GoodHabitz seeks growth outside Europe

Online coach GoodHabitz seeks growth outside of Europe

One year after Prosus deposited 212 million euros for a majority stake in GoodHabitz, the Eindhoven company opens new offices outside Europe. An office in the Brazilian city of São Paolo was opened this week, Het Financieele Dagblad reports. The coming months should follow places in Mexico, Australia and Turkey. Next year, the former Sprout Challenger will travel to Indonesia, India and China. The company, founded in 2011 by Maarten Franken and Patrick Stijfs, now has 350 employees and is already active in thirteen European countries. ‘Now we’re looking at big economies outside of Europe,’ says Commercial Director Erik Crezee.

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2. Karma Kebab opens business in Utrecht

After selling vegetable kebabs at festivals, in supermarkets and through delivery services, the gentlemen from Karma Kebab embark on a new adventure. The company Pascal Labrie, Marcel van der Heijden, Hidde Stolwijk and Ivo van der Pauw open a catering place. A former bicycle depot in Utrecht is to be converted into an event venue. On site there is of course space for food and drink, but also for concerts and (bar) games. Ten branches are to be opened over the next two years.

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3. The government relaxes the rules for entrepreneurs with tax debt

Entrepreneurs who have built up a significant tax debt during the corona pandemic will have a more flexible repayment scheme. Entrepreneurs can pay the monthly amounts per. quarter, and it is possible to insert a payment break. There is no further postponement of the repayment, the national government states. Currently, 279,000 entrepreneurs have a total of 21 billion euros in outstanding debt. Initially, € 47 billion was outstanding among 400,000 entrepreneurs. Taxpayers must pay their debts in five years from October 2022.

4. Downround Klarna even stronger than expected

A year ago, Swedish buy now pay later farmer Klarna was valued at $ 46 billion during an investment round. The company is currently trying to raise money again, but the valuation is falling sharply. On May 24, it was valued at $ 30 billion, two weeks ago at $ 15 billion and now the company would not exceed $ 6 billion, Bloomberg reports. Insiders report that the valuation can still be drawn against 10 billion. The Wall Street Journal previously reported that Sequioa Capital could lead a $ 650 million investment round to a $ 6.5 billion valuation.

5. Tesla supplies fewer cars

For the first time in two years, Tesla has seen the number of cars delivered fall – on a quarterly basis. In the second quarter, 254,695 cars were delivered, 18 percent fewer than in the first quarter. The company attributes the decline to supply chain problems, strict corona measures in China and struggles over the opening of factories in Berlin and Austin. Compared to the second quarter last year, this is a growth of 26.5 percent.

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6. And then this: ‘Instabox paid almost 25 million for Red je Pakketje’

When Sam Rohn sold his Red je Pakketje to Swedish Instabox last year, he kept his mouth shut about the purchase price. The business magazine Quote dived into the annual report and argued that a little less than 25 million euros should have been paid for the company. On one side of the balance sheet, there are almost DKK 18 million. EUR in goodwill plus 6 mio. EUR in property, plant and equipment. ‘In addition, 15 million euros were paid in premiums on the other side of the balance sheet plus a loan of more than 10 million euros.’ In 2021, the Dutch company suffered a loss of 11 million euros on an unknown turnover.

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What we also read:

  • Anders Invest invests in the kitchen top manufacturer Arte and Horizon Natuurvoeding. (The Financial Times)
  • Customers of the corrupted crypto platform Celsius would still have little confidence in receiving their funds. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Nothing grows, investors will increasingly advise startups to put the company up for sale due to the changing climate. (Pitch book)
  • That is good advice, but the merger and acquisition market is currently very quiet. (The Financial Times)
  • Religion and AI do not seem to have anything to do with each other, but some still manage to connect them. Does AI have a soul? (Vox.com)

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