Business, Features

LAUNCHub: SEE boasts talent-rich startup ecosystem

LAUNCHub is a 9.0 million euro seed fund, based in Bulgaria, investing in the most promising startups in Southeast Europe (SEE). Since 2012, LAUNCHub has invested over 3.5 million euro in 47 portfolio companies. Over 140 founders have joined the big family and in less than two years have managed to attract a further 3.5 million euro-plus of follow-on funding. As of September 2014, LAUNCHub’s portfolio includes companies from nine countries in SEE – Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Greece, Ukraine, Austria and Switzerland. Read more

Business, Features

M&A 2011: a bitter-sweet business in central and Southeast Europe

Central and Southeast Europe was in tune with the global trend in the merger and acquisition (M&A) business last year which seemed set for a great party but saw its enthusiasm dampened by the European sovereign debt crisis. Read more