We caught up with Filip Bloch, CEO and co-founder of Hotailors to hear how he managed to close a $3.45M round in the middle of a pandemic, how corporate travel will emerge changed post-COVID, and what he plans to do to grow his 50-person team and weather the perfect storm.
SentiOne’s AI-powered, multi-channel customer automation solution is relied on by over 350 brands in more than thirty markets around the globe, including Procter&Gamble, McDonald’s, Nike, Unilever, Beiersdorf, and Tesco, among others. Last year, the company pushed past $2.1M in revenue and is currently on target to hit at least $3.5M, in spite of COVID-19.
Last month, we chatted with Cristobal to get his take on investing in our corner of the world. This week, we return with Part II to discuss how new investors can get their foot in the door, what the “bad apples” look like (and how to deal with them), and European market trends.
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.