Short News September 22nd: OpenTabs, Blue Sense, 42 Reports


Germany: Munich based gastronomy Start-up Opentabs received an investment from High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF). Apart from HTGF older investors also took part in this round. No numbers were disclosed. Generally, the Fund promotes startups initially with only 500,000 euros though.

The Opentabs app gives guests in cooperating restaurants or cafes the possibility to place an order by smartphone and to pay mobile. Who wants to eat somewhere scans a QR-code at the table and makes a choice from the menu.This approach is also pursued by competitor OrdiFy. A similar, web-based, service is offered by the Baden-Württemberg Startup Code2Order.

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Blue Sense Networks

Blue Sense Networks introduces Beacons with a 200 meter reach. According to the British start-up the “BlueBar Beacon Long Range” can reach the further than any other beacon. These beacons can be pre-ordered already and are ready to be be shipped world-wode from November of this year.

Read the announcement on the Blue Sense Networks website  

Retail Analytics Startup 42reports receives Seven digit Euro investment

Tengelmann Ventures and IBB Beteiligungsgeschaft’s VC fund Technologie Berlin invested a seven digit Euro investment in Berlin-based retail analytics startup 42reports.

42reports connects existing and new retail technologies such as wifi tracking, camera and iBeacon to one central platform. Its goal is to become the new standard for offline performance measurement to let offline retailers make data driven decisions similar to online stores.

Tengelmann Venture’s CEO Christian Winter explained that the software was tested in one of the VS’s commercial firms and showed results that were quite relevant to sales. “We think retail analysis is a trendsetting market and believe 42reports will assert itself with its excellent product.”

Read the original article on Venture Village