Croatian comms platform Infobip acquires VoIP provider Peerless Network for $200M
Infobip, a cloud communications startup which – like Twillio – handles things like SMS, email, voice and WhatsApp messenger for customer engagement, has completed its acquisition of VoIP p
Rimac begins production of its $2.5 million Nevera hypercar EV
The $2.5 million Rimac Nevera all-electric hypercar has begun rolling off the assembly line, launching on the world stage as the fastest production car and an emblem of the Croatian EV maker’s advan
What’s the ‘secret sauce’ behind Croatian EV maker Rimac?
Rimac Group made headlines after raising a Series D round that valued the Croatian startup at $2.2 billion, prompting the question: How has it succeeded where so many other EV makers have struggled?
Rimac raises more than $500M from Porsche, Softbank and Goldman Sachs
Rimac Group said Tuesday it has raised 500 million euro ($536 million), funds that will help the Croatian startup expand beyond its electric hypercar roots and grow into a global EV components supplie
Key European tech founders and investors launch OneUkraine charity to assist Ukraine
A host of major European tech founders and investors are today backing the launch of OneUkraine, a new charity providing sustainable humanitarian relief for the Ukrainian people. OneUkraine will be su
Rimac Automobili founder Mate Rimac shares lessons from bootstrapping an EV company
"They didn't want to touch Croatia, like 'Where the hell is that?' It was quite a ride."
Croatia’s Gideon Brothers raises $31M for its 3D vision-enabled autonomous warehouse robots
Proving that Central and Eastern Europe remains a powerhouse of hardware engineering matched with software, Gideon Brothers (GB), a Zagreb, Croatia-based robotics and AI startup, has raised a $31 mill
Glovo splurges $208M on three Delivery Hero brands in the Balkans
The high-stakes game of chess (or, well, consolidation chicken) that is on-demand food delivery rolls on today with a little more territorial swapping in Europe: Barcelona-based Glovo has agreed to bu
9 investors, execs and founders discuss Zagreb’s startup potential
"With the COVID-19 pandemic, it's easier to land remote jobs and stay in Zagreb, which will positively impact the Croatian startup ecosystem."
European tech event mainstays Shift and TOA find new homes, new models, post-COVID
Given the pandemic, huge changes are being wrought in tech events, something which used to be the lifeblood of the industry. Many a startup has pitched to win funding, and many a hackathon has formed
Voter manipulation on social media now a global problem, report finds
New research by the Oxford Internet Institute has found that social media manipulation is getting worse, with rising numbers of governments and political parties making cynical use of social media alg
New $47M fund, Fil Rouge Capital, is ready to boost Croatia’s growing startup scene
Croatia has not exactly been known for a huge startup scene in the past, and probably the most famous tech company out of there in recent years has been Rimac Automobili, the startup out of Zagreb tha
EV startup Rimac scores $90M investment from Hyundai and Kia
Rimac Automobili, the European EV startup that landed an investment from Porsche last year, has again gained the backing of traditional automakers after Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors jointly in
Google has quietly added DuckDuckGo as a search engine option for Chrome users in ~60 markets
In an update to the chromium engine, which underpins Google’s popular Chrome browser, the search giant has quietly updated the lists of default search engines it offers per market — expand
Industrial robots startup Gideon Brothers raises $765K led by TransferWise co-founder
Gideon Brothers, an ambitious startup out of Croatia that is building autonomous robots to put to work in warehouses and other industrial logistics, has quietly raised $765,000 in funding. The round i
The Internet Is Awful
We were on the coast of Croatia when we saw our first nude sunbather. He was an older gentlemen who probably looked good in a suit but now, skin pruned from the water and his body hair plastered to a
Join Us At The TC Pitch-Off In Budapest And Zagreb
Ahoy, Hungary and Croatia, TC is in town and we’d love to see you. As part of Startup AddVenture, we’ll be holding a mini pitch-off in Budapest and Zagreb. We’ve been through this pa
Croatians Love Their Texting!
MMS messages like this one were part of the massive amount of SMS messages that were sent by Croatians to bring in the new year. People from Croatia really helped celebrate 2007 with 32.5 million text