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Top 10 Best Unicorns In Slovenia

Top 10 Unicorns In Slovenia

Unicorns: The beautiful country of Slovenia is nestled in the middle of Europe. Its varied scenery includes the Italian Alps, the Dinaric Alps, the Pannonian and Danubian lowlands and hills, and the Mediterranean coast. Slovenia lies between Austria, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, and the Adriatic Sea. Its rich history is reflected in its vibrant festivals, picturesque architecture, delicious traditional cuisine, and Slovenian wines.

An entrepreneur scene is also present within this beautiful cultural site. In Slovenia, startups benefit from a range of startup programs, an event system that’s modest but well-attended, a strong talent pool, public funds, and supporting independent organizations such as Startup Slovenia.

  1. Viberate

In the 1990s, a prolific Slovenian DJ and producer, DJ Umek, had few ways to pursue his career progress. Artists, he recalls, relied entirely on their feelings.

Data and analytical intelligence were lacking, making it difficult for artists, labels, and venues to spot trends. It was pitch black,” Umek explains.

Viberate is a Slovenian start-up. In 2015, DJ Umek and his managers Vasja Veber and Matej Gregorčič created an online platform that allows musicians to create profiles based on data from major streaming sites, global ticket vendors, and 24,000 radio stations worldwide.

Its aim is to revolutionize music business data usage. Unfortunately, statistical research is not as great as the music industry, so we combine those two worlds.

With Viberate’s online dashboard, you can view chart rankings, social media engagements, and demographics about your fans. The dashboard helps 500,000 artists worldwide understand where to focus their promotional efforts for a monthly fee of €59 ($66).

Umek says she always analyzes her profile and compares it with similar artists. When she sees a clear pattern, she knows if she should invest more time, perhaps more money, into a platform or social media.

Tatiana Cirisano is a consultant and analyst at MIDiA Research, which provides entertainment intelligence. For example, music videos for singles are increasingly being released after album releases, as opposed to artists releasing albums, checking their social media, checking the analytics, deciding what songs people seem to like most, and then putting their video budget behind that song.

Also artists, Viberate is used by 150,000 venues and 6,000 festivals, including Insomniac, the USA’s biggest electronic music festival promoter, and Glastonbury Festival in the UK.

According to Cirisano, analytics have  changed how record labels operate. She observes that talent scouts at labels are working differently now because of data. For example, scouts used to listen to CD demos mailed in by artists … They went by gut feeling,” whereas now they look at the data, like  how many streams an artist gets per month and how much buzz they’re generating.

As Spotify adds 60,000 new tracks daily, Cirisano explains, the data help sift through all the music activity, according to IFPI.

Following in the footsteps of other industries, music admits data’s importance. According to Viberate’s co-founder Veber, the movie industry has IMDb, and the tourism industry has Airbnb and Booking.com.

Data analytics companies like Viberate, Soundcharts, and Songstats are targeting the music industry. Music’s inventiveness may be compromised if too much emphasis is put on data analytics. Cirisano maintains that the music industry is innately creative. We’re talking about art here, which is hard to analyze quantitatively.“

The artist, label, and venue should use data as a “jumping-off point” to make data-based decisions. As DJ Umek puts it, “data complements creativity, not kills it.”

The aim of Viberate is to make data available to every musician in the future. “Being a musician without a Viberate profile in five to ten years would be like being a guitarist without a guitar,” says Veber.

The European Commission and Slovenian government have supported Viberate, a decentralized music talent marketplace designed to disrupt the global music market.

To create a friendly economic and legal environment for blockchain companies in Slovenia, the Slovenian government has now put together the Blockchain Initiative.

Viberate was one of the first companies to apply for participation, a major step for the whole blockchain economy.

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Company overview

Legal Name

Viberate 

Industries

Analytics, Information Technology, Big Data, Blockchain, Market Research, Media and Entertainment, Music

Founder(s)

Dejan Roljic, Uroš Umek, Vasja Veber, Matej Gregorčič, 

Founded Date

2015

Total Funding Amount

$12,000,000

Investors

Number of investors: 2

  1. Eligma

A new cryptocurrency-based payment app has been launched by Slovenian startup Eligma. With Elipay, users can use their mobile phones to pay with cryptocurrencies in stores and online. It is now available in 130 locations across Slovenia.

A single app will integrate debit, credit, loyalty, and rewards cards. It is expected that Eligma will roll out the app in international markets in the near future, in addition to Slovenia.

Before launch, Eligma CEO Dejan Roljic confirmed the first such transaction in April. They can use several cryptocurrencies to make payments through Elipay. In addition, users can earn loyalty rewards with ELI tokens.

In his speech at the launch, Roljic, a well-known entrepreneur, suggested mainstream commerce to use the advantages of the latest technologies, including blockchain. As the crypto market grows, Elipay caters to it. As the number of Elipay-accepting merchants and service providers increases daily, merchants and service providers are becoming aware of this market opportunity.“

The aim of our crypto shopping service is not just to make crypto shopping convenient. Instead, the aim of Elipay is to provide consumers with a seamless solution that combines cards and loyalty programs into a single mobile app.

With great pride, Eligma has reached this milestone, continuing its development of new AI and blockchain solutions for consumers to make cryptocurrencies more mainstream.

Following the launch of Elly, a shopping assistant powered by artificial intelligence, the company launched the shopping app earlier this month. It uses your personal preferences for product features to find the best deals. As a result of AI with Elly, the technology appears to be able to cater to each customer each as a selection and advisory tool. The more Eligma’s shopping assistant interacts with the user, the better it becomes. AI training requires data, which will improve as it engages the user.

Following an Initial Coin giving (ICO)/token sale in May, the company raised USD 10 million. With this funding, the company developed and launched the app this week. In pursuit of smart commerce solutions incorporating blockchain technology, the team developed a roadmap based on expert advice from Google, Apple, and Intel.

At BTC City, a major shopping and business complex in Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital, the app was tested for three months by approximately 150 volunteers. As a result, BTC and Eligma are partnering to create BTC City, the world’s first bitcoin city, a unique business and shopping environment, and home to Elipay, one of the latest technologies.

By giving Elipay payment solution, ELI token, and Elly artificial intelligence shopping assistant, Eligma aims to gain a foothold in the market. We look forward to their efforts to expand their market penetration domestically and perhaps internationally.

When it comes to the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, Slovenia is clearly not resting on its laurels. Slovenia is establishing the first cryptocurrency city right outside its capital in Ljubljana, surrounded by the Julian Alps and lush green forests that include the Julian Alps.

It has over 500 retail stores and covers a massive 475,000 square meters. Miro Cerar, the country’s outgoing Prime Minister,  recently visited the complex dubbed ‘BTC City.’ By purchasing coffee using a cryptocurrency payment gateway, he added a touch of commonality to the proceedings. In addition to its reputation as one of the best tech cities in Europe, Ljubljana has a host of startups and other innovative schemes. The adoption of cryptocurrency will undoubtedly make this new complex a success.

An innovative point of sale system created by a fintech startup called Eligma has transformed the shopping complex into a virtual BTC city. Eligma said the complex is a business and shopping ecosystem that uses blockchain, AI, and cryptocurrencies, among other technologies.

According to Eligma, the Prime Minister’s visit inaugurated Beyond 4.0, which is dedicated to blockchain and digital societies. Furthermore, They  discussed BTC’s strategy to become a Bitcoin city at the conference.

Bitcoin Cash is the only form of Bitcoin that can be accepted as a seamless payment, making Bitcoin City an ideal opportunity for spreading Bitcoin Cash as a payment gateway. Elipay users have already successfully used cryptocurrency through its wallet in April, and soon Bitcoin Cash and its token will be added as payment methods.

It was founded as a warehouse and logistic company in 1954, giving Bitcoin city a long history. In 1990, the complex became a shopping center, adding a casino, waterpark, hotel, sports complex, sports complex, and hotel over time. Over 500 outlets make it the largest shopping center in Europe.

Elipay Mobile App Features

  • Android and iOS mobile app versions are available for free download from Google Play and the App Store.
  • Has to support Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum and is ERC-20 compliant (assuring they can easily add future crypto support).
  • Merchants receive immediate settlements in fiat currency.
  • Using Elipay, users can deposit money and transfer funds to other users’ wallets in real-time and check their balances and transaction histories.
  • An Elipay list is included in the app, along with contact information, locations, and business hours for shops and service providers that accept Elipay.
  • No additional hardware is needed to integrate the solution into existing POS systems.
  • Eventually, credit and debit cards (loyalty programs) will be integrated.

Company overview

Legal Name

Eligma 

Industries

Bitcoin, Financial Services, Mobile Payments, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency

Founder(s)

Dejan Roljic, Matej Gregorčič

Founded Date

2017

Total Funding Amount

$22,305,180

Investors

Number of investors: 3

  1. Chipolo

Chipolo, a Bluetooth-based item finder for iPhone and Android, is the latest hardware startup out of Slovenia over the last year.

Chipolo is a rounded sensor that connects to your smartphone, designed and developed by Geartronik and Nollie Apps. The device uses Bluetooth 4.0 and functions as a simple tracker. Using the Chipolo tracker is as simple as downloading the app from either the App Store or Google Play.

The project’s creators promise a signal strength of 60 meters, making it ideal for indoor and outdoor use. Your phone will send an alert once the tracker is out of range. Unless you notice, they will mark your lost item’s GPS location on the map if you don’t see it. So if you’re missing a smartphone, it won’t take long for your Chipolo to start ringing.

As of this writing, the product has raised more than $160,000 on Kickstarter (ten times the initial pledge amount). The campaign has received over 3,000 backers with 9 days left.

To date, Chipolo is only compatible with Android and iOS devices, but Windows Phone will be supported next year, bringing it one step closer to becoming an actual smartphone. In addition, it has a temperature sensor to serve as a Bluetooth thermometer for smartphones.

Chipolo Network is one of the team’s big plans. Other Chipolos can track your stolen item if it’s in their range and, therefore, will send you the coordinates if it’s outside your smartphone’s range.

A launch date of January 2014 is planned for the product, which will be available in nine colors.

New apps could make it easier to find keys, wallets, and purses that have been lost.

It tracks wallets, cars, pets, and even pets with a battery-powered plastic tag that shows the lost items on a map and emits a noise to help you find them. But despite today’s technology, Nick Evans, Tile’s executive chairman, said we still lose things.

The app uses Bluetooth technology to locate missing items in 50 to 100 feet (15 to 30 meters). They will display the last location if it is lost outside the range. Using crowdsourcing, the app updates the site of lost items if another Tile app user comes in range of them.

Evans explained that other community members don’t notice when your belongings have gone missing, but the app keeps track of the location, so you know where they are. 

Similarly, Chipolo works with tags that can be attached to necklaces, bracelets, key chains, and other items. They can  set notifications to alert users when an article has left the range for a short while.

According to Tadej Jevsevar, a co-founder of Chipolo, who is based in Slovenia, our customers in Japan attach their children to them to be notified if they go out of range.

Jevsevar says shaking a Chipolo tag when someone loses their smartphone will make it ring, even in silent mode, so that they can find it. It is free to download both apps, and they are available worldwide. Tile tags cost $19.99 each. Chipolo tags have replaceable batteries and cost $29.99.

According to Aapo Markkanen, a principal analyst at the market intelligence firm ABI Research, the tags used to trace lost items are too big and clumsy. As a result, it is usually small items that go missing. The tabs, which  action about 37 mm (1.4 inches) in diameter, will become more appealing once they become less intrusive and larger.see the source image

Company overview

Legal Name

Chipolo

Industries

Hardware, Software

Founder(s)

Primoz Zelensek

Founded Date

2013

Total Funding Amount

$700,758

Investors

Number of investors: 3

  1. OriginTrail

Slovenian startup OriginTrail raises 1,5 million dollars in its first ICO (initial coin give) just an hour after launching its first Ethereum-based supply chain protocol, startit.rs reports. A company can raise 22,5 million dollars through the proposal until 12 February.

Tomaz Levak, the founder of OriginTrail, announced ten days ago that their presale exceeded the aim of 10 million dollars. Since the ICO began on 15 January, those who registered could purchase OriginTrail’s token for 5 ETH or higher (ETH refers to the Ethereum value token).

Globally, we want to make supply chains data-driven and transparent. Tomaz Levak, co-founder and CEO of OriginTrail, said he was proud that the global leaders recognized our innovative, blockchain-based data integrity solution for protecting consumers and brands and increasing efficiency on a global scale.

They created a blockchain-based supply chain protocol designed by Slovenian entrepreneurs Tomaz Levak (CEO), Žiga Drev (COO), and Branimir Rakić (CTO) in 2013 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In an environment where multiple organizations are involved, this protocol allows IT providers to implement blockchain-supported data sharing quickly.

The company reports that its network protocol is decentralized and secure using blockchain technology. To build accountability, protect brands, and increase efficiency, it helps companies exchange relevant data seamlessly and securely.

Presently, the company’s specialties include food origin, food traceability, food product marketing, and consumer confidence.

Initially, OriginTrail was recognized by Walmart Food Safety Collaboration Center for Solutions For Information Transparency in Supply Chains. Yimishiji, a Chinese online food store, is  said to have been involved in the pilot project. In addition to demonstrating enhanced safety, transparency, and trustworthiness, the project allowed customers to validate the online traceability of items.

After that, Ziga Drev, OriginTrail’s co-founder and COO, announced the partnership with Chinese company Yimishiji. The blockchain news website reported that he informed the following:

A pilot project is currently being implemented in China’s food supply chain to assist consumers in the world’s largest market – which consists of 1.4 billion consumers – in verifying the authenticity, provenance, and journey of their quality products. Further implications of OriginTrail go far beyond making it possible to optimize supply chains, manage inventories, and get certified using inter-organizational data.”

Company overview

Legal Name

OriginTrail

Industries

Blockchain, Information Technology, Information Services, Supply Chain Management

Founder(s)

Branimir Rakic, Ziga Drev, Tomaz Levak

Founded Date

2013

Total Funding Amount

$22,500,000

Investors

Number of investors: 1

  1. GenePlanet 

GenePlanet focuses on preventative healthcare as a research and development firm. A new company headquarters was needed in 2019, according to CEO Marko Bitenc. Kragelj Architects designed his office interiors. Using data intelligently to create a better workplace has been at the heart of the design process. Identifying the link between workplace strategy and business success is the cornerstone of Kragelj’s approach. It speaks volumes about GenePlanet that it has moved into a new home. There is an immediate sense of energy and operation in the business when you look around.

It’s about bringing people together for the same goal. There are many opportunities for ad hoc, unplanned contacts in a well-designed workplace. Unexpected encounters with coworkers often lead to game-changing discoveries. Kragelj cultivated a setting where people are inspired to uphold high standards and behave responsibly without being reminded to do so.

There is a tailored design process behind the attention to detail in the GenePlanet office. First, Kragelj’s design team listened to the organization’s strategic goals and how people worked; They generated the flow of information and ideas.

The designers were, therefore, able not only to encapsulate the purpose, agile structure, and innovative culture of the company in the design but  to improve it and make the building more available for stakeholders outside the organization and prospective employees. Embedding the culture goes beyond educating employees about it. A view of the world can be seen from this office.

Growth is a key feature of the office. In the rapidly developing field of biotechnology, GenePlanet is a fast-growing startup, so the building’s intelligent design is needed to accommodate the company’s expected growth.

Recruiting and retaining top talent is integral to the design to drive the company’s growth and development. An organization’s day-to-day work experience must reflect the energy that attracts people to work there. It may be a science-based company, but it is built on individuals’ knowledge and talent.

Humane, inspiring, daylight-centered, and centered on natural elements. This isn’t a lab. An office in a creative field would easily fit the bill.

The office is designed to stimulate people, encourage collaboration, and provide opportunities for movement throughout the building, including a slide connecting two floors, but people can work quietly without interruptions. People can choose how to work according to their tasks or personalities. It’s about providing them with a great, tailored work experience where they can work with whomever they want.

Confidential information is  protected by meeting rooms’ visual and acoustic privacy.

Besides soft seating and bean bags, the building has countertops, a cafeteria deck, and an amphitheater. A glass-roofed atrium and external windows provide natural lighting. Natural materials and muted tones complement the clean aesthetic.

People can meet serendipitously in these spaces and relax in a natural, humane setting.

It meets the brief. There is a sense of energy, agility, inspiration, and a people-focused approach. Cultural values are embodied in it. We designed this office to reflect our business philosophy and how progressive companies are moving forward.see the source image

Company overview

Legal Name

GenePlanet 

Industries

biotechnology 

Founder(s)

Marko Bitenc

Founded Date

2008

Total Funding Amount

€10M

Investors

GenePlanet is funded by JF Investments.

  1. Nervtech

With AI technology, the UAE is set to launch its first driver evaluation hub, allowing drivers to be evaluated through data-driven procedures complemented by biometric insights into their driving behavior.

In a similar approach to medical tests, the artificial intelligence system aims to qualify each driver’s KPIs in less than 30 minutes based on their detailed psychophysical characteristics.

A Dubai-based company and Slovenian hi-tech companies have entered into an exclusive partnership to bring the first Hub to UAE in 2021.

As a result of Dubai’s progressive leadership and participation, I am confident that it will become the first Global Digital AI Driver Evaluation Capital, thanks to its involvement in the Olympics and London’s bus fleet.

The AI-based driving evaluation hub provides an end-to-end solution consisting of motion driving simulators, biometric data collection, digital twins, and cognitive AI & Machine Learning algorithms for improving, training, and integrating Dubai’s road transport.

JSI (Jozef Stefan Institute) began its research in artificial intelligence in 1972, when Tomaz Kostanjevec, acting CEO of Spirit Slovenija, announced: “Slovenia has been at the forefront of AI research since 1972.” Our international AI research center was launched in 2020 as the first UNESCO-sponsored AI center in the world. As a result, the AI ecosystem flourishes, creating cutting-edge solutions like the AI-based driver evaluation hub on display at Expo 2020.”

Stanford University and Virginia Tech scientists have collaborated with Nervtech AI scientists to develop the technology. A Red Bull Racing Team test of Nervtech’s AI Evaluation System was successful, receiving praise for being the most realistic.

In response to the human factor in mobility, which is a major contributor to road accidents and traffic jams, Nervtech’s CEO Matej Vengust said: “We are moving from vehicle-centric solutions to human-centric solutions.”

According to Location Solutions, the system will be deployed to help assess taxi, limo, and bus drivers to help improve road safety and visitors’ experience at Expo 2020. The Expo 2020 will bring 25 million visitors to Dubai during the six-month event. A taxi, limo, and bus driver will be one of the first ambassadors of Dubai hospitality to move them between sites and venues.

According to the UAE Vision 2021 and Smart Dubai Strategy 2021, the city and country will have the first AI-based driver evaluation hub to help transform and digitalize their transportation system.

“Dubai will become a global leader in road safety, and smart mobility with AI for driver evaluation as our team has identified an excellent, unique, and innovative technology. The Dubai Vision and RTA Vision 2024 are being achieved with the support of AV Living Lab and Nervtech. By providing seamless and sustainable mobility, Dubai will be the leader in the industry,” said Azrak.

“Autonomous, connected, shared, and electric mobility receives billions of dollars in investment,” said Daniel Avdagic, CEO of AV Living Lab. However, while this is happening, there is little investment in drivers, which can have an immediate impact, thereby neglecting the human factor. We aim to improve road safety and sustainable mobility by bringing AI-based transportation solutions today.”

Data-based driver evaluation will be possible with the Hub due to its use of artificial intelligence. Using biometrics, we can gain a much deeper understanding of how drivers behave. Based on detailed psychophysical characteristics and the ability of each driver to handle critical road scenarios in less than 30 minutes, the smart AI system qualifies each driver’s KPIs based on their detailed psychophysical characteristics.

They will improve traffic congestion in Dubai if the human factor is enhanced to give road participants a happier, safer experience. As part of its goals, Location Solutions intends to help achieve the goals of UAE Vision 2021 and RTA Vision 2024 and work towards the vision of a zero-casualty society and a knowledge-based economy in Dubai.

In the AI-based Driving Evaluation Hub, motion driving simulators, biometric data collection, and realistic road scenarios in digital twins are integrated with cognitive AI & Machine Learning algorithms to support driver improvement, training, and integration into the advanced Dubai road transport network.

A collaboration between Stanford University and Virginia Tech led to the development and patenting of the technology by Nervtech AI scientists. The Red Bull Racing Team has tested the Nervtech AI Evaluation System and praised it as the most realistic approach to evaluating real-life driving situations. In conjunction with the Olympic Games in Tokyo and the London 2012 Olympics in 2012, both cities are slated to implement the AI driver evaluation system; the winner will be Dubai. Zaim Azrak, CEO and Founder of Location Solutions, credits HH Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and HH Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for guiding the country’s progress.

Since Dubai EXPO is in sight, Location Solutions believes now would be a great time to deploy the system to assist with taxi, bus, and limousine driver assessment to improve road safety and EXPO visitor travel. A total of 25 million visitors will come to Dubai during Expo 2020 for 6 months as the first and most important ambassadors of Dubai hospitality, taxi, limo, and bus drivers will transport them between different sites and venues throughout the UAE.

Company overview

Legal Name

Nervtech

Industries

Auto Insurance, Big Data, Biometrics, Data Integration, Insurance, Medical Device, Simulation, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, Autonomous Vehicles

Founder(s)

Matej Vengust, Valentina Lacovich

Founded Date

Dec 11, 2013

Total Funding Amount

$324.7K

Investors

AMZS and VectoIQ LLC are the most recent investors.

  1. GoOpti

 On Friday, Delo reported that Oman’s International Strategic Ventures investment fund is acquiring GoOpti, a company that provides shared and private shuttle transfers to and from airports and between towns. Marko Guček and Tomaž Lorenzetti will remain in the company, but the deal’s value is unknown.

In an interview with the newspaper, Guek said the acquisition had already been coordinated, signed, and completed.

It is unclear how much is known about the acquirer, whose portfolio includes green and social investments. Investors come from various countries, but the fund is registered in Oman.

It is unknown what the deal is worth, but GoOpti’s financial statements said that its assets were valued at EUR 670,000 in 2020, down by more than 50% from 2019. According to Delo, it was GoOpti’s technology for planning routes to airports that added value to the acquisition.

With the new owner, GoOpti expects to lay off around 20 employees by the end of 2021.

A profit of EUR 39,000 and 30,000 was generated by GoOpti in 2018 and 2019, while they generated a loss of EUR 77,000 last year. As a result of the decrease in revenue, the company earned EUR 1.6 million in 2018 instead of EUR 5.8 million in 2019.

He believes that once airports and the tourism sector have recovered, the company will be able to grow and give new services as before.

A platform, Go Optionline, for sharing or private door-to-door airport transfers, is now available in Rome, connecting Fiumicino and Ciampino airports to the city.

Personalized services, including pick-up from home, save you money on petrol, parking, and tolls and provide advantageous rates.

Since the shuttles replace 2.84 cars on the road, it reduces the circulation of about 500,000 vehicles and CO2 emissions by 22,000 tons, making it a sustainable model that reduces CO2 emissions.

With GoOpti, you can book in advance – right from the moment you book your flight – so you can take advantage of a comfortable, quick, and enjoyable transfer to your destination at the end of the trip.

All transfers are guaranteed regardless of whether you are the only traveler in the vehicle. Moreover, thanks to the online booking process, you can easily adjust the transfer time according to your schedules, needs, and budget.

Our aim is to create a new way of thinking and experiencing transport for passengers. Our engines have been idle for two years, so we’re thrilled to have finally restarted and arrived in Rome. As a company development manager at GoOpti and co-founder of OpenOpti, Tomaž Lorenzetti explains, “It is a great challenge since Fiumicino and Ciampino airports are busy daily.

However, as a primary partner for travelers, airports, and airlines, we want to deliver a sustainable, tailor-made, and affordable transport solution that allows them to leverage gives and, most importantly, will enable them to enjoy their journey in peace, avoiding the anxiety of having to make necessary changes at the last moment.see the source image

Company overview

Legal Name

GoOpti

Industries

Transportation, Travel, Travel Agency

Founder(s)

Alen Orbanic, Marko Gucek, Sašo Sušnik, Boris Horvat, Tomaž Lorenzetti

Founded Date

Jun 1, 2011

Total Funding Amount

€4.4M

Investors

GoOpti is funded by 4 investors.

  1. Visionect

Digital signage solutions are designed and developed by Visionect, the world’s leading e-paper company. In addition to its unparalleled versatility, Visionect technology is ultra-low power consumption, easy to install, and simple to use due to more than a decade of experience and market leadership.  

The newest evolution in Joan by Visionect’s e-paper sign solutions for corporate environments today: Joan 32. Taking just minutes to set up, Joan 32 is an entirely wireless system that is simple to deploy, use, and manage.

Joan 32 uses 99% less power than conventional digital displays and replaces LCDs altogether, making it both quiet and energy-efficient. Joan 32 will be available for purchase in the first quarter of 2021, saving companies thousands on installation and energy costs. In addition, early adopters of Visionect can currently take advantage of a 15% discount on preorders.

As the leader in ultra-low power e-paper solutions for the workplace, Visionect reinforces its position with Joan 32. As a company that began as a business meeting room booking service, Joan has grown to become a workspace management system that gives tools and services for every aspect of the workplace, including Joan 32, a digital signage system that is sustainable and easy. To use.”  

Featuring a display, a mount, and a player, Joan 32 is a complete system. By maintaining an unobtrusive presence, Joan 32 maintains harmony and fluidity in corporate culture by displaying synchronized announcements in a synchronized workplace. As well as conveying technical information, uploaded images, company branding, and other essential daily information, Joan 32 can  display system-wide alerts. Aside from being ideal for offices and boardrooms, Joan 32 is  suitable for hotels, offices, airports, restaurants, shops, hospitals, banks, museums, and schools.

With Joan 32, Visionect cements its leadership position as one of the industry’s leading low-power e-paper solutions providers”, declared Rok Zalar, CEO, and Co-Founder. Keeping this in mind, Visionect is continually improving the solutions under the Joan umbrella. “Our dedication to simplicity and ease of use is evident in all the solutions. As a result, Joan 32 has the least power consumption available in any digital signage module today.”

Joan is a Visionect product that manages office space, rents meeting rooms, and manages teams—introducing Joan Desk Booking, an app that lets you book hot desks quickly and easily. In addition, the screen features anti-glare technology, and the battery life is extended with advanced e-paper. Leading organizations and companies use Joan’s devices, like  Microsoft, NASA, Samsung, and Amazon. 

Company overview

Legal Name

Visionect 

Industries

Coworking, Hardware, Meeting Software, SaaS, Software, Web Development

Founder(s)

Luka Birsa, Matej Zalar, Rok Zalar

Founded Date

Nov 1, 2007

Total Funding Amount

$2M

Investors

NA

  1. ICONOMI

William Mougayar, Arnold Sternberg, and Kenny Hearn as the first of its Digital Asset Array (DAA) managers, ICONOMI, the blockchain-based digital asset management platform available to beginners and experts alike, is set to grow its portfolio of digital assets. As of August 1, 2017, ICONOMI is open for public registration. The platform has attracted over 24,000 users and received USD 101.6 million in deposits.

A DAA manager, Columbus Capital, was introduced with the first information of the platform and managed the Columbus Capital Blockchain Index (BLX) and Columbus Capital Pinta (CCP), an actively managed and high-performance DAA. BLX has received almost USD 10 million in investment since its launch.

The CEO and Co-Founder of ICONOMI, Tim M. Zagar, stated:

In contrast to other ICO projects in the crypto-economy, ICONOMI is proud of its accomplishments in 12 months. Our first cadre of DAAs is managed by the most prestigious investors in the blockchain industry.

We selected the carefully selected group out of a pool of 150 applicants from across the world who all showed an understanding of appropriate portfolio designs, an understanding of optimal investment strategies, and a great track record.

In his current role, William Mougayar is a General Partner at Virtual Capital Ventures (VcapV). This early-stage technology venture capital firm specializes in developing and implementing decentralized peer-to-peer technologies. The founder of Cofound.it, which nurtures blockchain startups, is a senior advisor for Mougayar.

Cryptocurrencies are becoming increasingly popular, and people want to invest in them. Investing money wisely reduces the risk by not placing all on one card. However, creating a portfolio of cryptos isn’t easy in the crypto world. Each project differs greatly in terms of concepts, team constellations, goals, and potential, in addition to understanding new technology and backgrounds.

It is most important to know which project has the potential to succeed, which problems are being solved, and where they can identify possible weaknesses. Therefore, it is essential to monitor the progress of projects. Unfortunately, investors may be unable to accomplish this because it involves a lot of work. As a result, small, private investors are unable to invest.

It is a problem in the financial market, where not everyone has the time or inclination to learn about each company or market, examine annual reports and determine a project’s or industry’s growth potential.

Investment funds have provided an exquisite solution to this problem. A mutual fund invests its investors’ money in various investment areas (equities, bonds, real estate, etc.). This spreads risk and minimizes it. As a result, investment does not necessarily lose its value if a company goes bankrupt. Lower risk means lower yields, of course.

ICONOMI is a platform for investing in passive and active crypto funds. ICONOMI itself built this platform through an ICO in October 2016. For this, 85 million ICNs were distributed (ERC-20 tokens).

Investing in cryptocurrency/tokens is the only focus of the funds. A cryptocurrency is referred to as a “digital asset” by ICONOMI. Tokens include Bitcoin, Ethereum, Lisk, and Golem, all of which can be grouped under this term. A fund pools these digital assets.

Either ICONOMI provides this, or a third-party manager (Digital Asset Array Manager) does. Using the platform, the DAA manager can explain their investment philosophy and objectives and describe the fund’s composition. The forum will allow you to invest in the fund if you are convinced of its potential as an investor.

12 ‘foreign’ DAAs have been admitted since 29.09.2017. 

Company overview

Legal Name

Iconomi Ltd.

Industries

Finance, Financial Services, FinTech

Founder(s)

Jani Valjavec, Tim Mitja Zagar

Founded Date

2016

Total Funding Amount

$10.6M

Investors

NA

  1. Sinergise

Most people are familiar with Sinergise’s Sentinel Hub, which specializes in processing satellite data. As a result, it is possible to monitor changes in the environment, assess crop status, and observe the beauty of our planet using data from around the world, ranging from as recent as a few hours to decades old.

Besides working in agriculture and land administration, Sinergise specializes in geospatial solutions.

Originally from Cosylab, a company that builds particle accelerator control systems, the team has been around for a while. We have learned several tricks for handling data quickly at Cosylab that we have applied to geospatial data.

Every day, new images are captured of the world. However, we were frustrated with how complicated, time-consuming, and costly it was to use this data in a real-world situation with a Ghanaian client. Our problems weren’t unique. The Sentinel Hub was born once we devised a solution to make it easier.

We primarily use two of them, Copernicus and ESA, and Amazon Web Services to provide infrastructure. In addition, NASA, Planet, and Airbus are among our other partners.

When we applied for ODINE, our prototype was running, but we were unsure whether the concept would work. Sentinel Hub’s mission goals were first externally affirmed by ODINE, and they pushed us to write them down. We were able to support several team members with funding from ODINE.see the source image

Company overview

Legal Name

Sinergise 

Industries

Agriculture, Computer, Real Estate, Software

Founder(s)

Grega Milcinski, Miha Kadunc

Founded Date

2008

Total Funding Amount

€2.1M

Investors

Open Data Incubator for Europe (ODINE) and EASME – EU Executive Agency for SMEs are the most recent investors.

edited and proofread by nikita sharma

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