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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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Fundraising: From The First Meeting With A VC To A Term Sheet

I managed to land a meeting with a VC; what should I expect? What do I have to do to land a term sheet?

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What Is A Convertible Loan And Is It Right For Your Startup?

This is the second part of my mini series focusing on term sheets. The goal is to cover the convertible loan – in general the less commonly used investment method.

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Term Sheet Guide: Know Thy Terms Lest You Should Wreck Your Startup

In the past five years, seed-stage investing has experienced a boom. In North America, seed funds now represent 67% of all VC funds, up from 33% in 2008. The CEE region is no different: according to European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, the number of seed deals has increased 19x over the past four years. Even considering the fact that EVCA’s data is not fully comprehensive, since many investments are not announced at all or are not made by EVCA’s members, it still illustrates my point

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Seedsummit Releases Localized Termsheet for CEE Startups: Croatia First!

Seedcamp has been known for its continued investments in the CEE startups and has decided to focus its efforts on making these investments simpler for themselves and other potential investors in the region. The investor group Websummit just issued the first localized Termsheet for the CEE region, as Seedcamp tells us exclusively, translated in Croatian and adapted to Croatian legislation, to make the investment process easier and more transparent.

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New Forbes Owner Invests €1,000,000 In Croatian Supercar Company Rimac Automobili

Ante Rimac, founder of Rimac Automobili, Croatian electric supercar company secured a million Euro investment from Tak Cheung Yam, the new majority stake holder in Forbes Media LLC. This is the third high-profile investor to put their money behind the Concept One and Rimac himself- the first two being Frank Kanayet Yepes and Sinocop Resources– and the funding round is […]

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How To Fail At Fundraising: Top Ten Mistakes Startups Make

Fundraising isn’t easy, even if done well, its fraught with all sorts of ambiguity and frustrations. To that very point, I recently wrote a blog post about the fundraising mindset in order to help you set a tone on approaching the process. That said, there are things you can do to make it go better than others and things you can do to make it go worse… and in the spirit of the ‘Tonight Show’s’ top ten list, below are my top ten things that will likely cause a fundraising fail situation.

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Slovenian Silicon Gardens Fund Launches – First Of Its Kind In The Region

A group of entrepreneurs and investors gathered around Slovenian Silicon Gardens startup initiative launched Silicon Gardens Fund – a micro fund focused on investing in early stage startups coming from Slovenia and the broader region. The Fund’s main investors are entrepreneurs from the region. Also joining are established U.S. investors who believe in the potential of the region - Fred Wilson, Brad Feld, Jerry Colonna and Paul Vidich.

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How To Build A Financial Forecast That Will Look Attractive To Investors

Why should I build a financial forecast for my fundraising presentation? There is no way I can predict what kind of numbers I can hit in the next four years.

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American-Slovenian Communications Platform Layer Raised $14.5M In Series A Funding

After it secured 1.5 million dollars and another 6 millions in seed investment, American-Slovenian communications platform for apps Layer announced that it raised 14.5 million in Series A funding from Homebrew, AME Cloud Ventures, CrunchFund, Fuel Capital and others.

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Mate Knezović: How I convinced my mother and my clients that agrotech is the future

From a software user, he became an investor, and from an investor – a manager. Today, Mate Knezović is the COO of agricultural production management software AGRIVI. But it’s easy to win over the younger generations with technology, what about the older ones – have circumstances changed in the last couple of years?

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She’s a technical writer at Infobip, and her hobby is learning about emergency medicine

Writing technical documentation, researching medicine, and the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, might not sound... related, but Infobip's Sara Tilly has been combining them successfully for a long time. How does this approach to learning help her in her current job?

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Travel companies need to free up time for customer-centric activities – through digitalization

Are travel companies aware of the need to change and why this time it is imperative, how should they plan their digital transformation and what benefits should they expect from it? We sought answers from Iva Vodopija, Head of Sales Operations at Lemax, a travel Software-as-a-Service company from Croatia.