– Pope Francis receives Bambi award in Rome

MIL OSI – Source: Hubert Burda Media in English – Press Release/Statement

Headline: – Pope Francis receives Bambi award in Rome

The Bambi was presented in the Apostolic Palace by Yusra Mardini. A Syrian swimmer who lives in Germany, she saved the lives of many people as she fled across the Mediterranean. After their inflatable boat was damaged and threatened to sink after the engine failed, she and her sister Sara swam alongside the vessel, pulling it for many kilometres before reaching the mainland.

The jury explained their decision to honour the Pope’s immense charity towards the world’s poorest people: “Pope Francis’ papacy has focused on alleviating the suffering of the poor and calling on humanity to be more helpful and compassionate in the face of an increasing global flow of immigrants.

People all over the world value his authenticity, his social commitment and his unfailing devotion to making the world a better place. In calling for greater tolerance and establishing a particularly close relationship with the public, he has succeeded in bringing people – especially the young – back to the church. We are honoured to present His Holiness Pope Francis with the ‘Millennium’ Bambi in recognition of his outstanding contribution to peaceful coexistence.”

Previous Millennium award winners include Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Helmut Schmidt, Muhammad Ali, Queen Rania of Jordan, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and Queen Silvia of Sweden.

– Fashion platform Showroom is growing

MIL OSI – Source: Hubert Burda Media in English – Press Release/Statement

Headline: – Fashion platform Showroom is growing

background information:
Showroom is the leading marketplace for independent designer fashion and keeps attracting customers, offering unique clothing, accessories and jewelry, as well as new designers for whom it’s an easy way to enter the professional market and scale their business. The brand has established itself as an important sales channel for independent fashion designers and increases their turnover significantly and sustainably. Today, over 500 carefully selected designers with 25.000 products are selling via the platform. Building on the start of the German platform, Showroom plans to expand into further markets and will launch an English-language website in 2017.

Burda… SummerNight 2016 – Setting the agenda in Brussels

MIL OSI – Source: Hubert Burda Media in English – Press Release/Statement

Headline: Burda… SummerNight 2016 – Setting the agenda in Brussels

Some 500 guests from the worlds of politics, business, the media and high society gathered on the terraces of the restaurant Kwint at the 2016 SummerNight. CEO Paul-Bernhard Kallen and board member Andreas Rittstieg also welcomed EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger, the Bavarian Minister of State Beate Merk and numerous members of the European Parliament including Herbert Reul, Petra Kammerevert, Viviane Reding, Andreas Schwab und Axel Voss. Notable representatives from the Belgian arts and culture scene like Didier Vervaeren, professor at Belgium´s leading school of arts and design La Cambre, joined guests from the EU institutions to enjoy the view of the impressive Grand Place. 

Setting the tone

The discussion revolved around a retrospective on the first DLDeurope: “In recent years we have conducted numerous discussions with the political decision-makers in Brussels,” said CEO Kallen. “With DLDeurope, we are continuing that dialog and elevating it to a new level.” Director of Corporate Communications Philipp Wolff stressed, “We have been able to establish our Burda SummerNight as one of Brussels’ most popular summer celebrations. Our intensive engagement in various areas enables us to convey political positions and debate current issues in a variety of formats. As such, Burda is establishing itself as a reliable partner in the political arena – and as an agenda-setter for the European capital.”

Keeping the markets open

Europe’s digital agenda was another topic of interest. Paul-Bernhard Kallen emphasized: “Europe has made considerable headway in ensuring a level playing field in the digital world. From now on the same laws will apply across the board when it comes to data protection and tax issues. What is more, politicians are taking a completely different view of digital monopolies than just a few years ago. It is crucial to keep the digital markets open for new companies and not let them be cemented shut by monopolies.”

– Marketplace Notonthehighstreet.com secures investment from Hubert Burda Media in £21m funding round

MIL OSI – Source: Hubert Burda Media in English – Press Release/Statement

Headline: – Marketplace Notonthehighstreet.com secures investment from Hubert Burda Media in £21m funding round

background information:

 

Hubert Burda Media

Dorothee Stommel

Phone: +49 (0)89 9250 2065

Notonthehighstreet.com

Louise Winmill

Phone: +44 (0)7881 827 789

About Hubert Burda Media

Hubert Burda Media, headquartered in Munich, is an international technology and media company with over 540 brands and products that are oriented to the needs of consumers. Burda has 175 million users and approximately 60 million paying consumers. Its commercial success is driven by over 10,000 employees around the world: Burda is active in 19 markets, above all in Germany – where it is one of the countries’ largest media groups – in Europe, the United States and Asia. Innovation is the driving force behind the organization, which builds on its original roots and values as a family-owned company.

Burda has been a pioneer in adopting digital technology and is a trusted partner for the long-term success of digital business. Examples include Etsy.com (invested since 2006) or Xing (invested since 2009). With DLD (Digital, Life, Design) Hubert Burda Media has established a global network on innovation, digitization, science and culture with conferences around the world. BurdaPrincipal Investments is the company’s unit to provide growth capital to digital ventures in the Unites States, Europe, and Asia.

About Notonthehighstreet.com

Notonthehighstreet.com is the leading curated modern marketplace connecting the best small creative businesses, with the world. The brand has gained the trust and loyalty of its customers through offering an alternative to the High Street: a curated product selection with unique designs, high-quality craftsmanship and inspiring stories behind the people that make them.

Founded in 2006 by Holly Tucker MBE and Sophie Cornish MBE, the brand has experienced exceptional growth with gross sales (TTV) in 2016 reaching £158 million and delivering a compound growth rate of 135% since launch. Under the leadership of newly appointed CEO Simon Belsham, there is renewed energy and focus on building a brand that will captivate customers for decades to come by supporting Partners’ growth and innovation.

With a team of over 200 at its headquarters in Silicon Upon Thames, South West London, Notonthehighstreet.com is chaired by retail veteran Darren Shapland and backed by media and technology company, Burda and venture capitalists including Index Ventures, Industry Ventures and Eight Roads Ventures.

– Premiere in Brussels

MIL OSI – Source: Hubert Burda Media in English – Press Release/Statement

Headline: – Premiere in Brussels

DLDeurope focuses on the latest topics keeping Europe on its toes: The consequences of Brexit, the tense situation in Turkey following the attempted coup and the security situation in Europe. However, the conference will also concentrate in particular on innovation and digital topics such as cybersecurity and Privacy Shield, entrepreneurship in Europe, the disruption of bureaucracy and Europe’s digital future.

“DLD looks at how digital technologies are changing our society. At DLDeurope, we want to talk about how digitality can carry the European idea further and load it with positive inspiration.”

Steffi Czerny, DLD managingdirector and founder

“Our DLD conferences have always focused on linking ideas and people to achieve a better understanding of the future and shape it together. It is therefore important for us to network closely with other organisations that enrich our conference with great expertise in their respective fields.”

Dominik Wichmann, DLD managing director and editor-in-chief

DLDeurope’s partners include the Global Counsel which is headquartered in London working with clients to navigate the critical area between business, politics and policymaking. It will organize a panel during the conference on Brexit and its consequences for the European Union. Similarly, the Munich Security Conference – a central global forum for debating security policy topics – will curate a discussion on “Digitality and security”. Politico, one of the most influential magazines in the Brussels administrative district, is also a partner of DLDeurope.

DLDeurope attendees can expect a varied programme and an international line-up from the worlds of politics, business, media and culture. The DLD stage will welcome speakers such as Günther Oettinger (European Commission), Ann-Kristin Achleitner (Professor at the Technical University of Munich) and Ann Mettler, who runs a think tank at the EU Commission, as well as Frank Briegmann (President of Central Europe at Universal Music, the world’s largest record company), Peter Verhoeven (Managing Director of Europe at booking.com) and bestselling Turkish author Elif Shafak. The global player Facebook, Uber and Microsoft will also be present.

– Mozilla makes strategic investment in Cliqz

MIL OSI – Source: Hubert Burda Media in English – Press Release/Statement

Headline: – Mozilla makes strategic investment in Cliqz

The Cliqz for Firefox Add-on is already available as a free download. It adds to Firefox an innovative quick search engine as well as privacy and safety enhancements such as anti-tracking. Cliqz quick search is optimized for German language and shows website suggestions, news and information to enable users to search and get to what they want more quickly. In case users need more or different website suggestions, they can easily redirect their search to another search engine.Cliqz’s privacy-by-design architecture technology guarantees that no personal data or personally identifiable information is transmitted or saved on its servers.

Jean-Paul Schmetz, Founder and Managing Director, Cliqz: “Mozilla is the ideal company for Cliqz to work with because we both believe in an open Internet where people have control over their data. Data and search are our core competencies and it makes us proud to contribute our search and privacy technologies to the Mozilla ecosystem.“

Mark Mayo, Senior Vice President, Mozilla Firefox said, “Mozilla is excited to work with Cliqz because we see how their products align with the Mozilla mission. We are proud to help advance the privacy-focused innovation from Cliqz through this strategic investment in their company.”

In addition to the Firefox Add-on, Cliqz quick search is available inCliqz’s own browsers for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS. Cliqz is the first browser with a built-in quick search. The Cliqz desktop and iOS versions are built on Mozilla Firefox open source technology and offers built-in privacy and safety features: Cliqz anti-tracking and anti-phishing, as well as the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s HTTPS Everywhere.

<i>Cliqz</i> – Mozilla Makes Strategic Investment in Cliqz

MIL OSI – Source: Hubert Burda Media in English – Press Release/Statement

Headline: <i>Cliqz</i> – Mozilla Makes Strategic Investment in Cliqz

The Cliqz for Firefox Add-on is already available as a free download. It adds to Firefox an innovative quick search engine as well as privacy and safety enhancements such as anti-tracking. Cliqz quick search is optimized for German language and shows website suggestions, news and information to enable users to search and get to what they want more quickly. In case users need more or different website suggestions, they can easily redirect their search to another search engine.Cliqz’s privacy-by-design architecture technology guarantees that no personal data or personally identifiable information is transmitted or saved on its servers.

Jean-Paul Schmetz, Founder and Managing Director, Cliqz: “Mozilla is the ideal company for Cliqz to work with because we both believe in an open Internet where people have control over their data. Data and search are our core competencies and it makes us proud to contribute our search and privacy technologies to the Mozilla ecosystem.“

Mark Mayo, Senior Vice President, Mozilla Firefox said, “Mozilla is excited to work with Cliqz because we see how their products align with the Mozilla mission. We are proud to help advance the privacy-focused innovation from Cliqz through this strategic investment in their company.”

In addition to the Firefox Add-on, Cliqz quick search is available inCliqz’s own browsers for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS. Cliqz is the first browser with a built-in quick search. The Cliqz desktop and iOS versions are built on Mozilla Firefox open source technology and offers built-in privacy and safety features: Cliqz anti-tracking and anti-phishing, as well as the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s HTTPS Everywhere.

– Nebenan.de raises investment from Hubert Burda Media in 5.5m€ funding round

MIL OSI – Source: Hubert Burda Media in English – Press Release/Statement

Headline: – Nebenan.de raises investment from Hubert Burda Media in 5.5m€ funding round

About nebenan.de: Demographic change, anonymisation, individualisation and sustainable use of resources – these topics are shaping our society, and an active neighbourhood may provide the answers. After work & careers and family & friends, it is the third key social pillar in ensuring our well-being. Strong, vibrant neighbourhoods have a small-scale and individual impact. They improve our quality of life right where we spend most – and the most valuable – of our time: in our home, our street, our district. Neighbourhoods in which residents know one another are also proven to be safer with lower crime rates than anonymous areas. To date, there has been no comprehensive solution in Germany for networking within neighbourhoods.

Nebenan.de is changing that: Getting to know people, sharing, helping, giving, informing, coming together – the network offers neighbours a way to get in touch and embody the concept of neighbourliness. Any enthusiastic resident can add their neighbourhood to nebenan.de. The platform will remain free for private users. Traditional advertising will be avoided. In the long term, ne-benan.de will allow local businesses within a neighbourhood to participate in the network for a fee. Keeping content relevant to private users will always take top priority.

Founder Christian Vollmann has been focusing on the concept of neighbourliness for two years now. After relocating with his family, he wanted to get to know what was previously an anonymous neighbourhood. He launched an online forum for his street and made contacts that have lasted to this day. He has been gripped by the idea ever since and has formed the perfect team with his co-founders from the for-profit and non-profit worlds: Till Behnke (founder of the donation platform betterplace.org), Matthes Scheinhardt, Ina Brunk, Michael Vollmann and Sven Tantau.

 

About Hubert Burda Media: Hubert Burda Media, headquartered in Munich, is an international tech-nology and media company with over 540 brands and products that are oriented to the needs of consumers. Burda has 175 million users and approximately 60 million paying consumers. Its commercial success is driven by over 10,000 employees around the world: Burda is active in 19 markets, above all in Germany – where it is one of the countries’ largest media groups – in Europe, the United States and Asia. Innovation is the driving force behind the organization, which builds on its original roots and values as a family-owned company.

Burda has been a pioneer in adopting digital technology and is a trusted partner for the long-term success of digital business. Examples include etsy.com (invested since 2006) or Xing (invested since 2009). With DLD (Digital, Life, Design) Hubert Burda Media has established a global network on innovation, digitization, science and culture with conferences around the world. BurdaPrincipal Investments is the company’s unit to provide growth capital to digital ventures in the Unites States, Europe, and Asia.

Contact:

 Ina Brunk

+49 176 3295-4871

ina@nebenan.de

– Burda beteiligt sich an E-Commerce-Plattform Vicampo

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Headline: – Burda beteiligt sich an E-Commerce-Plattform Vicampo

Über die Höhe der Beteiligung haben beide Partner Stillschweigen vereinbart. Die Plattform für Winzer wächst jährlich im dreistelligen Prozentbereich. 

BurdaNews-Geschäftsführer Burkhard Graßmann: „Die Partnerschaft zwischen Burda und Vicampo.de belegt, dass Magazine hochwertige E-Commerce-Angebote durchaus befeuern können. Wir freuen uns, dass wir unsere erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit nun auf Basis einer Beteiligung ausbauen und das weitere Wachstum der Plattform Vicampo.de begleiten können.“

Die Beteiligung ist in der TEC GmbH verortet, der von BurdaNews-Geschäftsführer Burkhard Graßmann aufgebauten Einheit für das strategische Neugeschäft rund um Burdas Printmarken. „The Enabling Company“ (TEC) wird von Hubert Jakob im Range eines Geschäftsführers geführt.

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– Neuer Branchen-Event von BurdaLife & BCN: Erfolgreiche Premiere für das erste „Health Lab by Burda“ – die Veranstaltung zur Zukunft im Gesundheitsmarkt

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Headline: – Neuer Branchen-Event von BurdaLife & BCN: Erfolgreiche Premiere für das erste „Health Lab by Burda“ – die Veranstaltung zur Zukunft im Gesundheitsmarkt

„Für BurdaLife ist dieser sehr gelungene Event-Auftakt ein weiterer wichtiger Baustein unserer großen Health-Offensive, die unseren Anspruch auf eine führende Rolle im Gesundheitsmarkt unterstreicht“, betont BurdaLife-Geschäftsführer Kay Labinsky. „Die Gesundheitsbranche ist einer der Top-Umsatzbringer im Anzeigenmarkt – Tendenz weiter steigend“, so BCN-Geschäftsführer Michael Samak. „Burda bietet mit seinen zahlreichen reichweitenstarken Medien-Marken, umfangreichen Inhalten aus dem Themenfeld Gesundheit und den für die Branche passgenauen Zielgruppen die optimalen Werbe-Plattformen“, so Samak.

Mit einer attraktiven Mischung aus Networking-Event, Fachvorträgen und einer „Private Expo“ von Gründern und Vordenkern gab das „Health Lab by Burda“ seinen Gästen einen interessanten und abwechslungsreichen Einblick in die Zukunft des Healthcare-Markts mit seinen tiefgreifenden Veränderungen, Herausforderungen und großen Chancen durch die digitale Revolution. Dazu hatte das „Health Lab“ Experten wie Dr. med Tobias Gantner,  Healthcare Futurists, Dr. Frank Antwerpes, CEO und Vorstandsvorsitzender der DocCheck AG, oder Matthias Steiner, Olympiasieger im Gewichtheben, auf dem Podium.

“Klasse Vorträge, sehr gute Atmosphäre und eine schöne Gelegenheit zum Netzwerken.”

(Dr. Jürgen Kreimeyer, Geschäftsführer Marketing & Vertrieb MEDICE Arzneimittel Pütter GmbH & Co. KG)

“Inspiration pur! In außergewöhnlichem Rahmen.”

(Florian Schmittgall, Geschäftsführer und Gesellschafter Schmittgall Gruppe)

„So ein Event hat in der Health-Szene tatsächlich noch gefehlt. Es beleuchtet die Branche aus komplett anderen Blickwinkeln als es die anderen Veranstaltungen tun – gerne wieder“.

(Ariane Kaestner, Geschäftsführerin und Inhaberin der Heilerde-Gesellschaft Luvos Just GmbH & Co. KG)

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