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PREGNABIT AWARDED AT PITCHFIRE COMPETITION 2018 IN DENMAR

Nestmedic’s telemedical CTG Pregnabit was awarded at the “Pitchfire Competition”, organized during the “Week of Health and Innovation” trade fair held on October 9-11 in Odense, Denmark.

The jury of the competition, after listening to many presentations of medical startups, rewarded the Nestmedic team for the Pregnabit telemedical CTG solution. Pregnabit is the world’s first comprehensive telemedicine solution for studying fetal well-being. The main element of the solution is a portable measuring device that allows for safe and reliable examination of the fetal heart rate, the mother’s pulse and the record of the uterine muscle contraction. The data collected by the device is transmitted wirelessly to the Medical Telemonitoring Center, operated by qualified medical personnel.

The Pitchfire Competition jury consisted of representatives of Venture Capital foundations, CONNECT Denmark, The Danish Growth Fund, regional and international business angels, and invited private investors. The prize in the competition is a dedicated business session with the best advisors in Denmark, gathered in the CONNECT Denmark organization.

Congratulations!

GENOMTEC WINS AT HUBWEEK IN BOSTON

Genomtec’s collection of awards is expanding. A few days ago, the company won the first place in the competition for the best startup from outside the US, organized during HUBweek in Boston.
This is one of the largest events in the technology industry on the East Coast of the United States, in which over 50,000 people representing dozens of industries and countries take part.

The Genomtec team had the opportunity to present their solution during HUBweek as a laureate of the 4th edition of MIT Enterprise Forum Poland – one of the largest acceleration programs for technological startups in Poland.

Genomtec has developed a portable device that allows diagnostics, among others of bacterial and viral infections, fungal infections or genetic mutations in any place within just 20 minutes, without having to prepare a sample of biological material. The Genomtec team also developed a device dedicated to the fruit and vegetable market. “Genomtec Fresh” analyzes the microbiological composition of soil, plants and water. It enables fast and cheap diagnostics of viruses and bacteria, and thus contributes to the increase of harvest and allows to minimize the use of chemicals.

Congratulations to the entire Genomtec team!

QUARTICON POTENTIAL RECOGNIZED BY A FOREIGN INVESTOR

QuarticON, our portfolio company, which created the systems of support and personalization of sales processes and Internet marketing based on artificial intelligence, raised PLN 8 million from the German Acatis Investment fund.

“We have seen that QuarticOn is well on its way to effectively use technology based on artificial intelligence to support sales in online stores, improving their competitiveness. The company has been steadily increasing its revenues and customer base, so it was natural for us to financially support its further development” – said Dr. Hendrik Leber, Managing Partner at Acatis Investment GmbH.

The funds obtained from Acatic Investment will be used by the Company for expansion into new markets and completion of work on a solution in the SaaS model.
QuarticON wants to debut on New Connect stock exchange in October.
We keep our fingers crossed for a successful debut!

More information in Puls Biznesu.

INNOVATIONS IN THE FINTECH INDUSTRY. MEET FUNEDA – OUR NEXT INVESTMENT

Funeda is an innovative company from the consumer financial services sector. The company develops an advanced creditworthiness and fraud risk assessment engine based on the Big Data methods and self-learning algorithms. The technology based on machine learning makes algorithms evolve and calibrate parameters in real time. The unique feature of the engine is the possibility of its application in various markets. Funeda started operations on the Polish FinTech market in April this year, while in Q42018 it plans to start operations on the first foreign market, with a potential much higher than the Polish market.

Leonarto Alfa investment is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Program Smart Development, Sub-measure 1.3.1. Support for research and development projects in the preseed phase by proof of concept funds – BRIdge Alfa.

PULS BIZNESU ABOUT COOPERATION BETWEEN EMPLOCITY AND AVIVA

We encourage you to read the article in the Puls Biznesu daily about the next implementation project of our portfolio company – Emplocity. This time, the company started cooperation with Aviva.

The solution developed by Emplocity – Emplobot – was already recognized by the largest Polish employers, such as: Budimex, mBank, Enprom or Santander Bank.

– In the last few months we have noticed a significant increase of interest in Emplobot. We are extremely pleased that Polish companies are open to new recruitment technologies – says Krzysztof Sobczak, CEO of Emplocity.

Congratulations! We are looking forward to next implementations with business partners.

OUR NEXT INVESTMENT IN THE LIFE SCIENCE AREA: BIOTTS SA

BIOTTS SA – Wroclaw biotechnology startup – creates proprietary medicinal preparations dedicated among others to areas of medicine such as oncology, immunology or neurology.
As part of the Leonarto Alfa investment, the Company will develop innovative carriers of therapeutic substances with the possibility of application in transdermal therapeutic systems, patches, ointments, gels. The carriers contain mixtures of substances compatible with human skin coatings, non-sensitizing, non-irritant, and most importantly, increasing the absorption of medicinal substances.
We keep our fingers crossed for the team headed by the founders of the company – Dr. Jan Meler and Dr. Paweł Biernat.

Leonarto Alfa investment is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Program Smart Development, Sub-measure 1.3.1. Support for research and development projects in the preseed phase by proof of concept funds – BRIdge Alfa.

BIOAVLEE HAS A NEW INVESTOR

Bioavlee, our portfolio company, has gained another investor. It is the Lower Silesian Development Fund  (DFR), which invests PLN 2 million in Bioavlee through its subsidiary, DFR Inwestycyjny.
This is the first DFR investment on the venture capital market, the more we are happy from the finalization of the deal.
Bioavlee will soon start the sales process of its first device. At the same time, the Company is already working on new solutions that will be based on a breakthrough method of identifying microorganisms and advanced IT systems using, among others, IT algorithms, image processing system and Big Data.
More information in the Puls Biznesu.

APS AWARDED BY THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY

Advanced Protection Systems won the Defender award for CTRL + SKY – a multi-sensor system for the detection and neutralization of drones.
The award is granted for product solutions distinguished by originality and innovation of technical and technological ideas, operational values and favorable economic indicators.
Congratulations to the whole team!

LEONARTO ALFA INVESTS IN SENTIONE

SentiOne offers a platform for listening to, analyzing and managing online brand reputation.
The essence of a system that uses deep learning technology (deep learning) is the automatic suggestion of answers created on the basis of detailed and extensive analysis of questions from the archive database. Thanks to the support of Leonarto Alfa, SentiOne will develop technology for building intelligent chatbots that serve to automate customer service on the web.

Integrating multiple social accounts and conducting discussions from one tool is an amazing convenience. Improving communication with chatbots, or support with artificial intelligence, is the highest level we achieve at SentiOne – comments Bartosz Baziński, CEO of SentiConverse, a special purpose vehicle created for the needs of the project.

Leonarto Alfa investment is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Program Smart Development, Sub-measure 1.3.1. Support for research and development projects in the preseed phase by proof of concept funds – BRIdge Alfa.

ROOMSAGE IN THE TOP 10 OF AI MASTERS PUBLICIS LION AWARD 2018

We are pleased to announce that RoomSage has been nominated to the TOP 10 of AI Masters Publicis Lion Award 2018. This is an important moment for the entire team, which after just one year proves the importance of artificial intelligence in digital marketing.

“We are very happy that we can represent the Polish AI startup during such an important conference. The next week we fly to Cologne to compete in the next stage of the event”– says Robert Wojciechowski – RoomSage CEO.

We keep our fingers crossed!

XTPL AMONG THE FINALISTS OF THE 2018 R&D 100 AWARDS

The R&D Magazine and Committee of R&D 100 Awards announced the 2018 R&D 100 Awards Finalists and we are very proud to announce that XTPL is one of them. During two days of R&D Conference in Orlando – November 15-16, 2018 – at a gala ceremony, where 100 most innovative technologies from all over the world will be presented, the winners will be announced.
Congratulations to the entire XTPL team!
https://www.rdmag.com/article/2018/08/2018-r-d-100-finalists-announced

THE ANTI-DONE SYSTEM CAPTURING THE ATTENTION OF NEARLY THE ENTIRE WORLD. GAZETA WYBORCZA ABOUT APS

The history of the creation of Advanced Protection Systems (APS), an innovative company offering anti-drone systems, founded by Radosław Piesiewicz and Maciej Klemm, can be an inspiration for many scientists who lack the courage to transform their ideas into a thriving business.
“(…) When we met at scientific conferences around the world, we talked about our ideas, experience and knowledge. We have pondered what to do to combine it and turn it into success (…) – Radek recalls in an interview.
Get to know the whole story – enjoy reading!

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE HELPS IN INTERNET PURCHASES – PULS BIZNESU ABOUT QUARTICON TECHNOLOGY (VIDEO)

Quarticon.com is a technology company that operates on the growing e-commerce market in Poland.
“(…) We build a technology that uses artificial intelligence to help online store managers sell more, thanks to the good recommendation of products to their clients,” says Paweł Wyborski, CEO of QuarticOn.
Solutions from the Polish company are already used by the largest e-commerce networks, not only in Poland. Keep it up!
We invite you to watch the interview.

SPECIALIST IN BUILDING UNICORNS IN THE INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD OF XTPL (VIDEO)

The Wall Street Journal speaks of him as a “serial entrepreneur”, because he has built or funded a dozen or so “unicorns”. Amir Nayyerhabibi has just joined the XTPL Advisory Board to help the Company expand into the US and open the door to the Silicon Valley ecosystem.
What does he think about startups from Europe, what are the most common mistakes made by young technology companies and why he decided to support XTPL as the first company from Poland? Among other things, Amir Nayyerhabibi talks about it in the presented material. Must watch!

„SPECJALISTA” OD BUDOWANIA „JEDNOROŻCÓW” W MIĘDZYNARODOWEJ RADZIE DORADCZEJ XTPL (VIDEO)

„SPECJALISTA” OD BUDOWANIA „JEDNOROŻCÓW” W MIĘDZYNARODOWEJ RADZIE DORADCZEJ XTPL (VIDEO)The Wall Street Journal mówi o nim „Seryjny przedsiębiorca” bo zbudował lub sfinansował już kilkanaście „jednorożców”. Amir Nayyerhabibi, bo o nim mowa, dołączył właśnie do Rady Doradczej XTPL, aby pomóc w ekspansji do USA i otworzyć drzwi do ekosystemu Doliny Krzemowej. Co sądzi o Startupach z Europy, jakie są najczęstsze błędy popełniane przez młode firmy technologiczne oraz dlaczego zdecydował się na wsparcie XTPL jako pierwszej firmy z Polski? Między innymi o tym opowiada w prezentowanym materiale Amir Nayyerhabibi. Must watch!

Opublikowany przez Leonarto Czwartek, 26 lipca 2018

AI WILL FIND WORK AND EMPLOYEE – MEET THE EMPLOBOT (VIDEO)

What is Emplobot? It is a bot that is looking for jobs for people. Sounds plain … but it’s actually a complicated technology that uses artificial intelligence. “We know that our technology has global potential (…)” – says in Puls Biznesu Krzysztof Sobczak, CEO of Emplocity and co-founder of Emplobot. Confirmation of this is the second place that EMPLOCITY took during the “Lightning Competition”, which took place in May in Las Vegas during the largest HR Tech conference. The potential of the solution is noticed not only by the HR Tech industry, as you will learn from the interview.

XTPL IS SETTING UP OPERATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES

We had a good feeling when writing that this was just the beginning of great information from XTPL, after Harold Hughes, former CFO of Intel and long-time president of Rambus, joined the international advisory board. This week, XTPL announced the start of building structures in the United States. Mehran Sedigh and Kedar Patel, two experienced US managers, who have been associated with the high technology industry for years, are going to provide operational support to XTPL in the process of commercialization of the company’s solutions in the US market.
This is just the beginning of our presence and activity in the United States” – noted Dr. Filip Granek, CEO and co-founder of XTPL.
We keep our fingers crossed and wait for more!
More information here.

ANIMALS IN A MEDICAL REVOLUTION – PULS BIZNESU ABOUT BIOCELTIX

ŁUKASZ BZDZION, founder and CEO of BIOCELTIX, talks about initial difficulties, competitive advantages of the developed solutions and the upcoming revolution on the veterinary medicine market.
PB: “Just a little fat, a lot of capital and a dose of scientific magic” – REALLY WORTH READING!
https://www.pb.pl/zwierzeta-w-medycznej-rewolucji-933403

 

GENOMTEC IN THE FINALS OF MITEF POLAND PROGRAM AND WITH THE CVC YOUNG INNOVATOR AWARD

The finals of the 4th edition of the MIT Enterprise Forum Poland program have brought great results.
The Genomtec team as a finalist, not only won the trip to continue the program in Boston, but also became the winner of the CVC Young Innovator Awards competition and received a PLN 100,000 prize for further business development.
In addition, as part of the special awards of the Wrocław Technology Park SA., Genomtec received PLN 3,000 for use in WTP laboratories and free one-year access to the open space office.
“Months of hard work during workshops, coaching and mentoring sessions, give us an enormous baggage of experience that we will take with us to Boston, and most importantly help us in further development of the company, including its internationalization. We are very happy …” – said Miron Tokarski, CEO of Genomtec, just after receiving the awards.

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE ENTIRE TEAM!

BIOAVLEE ON THE FINAL STRETCH TO SALES

A team of scientists from the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Szczecin, has started the Quantica 500 tests, a device enabling automatic counting of colonies in quantitative analyzes. This is one of the last ongoing tests, the completion of which is to confirm the readiness of the device to be placed on the market.
We keep our fingers crossed for the success of tests and market launch.

FILIP GRANEK ABOUT XTPL TECHNOLOGY: COVERAGE FROM LOS ANGELES

Display Week in Los Angeles is the most important conference in the display industry.
XTPL received a distinction for one of the most promising technologies presented in I-ZONE (innovation zone).
We invite you to watch the video from in I-ZONE, where Filip Granek – CEO and founder of XTPL – presents an innovative head that allows applying ink with nanoparticles, and talks about the potential of using ultralight conductive lines.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO INCREASE THE REVENUE OF HOTELS. OUR NEXT INVESTMENT – ROOMSAGE

RoomSage offers an advanced technology platform based on artificial intelligence. The use of automated processes and advanced algorithms allows to optimize the costs of marketing campaigns and increase hotel revenues.
RoomSage develops products and tools ranging from Google AdWords campaigns through personalized marketing to online revenue management.
Work on artificial intelligence is carried out by the Company in cooperation with leading scientists from Princeton University, USA.

More information at www.roomsage.com

Leonarto Alfa investment is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Program Smart Development, Sub-measure 1.3.1. Support for research and development projects in the preseed phase by proof of concept funds – BRIdge Alfa.

ANOTHER DISTINCTIONS FOR COMPANIES FROM LEONARTO PORTFOLIO

During the gala of the 8th edition of the 50 Most Creative in Business Ranking, representatives of our portfolio companies received congratulations six times.
Łukasz Bzdzion – CEO of BioCeltix, enjoyed the place on the podium (second place).
Around the tenth place were Genomtec (9), Bioavlee (10) and APS (11).
Among the honored were also XTPL (22) and QUARTIC.ON (37).

We congratulate all the awarded people on finding themselves in such a distinguished group and wish them further successes!

PAWEŁ WYBORSKI FROM QUARTICON ON E-COMMERCE IN PULS BIZNESU (VIDEO)

“90 seconds – we spend so much time in the online store looking for a product that interests us. If we do not find it during this time, we go to another store (…). We need artificial intelligence to understand the client, analyze his needs and answer what he wants to buy, and this is what we are doing (…) “- said Paweł Wyborski, founder and CEO of QuarticOn during Impact’18.

We encourage you to watch the full interview.

GENOMTEC AND XTPL AWARDED FOR INNOVATION

Newsweek, in cooperation with PwC, selected organizations whose driving force is broadly understood innovation.
The winner in the start-up category was Genomtec, for portable devices enabling precise analysis of most biological materials.
In the category of small and medium-sized companies, the award went to XT-PL for providing innovative solutions in the Industry 4.0 formula.
CONGRATULATIONS!

http://www.newsweek.pl/biznes/inicjator-innowacji-2018-lista-nagrodzonych-w-konkursie,artykuly,429145,1.html

BIOCELTIX SETS NEW STANDARDS OF THERAPY IN VETERINARY MEDICINE

BIOCELTIX is the first company in Europe to implement a safe, animal-friendly and scalable business technology for the therapeutic use of allogeneic stem cells in a single donor – many recipients system (…). Thanks to this, our medicines will be available immediately, “said Łukasz Bzdzion, president of the board at BIOCELTIX, during the 22nd WallStreet conference.

We invite you to watch the full interview.

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