It had to come to the victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential elections to cause an uproar due to a flood of fake news on this social network and for Mark Zuckerberg to realize the seriousness of the problem, giving him a chance to announce a fierce fight against doubtful content. But the fight, at least in this form, is lost in advance, I’m sure. That is why I wrote a long text to convince you as well.
Agile Adria, the biggest agile/lean conference in southeastern Europe, will take place next week in Croatia. The event wants to gather agilests from Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the keynote speakers is Ángel Medinilla. Ángel has more than 17 years of working experience in the ICT market and he started his own agile consulting firm in 2007. Eight years later he will talk about the new age of Agile and the influence of Lean Startups. Can well established companies be agile like startups?
It seems like Hungarian AutoHop has just entered Romanian, Croatian and Serbian market and it already changed its name – the ridesharing service has been acquired by BlaBlaCar, a well known platform from France, for an undisclosed amount.
It’s only the beginning of 2015 but Bulgarian Eleven Accelerator Venture Fund is taking applications for its last batch of the year. After that, Eleven will also hit the fundraising trail in the second part of 2015, looking to grow stronger and better with its next 11.2 fund.
It is hard to find an exact number of abandoned digital profiles, but we can surely talk about tens of millions, if not more. If you take that into consideration, you will not be surprised that MemoAngel is not a first digital afterlife service, because this topic is quite intriguing and natural. But this Croatian project might had found a niche that has plenty of space for further business development — and as the time goes by, that space will be, unfortunately, bigger and bigger.
Go, Teddy, go!
Croatian Teddy the Guardian has just came back from the Consumer Electronics Show and it already brought some good news – the startup raised a seed round of $400.000 and generated $716.000 in preorders. If you wondered when it will be available for sale – don’t worry, your new smart and fuzzy friend could be in your home this spring.
The winner: DeviceHub
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!
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.