Accelerated Companies

mdot.it

The Story

Domink and Pavel are came to Blackbox just to stay here for their YCombinator interviews. Although they got rejected by YC, they decided to stay longer and work with us at Blackbox to help them with their vision. In less than 6 months they refined their product, set up US corporation, raised money from Keith Teare of Archimedes Labs (and Co-Founder of TechCrunch), Mike Maples of Floodgate, Ron Conway’s SVAngels, and others. They hired 3 people back in the Czech Republic and just launched their product.

The Product

With m.dot all the business owners can establish, manage, and promote their whole mobile presence using just a smartphone, no coding or design required.

Dominik Balogh | CEO | Slovakia
Pavel Serbajlo | CTO | Czech Republic

mykoob.com

The Story

Girts and Martins founded MyKoob in Latvia with the goal of improving the level of parents involvements in their children's education. They have won an award at one of the Pioneers Festival in 2011 and came to explore what SV might have for them. They joined Blackbox Connect along with 9 other international startups in May of 2012. They've since set up HQ in US, signed up a network of 900 private schools in the US and raised a significant round of capital from Nestadio Capital in France and Baltic VC and added two new team members.

The Product

With MyKoob, Schools (K-12) get easy to use tools to optimize and manage their operations as well as automating the communication regarding the daily school work between students, parents and teachers. With a simple business model, MyKoob quickly gained more than 60% of the Latvian market.

Girts Laudaks | CEO | Latvia
Martins Kalnins | COO | Latvia

empreware.com

The Story

Agustin came to SV to participate in Blackbox Connect in April 2012. It's where they fine tuned their product and business strategy with the knowledge they gained from their initial (profitable) Business Planning App with customers in 20 different Spanish speaking countries. With the knowledge they gained, they also connected with Dave McClure of 500 Startups and became an investor in Empreware joining other US and Latin America investors such as Michael De La Maza and Ariel Arieta & Gonzalo Costa of Nxtp.Labs. Since then, they have launched a new product, grew the team and are building ties with great network of US partners and investors laying the grounds for significant series A round to scale and take on the 30 million SMBs in Latin America.

The Product

Empreware helps small businesses to manage their accounts receivable and get paid faster. They started with a Business Planning App that grow fast to help over 180,000 users (12,000 paying customers) in the $3.8B Spanish SMBs market.

Agustin Badano | CEO | Argentina

fidointelligence.com

The Story

Michal and Tom participated in the first Blackbox Connect in November 2011, and were quickly connected with top advisors and domain experts who keep helping them with the company's mission to teach computers grammar so they can understand humans.

Fido has taken the "path less traveled" as a deep IP technology company with a goal to disrupt the Language Understanding space. The CEO – a doctor of psychiatry – has built a team of mathematicians, quantum physicists, linguists, computer scientists, philosophers and business operation fanatics. Well known in Europe for creating first of its kind innovation in Natural Language Processing for business, (SIRI-like applications, Email Processors) and society (e-learning with language understanding and child safety monitoring systems).

Technology

Language Decoder is a technology that converts any text into a logical structure a sequence of verb-related functions with parameters containing syntactic and semantic information. The company is currently in stealth mode.

Michael Wroczynski | CEO | Poland
Tom Krupa | CTO | Poland

solvr.io

The Story

Lars is a software developer, mathematician and entrepreneur. He specializes in Linux kernel, java and C# programmer and has over 15 years of experience. First employee at SoftScan, the security company that exited to Symantec in 2009. He came to Blacbox in June 2012, initially for 2 weeks but eventually stayed for 3 months and took part in Blackbox Connect Program in July.

The Product

Solvr is a HTML5 based computer algebra system that runs on the web and tablets. Its vision is to make science interactive, collaborative and computable. Solvr is the first product on the market fully developed in Dart programming language.

Lars Tackmann | founder | Denmark

appstract.me

The Story

Martin and Kim came to Silicon Valley in November 2012 for two weeks to learn more about the way of the Valley after having made a soft beta launch of appstract.me a couple of months earlier. In February 2013 they participated in Blackbox Connect to tune their market approach and got a lot of useful feedback. They are currently working on fine tuning appstract.me for mobile and tablets and are working on setting up a US HQ during the second half of 2013.

The Product

appstract.me is an operating system in the cloud built purely on open technologies. The aim is to free you from the attachment to a physical device, being able to access all your content and applications from any device directly from a browser.

Martin Ebbesen | co-founder | Denmark
Kim Lowert | co-founder | Denmark

UXPin

The Product

UXPin provides digital and analog design tools that help teams focus on User Experience and achieve great design in a collaborative way. From paper prototyping, through drawing design ideas, to final presentation in front of a client. UXPin is the UX Design Toolkit for any team that cares about great User Experience Design.

Marcin Kowalski | co-founder | Poland
Marcin Treder | co-founder | Poland

Blackbox Connect Graduates

Class of February 2013

Marcin Kowalski Poland

uxpin.com

UXPin provides digital and analog design tools, that helps teams focus on User Experience and achieve great design in a collaborative way.

Marcin Treder Poland

uxpin.com

UXPin provides digital and analog design tools, that helps teams focus on User Experience and achieve great design in a collaborative way.

Federico Treu Italy

cubeyou.com

Cubeyou is the "google analytics for Facebook Apps". A robust platform that gives businesses the ability to unlock and harness the power of facebook Apps data.

Eleanor Watson UK/Netherlands

poikos.com

Poikos solves the issue of getting fast, easy and affordable body measurements into any system. The technology is licensed to impact research and commerce in various industries such as life science and consumers e-commerce.

Jakub Rož Czech Republic

myschoolnotebook.com

mySchoolNotebook is a mobile application for taking school notes online. Students easily create notebooks where they can write their notes and then share them with their Facebook friends.

Jan Kuča Czech Republic

myschoolnotebook.com

mySchoolNotebook is a mobile application for taking school notes online. Students easily create notebooks where they can write their notes and then share them with their Facebook friends.

Kim Løwert Denmark

appstract.dk

Appstract is building a universal platform allowing users to access all their information on any screen/device at the click of a button. Users will have their own customized interface to access their productivity tools, social media and file storage services from any device.

Martin Ebessen Denmark

appstract.dk

Appstract is building a universal platform allowing users to access all their information on any screen/device at the click of a button. Users will have their own customized interface to access their productivity tools, social media and file storage services from any device.

Maxime Lamure France

planmeup.com

PlanMeUp is a social activity discovery engine helping users explore and participate in real world activities based on their social profiles, location and their specific interests.

Marine Tranquard France

planmeup.com

PlanMeUp is a social activity discovery engine helping users explore and participate in real world activities based on their social profiles, location and their specific interests.

Steffen Reitz Germany

smarchive.com

Smarchive frees consumers' lives from paperwork - by aggregating both paper and digital documents in one single place, intelligently understanding all it's content and ticking off related tasks within seconds - such as paying invoices, comparing tariffs and cancelling contracts, all from your Tablet.

Rafah Alkhatib Saudi Arabia

3eesho.com

3eesho is the largest online Arabic food nutrition social network for the Arabic speaking countries. With 5+ Million users, 3eesho aims to provide online and on the grounds events and activities to improve health awareness for obesity, diabetes and lack of activity problems in the youth and in the population in general.

Pinyi Zhou Canada

gamecall.me

GameCall makes organizing sports easy. Whether you want to get friends together for a quick game of soccer, join a football league, or find another player for your hockey team, GameCall Social Sports connects you to the people who love being active as much as you do.

Nik Macintosh Canada

gamecall.me

GameCall makes organizing sports easy. Whether you want to get friends together for a quick game of soccer, join a football league, or find another player for your hockey team, GameCall Social Sports connects you to the people who love being active as much as you do.

Class of August 2012

Anne-Aymone Ferreira France

Advertory.com

Advertory is a one-stop-shop platform that enables local businesses to increase revenue and to build customer loyalty online and on mobile.

Vincent Naigeon France

Advertory.com

Advertory is a one-stop-shop platform that enables local businesses to increase revenue and to build customer loyalty online and on mobile.

Ernest Shakarov Russia

Viatun.com

Viatun is a mobile application that saves up 80% of your mobile web expenses by data compression. Viatun is the fastest VPN on the market that helps people all over the world to have non restricted web access. Viatun works in all mobile and WiFi networks and is compatible with iOS, Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile OS based devices.

Edouard de La Jonquière France

Mention.net

Mention is a media monitoring application that allows anyone to be notified in real-time about any mention of a keyword on the web and social web, whether that be his name, his brand, his competitors or his industry.

Bertrand Besse France

Muxi.com

The first professional social network. Composed of 40 fraternities, Muxi offers its users a platform where they can share their experience, ask questions, find colleagues and more generally connect with people doing the same job.

Sergey Moliavko Ukraine

DressUp.ua

Local social marketplace for emerging fashion labels operating on the Russian and Ukrainian markets.

Lars Tackmann Denmark

Solvr

Solvr is a HTML5 based computer algebra system that runs on the web and tablets. Our vision is to make science interactive, collaborative and computable. We have not launched yet but have been in development for almost a year and recently demoed our app at Google's IO conference. Solvr is the first product on the market fully developed in Dart programming language.

Michael Eisler Austria

Wappwolf

Wappwolf is focused on deconstructing the barriers of the Cloud. By connecting your Evernote, Facebook, Flickr, and other web services / apps to Dropbox. Drag & drop files into a predefined folder on Dropbox and automatically convert and sync to your favorite places.

Onno Faber the Netherlands

DingDong

Ding Dong is a gesture-based messaging app that lowers communication barriers. In just one gesture you send both your location at a time, and the why of the message. It abstracts out the need to be specific in terms of text. Instead, it leverages the power of interpretation.

Leonardo Grijó Brazil

Startupolis

Startupolis is an initiative to boost the Brazilian startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs by building bridges with developed ecosystems, starting with Silicon Valley.

Sergiy Chekalsky Russia

Reactor-pro.ru

Reactor is an online marketplace for clubs and DJs, operating on the Ukrainian and Russian markets.

Jurgen Koehler Germany

Class of April 2012

Krating Poonpol Thailand

Disrupt University

Disrupt University is a hybrid between Startup Accelerator and Virtual University with the goal of bridging Silicon Valley and Thailand by providing cutting-edge tools, frameworks, and methodology to next generation Thai entrepreneurs.

Agustin Badano Argentina

Empreware.com

Empreware offers a suite of web-based apps that help SMEs and entrepreneurs to manage their businesses.

Yuri Chikhalov Russia

Tutorion

Online web-conferencing platform for tutoring via internet, provides video, audio, shared whiteboard, dictionaries, screen-sharing to accommodate lessons with private tutors.

Martins Kalnins Latvia

Mykoob.com

With MyKoob, Schools (K-12) get easy to use tools to optimize and manage their operations as well as automating the communication regarding the daily school work between students, parents and teachers.

Girts Laudaks Latvia

Mykoob.com

With MyKoob, Schools (K-12) get easy to use tools to optimize and manage their operations as well as automating the communication regarding the daily school work between students, parents and teachers.

Sara Naseri Denmark

Bucky'O'Zun

The next frontier in sun protection.

Barbara Nowacka United Kingdom

Yoomoot.com

Yoomoot revolutionizes the way people collaborate, solve problems & make decisions. It's a place to participate in structured debates and share opinions that matter to you.

Ismael Nzouetom France

I-Dispo

I-DISPO provides people with a personal virtual assistant, named Sara, that helps them get things done by just asking.

Michael Overell Australia

RecruitLoop

RecruitLoop gives employers a smarter way to hire, with automated video interviews and a network of recruiters at an hourly rate.

Roman Siderenko Russia

TheUntitled

Boutique venture capital company headquartered in Moscow, Russia, providing mentorship and pre-seed/seed and series A funding for CEE startups.

Viktor Strelbitskyy Ukraine

Endorphin.me

Endorphin is an analytical tool that processes all digital footprints of your 1st and 2nd degree connections in order to provide you with various people ratings and a comprehensive summary on each person.

Artem Zavyalov Ukraine

Endorphin.me

Endorphin is an analytical tool that processes all digital footprints of your 1st and 2nd degree connections in order to provide you with various people ratings and a comprehensive summary on each person.

Class of November 2011

Lisandro Bril Argentina

Endeavor

Non-profit organization that pioneered the concept of High-Impact Entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Its mission is to lead the global movement to catalyze long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best High-Impact Entrepreneurs around the world.

Eugene Barulin Russia

ResumUp

ResumUP generates a step by step career path based on your professional aspirations, network and experience to help you achieve your career goals.

Thorsten Luettger Germany

Musicplayr

The musicplayr is for free web music. It's a simple & fun tool which enables you to play and share your music links.

Vassili Gatov Russia

RIA Novosti

R&D lab for the biggest Russian news media.

Andriy Khavryuchenko Ukraine

42 Coffe Cups

Python development and IT consulting.

Alessandro Vannucci Italy

iDooo

iDooo realizes investments in ICT companies, using a high-level network and relying on professionals and experts for the selection of investment proposals.

Michał Wroczyński Poland

Fido Intelligence

Specialized in language Decoder which is a technology that structures any text into a sequence of verb-related functions with parameters containing syntactic and semantic information. This Decoder gives you information about the roles that all words play in a given sentence.

Aynur Abdulnasyrov Russia

LinguaLeo

Convenient web-service for learning foreign languages.

Ruben Timmerman the Netherlands

Springest

Springest.com lets people grow by helping them find learning opportunities like training courses, educational programs, tests and q&a's.

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