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Is Microsoft reaching for a Berlin startup?

The company 6Wunderkinder is known for its note and reminder app called "Wunderlist". With it, smartphone and tablet users can manage their tasks. According to media reports, this application has met with interest from the US group Microsoft. According to the "Manager Magazin" magazine, there are already "extensive talks" about a sale. A Microsoft spokeswoman did not want to comment on the magazine's report. Last week, the blog "TechCrunch" reported on a possible takeover.

The startup 6Wunderkinder was founded in 2010 and is one of the most successful companies in the start-up scene. According to the "Manager-Magazin", the company's applications now have around 13 million registered users. Most recently, the creators of the "Wunderlist" app presented new interfaces to other software - including Microsoft's OneNote note-taking service.

Big goals

Several investors are involved in 6Wunderkinder. These include the startup financier Earlybird and the Swedish Atomico fund, which is run by the former Skype founders. At the end of 2013, California risk investor Sequoia Capital also invested $ 19 million in the company.

The German Christian Reber is primarily behind the startup. According to "Manager Magazin", Reber had long set the goal of gaining 100 million users worldwide. Microsoft could now help him to achieve this goal faster than expected.

nm / dk (dpa)