Category Archives: Hungary-Startups

Hungarian success story: Prezi secures $57 million in a round led by Spectrum Equity

Prezi, the presentation platform that helps people connect more powerfully with their audiences, announced today that it has received a $57 million investment from Spectrum Equity with participation from existing investor Accel Partners. Founded back in 2009 in Budapest, Prezi … Continue reading

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Skyscanner acquires Hungarian mobile developer Distinction

Leading global travel search company Skyscanner is acquiring Distinction – a Budapest-based mobile app development company. The acquisition of the 30-strong team of talented mobile designers and developers sees Skyscanner fast-track the growth of its in-house mobile team. The Distinction … Continue reading

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MESH, the marriage of Huns and Vikings

I met Kriszti when I arrived to Oslo in May 2014 for the Grand Finale of Nordic Startup Awards and visited MESH, where Startup Norway, the local organizers of the event are headquartered. It was a great pleasure to see a Hungarian girl … Continue reading

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TestJockey conquers Israel

TestJockey is a multiplatform mobile application testing solution, launched originally within Virgo in Budapest, and got selected from 23 applicants as the first ever Hungarian winner of the Start Tel Aviv 2014. I had the chance to have a nice discussion with … Continue reading

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Meet the cream of the CEE startup ecosystems at CESAwards

The CEE startup ecosystems will gather at ‘Central European Startup Awards Grand Finale’ in Budapest on 30th May at Google Ground. Central European Startup Awards is non-profit initiative, the “Eurovision Contest of the Startup Ecosystems” in the CEE, has been happening … Continue reading

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Central European Startup Awards – let’s put our region on the map together

Central European Startup Awards is a series of events to recognise and celebrate the startup ecosystems of the region by finding the bests in six categories. Nominations are open until 23rd April 2014. The Startup Awards started as a concept … Continue reading

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MiniBrake – to make cycling safer for kids all over the world

The remote controlled bike brake to protect kids MiniBrake is a remote controlled bike brake system that is designed to protect kids. The device consists of two parts: a remote controller and a small brake attached to the rear end … Continue reading

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Doransky and the SmartMobil

I am personally really much impressed by everything that Mátyás Dobó, aka Doransky the blogger has achieved in the digital / startup scene in Hungary ever since I have been around. Being the Head of Product Development at Magyar Telekom … Continue reading

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AIRTAME, the best startup of CES 2014

AIRTAME, the Copenhagen based startup has just made it in Las Vegas by winning the “Best Startup” category of Engadget, while their (still running) Indiegogo campaign also made them the most successful crowdfunding startup of Denmark. I was having a … Continue reading

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BrickVisual – the visualised architecture

I had the chance to meet the 3 founders of BrickVisual, Attila, András and Josi at their new office, an amazing loft in the Buda side of the capital of Hungary, with a huge piano in the middle of the space. EU-Startups: What’s your … Continue reading

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