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  • Forestay joins existing investors Acton, AXA & Atlantic to support expansion throughout Germany and international roll-out
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  • Focus on the human factor: SoSafe expects corporate customers with over 350,000 end users and quadrupling of sales
  • Accelerating growth: fresh capital for internationalization and product expansion from Munich


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