Category Archives: Interviews

UX Design Agency is working on the future of banking – an interview with the CEO Alex Kreger

Earlier this year, it was announced that UX Design Agency, a small startup from Latvia, has been nominated for European’s Best FinTech Award. The Riga-based startup has been operational for four years, but for the last two years has been focused … Continue reading

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Interview with TOA16 pitch competition winner Jakub Konik – the founder of the smart sex toy Lovely

Tech Open Air, the summer interdisciplinary technology festival in Berlin, hosted a hardware startups competition (“Work Hard. Play Hard. Ware Hard”)  this year. I interviewed Jakub Konik from the winning startup team - the Krakow-based Lovely, a toy that helps people have better … Continue reading

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What does your domain name say about you? An interview with Francesco Cetraro, Head of Registry Operations for .CLOUD

Picking the right name for a product or a company is a crucial task that all startups face. A very important part of that process is to find a domain name that will help tell their story and make their … Continue reading

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StartUs: Connecting the European Startup Community

Ever since I met these guys, they have been all around. Using the enthusiasm and confidence of building one of the largest communities for streetview photographers in the world, founded by David Prasser, the main person behind StartUs, they launched back … Continue reading

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Interview with the founders of the business intelligence solution CrunchBoards

CrunchBoards is a platform for small and medium sized enterprises (SME) and its accountants. They no longer have to use excel documents to work out if their business or clients can afford to move to a new office, hire more … Continue reading

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SatoshiPay’s nanopayments aim to solve adblocks problem and save the media industry

The city of Prague, the heart of Europe, recently hosted the Bitcoin Conference, which covered the latest and hottest topics of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. I finally met Meinhard Benn, founder of Berlin and London-based SatoshiPay. Earlier this year, SatoshiPay launched of … Continue reading

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Sibling Startups – The Way Forward?

What does Rocket Internet, Slideshare, DailyDeal and Stripe all have in common? Besides their phenomenal success and collectively securing over millions in funding, each venture was founded by siblings. Are sibling powered startups the way forward? According to Lithuanian startup … Continue reading

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Robot or Human aka the story

I got kind of excited when I was walking for this interview. Almost 4 years have passed by since I entered the door of this building last time, back then it was the office of my former employer, Prezi. Since … Continue reading

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Riga – a great place for startups to start going global! An interview with Latvia’s former Minister of Economics

Latvia recently joined the list of countries where a startup association is going to be responsible for further development of the whole startup ecosystem. The Latvian Startup Association has a special partner who joined the initiative to help it grow. His … Continue reading

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What’s the secret of a successful pitch? Dave Haynes from Seedcamp has some hints for you!

I recently had the chance to talk to Dave Haynes from the London-based pre-seed and seed fund Seedcamp. He was in charge of organizing the Seedcamp pitch competition during Slush 2015, where the Estonian startup Greenhouse CI won. I asked Dave … Continue reading

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