VERSUS IO, the natural language-styled comparison engine backed by Dave McClure (amongst others), has closed a $2.8 million Series A round led by Earlybird Venture Capital. McClure’s 500 Startups also participated, as did Hightech-Gruenderfonds, Lars Dittrich, and Dario Suter. → Read More
Berlin as a startup hub continues to heat up, with some commentators placing it alongside or overtaking London (heresy!), so it should be no surprise to see the German city’s best and brightest tech companies attract investment from Silicon Valley. And so it is that news comes today that Dave McClure has made what is thought to be his first German investment: $100k in VERSUS IO, the natural… → Read More
Natural language-styled comparison engine VERSUS IO is boasting some decent growth today, along with adding new verticals — cameras, camcorders and apps — to its initial offering which targeted buying decisions around smartphones and tablets.
Specifically, the Berlin-based startup says that it’s seen traffic treble in the last four months — 1.5 million uniques in September, up from 520k… → Read More
This one’s likely to have MG Siegler a little riled: VERSUS IO is a newly-launched comparison engine that puts the Samsung Galaxy S3 ahead of the iPhone 4S! But fanboy wars aside, the startup is an interesting proposition. Initially targeting buying decisions around smartphones and tablets, it eventually plans to apply its natural language comparison engine to an additional 640 verticals… → Read More