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Startups disrupting different industries in the CEE region

The Central and Eastern European region has been a case of growth over the last decades, with an increase in market openness, low levels of unemployment, and living standards catching with those of Western Europe. The region recorded an average growth of 114% in GDP per capita between 1996 and 2017 according to Mckinsey, compared […]

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Croatian Photomath raises $23 million, going beyond 220 mil downloads

Photomath, the popular mobile app that helps you solve math equations, has raised a $23 million Series B funding round led by Menlo Ventures. The app is a massive consumer success and one of the most popular apps within its category, and chances are you might already know about it! GSV Ventures, Learn Capital, Cherubic […]

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Kosovo Startup Scene, a new market ahead

The startup scene of Kosovo is a startup scene in development, with its ups and downs, and not a consistent development path. The young country of the Balkans, which is often featured in the media because of political issues, is not often a place to be taken into consideration when you talk about the startup scene of […]

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Meet Most Promising Startups From Central & Eastern Europe

Schrott24, an Austrian startup that uses modern technologies to digitize metal scrap industry, won the fourth edition of CEE Startup Challenge – the biggest online startup competition in the region organized by Vestbee matching platform. CEE Startup Challenge organized by Vestbee, the leading regional platform connecting global investors, accelerators, business angels and corporates with startups […]

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Mentorship Programme for purpose driven digital entrepreneurs

The European Youth Award (EYA) honored Europe’s most promising digital solutions with an impact on society of the year at the EYA Festival in Graz. Ten winning projects from seven countries are connected with experienced business leaders to support their future development as mentors. The 8th EYA Festival (Nov 27-30, 2019) focussed on Europe’s current challenges from political […]

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Kosovo start-up Hello closes its first seed investment round

Hello, the audio social network has closed its first round of seed funding from Ionic Investments. Ionic Investments is a new Kosovo-based investment firm founded by a small group of business angels with a diverse set of skills and backgrounds in entrepreneurship. The round has been closed at a valuation of 1 million €, while […]

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SCV invests In Kosovo Startup Labbox for their unique Ed-tech product for kids.

South Central Ventures is adding an Ed-tech Startup Labbox to its portfolio. The Kosovo based startup closed a seed investment to help the company bring its unique STEM kits to the market. Labbox’ products are fun educational experience, based on proprietary curriculum, allowing children to learn technology through a series of STEM challenges. This is […]

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Croatian AdScanner, is the latest South Central Ventures investment

AdScanner and one of the most popular start-up investors in the region, South Central Ventures (SCV) are joining forces. SCV, with its total fund size of €40m, has recognized the potential of AdScanner’s unique technology and driving force behind it. This will increase AdScanner’s total raised capital from €0,8m to €2,7m by the end of […]

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Croatian Rimac Automobili, an attention grabber at the Geneva Motor Show 2019

With the testing program that started at the beginning of the year, the Rimac team continues with hard work on the development of the C_Two, as they introduce new technologies, and undergo hundreds of tests and procedures, making sure that all initial targets and global homologation requirements are met and exceeded. Launched last year, the […]

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Laika, the Linkedin of the Balkans

The fluctuation of employees in the Tech industry is enormous. Companies are unable to find people for open positions for months, while tech professionals are always looking for a job they really want. They are not impressed not only by money, but challenging projects, the possibility of growth, the good work ethic and the team. […]