• Socialbakers Acquired Czech Startup Social Insider for 1M$

      Socialbakers Acquired Czech Startup Social Insider for 1M$

      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.

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      18. April 2014.
      Written by Martina Vuksan Comment
    • Two Reasons Why Your Profitable Startup Could Use an Investment

      Two Reasons Why Your Profitable Startup Could Use an Investment

      I have a lot of respect for all the founders who are well aware of the pros and cons of taking an outside investment, and choose to bootstrap. It is a lifestyle decision. But the majority of founders I talk to who are against taking an investment are simply misinformed. They might base their decision on misguided notions of what it means to take a venture capital investment (the investors will take control over my firm!) or they underestimate how vital growth is to the survival of their business.

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      14. April 2014.
      Written by Andrej Kiska Comment
    • Get Ready for Another Marketing Festival in Brno This Autumn!

      Get Ready for Another Marketing Festival in Brno This Autumn!

      Oct 31st – Nov 2nd is the weekend when the 2nd Marketing Festival is going to pump up Europe’s heart (Brno) and make the blood runs faster in veins of expected 1100 visitors. Highly respectable lecturers (PPC professionals, world class marketers and analysts) will gather at Janaček theatre, bring you fresh and updated trends, share their knowledge and make sure you enjoy the best of them. There are 8 announced speakers at the moment, but there will be 18 more soon. Among the announced names, we should definitely mention: Dr. Peter Meyers from Moz, Avinash Kaushik, a famous digital marketing Evangelist for Google and a co-founder of Market Motive. Also, Martin Roettgerding from Bloofusion, Russell Savage from Box, Simo Ahava from Netbooster, and many more.

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      10. April 2014.
      Written by Martina Vuksan Comment
    • Applications For Mini Seedcamp Belgrade Are Now Open

      Applications For Mini Seedcamp Belgrade Are Now Open

      After the last year’s successful visit, Europe’s foremost startup accelerator Seedcamp is coming to Belgrade for the second time. Serbian capitol will host Mini Seedcamp on May the 18th as a part of upcoming Startit Fest – a five day festival organized by SEE ICT which aims to bring together the region’s startup scene and investors from all around.

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      10. April 2014.
    • Mars vs Venus in Social Media and Mobile Technology

      Mars vs Venus in Social Media and Mobile Technology

      Recently, we’ve shown you the infographic which proved women rule social media. Today, we show you an interesting difference between men and women when it comes to using social media and mobile technology. Are men from (social) Mars, and women from (social) Venus? Find out in this infographic.

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      9. April 2014.
      Written by Martina Vuksan Comment
    • The Fundraising Mindset

      The Fundraising Mindset

      Fundraising is not easy. It is one of the most frustrating and time draining activities you as a founder will have to do as part of your company’s growth strategy. Unless you are really lucky and investors come to you, it will likely involve taking many meetings with investors of all kinds, both good and bad before you ultimately succeed in finding someone who believes in you.

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      2. April 2014.
    • European Startups: Why not to Fundraise in the United States

      European Startups: Why not to Fundraise in the United States

      Looking at the numbers, the decision to fundraise in Silicon Valley for European startups seems pretty logical- at first glance. But I am going to argue the opposite: for most European startups at seed and Series A stage, fundraising in the U.S. doesn’t make sense. Or worse, it can even kill the startup.

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      31. March 2014.
      Written by Andrej Kiska Comment
    • Remote Assistant: A Startup Helping the Blind ‘See’ Through the Eyes of Their Friends

      Remote Assistant: A Startup Helping the Blind ‘See’ Through the Eyes of Their Friends

      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.

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      27. March 2014.
      Written by Tena Šojer Comment
    • BIG Launcher Is Going Big With Its Android Launcher for Seniors and Visually Impaired Persons

      BIG Launcher Is Going Big With Its Android Launcher for Seniors and Visually Impaired Persons

      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.

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      26. March 2014.
      Written by Mia Biberović Comment