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5 Polish startups to look out for in 2014

Startups are springing up everywhere in Europe at an increasing rate. At the beginning of this year, we took a look at major European countries and tried to come up with a list of 5 startups for each country to look out for in 2014. We started with France, have moved on to Spain, Greece, Italy, the UK, and now it’s time for Poland.

As with all of the lists, it’s been hard to narrow this list down to just five. Despite this, we’ve decided to select five promising Polish startups, each coming from different sectors. All of them entered the market within the last three years and each of the listed startups has something special to add to the web experience in 2014.

estimote-logoEstimote – Founded in 2012 in Krakow, Estimote is building a sensor-based analytics and engagement platform. Their main product is Estimote Beacons. These are small, beautifully designed sensors that could be placed anywhere in the physical world. Once installed, e.g. next to an entry door or on product shelves, they start broadcasting tiny radio signals. These signals can be picked up by consumers’ smartphones, at which point the compatible app triggers different actions, such as welcoming consumers to the store, displaying coupons or helping to navigate the store layout very precisely. Estimote has raised over $3.4 million by well known firms/names like Andreessen Horowith, Yuri Milner, and YCombinator.

Taxi5-logoTAXI5 – This Wroclaw- and Krakow-based startup allows you to order a taxi with basically just one click. Taxi5 is a service that works on iOS and Android platforms. All you need is a mobile phone with GPS, internet connection and the app; you just click the right button within the app and your taxi is on its way to you. TAXI5, which was founded in 2012, cooperates with taxi companies, not directly with taxi drivers. In July of 2012, TAXI5 received €500K in Seed funding from Satus VC.

positionly-logoPositionly – This Warsaw-based startup has created a top-notch analytics platform for SEO. Positionly was founded in 2012 and has been backed financially with $300K from Point Nine Capital and Business Angels. Positionly.com offers an easy-to-use, scalable SEO analytics platform that enables its users to measure SEO performance, even if they know nothing about SEO. Their SaaS-based SEO tools are already available in seven languages.

Betegy-logoBETEGY – Betegy is a Warsaw-based sports data technology startup that provides football predictions and betting tips, powered by a self-learning algorithm based on statistical data. BETEGY, which was founded in 2013, also provides predictions to business clients via API for enriching their digital content and user engagement. The BETEGY team believes that data-driven decisions beat subjective opinions. That is why they invented the algorithm which is powered by all relevant statistical data.

landingi-logoLandingi – Founded at the end of 2011, Landingi is an app that helps you to create successful landing pages for many marketing campaign purposes without needing to be a designer or web developer. Landingi’s platform and tools are available in English, Polish and Portuguese. The promising startup is headquartered in Krakow and received $91K in Seed funding last year.

The above list was prepared with the help of the European Startup Initiative (esi). During their research they spoke to accelerators and startup enthusiasts from all EU member states and asked them which three startups from their home country are most likely to be successful on a global scale. These answers counted towards our calculations, and led us to the above list of 5 French startups to look out for in 2014.

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Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).


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