What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur? Interview with Compedia founder Shai Newman

Shai_Newman-CompediaWe recently had the chance to interview Shai Newman, a successful entrepreneur from Tel Aviv who co-founded Compedia.

Founded in 1988, Compedia is a global leader in the development of interactive educational systems, content and technology. The Israel-based company specialized in creating engagement through gamification, re-inventing the way people interact with educational and professional content. Compedia’s internationally awarded products have already taught millions of people, in 50 countries, speaking 35 languages.

Shai Newman is also on the advisory board of MY-WAY, a project supported by the European Commission helping to improve Continue reading

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5 Czech startups to look out for in 2016

Czech-2016The Czech Republic is known for a solid infrastructure, a highly educated and skilled workforce, and relatively low wage costs. No wonder that many interesting companies were born here – GoodData, AVG, Avast, Apiary to name a few. In the beginning of this year, we took a close look at the Czech startup scene and created a list of five promising Continue reading

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Startup jobs of the week: Fineway, Couchsport and Swishd

Week after week, we’re introducing you to exciting career opportunities in the startup space. This is your chance to become part of the success story of one of Europe’s hottest startups! For a complete overview of the best startup jobs, make sure to check out our job board. And here are the jobs of the week:

Fineway-logoFineway is a premium travel club for bespoke travel experiences. The vision of the Munich-based startup is to innovate premium tourism by creating a truly omni-channel experience. Join a highly experienced team to actively Continue reading

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Social media curation platform Crowdynews secures € 3.7 million to accelerate growth in the UK and US

Crowdynews-logoCrowdynews, a leading social media curation platform based in Groningen (Netherlands), today announced that it has completed an extension to its Series A funding, led by initial Series A investor INKEF Capital. This brings the total Series A funding to €6.2 million. The fresh capital will be applied to the company’s continued global expansion and product development Continue reading

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Karma Ventures announces launch of a €40 Million fund to invest in seed and Series A rounds of European startups

Karma-VC-logoKarma Ventures just announced the first closing and launch of a €40 million, Luxembourg-domiciled fund targeted at early stage investment in the most promising startups in Europe.

The fund will be managed by seasoned investors Margus Uudam, Tommi Uhari and Kristjan Laanemaa. Margus Uudam and Kristjan Laanemaa previously worked together managing Continue reading

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Infogram founder Uldis Leiterts announces new project to make application building available to everyone

Fragment-Uldis-LeitertsUldis Leiterts, the Co-founder of the successful data visualization startup Infogram, has just announced his new project – Fragmentic. Whith his new startup, Uldis plans to revolutionize the SaaS industry in 2016. Although the specific date of the release has not been announced yet.

“Applications all have several characteristics in common – users, statistics, chats, subscription plans (etc.). The new service will offer those modules already made and available to integrate in web applications. So basically it is going to be possible for anybody to create an app,” says Uldis. His new service is going to offer Continue reading

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Winton and L Marks hunt for 10 data-driven startups to join their new accelerator programme (Sponsored)

Winton-Labs-logoWinton, the global investment management business, recently launched its first data focused accelerator programme, Winton Labs, in partnership with the innovation consultant and tech investor L Marks.

The Winton Labs accelerator will select a shortlist of up to 10 startups working in the fields of client relationship management (CRM), data management and visualisation, compliance and governance to take part in a 10 week programme designed to Continue reading

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8 Hungarian startups to look out for in 2016

Hungary-2016Hungary’s startup scene is not yet as mature as the ones of Germany or the UK, but the country’s startup ecosystem is growing at a noticeable rate. Beyond the borders of Europe, Hungarians are known for their technical talent. No surprice, that some of the world’s most exciting tech companies like Prezi or Ustream were co-founded by Hungarians.

In the beginning of this year, we took a close look at the Hungarian startup scene and created a list of 8 promising startups to watch in 2016. All of Continue reading

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Manchester-based FinTech startup Hello Soda expands to Southeast Asia

Hello-Soda-logoThe Manchester-based FinTech startup Hello Soda has just announced the launch of ‘Hello Soda Asia’, its new Southeast Asian venture.

The new FinTech venture will operate out of Bangkok (Thailand) and Singapore, and will specifically target key ASEAN economies, including Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Singapore. In each of these markets, Hello Soda’s technology will provide its insights into Continue reading

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French t-shirt crowdfunding platform Teezily expands to Australia and New Zealand

Teezily-logoTeezily has just announced its expansion in Australia and New Zealand showing growth in the creation of a fully borderless e-commerce platform. Founded in January 2014, the Paris-based startup introduced a new and free way for individuals, groups and charities to raise money by selling personalised clothing.

The Teezily team wants to make the most of the fact that the Asia-Pacific state represents one of the most highly developed e-commerce markets with Continue reading

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