The founders of Lingoda believe in a communicative approach to language learning: mastering a language means being able to speak it with confidence. Their CEFR-focused (Common European Framework of Reference) learning materials are designed by linguistic experts and focus on meaningful topics that are applicable to the students’ interests, careers and everyday lives. Thanks to their extensive rotating roster of teachers and the small group classes, students are exposed to a variety of regional accents and expressions within the same language and have the time and space to practice speaking in every lesson. Lingoda’s team includes over 100 international professionals from 30 countries and 40 languages. In 2020, Crunchbase listed Lingoda among the 10 largest online language learning companies globally. Lingoda has a score of 4.5 of possible 5.0 on Trustpilot and 75% of their reviews rated as ‘excellent’.
In 2019, Onefootball, in cooperation with the pay-TV channel Sky Deutschland, became the first provider worldwide to add the feature to stream matches of the second German Bundesliga as well as DFB Cup matches on a pay-per-view basis directly within the app.
Union Square Ventures, one of the most successful American venture capital investors, Klaus Hommels’ VC fund Lakestar, prominent business angels, and sports goods manufacturer Adidas, which also acts as a strategic partner, are some of Onefootball’s investors. Onefootball was chosen by Google as one of the top 50 Android apps globally in 2014 and 2015. Furthermore, Wired Magazine counted it as one of the „100 hottest European startups 2015“. Onefootball was featured at the WWDC 2016, Apple’s major developer conference, as one of only a few German apps.Share 0.25%”]
The feature is now available in more than 15 countries worldwide, giving artists the opportunity to monetize their music. In 2019, SoundCloud announced several new features, such as the integration of its catalogue in DJ programs of the leading providers Native Instruments, Pioneer DJ, Serato and Virtual DJ, as well as the ability for artists to use SoundCloud Premier to list their songs with other streaming providers and monetize them there as well. SoundCloud is the only service that offers a holistic solution for the commercial distribution of music without disintermediaries.Share 0.15%”]
With its product ‘Review Analytics’, Customer Alliance provides a reliable 360° review management solution for the thorough and professional handling of online reviews. It manages online reviews and provides essential statistics for quality management.
Additionally, the tool ‘Price Analytics’ supports hotels in doing effective pricing by tracking the price structure of competitors and by warning hoteliers about changes on the business market in advance.
„Booked“, the newest product by Customer Alliance, is a responsive booking engine that enables hotels to implement an easily-maintained booking widget on their websites, with which customers can quickly and directly book hotel rooms. Thus, hotels can reduce their commission payments. Today, more than 3.500 hotels from over 35 countries use Customer Alliance software solutions.Share 1.9%”]
eWings.com – Platform for Flight BookingseWings is an online booking platform. eWings provides air travellers and frequent flyers with the opportunity for simple and easy booking.eWings was founded in August 2013 by Thilo Hardt, co-founder of Mister Spex and Entrepreneur in Residence of DN Capital London. In August 2015, eWings was ranked among CB Insights' '15 High Momentum German Early Stage Startups'. Apart from German Startups Group, DN Capital and Kima Ventures invested in eWings.
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