Category Archives: Serbia

Donesi.com

Foodpanda acquired leading Serbian online food delivery service Donesi.com

One of the leading global online food delivery services Foodpanda, according to Serbian startup blog Start-it, acquired leading Serbian online food service delivery company Donesi.com.

As stated on their company site, Foodpanda is present in over 35 countries in the world, and also part of the well-known Rocket Internet company from Berlin, Germany. On the other side, Donesi.com is one of the most popular Internet brands in Serbia, founded by Ivana and Vladan Zirojević, offering online food deliver service in the last 8 years and having thousands of happy customers and having cooperation with many restaurants. Donesi.com is also present in ex-Yugoslavian region with sites covering major cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.

Foodpanda

Foodpanda came to ex-Yugoslavian region in the beginning of 2014 (we also covered it), and as usual invested a lot in promotion, also in TV ads, during FIFA World Cup. However, it seems they realized, that it would be more useful to acquire company such as Donesi.com as Foodpanda is also present since beginning of 2014. also in Croatia.

Online food delivery market showed some very large acquisitions in recent period from different companies as it is very competitive market.

Casual Connect Eastern Europe

Casual Connect Eastern Europe in Belgrade

From 10.11 until 12.11 Belgrade will be central meeting point of gaming professionals in eastern Europe and we may say in Europe as well, as at that time will be held Casual Connect Eastern Europe.

Casual Connect Eastern Europe

Casual Connect Eastern Europe is a conference for game developers, publishers, distributors, retailers and investors. Casual Connect supports the rapidly growing games industry which entertains more than 300 million people each month and a market size of billions of dollars. According to Gartner, Inc. mobile games are the fastest-growing segment of the game industry market, with revenue expected to nearly double between 2013 and 2015 from $13.2 billion to $22 billion.

Event will cover vast area of topics related to online gaming such are cross-platform growth and monetization, legal aspects in online gaming, risk management in gaming development, game publishing checklist, user acquisition tips etc. You will hear representative of companies such are Facebook, Mail.ru, Wooga, Game Insight, Creative Mobile, Unity, Nordeus, Eipix, Vugle, Seriously, Mad Head Games etc.

Meet over 900 other games professionals, learn about best practices and trends, make new deals or find new talents at the Crowne Plaza Belgrade in Belgrade on November 10 – 12, 2014.

BgVF

Belgrade Venture Forum

For the 3rd consecutive year, in Belgrade will be held big international venture conference oriented toward new technologies, new media, investors and startups called Belgrade Venture Forum (BgVF).

BgVF is the largest investment forum in the region, dedicated to promotion of entrepreneurship and investments in innovative companies and ideas. Many notable speakers and investors will take part in this events, among them are Luigi Amati (CEO at Meta Group), Dmitry Chikhachev (Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Runa Capital), Maxim Gurvits (Partner at Teres Capital), Dylian Dimitrov (Founder at Eleven Startup Accelerator), Jure Mikuz (Managing Director and Partner at RSG Capital) etc.

Belgrade Venture Forum

Belgrade Venture Forum announced that among 133 applications, independent investment jury has handpicked 33 best projects from 11 countries and gave them opportunity to pitch their ideas in front of potential investors.

A-LINK SAVJETOVANJE / ASW ENGINEERING / BALANCIQ / BIG SCREEN TOOLS / BIOIRC DOO KRAGUJEVAC/ CITYZENIC / CODEWELL UNLIMITED DOO / COFA GAMES / EDGAR / EMEDY / GEOKRULJ D.O.O. / HOMIEE / HYDRATECH / IMPULSE / INFORA RESEARCH GROUP / INSHAPE / LABSII / MEDIAWORKS D.O.O. /MICROSYNTECH / PITCHSTACK / PROSPEH D.O.O. / PROWORK DEVELOPMENT / SEMNE DESIGN SRL /SENSE / SPECTATOR / TENDER5 & CO. D.O.O. / TIMEMACHINE / TOURISM4ME / USABILITYTOOLS /VETERINARSKA STANICA KOKER / VICTOR PRODUCTION LLC / VRTII CORP. / YANADO

We can say that in the period of 5.11-7.11 Belgrade will be center of VC industry in this part of Europe. Event will be held in hotel Metropol Palace. Regular ticket price is 235e and organizers offer discounts if you buy several tickets. Event organizer is Serbian Venture Network.

[Conference report] Webiz 2.0 – You can’t get enough of a good thing

We have the pleasure of reporting during one of the most attractive conferences on business internet usage taking place in Zrenjanin, Serbia, just now. This is the second time that this conference is being held, after the incredible success and interest peak of last year.

Webiz 2.0 has managed to once again to offer a collection of valuable lectures, gathering the foremost IT experts in the region. Interest was even higher this year, as the conference hall was packed to the ceiling on the first day. Even so, the organization was outstanding, and the participants did not have to think about anything other than keeping their attention on the speakers – and that was hardly the problem.

Apart from the popular names in HR (Dušan Vukanović), IT law (Žarko Ptiček) and others, keynote presentation was taken by Google (Maja Magdelinić). The first day was wrapped up by a presentation from one other eminent IT expert Dejan Petrović, from a renowned Australian company Dejan SEO.

You can join us at Webiz 2.0 via LiveStream enabled by LiveTV, and you can also follow the comments on Twitter using hashtag #webiz. The conference is being held in Serbian language.

Dirura

Handmade products site Dirura has been launched for ex-Yugoslavian region

Dirura

On a International Women’s Day, long awaited site for handmade products Dirura has been launched in Belgrade, Serbia. Dirura aims to become Etsy of the region of ex-Yugoslavia.

Region of ex-Yugoslavia is still untapped area in many Internet categories and although there are some well known ecommerce (auction and classified) sites in the region such as Limundo and Kupindo, Pik, Bolha,Pazar3 etc. still there is no well-known name in the field of handmade stuff.

One of the site co-founders Darko Vidić is CEO of design marketplace Green Design, regional equivalent of 99designs This project has been preparing for more than a year. Darko coined name Dirura, and it is acronym of “Dizajn ručnih radova” so “Design of handmade stuff”.

Now the real work actually begins. SEEMEA team wishes them good luck!