Over the last few years, the startup ecosystem in Poland saw a lot of progress. In 2015, Warsaw even made it in on our Top 15 list of Europe’s startup hubs.
As in the previous years, we started 2016 with some research and the goal to create a list with some of the most promising startups for every major European country. Below you’ll find 6 Polish startups to look out for in 2016. All of them were founded within the last two years and each one of them has (in our view) a successful year ahead.
1. KoalaMetrics: The Cracow-based startup KoalaMetrics helps Telecoms and mCommerce platforms better understand clients by identifying their psychographic profiles based on their smartphone usage. This helps the clients of KoalaMetrics to customize their offer and improve customer experience. KoalaMetrics was founded in 2014 and secured € 80K in seed funding from hub:raum.
2. CallPage.io: Founded in 2015, CallPage.io created a Callpage widget that, according to the startup, helps you get 75% more calls from visitors of your website. Their widget analyzes user behavior on your website – in real time. When it recognizes an interested visitor, it offers a free call back. The widget the calls the manager’s (mobile) phone and directly connects him/her with the potential client. So far, the Cracow-based startup raised about $ 50K in seed funding.
3. 4screens: A promising Polish startup enabling media, marketing and e-commerce companies to easily develop interactive apps available on multiple screens (second screen, social hub, etc.). 4screens lets you engage your audience and customers with real-time social experiences on basically every screen. The Warsaw-based startup was founded in 2014. 4screens closed a seed round in March of 2015 (undisclosed amount).
4. Deskdoo: The Warsaw-based SaaS startup Deskdoo enables you to create Microsoft Office compatible documents on the fly, create ToDo lists, take notes, and much more. It’s kind of a “Virtual Cloud Desktop” full of business applications. Deskdoo, which was founded in 2015, creates a virtual operating system for users and allows them to work and collaborate in real time on the same workspaces just like on typical desktop operating systems. Deskdoo secured an initial seed investment of about $100K.
5. Tookapic: Founded in 2014, Tookapic is a web application related to the use of photography as a hobby. It enables its users to develop a daily photography habit in a fun and addictive way. Tookapic users can upload pictures in the application and earn rewards, comment on other images, and receive feedback from other users. So fare, the Białystok-based company seems to have raised no venture captial.
6. RiftCat: The Białystok-based startup created a website and desktop application that allows you to quickly find games and applications designed for upcoming virtual reality headsets like Oculus Rift. RiftCat manages all your games in one place, makes your download and installation process as easy as possible and its innovative virtual reality mode allows you to enter the RiftCat platform without taking off your VR headset. Founded in 2015, RiftCat so fare raised a total of about $ 357K.
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