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You just got f*** (funded), now what? Part II

An insightful Blog by our Principal Vuk Djukic on what it takes to succeed once you get funded by an institutional Investor.

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You just got f*** (funded), now what? Part I

An insightful Blog by our Principal Vuk Djukic on what it takes to succeed once you get funded by an institutional Investor.

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What is a Startup Anyway?

The word startup has been widely used, usually to describe companies that are on the receiving end of millions of euros/dollars in funding from all sorts of investors looking for an exit.

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Founder Series: How to motivate startup employees and keep them engaged?

We asked the founders of our portfolio companies a crucial question for the company success: How do you motivate your employees and keep them engaged?

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Agrivi got the first €1 million investment, who is next?

"Young teams, inspired by successful startups stories from the developed markets, have unrealistic expectations about the valuation, .ie., the present value of their companies. It is important to stay with one foot on the ground and try to work out the company growth and profitability, instead of only collecting 'Likes' and good comments" he says.

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The Unicorns from the Balkans

So – does the Balkans have all the components, needed to breed a unicorn? Engineering talent is here. There are many brilliant engineers with a deep understanding of the technologies. Great business developers are much harder to be found around here...

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Investing beyond the start-up ecosystem

There are early stage companies rather focusing on their business than on their investment pitch and making business development trips instead of attending every available regional VC event and conference. These companies will test their ideas with potential clients first and then make a presentation to a potential investor.

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