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Most popular startups in the Central Europe

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Most popular startups in the Central Europe

  1. 1. How to make the mostHow to make the most popular startup in thepopular startup in the Central EuropeCentral Europe Mateusz RomanowskiMateusz Romanowski (not to take too seriously...;)(not to take too seriously...;)
  2. 2. What the heck is isWhat the heck is is about?about? 1. Just copy&paste1. Just copy&paste 2. Connect old with new (classmates &2. Connect old with new (classmates & facebook)facebook) 3. Original ideas3. Original ideas 4. Incubators rulez!4. Incubators rulez! 5. Business models and VCs5. Business models and VCs
  3. 3. Facebook clonesFacebook clones StudiVZ - cofounded by Lukasz Gadowski andStudiVZ - cofounded by Lukasz Gadowski and then sold for German VCthen sold for German VC Vkontaktu.ruVkontaktu.ru
  4. 4. Nasza-Klasa.plNasza-Klasa.pl most popular social network in Polandmost popular social network in Poland similar to Odnoklassnikisimilar to Odnoklassniki incredible pace of growthincredible pace of growth TOP20 global searches in GoogleTOP20 global searches in Google
  5. 5. A VCA VC
  6. 6. Fotka.plFotka.pl one of the biggest social network, based onone of the biggest social network, based on hotornot.comhotornot.com how much cash do you need for founding thehow much cash do you need for founding the startupstartup costs vs incomes; fotka vs facebookcosts vs incomes; fotka vs facebook
  7. 7. YcombinatorYcombinator Founded by Paul Graham in SiliconFounded by Paul Graham in Silicon giving 10-20k$ for a trail 3-months periodgiving 10-20k$ for a trail 3-months period a pattern for other countriesa pattern for other countries
  8. 8. Best business modelsBest business models are banners and revenues from ads not ok?are banners and revenues from ads not ok? maybe E-commerce?maybe E-commerce? low costs!low costs!
  9. 9. European successesEuropean successes Vente-privee.frVente-privee.fr brands4friends.debrands4friends.de
  10. 10. What do VCs say?What do VCs say? my question:my question: what segments & business models do youwhat segments & business models do you consider the most interesting during the timesconsider the most interesting during the times of crisis?of crisis?
  11. 11. where the users pay...where the users pay... Transaction-based business models. ModelsTransaction-based business models. Models where you see clear revenue for eachwhere you see clear revenue for each transaction and aren't dependent too much ontransaction and aren't dependent too much on ad revenues.ad revenues.
  12. 12. thanks! :-)thanks! :-) Mateusz RomanowskiMateusz Romanowski www.MateuszRomanowski.comwww.MateuszRomanowski.com mateusz.romanowski@gmail.commateusz.romanowski@gmail.com

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