Ivan Brezak Brkan, Author at Netokracija CEE

Ivan Brezak Brkan

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SofaScore’s CTO: From student to expert who scaled a solution for 20 million users

You will not learn how to handle 20 million users at any college and few developers have the opportunity to do so. For SofaScore's CTO Josip Stuhli, who does just that every day, the first and biggest challenge was optimizing their own "machinery" to work better than Amazon's cloud.

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Ivan Klaric’s Sportening raises €3.9 million to create the future of sports media

Sportening is an advanced messaging app with AI-driven content for sports fans, currently in its testing phase focused on the fans of a dozen popular football clubs in Europe.

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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.

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Pavel Curda Decides To “Fight Sexism” in CEE Is Better Than Sexting

Pavel Curda, the Czech investor/mentor that was the middle of a scandal involving him pestering female entrepreneurs, has seemingly decided to help fight sexism in the Central and Eastern European startup space in a blog post on Medium. While this might sound like an article fitting for Valleywag, lets continue...

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Bogdan Iordache Joins Leading CEE Investment Fund 3TS Capital in Romania

Bogdan Iordache, co-founder and initiator of the How to Web startup and technology conference as well as TechHub Bucharest, confirmed today exclusively for Netocratic that he will join 3TS Capital Partners in Bucharest as an investment manager. 3TS is focused on Central and Eastern Europe with their 4th fund exceeding 300 million Euros, with offices also in Budapest, Vienna, Warsaw, Prague and Istanbul.

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WhoHasAccess Will Shock You: Who Has Access to Your Google Drive Files?

I couldn’t believe that over 190 people could access my Google Drive documents, especially since I didn’t want a lot of them to be able to access them - obviously! Do you know who can open your private or company Google Drive docs, images, spreadsheets...? No? Well, WhoHasAccess is a new web application made by a German startup team that can give you all these answers - for free!

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Seedcamp (2.0) Launches $30,000.000 Fund for (Eastern) European Startups

Seedcamp, the british startup accelerator that has over the last 7 years invested in dozens of Central and Eastern European startups, like Croatian Farmeron or Serbian TruckTrack, is launching a new 30 million fund for the next generation of founders that want to scale up their startups to billion dollar businesses! As part of strengthening its presence in the US, Seedcamp will also be opening a presence in Sillicon Valley, specifically San Francisco.

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Forget about the lines: Erste Redomat app does all the queuing for you

Erste banka has officially unveiled a handy new, easy to use iPhone and Android app that does the queuing for you if you're headed for one of the Erste bank offices. The app was developed by the Croatian company Infinum, already renowned for their work on a number of banking apps, including Erste mBanking. The project is a result of cooperation with BeeOne, an innovation department from Erste Group, which brought you the last year's Finnovation hackathon in collaboration with Netokracija and ZIP.

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Zemanta Raises Additional $2 Million as It Pivots Toward Content Marketing

What started as a blogging tool and one of Southeastern Europe's earliest tech startups, Zemanta, is pivoting toward content marketing with a new round of funding from Fred Wilson's Union Square Ventures and Social Starts: $2 million to be exact. As Zemanta's new CEO Todd Sawicki points out, the new capital will help Zemanta invest in native ad and content-based technologies.

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Hub:raum Krakow WARP Is a 8-Day ‘Turbo’ Startup Accelerator With ‘No Strings Attached’

Netocratic’s friends over at Deutsche Telekom Krakow-based startup accelerator Hub:raum today launch a new programme: Hub:raum Krakow WARP - an intensive, “turbo” 8-day accelerator program for startups from across Europe with all the expenses of travel and accommodations covered!

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The Football Company launches NFT jersey of Croatian national football team for metaverse fantasy football

Virtual sports merchandise might become a multibillion-dollar industry thanks to the metaverse. Two Croatian founders in Germany have taken the lead to give Vatreni a head start.

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From intern at Infobip to Engineering Department Director of Croatia’s first unicorn

Anja Hula begun her career at Infobip as an intern. Year over year she showed great progress as an engineer and a leader. Today she is responsible for the collegues and products of whole Data Department. We believe that Anja's story will inspire all who are already building a career in IT or just starting out...

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Croatian startups finally got their association – CRO STARTUP

Hajdi Ćenan, member of the executive board and the president of the newly founded CRO STARTUP association, talks about how they will help startups to start, develop, fundraise, get first customers, educate themselves, and network.