If you think it's impossible to run an entire project from scratch and finish it within 24 hours, a handful of enthusiasts from Croatian agency iSTUDIO decided to prove the opposite. Specifically, 40 of them will join forces this Saturday and try to launch a project that aims to revolutionize the search for the perfect job and the perfect employee, as part of the first project initiatives Startup in 24 hours.
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.
Last week was reserved for Ireland – perhaps the biggest European tech and startup conference, Web Summit, was being held in Dublin. It gathered more than 10.000 people – entrepreneurs, programmers, designers, investors and media – with the Netocratic team as a CEE media partner. We covered many topics in Croatian and Slovenian language and here are five lectures I loved the most.
I’m no engineer, but here’s what I do remember from the physics classes that I didn’t manage to skip at school: Current only flows through a closed circuit. In business, always happy to adopt awkward pseudo-scientific analogies, we like to talk about full cycles. Or iterations.
Startups from all over CEE have submitted their applications for this year's Startup Spotlight competition. Out of all those applications, 32 finalists were chosen to pitch at the How To Web conference in Romania. These startups will first undergo a pitch rehearsal on November 11 in front o f the judges, and the best 8 startups from this stage will get to pitch on the How To Web main stage and compete for $20 000 worth of prize money.
Justin Wilcox, entrepreneur and lean startup mentor, will be visiting Croatia, Zagreb, where he will hold two workshops and a hackathon, organized by The Founder Institute. We talked with him more about those events, but also about his success, failures, lean startup principles and customer development, and you can hear all about it in a video interview.
Flaviar, a Slovene-British startup has teamed up with London startup Grub Club to promote their business in quite an inventive offline campaign. The startup duo organized an exclusive underground wine (or whiskey) and dine event to engage London public and introduce them to their services.
Comprimato, the market leader in JPEG2000 GPU-based compression solutions, has raised € 200,000 in a seed round from Prague-based venture capital firm Credo Ventures and Y Soft Venture Capital, a daughter company focused on seed funding established by Y Soft, global provider of scalable print system management solutions. The capital will enable the company to drive international sales expansion and strengthen its product offering.
On November 20 and 21, Startup Spotlight, which is being held within How To Web conference, will focus all the tech lovers’ attention on the most innovative 32 startups in the region. Last year’s competition led to some amazing results for the participating teams, which you can see in the Startup Spotlight Report. The second edition of this intense […]
With brand new iOS application and releases in several European cities, Eventyard, a Bulgarian startup we wrote about a few months ago, gets international presence and opens up a new Seed round for investors.
They could have continued being successful on a smaller scale and be stagnant but they recognized there is a global market opportunity and decided to act. Here is the story of Lemax, a successful Software-as-a-Service company from Croatia.
When entering a new market, regardless of the type of technology, platform or content, software localization is a must. But for digital tools in the agriculture industry it takes on a whole set of new, unexpected dimensions.