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.
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...
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Layer, the slovenian-american startup that we’ve already written about, has won Techcrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield in San Francisco, at the same time confirming a seed investment of 1.5 million dollars from a number of funds, including Michael Arrington’s CrunchFund and Bloomberg Beta.
Layer is a new tech startup with roots in Southeastern Europe co-founded by ex-Vox.io CEO Tomaž Štolfa and Grand Central CTO Ron Palmeri. Ambitious would be an understatement, with Layer on a mission to become the voice, messaging and video “layer” (no pun intended) of Internet communications - currently available for iOS and Android products. Exclusively for Netocratic, Tomaž shares the startup’s whole story and vision.
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.