In the beginning of this year, we took a look at major European countries and tried to come up with a list of 5 startups (each country) to watch out for in 2015. In the case of Poland, it has been very hard to narrow this list down, but we’ve decided to go with just 5 promising Polish startups out of different sectors. All of them entered the market within the last two years and each of the listed startups has something special to add to the web and app economy in 2015.
1. Elimi: A Sopot-based startup that aims to “put the fun back into dating”. In their mobile app, which launched in 2014, the Elimi team went back to the roots of flirting – girls are tempting guys with fun and interesting tasks, while guys are competing and fighting for the girls by showing off their creativeness. Elimi says “no” to long-winded profiles. No browsing through countless fake photos. No computer “matching algorithms”. Elimi just wants you to play and have fun. So far Elimi raised $135K in seed funding.
2. Kontakt.io: Founded in 2013, Kontakt.io is a solution to help the visually impaired navigate public spaces more easily, and experience cultural wonders with the same depth as anyone else. Today, the Krakow-based startup is already a leading global provider of Beacon hardware, backend, and software development service – including everything you need to create a Beacon-enabled solution. Kontakt.io secured a total of $2.25 million in funding till date – including a $2 million investment by Sunstone Capital in July of 2014.
3. Ifinity: A Warsaw-based startup that specialized in complex implementations based on beacon technology from requirement assessment, through installation and programming of the beacons to development of SDK and dedicated software applications. Ifinity focuses on B2B2C solutions in six main areas of business: cities and public administrations, parking spaces, education, healthcare, galleries and museums together with commercial spaces. Founded in 2013, Ifinity raised $1 million in funding in August of 2014.
4. AudioTrip: An application that changes your smartphone into your own local guide. AudioTrip enables you to discover at your own pace, without being shakled to a tour guide or a group and finally admire everything around you without your eyes being glued to books or gadgets. Founded in 2013, AudioTrip is a provider of the leading market solution for audiotours. The young company is headquartered in Bielsko-biala and operates an office in London. By the end of 2013, Audiotrip received $250K in seed funding.
5. Survicate: An easy to use person-centric analytics and engagement platform with built in surveys, useful reports and integration. Founded in 2013, Survicate lets you track your website visitors and survey them on-site with non-invasive widgets. The Survicate platform also helps you to engage your visitors with precisely targeted calls-to-action and allows you to build detailed profiles of visitors based on their answers, interactions, browsing history, purchases and data from other apps. The Warsaw-based startup is currently in fundraising mode. They’re aiming to raise $150K for a pre-money valuation of $500K. Are you in?
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