21th century bursts with electronic devices offering solutions for our various needs and desires. Therefore it is quite incomprehensible that motorcyclists still have to manually cancel turn signals, resulting in a stronger chance for an accident. The Slovenian start-up ABCS sistem decided to solve this problem.
More and more couples who would like to have children, soon give up after a couple of unsuccessful attempts or resort to unnecessary medical interventions. A solution is being offered by the creators of Baby-Stork App that helps a woman listen to her body and get pregnant in a completely natural way.
On April 3rd and 4th 2015, second DevopsDays conference will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Avishai comes to DevopsDays Ljubljana for the 2nd time to speak; and this time around about what "work" is. We've asked him if he could write a bit about something that he cares about, and from the many topics he could cover, he picked configuration. If you're into systems or app development, you probably know how hard it is to get configuration right. Head on over to read Avishai's write-up on configuration and see what he thinks about how it is and could be done.
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.
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.
StartLabs just announced newest addition to it's portfolio. Slovenian CarLock which specializes in vehicle monitoring, decided to join StartLabs' three month program. Over that time the team will move to Belgrade where they will spend some quality time perfecting their product and business strategy, we were told by StartLabs' founding member and partner, Nebojsa Lazic.
During the last few months, the crowdfunding phenomena became a very hot topic on the sunny side of the Alps. Gathered around Crowdfunding.si initiative, Slovene projects have already raised more than 1 million euros on leading crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. This initiative is working closely with key decision makers to change Slovene legislation in order to help fund projects access their capital easily, without administrative complications and huge taxes. On the top of that, Slovenes already have their own translation of the word crowdfunding that is actually being used – množično financiranje (“mass financing”).
The TechCrunch Balkans Meetup tour is over! The last event was held in Slovenia’s capital city, Ljubljana, which hosted many members of the local startup scene. It was the last chance to pitch to John Biggs, East Coast Editor of TechCrunch, and the jury decided – the best startup, which gets a demo table at TechCrunch Disrtupt in Berlin, was eBeat, while Lumu gets the ticket for the same conference!
Slovene-British startup Flaviar announced today that it raised a seed round of 400k $ from American fund Speedinvest. This one year old company ships monthly tasting packs of 5 sample spirits (whisky, rum, gin, vodka, etc.) to their members, each month with a different theme.
Kolektiva, largest group buying website in Balkans presented their service to the audience at the OMGcommerce which is taking place in Zagreb's Double Tree Hotel. Anil Shrestha, marketing manager from Kolektiva Slovenia, talked about different ways to attract customers and make them loyal.