News roundup: Piano Media, Transferwise, Startup Sauna

04.20.2012, News, by .

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The news roundup is a bit short this week due to too much Baltic travel, but it’s delivered to you with love from the Riga airport through painfully slow wifi.

Central and East European startup coverage

Poland News (by Szymon Szymczyk, our Poland contributor)

  • The 2012 Aulery Awards Nominees list has been published. Although the contest is international, most of the finalists are from Poland.
  • UseItBetter got to the final of GiGse Launchpad in San Francisco. They will present two new products: Playful (helps designers and analysts understand players) and Fairplay(„Security cam” for advergames, social games, and online gambling).
  • EduKoala (mobile app to learn vocabulary) got to the final of Startup Sauna in Helsinki.
  • NaviExpert (GPS navigation provider) got to the final of the 2012 Red Herring 100 Europe Award.
  • has officialy launched (unfortunately, videos are in Polish only…).
  • Brand24, a successful startup specializing in social media monitoring, has acquired another investor – business angel Andrzej Zydorowicz took 5% of shares for 200K PLN (48K euro) thus valuing the company at 4 mln PLN (about  1 mln euro). It is worth recalling that in August 2011 (just before the end of the beta phase and market launch) CAM Media SA acquired 30% of Brand24’s shares for the same amount of money. The company is already profitable and plans international expansion.

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One Response to News roundup: Piano Media, Transferwise, Startup Sauna

  1. Pingback: Poland news roundup: Vivid, UseItBetter, AdTaily - Eastist: Startups in Central & Eastern Europe

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