I love the start-up spirit and how the digital realm offers opportunities to anyone with a great idea regardless of their background and location. Though having had the opportunity to work with a number of start-ups over the years, I can’t help but reflect on the areas I feel most start-ups overlooked, time and again. Don’t get me wrong; some start-ups do get it right from the start, and are the ones that usually succeed, but they are few and far between based on my experiences to date.
Some people say that accepting an investment from an outside investor is like getting married. It is true that you might spend more time with your investor than with your wife. If that is so, signing of a term sheet is like getting engaged. How often do you see couples starting a happy relationship by having a long argument? Just keep that in mind when you will be negotiating the term sheet.
The third edition of the super-charged Warp accelerator program, created by Deutsche Telekom’s hub:raum specifically to help entrepreneurs sharpen their business ideas and to develop a sound business model in a record time, is behind us. It was fast, it was intense and I’m sure that all of the startups will agree that it was very useful.
Seedcamp, the British startup accelerator that has over the last 7 years invested in dozens of Central and Eastern European startups, is opening applications for their crown event, Seedcamp Week London.
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!
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.
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.
Attending Product Management Festival 2017 (PMF 2017) in Zurich, Switzerland, and meeting amazing product professionals inspired me to go deeper into six important areas that are often neglected or entirely overlooked by product leaders.
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.