Category Archives: Hungary-Startups

8 Hungarian startups to look out for in 2016

Hungary’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, … Continue reading

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Ustream acquired by IBM for $130 million in cash

Ustream, founded in 2007 by John Ham (US), Brad Hunstable (US), and Gyula Feher (HU), provides video streaming services to more than 80 million viewers / broadcasters and has just got acquired by IBM as it was now officially announced by IBM after a non-official article a … Continue reading

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Buffered.com: unrestricted and safe internet everywhere

Christmas holidays was just around the corner and I was really looking forward having some time off with my family, and certainly watching some nice movies in the evenings with my wife. Oh, I wished so much we had Netflix … Continue reading

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Something is accelerating in Budapest

While I believe in a less government-driven economy, it’s good to see smart initiatives coming from this world also in Budapest, that truly supports the local ecosystem. I had a good chat with Csongor Biás, Head of Tech Incubation at … Continue reading

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CESA Grand Finale: Come to meet the CEE startup ecosystem in Vienna

The Central European Startup Awards aka CESA will have its Grand Finale on the 8th of October in Vienna, at the amazing venue of Hotel Schani - the very first hotel for the geek generation in the region. Backed by prestigious sponsors, the mission … Continue reading

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Sightseeing reengineered: budapestflow.com

I met Attila at a café in downtown Budapest to learn about his new project: budapestflow.com. In a few minutes I asked if I could take some notes, as I felt I really wanted to share it with you. What … Continue reading

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Meet Éva Réz, a Hungarian VC finding and supporting the next unicorns in CEE

Day One Capital is one of the leading Hungarian VCs which aims to invest in the most exciting Central Eastern European startup teams. Éva Réz, an Investment Director at Day One Capital, recently asked in an article whether VCs can be replaced … Continue reading

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Central European Startup Awards – nomination & application process ends soon!

Nominations for the Central European Startup Awards end soon! If you want to apply or recommend someone for the biggest no-pitch, no-conference startup festival in the Central-Eastern European region, then the time to do it is now! The Central European … Continue reading

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Top deals seen in Central and Eastern Europe in June

Here is my list of some interesting deals from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), seen in June. Often overlooked by big US and Western European investors, the region offers many good deals, at much cheaper valuations compared to the US … Continue reading

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A-Maze, the escape game

A true story about A-Maze, the Hague based escape game startup which has managed to gain advantage on a niche market. An interview by my colleague, Gábor Schneider. Escape games or escape rooms might be familiar to almost everyone nowadays. This … Continue reading

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