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Jobs

In this place you can read interesting job openings from different companies, different industries and markets. If your company is offering jobs contact us and we will place it for free.

  • Well-known game studio Nordeus from Belgrade and with offices in San Francisco, Dublin and Skopje, most known for their Top Eleven game (most popular online sports game) is looking for:  Data Scientist, Mobile Game Developer (iPhone and Android), Test Engineer, Frontend Game Developer, Backend Game Developer and many more.
    More info on www.nordeus.com/jobs

Lithuanian Vinted raises over 20 million Euros

There has always been a great demand for second hand clothes, since it is a place where anyone can find amazing deals and items.

Vinted is a Lithuanian marketplace for second hand clothes and it was founded in 2009 by Justas Janauskas and Milda Mitkute. It has become very popular and has already raised over 5 million Euros in the first series from Accel Partners and others. It has an audience of over 8 million users and it is available on both Android and iOS.

In the second round of investments Vinted received an infusion of over 20 million Euros thanks to the Insight Venture Partners, and its existing backer and others.

Its main competitor is Kominoi, also from Lithuania, which has 1 million visitors per month.

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Events and conferences

We all know know that events, conferences, meet-ups…in one word – networking are one of the key factors for establishing new and nurturing existing business relationships. That’s why we will constantly update this page with upcoming events that you can attend. In posts we will cover events which we attended.

FEBRUARY

Webrazzi E-Commerce, Istanbul, Turkey – 19 February

Startup Turkey, Antalya, Turkey – 20-22 February

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain – 24-27 February

European accelerator Startupbootcamp opens in Istanbul for MENA region

With the latest news in January, we have a valuable addition coming from the west to the east – EarlyBird, the known venture capital from Berlin directed $130 million to support startups from Central and Eastern Europe. This will be done through the opening of Startupbootcamp Istanbul.

This already formal accelerator will be working on a 3 month program in which it mentors, funds, houses and showcases early startups. The applications are officially open until the end of March, and teams can apply no matter where are they from.

If chosen, startups start their program in June and for only 8% of their equity they are funded by €15,000, 4 months office space and a mentorship program valued at over €250k.

Startupbootcamp Istanbul will also work on a more coworking concept model, by spanning over two floors, open office space and a coffee shop at the lobby.

With this very important investment in startups Turkey will become one of the key areas in the SEEMEA region.

 

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Ecommerce in Southern Europe is booming

While being widely accepted in the US and at the west, ecommerce had a slow start in Southern and Eastern Europe. With the financial crisis ravaging countries like Spain, Greece and Italy everything was on hold, well almost everything. Surprisingly ecommerce is the only thing that had a constant growth in this region during the past few years.

With a yearly growth rate of 23% from 2009, ecommerce in Southern Europe is steadily growing. A report from Ecommerce Europe reveals that the market value in 2012 was about 33.5 bln Euros and it grew over 18% in the past year alone.

Even with the financial crisis countries who take the lead in ecommerce are Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Cyprus and Malta.

Southern Europe ecommerce market is a great opportunity for retailers. Even considering the fact that the average South European shopper spends less than a European shopper (€833 compared to €1,402 in 2012), the possibilities of this growing market are yet to be seen.