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Golden Age of “Pitch Rush” — Part I

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On March 7, 2017
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  • entrepreneurship, pitch, pitch deck, startup
by Eva Rez Read the original post here! How to stand out from the dozens of stories investors hear daily? Originally, I wrote this post for an online magazine two years ago. But the site was gone and so my article. As I still got plenty of questions regarding what the people with the money […]
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Samebug Raises New Investment Round from US and European Investors

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On March 7, 2017
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  • bug-fixing, developer tool, investment, productivity, SaaS
Samebug, Inc., a software development company helping developers easily find solutions to open source software problems, announced today that it has raised a substantial seed round through investments by OTP-Day One Seed Fund, Balázs Fejes  and Infinity Special Situations and its affiliates. Creating software solutions has become increasingly complex due to the widespread adoption of […]
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The VC Horoscope for 2017

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On January 3, 2017
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  • autonomous, fintech, robotics, startup, VC
by Eva Rez Read the original blog post here! 2017, the Year of the Fire Rooster — according to the Chinese Calendar. “THE ROOSTER BEING THE SIGN OF DAWN AND AWAKENING, TRIUMPH AND SUCCESS CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED AT THE PRICE OF HARD WORK AND PATIENCE IN 2017.” I am not into astrology, especially not into Chinese […]
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A Commsignia friss tőkéből kívánja még több ügyfélhez eljuttatni piacvezető V2X technológiáját / Commsignia to provide its leading V2X technology to more customers with current bridge financing

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On December 21, 2016
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  • autonomous, investment, self-driving cars, v2x
A V2X technológia piacvezetője, a Commsignia Inc., következő körös finanszírozást vont be a közép-kelet-európai régióban aktív, korai fázisú befektetők, az OTP-Day One Magvető Alap és a Credo Ventures vezetésével. „Nagyon örülünk, hogy portfóliónk autóiparhoz köthető részéhez a Commsignia csatlakozik új befektetésként, ahol elsősorban az alapítók tehetségére, valamint technológiai és üzleti téren eddig felmutatott eredményeire építhetünk. […]
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Magyar robotikai cégbe fektet a kollaboratív robotok úttörője, Enrico Krog Iversen / European investors stake millions on robots with a sense of touch

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On October 17, 2016
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  • investment, robotics, startup
Az OptoForce többtengelyű erő- és nyomatékmérő szenzor gyártó magyar vállalkozásba szállt be befektetőként Enrico Krog Iversen, a dán Universal Robots volt ügyvezetője és meghatározó tulajdonosa, aki sikeres exitje után a jövő sikertörténetét keresi.  A magyar cégként területének egyik világszinten vezető vállalkozásává nőtt startup az Enrico által képviselt nemzetközi üzleti kapcsolatrendszer mellett szakmai és stratégiai kérdésekben […]
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What about ‘Budapest Crunchies’?

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On August 24, 2016
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  • festival, startup, VC
  by Eva Rez Read the original blog post here! I have been bothered by the question for a while: why Budapest still does not have a big, thrilling startup festival? Many countries in the region attract a lot of relevant participants — VCs, startups, industry experts , etc.— from all over the world at least once a […]
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Sikeres exit az OTP-Day One Magvető Tőkealapnál / Another EXIT for the Budapest startup ecosystem

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On June 14, 2016
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  • exit, football, startup, VC
  Az elvártnál lényegesen magasabb hozammal zárta egyik korai technológiai befektetését a Day One Capital Zrt. és a PortfoLion Zrt. közös alapja, az OTP-Day One Magvető Tőkealap. A Cashline Csoport megvásárolta a tőkealap részesedését a sportstatisztikai játékok fejlesztésével foglalkozó Statzup Kft.-ben. Az online közösségi játékok fejlesztésével foglalkozó hazai startup az utóbbi évben intenzív terjeszkedést folytatott […]
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Bővülő források az OTP-DAY ONE Magvető Alapnál / New available sources from OTP-Day One Seed Fund

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On June 1, 2016
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  • alapbővítés. capital raise, magvető, seed
  Bővülő források az OTP-DAY ONE Magvető Alapnál A magánpénzeket kezelő kockázati tőkealap a Jeremie-programok májusi kifutása után is elérhető lesz a startupok számára. Az eredetileg 1 milliárd forintos jegyzett tőkével induló Alap bővítését egyszerre indokolta a meglévő és sikeres portfólió cégek növekedése (ún. follow-on befektetés) és az újabb, ígéretes régiós startupokba történő befektetési igény. […]
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UNIcorns from UNIversities!

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On May 6, 2016
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  • incubator, startup, university
by Eva Rez Read the original article here! In my home country, Hungary, there are a lot of talented scientists, who do their research and development in a university lab, which is already something to appreciate. However, on the investor side we always wonder, how could these valuable projects be turned into promising enterprises. Obviously, […]
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Desertification of the VC industry?

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On April 6, 2016
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  • innovation, startup, venture capital
By Eva Rez Read the original blog post here! In the middle of March I participated in the City of London Alumni Conference (see more about the programme below), where I gave an update on the VC industry. I believe that this is one of the most exciting topics now in the financial sector, but […]
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Unchain Blockchain (Part III)

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On March 9, 2016
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  • bitcoin, Blockchain, fintech
by Eva Rez Read the original blog post here!   In the first two parts of this blog post series (Part I and Part II) I looked behind the scenes of this technology, and tried to clarify some basic terms related to the digital asset transactions. After building up the pillars of this mysterious universe, […]
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Unchain Blockchain (Part II)

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On February 11, 2016
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  • bitcoin, Blockchain, transaction
by Eva Rez Read the original blog post here! As indicated in Part I, my intention with this blog post series is to dispel the fog a little bit over the Blockchain Universe (from an outsider’s point of view: what Blockchain technology is, what its future applications can be, whether it has a future at […]
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Why equity crowdfunding sites are really like VCs

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On January 15, 2016
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  • equity crowdfunding, startup, venture capital
by Janos Pereczes (Portfolion) Read the original blog post here! This blogpost is the first part of a 3-part series I am writing on equity crowdfunding. Working for a VC firm, you cannot miss equity crowdfunding nowadays. There has been a lot of articles, studies and posts about this phenomenon, which tried to predict how […]
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Unchain Blockchain (Part I)

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On January 15, 2016
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  • bitcoin, Blockchain
by Eva Rez Read the original blog post here! We can hear a lot about bitcoin, the cryptocurrency, but do we really understand what it means? Moreover, do we grasp at all what Blockchain, the technology behind the bitcoin rush, has to do with it? Probably, most of us has no clue about it. When […]
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The state of Robotics in Japan

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On December 14, 2015
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  • Japan, robotics, technology
by Aurel Pasztor Read the original blog post here! Last week I accompanied the CEO of our robotics startup OptoForce to represent the company in Tokyo at the biannual International Robot Exhibition IREX 2015. Some of you may think it is unusual for a VC to roll up sleeves and spend 4 days luring engineers […]
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Distilling The Bottom Line Of Central-Eastern European Startup EXITs (Part 1)

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On December 14, 2015
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  • entrepreneurship, startup, tech
by Luca Keresztesi Read the original blog post here!   What is an investment thesis? When thinking about an investment decision, one has to define what is the expected outcome of the investment. Moreover, what is the logic, how this outcome will be achieved? I am twisting this rationale for this set of posts. Step1: […]
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Startup Crackers for Christmas

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On December 14, 2015
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  • christmas, gifts, startup
by Eva Rez Read the original blog post here! Christmas is almost here, so this time I decided to surprise you with a not too serious topic. I did a Xmas startup hunting instead, but don’t worry, I will return with the more thoughtful blog posts next year! So here is my selection of funny/useful/helpful […]
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A Catalogue of Central-Eastern European Startup EXITs

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On November 17, 2015
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  • entrepreneurship, startup, tech
by LUCA KERESZTESI Read the original post here! I believe that learning from top dogs is not a loss of face. That’s why a question was bugging me for a while. What is the investment thesis validated by actual exits in Central-Eastern Europe? At a point, the idea became just as repetitive as hiccups. So, […]
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The Startup Psyche

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On November 17, 2015
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  • entrepreneurship, startup
by Eva Rez Read the original post here! This blog post is a little bit different from the ones that I wrote before. As an early-stage (seed) investor we often say that we invest in PEOPLE. I have recently read the latest book (the translation of the title could be something like: Feel free to […]
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Fighting the cyclopes: Turning Fantasy into reality

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On October 7, 2015
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  • entrepreneurship, sports, tech
by LUCA KERESZTESI Read the original article here! If you have ever seen a DraftKings commercial on TV, then you have probably seen it around a million times… Have you ever wondered why they advertise so aggressively? It is because this September Draftkings spent more in a week on television commercials than any other company […]
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Fintech is sexy and it knows it

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On October 6, 2015
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  • banking, fintech, startup
by EVA REZ The original blog post is available here! I have been interviewed by StartUs Magazine recently, where I stated that I am quite excited about the Fintech industry. And of course, I am not alone with this as it is one of the hottest areas in the startup world. Why? Because, as the […]
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Can Stock Exchanges Disrupt the VC Industry?

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On September 7, 2015
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  • startup, stock exchange, venture capital
  by EVA REZ See the original blog post here! Arriving to the startup world from a stock exchange always makes me think about whether the traditional trading platforms have anything to do with very early-stage enterprises. When I talk to people still working on a stock exchange or just follow the news on regulated markets […]
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What is fundamentally wrong with COPYCAT startups, and why would I still invest in them?

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On July 31, 2015
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  • entrepreneurship, startup, tech
by LUCA KERESZTESI Click here for the original blog post! I recently came across the dilemma of investing in a so-called CopyCat startup. What I found on the matter were tons of opinion articles suggesting some kind of moral stand. Any investor’s real business is his investment versus the exit value of his shares. So, […]
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Gaining a Foothold in the Automotive Industry – DayOne’s new investment: AdasWorks GmbH

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On July 31, 2015
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  • artificial intelligence, automotive, self-driving cars
by Eva Rez Click here for the original blog post!   We have told you, DayOne is living exciting times! Let me present our newest investment in AdasWorks GmbH founded by Laszlo Kishonti, a successful entrepreneur and an inspiring visionary. DayOne, big names from the automotive industry and leading financial investors see a great potential […]
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Automotive and AI startup ADASWorks closes USD 2.5 million A round

  • Posted by Szerkeszto
  • On July 29, 2015
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  • ADAS, AI, automotive
    Click here for the original press release!   29 July, 2015 ADASWorks, a Stuttgart, Germany-based startup announced today that it closed a Series A round co-led by Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) and Inventure. The venture capital firms were followed by the leading Hungarian seed investor OTP-Day One Seed Investment Fund and […]
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NowTech at NAIDEX

  • Posted by evarez
  • On July 5, 2015
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  • Gyroset, NAIDEX, NowTech, wheelchair
by Aurel Pasztor We are extremely excited about our medical technology company NowTech that has debuted its game changing wheelchair control device GyroSet recently at NAIDEX, the UK’s largest independent living and mobility show. The Gyroset™ is a set of products that helps wheelchair users take better control of their lives by improving mobility and […]
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Why did we invest in Oradian?

  • Posted by evarez
  • On July 5, 2015
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  • cloud, Instafin, microfinance, Oradian, SaaS
by Luca Keresztesi   Oradian announced in May 2015 that it recently closed its latest financing round. We are excited and proud to join them on their mission to disrupt the financial inclusion space. Click here for the original post on medium.com When people think of Day One Capital, what usually flashes through their mind […]
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Day One Capital Goes International!

  • Posted by evarez
  • On July 5, 2015
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  • day one, international, startup, VC
by Eva Rez As Financial Times pointed out, Day One Capital is one of the rare birds in Hungary, which manages privately financed funds in order to invest in & boost innovative start-up teams. And it has been a year now that Day One extended its operation to the international scene, mainly focusing on the Central Eastern […]
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