October 14, 2019

Microsoft Development Center Serbia – Behind the Scenes Of a High-Tech Development Center

In 2004, Bodin Drešević had already been working for Microsoft in Redmond for 15 years. He was ready for a major change in his life: he wanted to move back to Serbia and start his own construction company. But his boss at the time was determined to keep him a part of Microsoft. Bodin didn’t […]

Kagi.ai Is a New Startup That Wants To Completely Reverse the Way We Search

Unlike the traditional way of online searching, Kagi.ai is designed so that when a user types a question, they get the answer immediately. When the user receives a response, the application provides an opportunity to rate the answer and read more about it. The idea for this startup was inspired by the reasoning that for […]

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Elementary School Students In Serbia To Start Learning Basics of Data Science and Graphics In Addition To Textual Programming

Since 2017, the subject Informatics and Computer Science has been successively introduced as a compulsory subject in upper elementary school grades. Through the use of Scratch and later Python and Jupyter, our students are introduced to the basics of programming for the third year in a row. The elementary and grammar school manuals in the […]

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Nordeus Opens a New Hub and Runs Support Programmes For Game Developers

According to Nordeus, the new hub is aimed at developing indie game teams, startups and boosting talent to advance the promising gaming ecosystem in Serbia. Offering educational programmes, meetups, presentations, and community events, the Hub will be a center where people can learn and develop their skills, collaborate, find associates, and receive help and support […]

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Master 4.0—New Study Programmes Merge Computer Science and Business Knowledge

Supported jointly by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development and Digital Serbia Initiative, 13 state colleges and universities from Belgrade, Kragujevac and Niš have started the process to gain accreditation for these programmes, after which the enrollment of 140 students is planned. According to the terms of the open call, all higher education […]

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Videobolt, a Local Video Content Creation Platform, Raises € 500,000

Videobolt was founded in 2016 and has since gathered around 200,000 registered users, while their software solution was used to create almost 300,000 videos. The platform itself is primarily aimed at marketers, but according to CEO Momčilo Stojković, the plan is to make it available to a wider audience. In particular, the investment is aimed […]

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Easy Aerial Is a Startup That Builds a Surveillance Drone System and Collaborates With the US Military

The main product of this startup is a drone system that allows viewing and protecting a certain space (perimeter) to save the time that people currently spend on surveillance and security. Simply put, Easy Aerial trains drones to recognize if someone or something is moving around the space and, if so, alarm who they need. […]

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Entelo Acquires ConveyIQ, a US Startup With a Development Team In Belgrade

Entelo is a company that applies predictive analytics and AI to help companies find and hire the most talented people for a particular position. Their main product is a SaaS-based platform for recruiters and HR managers. Entelo has announced the acquisition of US-based ConveyIQ, which has offices in Belgrade and New York. With this acquisition, according […]

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Serbia Tops Increase of Foreign Direct Investments

Serbia achieved the top spot at the Greenfield FDI Performance Index for 2019 – fDi Intelligence, a Financial Times data division, placed Serbia as a number one in its annual Greenfield FDI Performance Index study. The Study, which looks at inbound greenfield investment in 2018 relative to the size of each country’s economy, assigned a score of […]

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Serbia Among 50 Countries In The World To Sign the Singapore Convention

On 7 August 2019, Serbia became one of the first 50 countries in the world to sign the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation – dubbed the Singapore convention. Much like the New York Convention on Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, the Singapore Convention aims to ensure […]

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Why Super, a Fast-Growing California Startup, Chose to Base Their Tech and Product Team in Serbia

Super, a San Francisco technology company with a fast-growing office in Belgrade, raised $20 million Series B investment. The company’s main product is a modern alternative to the traditional home warranty insurance which protects the insured from home appliances and system breakdowns. The funds will be invested in product development and expanding into new markets […]

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IT Departments Popularity Continues to Grow in Serbian High Schools – Two Students Vying for One Seat

This year, 2,376 graduates passed admission tests, which is twice as many students as planned—1,160 students in 52 high schools in Serbia. These results confirm the big popularity of IT departments and continue the trend from last year when five times more students passed the admissions than in the previous ones, and 801 enrolled in […]

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Serbian Publitio, an Image and Video API Solution, Raises a $320,000 From Local Investors

Publitio is a Serbian startup, founded in 2017 with a purpose to enable web and mobile app development companies to store and manipulate photos and video files in an easy way without any programming needed. The startup helps companies save development time, reduce costs and make life of developers easier. Publitio accomplishes this by simplifying […]

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7th Startup Academy Generation Demo Day Highlights — €20,000 grant Shared Between Shtreber and Tenderly

The 7th generation of Belgrade-based Startit’s acceleration programme Startup Academy was held last week. This was the first generation in the programme since it became a part of Google Launchpad’s global acceleration partnership, and the third year that Telekom Srbija is supporting local startups through an equity-free grant fund of €20,000 (around $23,300). The teams which […]

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Nina Makes a Cradle Which Saves the Lives of Babies and Its Investors are Leonardo DiCaprio and Scarlett Johanson

Nina Montée Karp is a technology entrepreneur and co-founder of a startup that develops the first smart cradle, SNOO, designed to swing and calm babies from crying and allow babies to sleep safely on its back.  That it is an exceptional product speaks for itself a fact that investors are some of the leading Hollywood […]

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Serbian Engineering Talent Ranks Among the Top 5 in the World According to the Global Startup Ecosystem report

Startup Genome is a California based NGO which is the global standard for assessing startup ecosystems. They have over a decade of independent research with data on over a million companies across 150 cities working side-by-side with more than 300 partner organizations. Together with The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) that operates in 170 countries, each […]

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A Serbian Scientist is the First Woman to Head the Prestigious Tandon Technical College in New York

NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering is the second-oldest private college in the field of technical sciences, with over 160 years of history. It has produced some of the most prominent figures in the field as well as the winners of the most prestigious awards in technical sciences. Jelena’s professional success piqued interest in her personal […]

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Google is the Newest Member of Digital Serbia Initiative

Google has become a new member of the Digital Serbia Initiative. This way, Google joined the organization which, in the two years of its existence, gathered 28 companies that share a common goal: digital transformation of Serbia. Google will also contribute in this regard. According to the DSI announcement, Google is expected to invest its […]

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Embroker, a US company With 60 Employees in Serbia, Raised $28M

Embroker’s platform offers various services such as asset protection against bankruptcy lawsuits, commercial crime insurance such as third party fraud or loss of employee loyalty, employee protection against potential misstatements services, protection against lawsuits for defective products, and more. Embroker’s Belgrade team is engaged in platform development as well as promotion and support. Although the […]

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Modeled on Facebook and Google – Epic Games and 3Lateral Plan to Build a Science-Education Center in Novi Sad

After acquiring Novi Sad-based company 3Lateral in January, Epic Games continues to invest in one of Serbia’s strongest IT cities. As recently announced, a science-education center will be built in Novi Sad, modeled on similar projects by Google or Facebook in Silicon Valley. The aim of the center will be to bring industry and science […]

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Fintech Company Builder Finleap Acquires SME Banking Provider Penta

Finleap is a “startup factory” launched in 2014 with the plan to develop 4-6 startups annually that offer digital services to businesses and consumers. So far, they have developed 16 ventures from scratch, as well as acquiring a number of fintechs. The acquisition by Finleap will increase the speed at which it expands internationally. This […]

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London-Based PolyAI Raises $12M in Series A Funding

They first raised the investment of $2.4M and two weeks later, they received a new investment which signals that the startup is on the right track. The $ 12M round was led by Point72 Ventures, with participation from Sands Capital Ventures, Amadeus Capital Partners, Passion Capital, and Entrepreneur First. PolyAI is “one very deep tech […]

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US Blue Chip Company NCR to Build Tech Campus and Employ Over 4,000 People in Serbia

Tech campuses are (almost) always newsworthy. Especially when they are built by an international company in a country that is considered as developing. So, what are we talking about? NCR is probably one of the companies that don’t require too many words to explain who they are and what they do. But for those who […]

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Good Companies Are Bought, Not Sold: the Story Behind the Largest Serbian Startup Acquisition

There is a good chance that you have heard of an American cloud company Nutanix. There is a little less chance that you’ve heard of Frame, a Serbian-American ‘’infrastructure-independent platform built to deliver Windows apps and workflows from the cloud’’. If you haven’t heard of any, a brief is coming your way. Nutanix is one of the […]

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Fortnite Creator Epic Games Acquires 3Lateral, Maker of Super-Realistic “Digital Humans” from Novi Sad

3Lateral is best known for being a pioneer and innovator in the gaming industry that creates realistic digital avatars by capturing 4D data. The application of this technology is expected not only in the entertainment industry but also in the AI, mobile, and automotive industries. Epic Games, which operates Fortnite, as well as the Unreal […]

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Serbian Agremo Raises $600,000 Investment from SC Ventures and Startlabs

The main investor is South Central Ventures, with a StartLabs in collaboration. The goal of the investment is to enable Agremo to continue to develop its team and customer base in different regions around the world. Agremo is a software platform for farmers and breeders and anyone involved in soil and crop health, founded in […]

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Google’s Vision and Logic Behind Supporting Serbia’s Emerging Startup Ecosystem

Serbia recently became the first country in Europe with a startup accelerator supported by Google. Kevin O’Toole, head of International Growth and Research at Google, talks about their program of support for emerging startup ecosystems and their decision to come to Serbia and help local startups. Also, what’s in it for Google? So, Kevin, it’s […]

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Novi Sad-Based Clockify Reaches 160,000 Active Users – 400% Growth Just In the Last Quarter

Clockify, a Toggl free of charge clone, reaches 160,000 active users, just over a year after the launch. Company CEO Nenad Milanović explains the details behind this growth. The Clockify cloud remained completely free of charge at the time of launch, and when it comes to monetization, the team look up to Trello approach. Among […]

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