informed, a Berlin, Germany-based provider of a news platform, raised €5M in Seed funding.
The round was led by HV Capital with participation from 468 Capital.
The company intends to use the funds to further develop the product and grow its team.
Led by Benjamin Mateev, Martin Kaelble and Axel Bard Bringéus, informed provides an app (to be launched in 2022) which allows users to access the best global news, curated by an editorial team as well as experts, with a single subscription. The company is collaborating with top industry brands and leading news publishers such as The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Reuters and Foreign Policy. Based on the curation of its own editorial team and the in-app recommendations of online creators and experts, readers can explore different perspectives across the political spectrum.
The company has offices in London and Berlin and a distributed and remote team whose members come from 17 nationalities from five continents.