprise management software for agricultural cooperatives in emerging markets. There are more than 1.2 million cooperatives that generate in excess of $594 billion. We enable them to optimize their operations by means of tools for information sharing, notifications, reporting and more.

Screen Shot 2015-09-23 at 3.11.56 PM Stagelink, the fan­-powered tour promoter, crowdsources live events for Internet stars, leveraging millions of online followers to create successful shows and tours for 21st century artists.