Startups

US Outbrain acquires Slovenian Zemanta

At their 10th anniversary, the Slovenian high-tech company Zemanta d.o.o. announced that it was entirely acquired by Outbrain from the US, the world’s largest premium content discovery platform. The sum that Outbrain paid for Zemanta’s technology, products and team remains a business secret, and Zemanta’s co-founders Andraž Tori and Boštjan Špetič will join Outbrain. After becoming part of Outbrain Zemanta’s platform will continue to operate as a standalone product.

Nikola Bozinovic For Netocratic

Frame Raises $16 Million in Series A – Microsoft Ventures Among Investors

Frame, a US-Serbian company, has secured $16 million of funding. Among the investors is also Microsoft Ventures – the investment branch of one of the biggest technology companies nowadays. With its teams in San Francisco, Belgrade and Niš, Frame is going to use the money for employment of software engineers as well as sales and marketing expansion – particularly in Europe and Asia, as revealed for Netokracija exclusively.

Point and click adventure

From Steampunk To Steam: Viktor The Boar, Prospective Monarch Of Austria-Hungary

Steampunk and Austro-Hungarian Empire are a compound you don’t see often, or probably just never. However, this didn’t stop the team of Spektar Studio to combine exactly these two in a point-and-click adventure in which the main character Viktor is trying to seize the throne of the monarchy. The only logical thing was to interview the team behind this game and discover what was going on in their minds when they got this extraordinary idea.

Gideon Brothers replaced Farmeron

Farmeron Closes In Osijek, But Kopić And his Team Are Already Planning New Projects

Farmeron’s new owner, Virtus Nutrition has decided to move its personnel to the United States, country of their primary market, thus closing the Croatian office of one of the first prominent Croatian startups. What will happen to Farmeron’s team, what the founder Matija Kopić intends to do and what all this means for Croatian startup scene, analysis.

Meet Smart Turn System, Slovenian Innovation for Safer Rides

21th century bursts with electronic devices offering solutions for our various needs and desires. Therefore it is quite incomprehensible that motorcyclists still have to manually cancel turn signals, resulting in a stronger chance for an accident. The Slovenian start-up ABCS sistem decided to solve this problem.

PREGNANCY AND TECHNOLOGY

Baby-Stork: Slovenian App that ‘Delivers’ Babies

More and more couples who would like to have children, soon give up after a couple of unsuccessful attempts or resort to unnecessary medical interventions. A solution is being offered by the creators of Baby-Stork App that helps a woman listen to her body and get pregnant in a completely natural way.

Croatian Memoangel in Xiamen

How We ‘Danced’ To The New China’s Beat At Asia Beat 2016

When we were invited last year to Collision conference in Las Vegas with our project MemoAngel, we were at the same time invited to the qualifications for the final event of Echelon Asia in Singapore which gathered various projects with the potential on the Asian market. Even though we couldn’t participate on Echelon, due to other commitments, we stayed in touch with the organizers (company e27 from Singapore) for potential cooperation in the future. Thus, in the end of February, this time we have received an invitation to participate on Asia Beat 2016 held in Xiamen, a town located on the southeast coast of China, across Taiwan.