Lure Deals suggests business strategies based on Pokemon Go quests
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     In less than one month Pokemon Go has become a real breakthrough in lives of global gamers and even those who have never downloaded any games on their smartphones before. A true nostalgic phenomenon, this app has made millions of people stop watching series at home or wake up from office routine and dive into the real world – get together in public places and explore the cities in pursuit of pokemons. For some reason, not many are actually aware of what a huge influence Pokemon Go has on crowds and how this “mania” can be applied in…

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Book today: medical services now online
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     No wonder everything goes online in the 21st century, the world becomes smaller and smaller. Medical tourism is what comes into focus nowadays, empowered by startup enthusiasts. Ukrainian project Bookimed has recently been called Booking.com for patients. Developed by Ukrainian entrepreneurs and headquartered in Kiev, this truly international service allows users make appointments in world clinics according to the diagnosis, available budget and preferred location.      Bookimed founders Eugeny Kozlov and Eugeny Khotyanov came up with the idea for pretty obvious reasons: a wide range of medical tourists’ health problems, a major difference in the medical services’…

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GitHub: from startup to a $2 billion business
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     GitHub. Amazing platform for source code management, daily visited by millions of programmers, designers and software project managers. Also known as Facebook for nerds and Twitter for the code. 9 million registered users and 20 million unregistered visitors every month. Why people were not happy enough with Git and how a startup managed to offer a product that stole the show – all this is a part of GitHub success story.      When Linus Benedict Torvalds developed Linux language that eventually became the core of numerous tech products, he quickly realized the need for real-time cooperation with…

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IIDV Startup Pitching Competition Winner NeoSound about the project and plans for the future
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    Belarusian startup NeoSound recently became the first winner of International Investor Day Startup Pitching Competition that took place on 19th of March in Vilnius. NeoSound team impressed everyone with the voice recognition technology implemented in their application and worthily took the first prize of €2000 in cash. VCEE Startups had an exciting interview with NeoSound and learned more about the bright Belarusian startup. How many people do stand behind NeoSound? Please, tell more about the team and the initial idea of creating the app.      Our core team consists of 5 people and hopefully we will continue…

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Startup guide: how to become a corporate partner
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     More and more startups are born every month, which creates incredible competition among young entrepreneurs in terms of brand exposure, investor support and customer grip. In this case, it is often a good option for a startup to partner with a large well-known company that would provide certain support and stability during the growth period. Recently, Aaron Michel, a co-founder and CEO of PathSource edtech startup, shared his company’s experience of cooperation with the GED Testing Service, which turned out to be a beneficial partnership for both sides. In his article for The Next Web, Aaron suggests considering…

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Startup Gjirafa shakes Albanian startup ecosystem with a $2 million deal
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     The first thing that must come to your mind as soon as you hear the word “search” is Google. This brand became a widely-used term associated with information search a long time ago. However, it turns out that Google is unable to make everyone happy with the results, and some regions need their local search machines. In Albania and Albanian-speaking countries, this is the case.      Recently, Albanian search startup Gjirafa disclosed a big sum of investment attracted for further advancement of their search engine. Gjirafa company’s CEO and co-founder Mergim Cahani presented a search engine that…

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KNOQ: a forefront innovator in digital content delivery
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      Beacon technologies were on the peak of popularity last year and found a great variety of application uses, all based on location identification. Content delivery is one of the top business applications, associated with beacon technology. In 2014, a Latvian company launched a free smartphone application known as KNOQ, which by now has become famous for its innovative approach in targeted content delivery. The company founder and CEO, Denis Nasarov, is proud to admit that KNOQ team is working hard on changing our perception of reality through creating a certain interactive space around objects, which is supposed…

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Ukrainian Leantegra has raised $1 mln of investments
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      The year has just started and we already find out about new successful deals made with startuppers from Ukraine. Recently, the startup team Leantegra has disclosed another round of seed investment equal to $132 000. In total, the year of Leantegra existence has resulted in $1 mln of seed funding, which came from American investor Antonio Gines and one Ukrainian capitalist, whose name is currently concealed. Antonio Gines is an entrepreneur and investor in IT and medical projects. Now he is also a co-founder of Leantegra, since he provided the investments in return for the company share,…

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Decode your DNA with Dot One
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        Dot One is a London-based startup company, founded by designer Ina Iglsbi, who came up with an original idea to process the unique part of human DNA (which is only 0.1%) and print it out in a great variety of visual forms: posters, scarves, family trees and anything else that may come to your mind. DotOne has created an algorithm, which converts your genetic data into a color, generating a print, personalized to your DNA. Your DNA design is 100% unique to you. It also shows your relationships to others.       It’s a proved…

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Another fintech startup TransferGo secures $2.5 million investment
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      TransferGo was founded in 2013 as a digital remittance service, which guarantees transparent fees, safe destination amounts and extremely fast delivery. The startup founders Justinas Lasevičius, Daumantas Dvilinskas, Arnas Lukoševičius and Edvinas Šeršniovas all come from Lithuania, but the company is headquartered in the UK and belongs to the largest tech accelerator for fintech projects in Europe, known as Level39. Currently, TransferGo serves more than 100 000 customers from more than 40 countries, including such transfer destinations as Australia, Canada, South Africa, the US and a number of European countries. Every month the client base is growing…

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