Since 2012, when Startup Wise Guys was founded in tech-savvy Estonia, the company has invested in more than 185 early-stage startups (incl. dynamos VitalFields, StepShot & Sorry As A Service) run by over 400 founders originating from more than 40 countries. Cristobal Alonso has been with the private fund and accelerator from the very start.
Having recently raised one million euros of funding, DevSkiller is charging forward with their expansion into the staffing and recruiting market. Since their launch in 2013, they’ve already amassed more than 250 clients, including marquee names like EY, PayPal, Cisco, and Deloitte, and tested over 310,000 applicants.
Prime Bit Games is an indie creator and publisher of mobile, computer & console games based in Rzeszów, Poland. CEO & Founder Michał Reczkowicz has over 30 titles under his belt and a slew of white label projects for major corporate names.
We caught up with Ahmad Piraiee to discuss how startups should think about scaling West, the impact of the Polish Development Fund on the market, and the future of the Polish ecosystem.
“There is no other school like it in Poland — we’ll be teaching university-level programming in high school,” says Mateusz Kozłowski, Founder and CEO of the Niepubliczne Technikum Programistyczne, or just “Techni Schools” for short.
Since pivoting his company in 2016, Łukasz Jeziorski has had a straight-line vision for PlumResearch: to create a platform that can provide the most comprehensive, reliable, and granular data for the biggest players in television and film. And right now, he’s blowing past the goalposts.
Bogdan Księżopolski launched CyberSkiller after years of teaching college students the ins and outs of cybersecurity. The idea was a platform that could remotely and fully train a new wave of cybersecurity specialists via hands-on exercises in a virtual lab.
Querona is a groundbreaking virtualization platform that can integrate data from 128+ types of sources using Big Data analytics. The 50-person team has written over 626,300 lines of code, and the platform now runs 1 million automated tests daily.
Greg Swierad founded SkillMentor roughly three years ago, and since then has been laser-focused on developing the app into what he hopes will be the world’s premiere personal development tool.