Startups

Get to know the most exciting startups of the Balkans, from Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria and more.

New HELLO Products coming soon to Kickstarter

Following HELLO’s successful Kickstarter campaign (1339% funded), Solaborate is launching a new campaign on Kickstarter around the new and improved, along with HELLO Touch TV, HELLO Creator Edition and 2 HELLO Gadget Extensions. HELLO 2, like its predecessor, turns any…

Content Insights raised a new 2.1M EUR round lead by South Central Ventures

June 27th, Novi Sad, Serbia Editorial Intelligence Start-up Content Insights raised a pre-scale seed round lead by South Central Ventures and followed by existing investors North Base Media and Neveq. The Company. Content Insights will continue to deliver a unique…

Spoiler Alert, Kosovo’s startup Hello reaches one million downloads

Kosovo’s startup Hello has gone past one million downloads on iOS and Android, connecting users around the world through audio calls, group chats and more. Something that started as a fun side-project in the office of Trigonom by Anton Paçarada,…

How Cryptelo aims to protect your digital privacy

Do you believe that your data is at risk? Do you think that you control the data you share? Cryptelo is a Czech startup that aims to solve a major problem and ensure that data never leaves the hands of…

The Startup Scene of Bosnia Is Reaching Critical Mass

Startups are the “cool” thing to do nowadays! Walk around in a café in San Francisco or any major city around the world and it seems like almost all unemployed youngsters are building their own “tech startup.” Everyone wants to…

Decissio algorithms help SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event

Decissio is a tool currently in alpha testing, that leverages the power of data and artificial intelligence to analyze which startup companies are likely to perform better than others. It brings clear insights into the world of investment decision making…

EIT Digital releases “South East Europe Startup Report”

EIT Digital together with Slovenian-based innovation partner, ABC Accelerator, is publishing the first-ever South-East Europe Startup Report. After scanning hundreds of candidates, the report depicts in detail the most promising Startups and Scaleups of the region and the state of…

TradeCore Raises $3 Million Led by South Central Ventures

TradeCore, a Belgrade-based FinTech company has raised $3 million in funding led by South Central Ventures. TradeCore has broken ground with their platform and unique tools for brokers and financial service providers and will continue to grow their client base…

Investors tend to overlook the enormous potential of gender lens investing

Businesses run by women are still in the minority, making up only around 14% of all businesses in Germany. Studies have shown that limited access to capital is one of the biggest obstacles faced by female entrepreneurs: Greater diversity and…

Do Balkan start-ups, lack the ambition to grow beyond their comfort zone?

Venture Capital funds are somewhat active in the Balkans, with investments news here and there. To shed more light into the scene itself, we talked with Tatjana Zabasu, one of the Pioneers of Venture Capital in the Balkans and who serves…