We usually don’t write about ongoing crowdfunding campaigns at Netokracija CEE, but we just had to introduce you to Walpie, a very groovy cat that wants to take YOU out for a walk. Wait, what…? Yes, you will ask that question often, throughout the whole article, because this campaign is a bit… Different. Why a cat, not a dog? Why crowdfunding? Who is the mysterious Mr MITS? We have (almost) all the answers!
PR For Startups
Every startup knows what PR is. It’s a swish of the magic wand that’s going to get them all over the news and solve all their problems, right? Wrong, says Colette Ballou of Ballou PR, one of the key speakers on the upcoming How to Web conference in Bucharest.
Gaming PR for Netokracija CEE
Both independent game developers and big gaming studios have one thing in common – they heavily rely on good relations with media when it comes to promoting their latest title. Just how important is PR in the gaming and tech industry, Agnieszka Szóstak from PR Outreach will talk during this year’s How to Web conference which is taking place in Buchurest.
Equity Funding Alternative
This is the second part of my mini series focusing on term sheets. The goal is to cover the convertible loan – in general the less commonly used investment method.
All the talk about investments these days revolves around startups, the investment-hungry companies still struggling to stand on their own two feet. But what if the startups is a spin-off or a part of a profitable agency? Does it pay to invest?
Rockpaperstartups officially opened!
Second edition of RockPaperStartups is finally here! After opening credits from our very own Ivan Brezak Brkan and our dear sponsors, keynote speaker Mario Francesevic from SocialBrando shared a story on how his company got acquired by Socialbakers from Czech.
Krakow, the final frontier
Startups, Want To Tap Into 180,000,000 Userbase? Apply For The hub:raum WARP And Also Get 80,000 Euro Capital!
You’ve probably heard of a ‘little’ company called Deutsche Telekom, the global provider catering for hundreds of thousands of users? If that user base is something you’d like to sink your teeth in, get your reading glasses out and learn what its Poland-based accelerator program offers.
Interview with Julian Oehrlein
We can say that Oradian, this year’s Pioneers Challenge winner, is truly an interesting startup, even though its area of expertise is finance [insert obligatory accountant joke here]. Oradian’s cofounders come from Croatia, Germany, USA and South Africa and they chose to be a part of the Croatian startup scene. Was that a wise decision and what the next step is for Oradian, Julian Oehrlein, one of the cofounders, revealed for Netokracija.
In the past five years, seed-stage investing has experienced a boom. In North America, seed funds now represent 67% of all VC funds, up from 33% in 2008. The CEE region is no different: according to European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, the number of seed deals has increased 19x over the past four years. Even considering the fact that EVCA’s data is not fully comprehensive, since many investments are not announced at all or are not made by EVCA’s members, it still illustrates my point