2014 has been very good to Croatian startups. Ivo Spigel reports on five of the country’s leaders as Rimac Automobili, Bellabeat, Repsly, Farmeron and Oradian are flush with investment and awards.
Dr Johann Hansmann – “Hansi”, as he is known to everyone – is a central figure in the transformation of the Austrian startup ecosystem. Tech.eu caught up with Hansi at the recent Pioneers Festival.
Bulgaria-based Telerik has 1.4 million developers worldwide using its tools to build great software, but it has larger ambitions of becoming the next Oracle or SAP. Ivo Spigel grilled Telerik’s co-CEOs on that.
The Lisbon Investment Summit was part conference, part grand finale of the Lisbon Challenge acceleration process. Ivo Spigel used the opportunity to take a closer look at what’s cooking in the beautiful city on seven hills. Hint: he didn’t use a bicycle to get around Lisbon.
A combination of strong tech talent and EU funding seems to be working well for Bulgaria. Tech.eu co-founder Ivo Spigel takes a look at the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Bulgaria and the Balkans.
Croatian Farmeron is one of a new breed of startups going after a very traditional industry – agriculture. For CEO Matija Kopic, the key metric he is measuring his business by are “CiCs” – cows in the cloud. Following a recent $2.6M funding round, Ivo Spigel spoke with Kopic and several key investors and customers to find out where these cows are headed.
An electric supercar manufacturer is emerging from an unlikely place – Zagreb, Croatia. Ivo Spigel profiles Rimac Automobili as the automotive startup gears up for an 8 million euro investment.