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Going global from Eastern Europe


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Natasha Starkell – – Going global from Eastern Europe?

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Going global from Eastern Europe

  1. 1. Going global from Eastern Europeby @NatashaStarkellCEO / Contributor
  2. 2. Ukranian founder VladVoskresenskySold his outsourcingbusiness Afortio toEPAMraised $1.5M
  3. 3. Marton Anka, Michael SimonGaming: Uproar sold to Vivendioutsourcing Fathom Technologysold to EPAMMarket cap $800M+
  4. 4. Czech antivirusfounded in 1992First client in 1996Private equity money raisedPublic 2012, $860M incapitalization
  5. 5. @natashastarkell
  6. 6. own successfulbusinessesself-funded ownseed roundInternationalexperienceGaming or B2B
  7. 7. Outsourcing as adriver of innovation? @natashastarkell
  8. 8. CHALLENGEStemptation to clone locallydo local ideas work abroad?smart moneynetwork / cultural awarenesspaperwork, visas @natashastarkell
  9. 9. so, how do you go globalfrom Eastern Europe? @natashastarkell
  10. 10. attend startupconferencestest your ideasMeet VCssay hello to thepress
  11. 11. PolandHardGammaInnovation NestSpeedUp GroupXevin InvestmentsIIFMCI CapitalEastern EuropeRuna Capital / RussiaSpeedInvest / AustriaCredo Ventures / Czech RepublicRSG Capital / SloveniaEuropean fundsKima VenturesEarlyBirdAccel PartnersAtomicoIndexSunstone CapitalPoint Nine Capital
  12. 12. look for these faces at the conference introduce yourself, stay in touchMike Butcher, Editor TechCrunch EU Bobbie Johnson, GigaOm Martin Bryant, The Next Web Robin Wauters, TheNextWeb Robert Scoble Ben Rooney, WSJ Tech Europe
  13. 13. @natashastarkell
  14. 14. consider moving abroad
  15. 15. THANK YOU!Follow on me ontwitter: @NatashaStarkellGoogle+