Second edition of RockPaperStartups is finally here! After opening credits from our very own Ivan Brezak Brkan and our dear sponsors, keynote speaker Mario Francesevic from SocialBrando shared a story on how his company got acquired by Socialbakers from Czech.
The latest news, announced yesterday during Babel Talk, the social media gatherings in Prague, informed that Socialbakers, the Czech analytics, statistic and metrics company, just bought Social Insider for the dizzying sum of around 1M dollars.
The global startup scene is at its peak, lively and bustling with different ideas and companies pursuing different niches, trying on different monetization plans for size, seeking commercial success. Prague-based Remote Assistant is no different - it is a startup looking to make it big, but its niche is helping others - the blind and visually impaired, to be precise. We talked to Tomas Stanik, the founder and CEO of Remote Assistant, to see what it's like to be a socially engaged startup and how to make it in the competitive startup market if you are one.
A few weeks ago, when we visited Wayra’s Demo Day in Prague, one of the startups really caught our eye – BIG Launcher. I know what you’re thinking – what kind of interface is that? Well, it’s a launcher for Android, intended for seniors or visually impaired persons, that don’t have to use feature phones or senior phones anymore. Today it has more than 350.000 downloads of the free version and around 30.000 of the paid version. And the whole story started when one of the cofounders’ mom broke her phone.
Socialbakers just announced that it secured $26 million in incremental funding in order to expand the business even further. This company had a significant growth in clients and employees during the last year, so it will be pretty interesting to see what this investment brings.
Engage NYC 2013, an event organized by SocialBakers, starts today! It’s an event where you can learn how to change your social marketing forever - hear the innovators, discover the trends, and learn the tools that will really drive your social marketing. On this occasion we talked with Jan Rezab, SocialBakers CEO, about the conference, the new products that SocialBakers will present at this event and the current social media trends.
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.
The Czech social media analytics giant Socialbakers has managed to implement information on local Facebook fans in just 9 days since Facebook released the information on December 21st. Socialbakers' new Distribution of Fans let you see fans by country for both global and regional brands.
Czech social media powerhouse Socialbakers and Croatian ad startup Socialbrando have confirmed to Netocratic an acquisition in which the Prague-based social media analytics company is buying the Split-based ad platform startup Socialbrando to add its offering to its suite of social media tools, include a professional analytics package and "builder" app.
Socailbakers' Engagement Builder, formerly known as Social CMS now allows you to manage not only your Facebook pages, but tabs within them as well.
Using Engagement Builder, as explained on their blog, you can set your home tab, change the order of the tabs or rename them. You can also install landing tabs, different kinds of competitions and much more that will make your Facebook page more attractive to your fanbase.
Shift in Croatia attracted thousands of developers and thus made its way to the very top of developer conferences in Europe. Now they are ready to cross the borders of Croatia and come to the USA. Applications for Shift Miami are starting soon!