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.
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